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Feb. 17, 2014

Anna Klimczak studied at the Academy of Fine Arts (currently the University of Fine Arts) in Poznań/Poland from 1993 to 1998. She won a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and Arts (1997/98) and won the Mayor of Poznań's Prize for Art (1999). She has held many individual exhibitions and has participated in numerous collective projects and art festivals, including the Biennale d’Issy in France, Sieć (Network) – the Art of Dialogue 2 (Profile Foundation in Warsaw), and the Art Biennale in Piotrków.

She creates installations, objects, video projects and performance art. The roots of her work go back to classical drawing, whose conventions she tries to deepen and overcome.

In the years 1999–2008, she was a lecturer at the Koszalin University of Technology, where she also ran the Schody student gallery. Since 2009, she has been working at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw. She is the principal supervisor of master's degree project work at the Multimedia Studio (Faculty of New Media Arts). From 2014 to 2018, she was head of the Art&Innovation Space Foundation (formerly Griffin Art Space). 




1971  born in Szczecinek, Poland 

1998  M.A. Academy of Fine Arts, Poznań/Poland


awards, scholarships:

1997/98  Scholarship of the Polish Minister of Arts and Culture

1999  The Artistic Award of Poznań City - scholarship for young artists, Poland

2008  2nd Prize in Polish Edition of 'Europan 9' Competition


individual exhibitions: 

2014  Woliera (Aviary), BWA Zielona Góra/Poland

2010  Winter - Silent Sleep, in collaboration with the Polski Teatr Tańca (Polish Dance Theatre) and the Teaterhuset Avant Garden/Norway  

2008  Videoinstalacje (Videoinstallations), Mazowieckie Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Elektrownia (Power Plant, Mazovian Centre for Contemporary Art), Radom/Poland

2007 Terytoria (Territories), XX1 Gallery, Warsaw/Poland

------   Blokowanie (Blocking) ON Gallery, Poznań/Poland

------   Akwarelistka. Dla Malarzy i Pszczelarzy (Watercolourist. For painters and beekeepers), Otwarta Pracownia Gallery, Kraków/Poland

------   Muszę zrobić coś dla sztuki (I have to do something for art), IF  Museum Inner Spaces, Poznań/Poland

2006 Jutro będzie dobry dzień (Tomorrow will be a good day), NoD Gallery, Prague/Czech Republic

2005 Sztuka moja Miłość (My beloved art), Gallery of Contemporary Art, Przemyśl/Poland

------   Moje gniazdo jest moje (My nest is mine), Schody Gallery, Koszalin University of Technology, Koszalin/Poland

2004  Podziały, układy i gry (Divisions, arrangements and games), OFFicyna Gallery, Szczecin/Poland

------    Nowa Realizacja (A New Act), ON Gallery, Poznań/Poland

------    Między tobą a mną (Between you and me), Na Pietrze Gallery, Koszalin/Poland

2003  Tableaux; Sztuka moja Miłość (My beloved art); The Academy of Fine Arts, Poznań/Poland

2001   Zrób to (Do it), Wieża Ciśnień Gallery, Konin/Poland

------    Teraz Polska (Poland Now), Wschodnia Gallery, Łódź/Poland

1998    Przestrzenie dla przestrzeni (Spaces for Spaces), ON Gallery, Poznań/Poland


selected group exhibitions:

2020   Re-animation, XX1 Gallery, Warsaw/Poland

2019   New Japanism, Bunkasai Festival, Targowa Centre for Creativity, Warsaw/Poland

-------   V Piotrkowskie Biennale Sztuki (5th Piotrkow Biennale of Arts), Piotrków Trybunalski/Poland

-------    Między Zbawieniem a Konstytucją (Between Salvation and Constitution), BWA Warszawa Gallery/Poland

2017    Signs, XX1 Gallery, Warsaw/Poland

2014    NET - Art of Dialogue 2, Profile Fundation, Warsaw/Poland  

2012    Hotel de Inmigrantes/Cosmopolitan Stranger, Manifesta 9, Hasselt/Belgium

2012    Grafis, XX1 Gallery, Warsaw/Poland

2010    Focus Łódź Biennale, Inner Focus (accompanying exhibition), CS PATIO, Łódź/Poland

------     Coexistence, Tembi Strengthens Contemporary Arts Scene; Yogyakarta/Indonesia

------     RAVY (Meeting of Visual Art of Yaoundé), Yaoundé/Cameroon

2009   Erased Walls Preview, Freies Museum, Berlin/Germany

------     Mona Collection, Hannover Kunsthalle Faust/Germany

2008   Mediations Biennale 2008, Stara Drukarnia (Old Printing-House Gallery), Poznań/Poland

------    Mixed Media Art Communications Festival, Special Colors Gallery, Tokyo/ Japan

------    Aizu Art College/Performance Festival 2008; Aizu-Mishima/Japan

------    European Attitude; Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai/China

------    Motion 4, Performance Festival, Nord Gallery, Berlin/German

2007   Laptopia 4, Experimental Art Event by Interval Recordings; Tel-Aviv/Israel

------    La 7 Biennale d’Issy, Musée Français de la Carte à Jouer; Issy-les-Moulineaux/France

------    Out Video’07’, 4th International Videoart Festival in Public Space; Russia

------    Asia-Europe Mediations, Kunsthalle Faust, Foro Artistico Hannover/Germany 

2005   Zoon Politikon, Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art, Słupsk/Poland

------    Performance problem, Szyperska Gallery, Poznań/Poland

------    Między rzeczywistością a nierzeczywistością (Between reality and unreality), Manhattan Gallery, Łódź/Poland

------    Siła luźnych związków (The power of casual relationships), Amfilada Gallery; Szczecin/Poland

2001    I Biennale Rybie Oko (1st Biennale Fish Eye), Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art, Słupsk/Poland

2000    La Dolce Vita, International Art Centre Inner Spaces, Poznań/Poland

------    Wakacje na wyspie (Holiday on an island), Wyspa Gallery, Gdańsk/Poland

1997    Cztery postawy (Four postures), ON Gallery, Poznań/Poland

1996    160 centymetrów wzrostu (160 centimetres tall), International Art Centre Inner Spaces, Poznań/Poland

------    Maska (Mask), Kunstseminar, Metzinger/Germany

------    Przestrzenie własne (Personal spaces), ON Gallery, Poznań/Poland


selected bibliography

I. Gustowska, S.Sobczak; "Dyplomy 1998"(Graduating Class 1998’); The Academy of Fine Arts, Poznań 1998 

J. Karpińska, Scena 2001 "Co widzą ryby"(‘What fish see’); 'Art & Business', nr 4/2001

A.M.Leśniewska, "Strefy subiektywnego odbioru - uwagi en passant" ('Areas of subjective reception - remarks en passant'); Czas Kultury, nr 2(143)/2008

S. Sobczak; Anna Klimczak, "Przestrzenie dla przestrzeni" (‘Spaces for spaces’), Galeria ON, Katalog 1998-99, Poznań 2000

G.Sztabiński; "Pytania o performance" (‘Questions about performance’); 'EXIT', nr2 (62) 2005

M. Wasilewski; "Przedmioty i przestrzenie" (‘Objects and spaces’); Promocje wieży ciśnień, Konin 2001 

E. Wójtowicz; "Zoon politikon, czyli sytuacja i spotkanie" (‘Zoon politikon, i.e. a situation and a meeting’); Bałtycka Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej (Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art), Słupsk 2005




 selected monography

-'Nowa Realizacja'('A New Act'); The Academy of Fine Arts, Poznań 2004/Poland 

-'Sztuka wobec instytucji'('Art in the presence of an institution'); The Academy of Fine Arts, Poznań 2004/Poland

-'Przestrzenie dla przestrzeni'('Spaces for spaces'); The Academy of Fine Arts, Poznań 1998/Poland