Born in 1974 in D±browa Bia³ostocka
1999 graduated from the Painting Department of the Poznan Fine Arts Academy
2000-2002 cooperates artistically with Hubert Czerepok as the MAGISTERS
2001 First Prize Winner at the Geppert painting contest, Wroclaw
2002 scholarship stay in Norway
2006 cooperates artistically with Micha³ Budny
Lives in Warsaw

Zbigniew Rogalski
Zbigniew Rogalski is a painter, or rather a director of paintings, as he moves with great ease both in the regions of painting and photography, mixing them and taking advantage of both disciplines. Reflexes, after-images, film stills and photographs all overlap the image of reality, as if in a specially constructed optic machine which retains on the surface of the canvas the emotions and meanings which normally are no more permanent than a drawing on a steamed-up glass. A number of his works allude to the classic genres of painting, such as portrait or landscape. However, by interweaving different clichés and conventions of representation, Rogalski is led to surprisingly essential painterly solutions which make the tradition of this medium interesting again. He succeeds in restoring a visionary element in painting and does it in a very suggestive manner. The surface of the painting becomes for a short while a screen on which the obsessions, fear and revelations of our consciousness are being displayed. This is first and foremost the painting of imagination. It does allow for a non-reflective consumption of the visual world, but continuously leads us to the final and elusive matters. Sometimes it is beautiful, sometimes it is scary, but there are moments, as in the paintings from the "Death of Partisan" series, that these two emotions blend into one.

Solo exhibitions:

- Air, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, F

- Letter, Sprüth Magers Projekte, Munich, D
- Kunsthalle Mannheim, D
- Projection, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL (with Micha³ Budny)

- Private Spring, Goettinger Kunstverein, Goettingen, D
- Death of a Partisan, Raster, Warsaw, PL
- Entropia Gallery, Wroclaw, PL

- Mute, galerie griedervonputtkamer, Berlin, D

- Selfportrait under the canvas, Raster, Warsaw, PL
- Selfportrait under the canvas, BWA Gallery, Zielona Gora, PL
- Selfportrait under the canvas, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, PL
- Selfportrait under the canvas, Kronika Gallery, Bytom, PL

- On the silver globe (as Magisters group), Raster and Austrian Cultural Foum, Warsaw, PL
- Magisters. The greatest hits, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, PL

- Child in Time, ON Gallery, Poznan, PL
- Painter, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL

- Painting, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, PL

- Nad Wisla Gallery, Torun, PL




Selected group exhibitions:

- Here a Change Occurs, Kordegarda Gallery, Warsaw, PL

- Neuerwerbungen der Sammlung Marx, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, D
- Museum as a Luminous Object of Desire, Museum of Art, Lodz, PL
- Polish Painting of the 21st century, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL
- Thank You For The Music, Sprüth Magers Lee, London, GB
- Is it better to be a good artist or a good person?, Raster at Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
- Gut und billig. Aktuelle polnische Malerei aus der Sammlung Cyganek, Museum Junge Kunst, Frakfurt/Oder, D
- Broniewski, GWA Gallery, Zielona Gora, PL

- Poles Apart: Contemporary Polish Art, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
- Thank You For The Music, Sprüth Magers Projekte, Munich, D
- Broniewski, Raster, Warsaw, PL
- Egocentric, Immoral, Outmoded... (as Magisters group), Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL
- Prague Biennale 2. The expanded painting, Prague, CZ
- Potential. Contemporary Art Collections for the Museum., Metropolitan building, Warsaw, PL
- Revenge on realism, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, A
- Painting - Cold Medium, Piekary Gallery, Poznan, PL

- From My Window. Artists and their Territories, Ecole National Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, F
- Zasiedzenie, Arsenal Gallery, Poznan, PL
- Breakthrough. Perspectives on art from the 10 new EU member states, Grote Kerk, Den Haag, NL
- Malerei 2, Galerie Ruediger Schoettle, Munich, D
- At home, The Letterkenny Arts Centre, Letterkenny, IRL
- Pluzzle, galerie griedervonputtkamer, Berlin, D
- Under The Red & White Flag, New Art from Poland, Estonian Art Museum, Tallin, EST; Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, LT; Nizhny Novgorod branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Art, Arsenal, Niznhy Novgorod, RU; Nizhny Tagil Museum of Fine Arts, Niznhy Tagil, RU; National Centre for Contemporay Arts, Moscow, RU
- Age of Romanticism, Polish Institute, Kiyv, UKR

- Age of Romanticism, Palace of Arts, Lviv, UKR
- Malerei, Galerie Johnen+Schoettle, Cologne, D
- RASTER. Aktuelle Kunst aus Polen (as Magisters group), Junge Kunst Museum, Frankfurt/Oder, D
- Inelastic collision (as Magisters group), Institute of Contemporary Arts, Dunaujvaros, H

- Dobrze, In Ordnung (as Magisters group), Kunstbuero, Vienna; Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz, A
- Rowelucja (Bike revolution), Raster, Warsaw, PL
- Indeed young ones are realists (as Magisters group), Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL

- 4th Polish Young Artists' Show, BWA Awangarda Gallery, Wroclaw, PL
- Good, Raster, Warsaw, PL
- Fish eye, Baltic Gallery for Contemporay Art, Slupsk/Ustka, PL
- Relax, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, PL
- Slubice-Poznan, Prowincjonalna Gallery, Slubice, PL

- Assembly kit, Polish Sculpture Centre, Oronsko, PL
- Scene 2000, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL
- Formidable brushes, Xawery Dunikowski Museum, Warsaw, PL

- Bielska Autumn, Bielska Gallery, Bielsko-Biala, PL
- Young Art from Poznan, Galerie B, Frankfurt/Oder, D
- Polish Analytical Abstraction, BWA Awangarda Gallery, Wroclaw, PL