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MARCIN MACIEJOWSKI
Born in 1974 in Babice near Cracow
1994-1996 studies at Architecture department of the Cracow University of Technology
1996-2001 studies at the Graphic Arts Department of the Cracow Fine Arts Academy
1995-2001 co-founder and member of the "Ladnie" group
1998-2000 publisher of the "Ladnie" group artzin "Slynne Pismo we Wtorek"
Since 2000 cooperates with "Przekroj" weekly as illustrator
Lives in Cracow

Paintings and drawings by Marcin Maciejowski feature a colorful contemporary blend of realistic and historical painting. The topics he touches upon in his works are both girlfriends and pop culture heroes, politicians and football hooligans, scenes from a gallery of contemporary art and historical events of the twentieth century. Maciejowski uses many iconographic sources, juxtaposing images from contemporary press, color magazines and propagandist landscape albums from the 50s. He reaches out for museum catalogues and film scenes. He is fascinated with cultural and pop-cultural clichés of "masculinity" and '"feminity", but he also touches in his paintings the national sanctities, obsessions, fears and hopes. His painting is a mature and technically refined analysis of contemporary visual culture, taken to be a set of ideological clichés. The artist is also known for his devotion to Polish matters - his works are often a conscious apotheosis of "the familiar".

Marcin Maciejowski



Solo exhibitions:

2007
- Bêdzie wielka burza, Pies Gallery, Poznan; Artpol, Cracow, PL

2006
- I used to live in Vienna, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, A
- Structures of Good, Raster, Warsaw, PL

2005
- Pictures at an Exhibition, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, A
- Discovery, Gallery Leo Konig, New York, USA

2004
- Dziupla/Schlupfloch/Stash, Arsena³ Gallery, Bialystok, PL
- Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2003
- New and recent (with Rafal Bujnowski), IBID Projects, London, GB
- Lets behave normally, PGS, Sopot, PL
- Drawings, Polityka, Warsaw, PL

2002
- What is it to live here today?, AMS Outdoor Gallery, 400 billboards around Poland
- Traurig, schoen, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, A
- I live here and I feel good here, Zacheta - National Gallery of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, PL
- Hier leben sie und hier geht es ihnen gut, Polnisches Institut, Berlin, D
- New workplaces, Manhattan Gallery, Lodz, PL
- Why did so many Poles went abroad?, Bayer Studio, Warsaw, PL

2001
- I try to protect children from seeing such scenes, Raster, Warsaw, PL
- Poland, Zderzak Gallery, Cracow, PL
- 18. Stadtmaler, Galerie am Werk, Leverkusen, D

2000
- Sport and Care, Zderzak Gallery, Cracow, PL

1999
- Wembley szaleje, Wembley faluje, Ko³a Gallery, Art History Institute, Cracow, PL

1998
- Pictures about the good, love and culture, Culture Club, Cracow, PL

 

 

 

Selected group exhibitions:

2007
- At Last, Something New, The National Museum, Cracow, PL

2006
- Polish Painting of the 21st Century, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
- New Tendencies in Polish Painting, Municipal Art Gallery BWA, Bydgoszcz, PL
- In Poland, that is where?, Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, PL
- Nach Schiele, Atelier Augarten, Vienna, A
- The Inner State, Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznan, PL
- Bunkier Sztuki Collection, Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow, PL
- Zuruck zur Figur, Malerei der Gegenwart, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kultirstiftung, Munich, D

2005
- Superstars, Von Warhol bis Madonna, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, A
- Prague Biennale 2, Kerlin Hall, Prague, CZ
- Stadtmaler/ Artists in Residence 1988-2001, Bayer AG, Leverkusen, D
- Nach Rykotnik, Die Sammlung EVN, Museum moderner Kunst, Vienna, A
- Podroze "Made in Poland", Zderzak gallery, Cracow, PL
- Vom Bild zum Bild. Metamorphose, Museum der Moderne, Rupertinum, Salzburg, A
- Wystawa o niczym, Municipal Art Gallery BWA, Zielona Gora, Poland
- Clouding Europe, Gandy gallery, Bratislava, SK
- Polish Art of the 20th Century, National Museum, Cracow, PL
- In this (our) country, VIA, Turku, F

2004
- Habitat, Arndt & Partner, Berlin, D
- Far West, Near East. New Art From Poland, Forum Kunst & Architektur, Essen, D
- Concernés, La Maison Folie de Wazemmes, Lille, F; Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Cracow, PL
- Under The Red & White Flag, New Art from Poland, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, LT
- Under The Red & White Flag, New Art from Poland, Estonian Art Museum, Tallin, EST

2003
- 10 Years Art-Competition "Paszport Polityki", Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL
- Dessinez avec Desiree, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, A

2002
- Supermarket of Art III, DAP Gallery, Warsaw, PL
- Endlich eine gute Ausstellung, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Salzburg, A
- Indeed young ones are realists, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL
- Dobrze, In Ordnung, Kunstbuero, Vienna; Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz, A
- Art on the road, AMS Outdoor Gallery, Cracow, PL

2001
- The famous Ladnie Group, Sektor I Gallery, GCK, Katowice, PL
- 1st friday of the month (Ladnie Group), Manhattan Gallery, Lodz, PL
- Popelita, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Cracow, PL
- Good, Raster, Warsaw, PL
- Fish eye, Baltic Gallery for Contemporay Art, Slupsk/Ustka, PL
- Relax, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, PL

2000
- Paint me, Art Exhibition Hall, Zielona Gora, PL
- Trafik.Kunst, Polnisches Institut, Vienna, A
- Ladnie Group in D'Arcy, D'Arcy Agency, Warsaw, PL
- Scene 2000, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL
- Postpoetry, Otwarta Pracownia Gallery, Cracow, PL
- Zderzak Gallery: 100% Painting, Arsenal Gallery, Poznan, PL