Karolina Żyniewicz

  • Poland (b. 1984 in Skierniewice)
  • Currently in Warsaw, Poland.
  • photo by Dorota Kolesińska


The core of my interest is the balance between nature and culture, as represented through visual arts. Nature provides me with a setting or environment to examine area aesthetics. Having abandoned the making of representational work, I developed my preference for objects and installations that require interaction. I have started to work with life. Art, to my mind, should be an investigation similar to science. The most important aspect is the process. The piece of art or exhibition exists for some time and then disappears, as do all living things. It is about asking questions, researching and seeking adventure. A major factor in my work is curiosity. I am interested in relation between natural world and contemporary culture and technology. This is also topic of my PhD study on Warsaw University. I can't know or learn everything, art allows me to use every area of knowledge without specialization. It requires cooperation with scientists and science institutions, what is a place for making relationships between different layers of thinking. I value and appreciate cooperation with people, the transfer of knowledge and sharing experiences.


2009 – gradueted from the Academy of Fine Arts i Łódź, Department of Visual Arts

Selected solo exhibitions:

2014 – Delectatio morosa, Miłość Gallery, Toruń

            Hiperphobium, Lamelii Gallery, Krakow

2013 – Quarantine, Wozownia Gallery, Toruń

2012 – Private life of life, Baszta Gallery, Zbąszyń

2011 – Fear for darkness, BWA Katowice

            Kuriosa, Art Agenda Nova, Krakow

2010 – Spielsache, Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow

2009 – Homo ludens, Fabrystrefa Gallery, Łódź

Living exhibitions (non-institutional):

2015 - Second life, Ethnographic Museum in Zbaszyn

           Pandemic of happiness, housing Jazdów, Warsaw

Workshops and social experiments:

2015 - The matter of transgression, prison in Rawicz

2013 - 2015 - cooperation with education departments of Muzeum of Modern Art                        and National Gallery Zachęta in Warsaw

Selected group exhibitions:

2015 – FLOW: FALLOUT skies/BAD WEATHER, Mona Inner Spaces, Poznań

2014 – LOCAL, Dock Arts Centre, Carrick on Shannon, Ireland

            inSpirations/Xtreme, 13 Muz, Szczecin

            Cake and blood, Two Left Hands Gallery, Katowice

2013 – Exteritories, Toruń

            Experiment, Zbąszyń

2012 – The limit of sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

            Grating of the gums on a meniscus, Cellar Gallery, Krakow

            On strange feeling, Zderzak Gallery, Krakow

            Organic, Cellar Gallery, Krakow


2015 - Biofilia, Ayatana Artistic Research Program, Ottawa, Canada

2014 – LOCIS, Dock Arts Centre, Carrick on Shannon

Participation in interdisciplinar conferences and festivals:

2015 - A fe!Socially and culturally contexts of disgust and abomination, University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw