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Poland 1986

My artistic work explores the relation between textual and visual messages. Through creating visual narrations I examine the extends and limits of language and image; write/say what I cannot depict visually and depict what I cannot describe with words.

My work is also about storytelling. Through a strategy of experimentation and working with varied techniques I’m mostly inspired by simple, ordinary views and occurences which I approach in a very analytical way and thus deform what was the starting point. Detail is very important to me.

The subject I'm recently interested in and which I incorporate in my artistic practice is the power of illusion and the role of scenography in creating a fantasy. Although my PhD dissertation, which I’m currently working on, oscillates around deconstructing the fantasy created by scenography in the movies, I don’t necessarily equal scenography only with film settings, but with everything that can be considered a setting. Even a painting can be in fact a background to whatever is happening in front of it.

I’ve always been interested in places and spaces that try to tell me a story and all I have to do is complete the plot.

Ewa Kubiak at
Words of image. Images of words // Artist Talk
Johnny Guitar // Exhibition

More at

Who Has Been Rocking My Dreamboat?, 2016
video 7:24

The video is a dialog with Kenneth Anger's films and is an attempt to capture the dissonance between what cinema promises the viewer and what it really delivers

Ewa Kubiak: Hollywood, 2014

Hollywood, 2014
Installation. Dimensions variable

Ewa Kubiak: The Book, 2013

The Book, 2013
Art book 24 x 30 cm, 450 pages

Ewa Kubiak: The Book, 2013

The Book, 2013
Art book 24 x 30cm, 450 pages

Ewa Kubiak: The Kingdom, 2014 Installation, animation variable

The Kingdom, 2014 Installation, animation variable
Installation, animation. Dimensions variable

Ewa Kubiak: The Kingdom, 2014

The Kingdom, 2014
Installation, animation. Dimensions variable

Ewa Kubiak: It Could Be True, 2012

It Could Be True, 2012
Drawing. 40 x 3000 cm

Ewa Kubiak: Das Krankenhaus, 2016

Das Krankenhaus, 2016
Acrylic and ink on paper. 40 x 40 cm



from 2013 - assistant at Dominik Lejman’s Painting Studio at the University of Arts in Poznan

from 2013 - PhD student at the Faculty of Multimedia Communication, University of Arts, Poznan

MA Fineart, Painting, University of Arts in Poznan, 2008-12

MA Fineart, Artistic Education, Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, 2005-10

Solo exhibitions:

2014 – Polnische Wirtschaft (with Piotr Macha), Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznan

2014 – Needed, Arsenal Gallery, Poznan (with Daria Malicka)

2013 – Utopia Inc., Silownia Gallery, Poznan

2011 - Salted Candy, Nowa Gallery, Poznan, (collaboration with Piotr Macha)

2010 – Blindness, 2B Gallery, Poznan

2009 – Quand les hiens ont peur, ils mordent, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Lyon

Group exhibitions (selected):

2016 – Everything Might Come, but Doesn’t Have to Go, Up Gallery, Berlin

2016- Who Mentions Art, Buys a Round, Nowe miejsce, Warsaw

2015- The Kiosk, Angaryds Kiosken, Tranas, Sweden

2015 - Begegnung der Bilder, ASP, Gdansk,

2015 – Maczużnik, Galeria Szara Kamienica, Krakow

2015 – Anthropology of Geometry – CSW Znaki Czasu, Torun

2014 – Job in Progress, UP Gallery, Berlin

2014 - Minimalism as a Crime Scene – CK Zamek, Poznan

2014 – LoveAidsRiotSex, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin

2013 – Mom, I Really Need to Focus on My Art Right Now, Arsenal Gallery, Poznan

2013 - Impossibility vs. Self-censorship, Center for Contemporary Creation Matadero Madrid

2012 – AAAkupunktura, Kordegarda Gallery, Warsaw

2012 – North East South West, Synagogue, Poznan

2011 – Survival 9, Art Review, Wroclaw

2011 – Walter Koschatzky Kunstpreis, MUMOK, Vienna

2011 – Border, public space intervention, Miroslaw Balka’s studio

2011 – Interior, Fundacja Zielona Marchewka, Warsaw

2010 – Lazy Life, Importunate Hope, Bochenska Gallery, Warsaw

2010 – Tarzan, Stary Browar, Poznań

2009 – EndProjekt3, End, Poznań,

Scholarships and grants:

2016 - CEC Artslink fellow, New York

2014 – Marshal’s Office of the Wielkopolska Region Art Scholarship

2012 – The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship 2011/12 – Scholarship of the President of the University of Arts in Poznan

2011 – City of Poznan Young Artist Award

2008-09 - Erasmus Scholarship, Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France


2016, (from October) Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA (the CEC Artslink fellowship)

2015, Kultivera, Tranas, Sweden

2013, ‘Laboratory’, ‘Zamek’ Culture Centre, Poznan, Poland