BIO

Izabela Chamczyk  (born 1980)

Graduated in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, Poland. She is a painter and performance artist, a prcess-based rebel.Working in many media she constantly redefines their boundaries; emotions are essential element of her idea of art. She creates processual, sensual and emotional art with references to sexuality and corporality. She works with various media, redefining their boundaries, confronting the viewer and relying on strong emotions. Through her art she tries to reach the world outside galleries.One of her projects was the Twelve-month War, realized in 2013. The action explored the issues connected with the place of the artist on the art market and in the circles of cultural institutions, as well as those that searching for space, recognition for her own art, and uncompromising confrontation with the viewer entails. 

Chamczyk was triple awarded scholarships of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. She is also a finalist of some of the most prestigious competitions in Poland, including the 10th Geppert Competition in Wroclaw, 6th Triennial of Young Artists in Orońsko, and a Vordemberge – Gildewart competition in MOCAK. She has had nume- rous solo exhibitions and participated in dozens of group shows, including in the SCC Gallery in Isfahan, Iran, the Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej in Warsaw, the Entropia Gallery and Muzeum Nowoczesne in Wrocław, Poland, the GSW in Opole, the BWA in Zielona Góra, the Centre for Contemporary Art in Toruń, the Festival in Sokołowsko, the ERARTA in Sankt Petersburg. 

Her works are in public: PKO Bank Polski, Ergo Hestia, Andels Art, Dolnośląska Zachęta, CSW Toruń and Performance Archive of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw,  and many private collection in Poland and abroad.
Lives and works in Warsaw. 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2020

- „SERIOUSLY SALTY. New materialisations.”, Entropia Gallery  Wrocław

- The third online performance from the “EVERYDAY LIFE” cycle: „The end of the end”, BWA Gallery Wrocław.

https://www.facebook.com/bwawroclawglowny/videos/344616249899953

- The second online performance from the “EVERYDAY LIFE” cycle: „Golden mean”, Galeria lokal_30, Warszawa.

http://izabelachamczyk.com/en/golden/

.- The first online performance of the “EVERYDAY LIFE” cycle:. „The beginning of the end” Galeria CSW Kronika, Bytom.

http://izabelachamczyk.com/en/the-beginning-of-the-end/

- Performance online DAILY LIFE IN THE TIMES OF CORONA at the #entropiawdomu cycle, Entropia Gallery, Wrocław.

https://www.facebook.com/izabela.chamczyk/videos/10221142012809327/
Wrocław


2019
- „Coś tu nie GRA” [“Something is not PLAYING here], performance, BWA Jelenia Góra.
- “PNEUMA” & performance “SZCZELINA” Apteka Sztuki Gallery, Warsaw

2018

- MALARSTWO JEST KOBIETĄ [Painting is a woman] wystawa z Natalią Załuską, Instytut     Polski Dusseldorf, Germany, curator Iwo Zmyślony.

- SENSATION Pawilon Sztuki Ergo Hestia, Warsaw.

- BEZDECH [Apnoea] Galeria Scena, Koszalin.

2017

- UNIESIENIE [Exultation] performance, MOS Gallery, Gorzów Wielkopolski.

- GRUBO [Thick] and performance Dance! Galeria Apteka Sztuki, Warsaw

2016

- Painting as a disease in Supermarket Sztuki Gallery, Warsaw.

- SYNERGIA [SYNERGY] performance on Museums Nights in Supermarket Sztuki           Gallery, Warsaw.

2015

- PSYCHOANIMALJA video exhibit in cooperation with Agnieszka

  Obszańska & Renata Iwaniec, Atelier Wro, WRO ART CENTER, Wrocław.

- THORN performance implemented as a part of residency in Iran. Isfahan, SCC

Gallery. cooperation Farzad Azimbeik, curator Alireza Labeshka.

2014

- USTROJE [Regime or Systemic fluids], paintings, videos, Artrakt Gallery, Wrocław.

2013

WOJNA DWUNASTOMIESIĘCZNA [TWELVE-MONTH WAR].

2012

- STANY SKUPIENIA [STATES OF MATTER], paintings, video. Entropia Gallery,

Wrocław.

2011

- NIESKOŃCZONOŚĆ [INFINITY], performance in a public space, BWA Gallery,

Jelenia Góra.

- DOTYKAJ [TOUCH], exhibition of sound paintings and a performance, Strefa A

Gallery, Cracow.

- DO TWARZY MI W NIEBIESKIM [BLUE SUITS ME], exhibition, performance,

Entropia Gallery, Wrocław.

2010

- TO JUŻ ZOSTAŁO NAZWANE [IT HAS ALREADY BEEN NAMED],

BWA Gallery, Zielona Góra.

- Kochaj mnie [Love Me], painting exhibition and ART ATAK action,

Arttrakt Gallery, Wrocław.

- A stranger, performance during Polish – German weekend at Edyta Stein House,

Wrocław.

- NAZWIJ TO JAK CHCESZ. Zawsze chciałam to zrobić [CALL IT AS YOU WANT.

I hve Always Wanted to Do It], performance, Entropia Gallery, Wrocław.

2009

- MALOWAĆ [TO PAINT], performance and multimedia painting screenings,

diploma show taking place at night (July 10?11) in three different locations in

Wrocław.

GROUP SHOWS:

2020

 - „Poznań Jeżyce >> Warszawa Praga >>>>>>>>> Express” Galeria Sztuki Rozruch, Poznań and Galeria Le Guern, Warszawa.

. „Pierwsza Linia” [First Line] Ośrodek Działań Artystycznych Gallery,  Piotrków Trybunalski.

. Szczecin Film Festival – Przekraczanie Granic [Crossing the Borders]

http://www.szczecinfilmfestival.com/pl/event/408/przekraczanie_granic_tomasz_raczek_bartosz_wojcik

. GS Reaktywacja / projekt w przestrzeni wiejskiej, [GS Reactivation / project in a rural space] Zelwa

. „Horyzont zdarzeń” [Event horizon] at Mediations Biennale Polska, accompanying exhibition Warsaw Gallery Weekend.

. „NEWCOMERS. Nowa kolekcja na nowe 100-lecie” [NEWCOMERS. A new collection for the new 100th anniversary], collection exhibition PKO BP, at Warsaw Gallery Weekend.

. „PRZESTRZEŃ ZAMKNIĘTA/OTWARTA” [CLOSED / OPEN SPACE]  online exhibition, ODA Gallery, Piotrków Tryb.

http://odaart.pl/oda_przestrzenzamknieta/glowna/


- „60 Days of Lockdown” projekt online A4 Art Museum, Chiny

 2019
- „Tylko zepsute zegary pokazują dokładny czas”[Only broken clocks show the exact time], Gdańska Galeria Miejska 2
- ANIMA MUNDI, Venice, Festival, , Italy
- „Moja galeria jest ideą”[My gallery is an idea], Studio Gallry, Warsaw.
- „11603: Una Exposición En Una Maleta” IK Projects Gallery, Lima, Peru.
-„Musrara Mix Festival”, performance, Jerozolima, Izrael.
- performance TAK BYŁO [THAT IT WAS], at the benefit of Józef Robakowski, MSN Warsaw 

2018

- International festival Performance INTERAKCJE, Galeria ODA, Piotrków Trybunalski

- „PRZEDMIOTY AKTYWNE” [ACTIVE ITEMS],  ODA Gallery, Piotrków Trybunalski

- „ENTROPIA ROŚNIE” v. 3.0, [ENTHROPY GROWS], Entropia Gallery, Wrocław

- „ENERGIA. PROCES. MATERIA” [ENERGY. PROCESS. MATTER] ,Arttrakt Gallery, Wrocław.

 

2017

- CO Z TĄ ABSTRAKCJĄ [What about this abstraction?] Gierowski Fundation, Warsaw

2016

- Zwierze ["Animal"] Bardzo biała Gallery, Warsaw.

- International Festival Of New Art “Labyrnt” Słubice / Frankfurt an der Oder.

- „Jagna Ździrska nie umie malować” [Jagna Ździrska can't paint]. Bardzo Biała Gallery, Warsaw.

- NOWE ILUSTRACJE [New illustration] Arsenał Gallery Białystok.

2015

- MALARKI [Woman painters] Biała Gallery Lublin

- CZYSTA FORMALNOŚĆ [Formality] Gallery of Modern Art Labirynt, Lublin

2014

- Biennale Maediations exhibition The Limits of Globalization, Poznań.

- E(rarta) MOTION PICTURES II, festival of short films about painting,

Sankt Petersburg, Russa.

2013

- Epidemic. CSW Toruń.

- Exhibition of competition entries, small format paintings, Wozownia, Toruń.

2012

- 6th Performance Festival Koło Czasu: JESTEM [I AM] performance, CSW Toruń.

- INTERACTIONS Festival, Piotrków Trybunalski.

- Silesia Biennale in Wałbrzych: ?NOTHING PERSONAL?, performance, exhibition

at Wrocław Contemporary Museum.

2011

- Young Triennial, Orońsko, performance.

- BEYOND THE LIMINAL EXPERIENCE exhibition, [Valut] Gallery, Prato, Italy.

DISTINCTIONS AND AWARDS:

2015

- Distriction of Obieg potral from Gallery of Contemporart Art in

- BIENNALE BIELSKA JESIEŃ painting competition.

- Scholarship awarded by of Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

2014

- Nomination and participation in the E(rarta) MOTION PICTURES II, festival of

short films about painting, Sankt Petersburg, Russia

2011

- Nomination to Vordemberge – Gildewart Foundation Awards, exhibition at MOCAK

Museum of Contemporary Art in Cracow.

2010

- Młoda Polska scholarship for young artist awarded by the Ministry of Culture and

National Heritage.