Gunia Nowik Gallery

Agata Bogacka

Painter, born in 1976 in Warsaw. After she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in 2001, she quickly became known for her highly stylized, synthetic, figurative paintings – "a painterly diary of mental states” in which she noted down emotions and feelings she had for her near and dear ones. Over time, her paintings evolved and direct references to reality or fragments of reality became increasingly abstract. Her most recent works are based on configuration of planes with the use of tonal transition. The gradient she uses symbolizes blurring and setting the boundaries, while directly referencing complex relations existing between people. These relations can be understood more broadly, include various modes of coexistence: political, social, oppressive, or conciliatory. She lives and works in Warsaw.

Images

Agata Bogacka, Divided View 3, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 120 cm

Agata Bogacka, Divided View 3, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 120 cm

Agata Bogacka, Divided View 5, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 90 cm

Agata Bogacka, Divided View 5, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 90 cm

Agata Bogacka, Relationship 4, Relationship 5 (diptych), 2019, acrylic on canvas, 140 x 120 cm

Agata Bogacka, Relationship 4, Relationship 5 (diptych), 2019, acrylic on canvas, 140 x 120 cm

Agata Bogacka, Relationship 3, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 130 cm

Agata Bogacka, Relationship 3, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 130 cm

Agata Bogacka, Promises 10, 2020, acrylic on canvas, ø 45 cm

Agata Bogacka, Promises 10, 2020, acrylic on canvas, ø 45 cm

Agata Bogacka, Divided View, BWA Tarnów, 2021, exhibition view, photo: Bartosz Górka

Agata Bogacka, Divided View, BWA Tarnów, 2021, exhibition view, photo: Bartosz Górka

Agata Bogacka, Divided View, BWA Tarnów, 2021, exhibition view, photo: Bartosz Górka

Agata Bogacka, Divided View, BWA Tarnów, 2021, exhibition view, photo: Bartosz Górka

Agata Bogacka, Divided View, BWA Tarnów, 2021, exhibition view, photo: Bartosz Górka

Agata Bogacka, Divided View, BWA Tarnów, 2021, exhibition view, photo: Bartosz Górka

Agata Bogacka, Divided View, BWA Tarnów, 2021, exhibition view, photo: Bartosz Górka

Agata Bogacka, Divided View, BWA Tarnów, 2021, exhibition view, photo: Bartosz Górka

CV

Solo exhibitions:

2021
Divided View, BWA Tarnów, Poland

2020
Demonstration of Pictures, Pola Magnetyczne, Warsaw, Poland
Compositions of Dependencies, Glassyard, Budapest, Hungary

2019
The Law of Balance, Svit, Prague, Czech Republic

2018
Relationship, Pola Magnetyczne, Warsaw, Poland

2017
Paintings, Galeria Dawid Radziszewski, Warsaw, Poland
Crowd, BWA Zielona Góra, Poland

2014
The Egg, Instituto Buena Bista, Curacao, Country of Curaçao

2012
Paintings, Ring Gallery, Legnica, Poland

2011
Topos, PGS Sopot, Poland
Diaries, Aando Fine Art, Berlin, Germany
Diaries, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland

2009
Plan of the Journey, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Poland
Returns, BWA Zielona Góra, Poland
The Walk, Platan Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2007
Second Half of Heart, Potocka Gallery, Cracow, Poland

2006
Heart, Raster Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2005
Did You Love Me?, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria

2004
Et si je te faisais traverser le pont?, Espace Croise, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Roubaix, France

2003
Art of Beautiful Artists (with Anna Baumgart), independent city space, Warsaw, Poland
Come with me / Komm mit mir, Polnishes Institut, Berlin, Germany
I’m Bleeding, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland


Selected group exhibitions:

2021
*** TOWARDS FREEDOM. Polish Art of the 20th and 21st Century. Works from the collection of Werner Jerke, Państwowa Galeria Sztuki, Sopot, Poland
Instant Archives. Instant and Instax in Poland, National Museum in Gdańsk, Poland
When Society Meets Art / When Art Meets Society. Parallel reactions on the border from here and beyond, aqb Project Space, Budapest, Hungary

2020
Cherries, Arsenal Gallery, Białystok, Poland
&I<3U2, Studio Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2019
Paint Also Known as Blood. Women, Affect and Desire in Contemporary Painting, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland
BODY WORKS, PGS Sopot, Poland
First World Problems: Life Before Death
, Fundacja Stefana Gierowskiego, Warsaw; Rondo Sztuki, Katowice, Poland
Happiness is Born in the Guts, Municipal Gallery Arsenał, Poznań, Poland
Metamorphosis, Pola Magnetyczne, Warsaw

2018
Great Sarmatians of this Country, BWA Tarnów, Poland

2015
Dr Werner Jerke Collection. The Selection, Atlas Sztuki, Łódź, Poland

2014
Nightlife Archives. 6th Warsaw Under Construction Festival, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland
The Day is not Enough (Few Autobiographical Stories), Municipal Gallery Arsenał, Poznań; BWA Sokół, Nowy Sącz; BWA Kielce; Cultural Centre, Białystok, Poland

2013
Caution! Things May Appear Different Than They Are, Auf AEG Halle, Nurnberg, Germany
The Day is not Enough (Few Autobiographical Stories), Wrocław Contemporary Museum; BWA Jelenia Góra, Poland
Painters of Illustrations, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland

2012
Broken Movie, Awangarda Gallery – BWA Wrocław, Poland

2010
Fitting in Space, Zico House, 98Weeks Research Project Space, Beirut, Lebanon
The Last Film, Raster Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2009
Fancy Success, Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow, Poland

2008
Red Eye Effect. Polish Photography of the 21st Century, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

2007
Wann immer vorerst. Collection of the Bank Austria Creditanstalt, Kunstforum, Vienna, Austria
Woman about Woman, Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biała, Poland

2006
Polish Painting of the XXI Century, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland

2005
Egocentric, Immoral, Outmoded. Contemporary Images of Artists, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland

2004
Beauty or Painting Effects, Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biała, Poland
Blind Date, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
Distances?, Le Plateau / FRAC Île-de-France, Paris, France

2003
5th National Young Painters Exhibition, Awangarda Gallery – BWA Wrocław, Poland

2002
The Young are Realists, Really, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland


Publications:

Agata Bogacka, ed. Łukasz Gorczyca, Państwowa Galeria Sztuki w Sopocie, Sopot 2012
Agata Bogacka. Diaries, ed. Joanna Kordjak, Zachęta – Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, Warszawa 2011


Selected collections:

Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, National Museum in Gdańsk, The Bank Austria Creditanstalt, The ING Polish Art Foundation, Museum Jerke, Jankilevitsch Collection

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