Gunia Nowik Gallery

Daniel Rycharski

Born in 1986 in Sierpc, Poland. He describes himself as a conceptual and avant-garde artist, and works in various media, with installations at the forefront of his artistic practice. In 2005–2009, Rycharski studied graphic design at the Faculty of Art of the Pedagogical University of Kraków. He then pursued a PhD at the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts. He works with the themes of provinciality, religiosity, Christianity, and LGBTQ+ identity, seeking tensions and new relations between them. In that, Rycharski’s art also manifests his personal quest of a realm in which non-heteronormativity and the Catholic faith can coexist. He works closely both with LGBTQ+ activists and religious and agricultural societies to represent their issues and sensibilities, mediating between the consciousness of Polish cities and that of villages. Rycharski often directly engages his local community both in the reception and production of his art, as one of his main concerns is propagating art among rural communities. Besides, the artist lectures at the Academy of Fine Arts in Szczecin. He lives and works in Kurówko and in Szczecin.

In 2021, the film Fears, based on Rycharski’s life, directed by Łukasz Ronduda and Łukasz Gutt, premiered.

Images

Daniel Rycharski, Monument to a Peasant, 2015, mixed media

Daniel Rycharski, Monument to a Peasant, 2015, mixed media

Daniel Rycharski, Winter Garden, 2013, metal farm tools, paint

Daniel Rycharski, Winter Garden, 2013, metal farm tools, paint

Daniel Rycharski, Cage, 2019, metal, paint, installation view, Villa Arson, Nice, France

Daniel Rycharski, Cage, 2019, metal, paint, installation view, Villa Arson, Nice, France

Daniel Rycharski, Bed (Without justice there can be no solidarity), 2016, mixed media, site-specific installation in Smorzewo

Daniel Rycharski, Bed (Without justice there can be no solidarity), 2016, mixed media, site-specific installation in Smorzewo

Daniel Rycharski, Shrine Gallery, 2012, mixed media, site-specific installation in Kurówko

Daniel Rycharski, Shrine Gallery, 2012, mixed media, site-specific installation in Kurówko

Daniel Rycharski, The Gay Ghost, 2018-19, stained glass, installation view, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland

Daniel Rycharski, The Gay Ghost, 2018-19, stained glass, installation view, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland

Daniel Rycharski, Scarecrows, 2018-19, wood, paint, clothes, installation view, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland

Daniel Rycharski, Scarecrows, 2018-19, wood, paint, clothes, installation view, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland

Daniel Rycharski, Crucifix, hommage to D. Bonhoeffer, 2019, installation view, Villa Arson, Nice, France

Daniel Rycharski, Crucifix, hommage to D. Bonhoeffer, 2019, installation view, Villa Arson, Nice, France

Fears: official trailer, a film based on Rycharski’s life, directed by Lukasz Ronduda and Łukasz Gutt, 2021

CV

Solo exhibitions:

2022
Dorothea von Stetten Art Award (with Zuza Golińska and Diana Lelonek), Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany

2021
Valentines / Ash Wednesday, PLATO, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Cages, Kahan Art Space, Vienna, Austria

2020
la goutte creuse la pierre, Villa Arson, Nice, France

2019
Fears, Museum at Open’er Festival, Gdynia, Poland
Fears, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

2013
Rural Street Art, Wozownia Art Gallery, Toruń, Poland

 

Selected interdisciplinary and public spaces projects:

2022
Installation/scenography for Spartakus. Love in Times of Plague theatre play directed by Jakub Skrzywanek, Contemporary Theatre in Szczecin, Poland

2018–2019
Scarecrows, Kurówko, Poland

2018
Island, Sierpc, Poland

2015–2018
Monument to a Peasant, Poland

2016
Invitation to a Debate, Gorzewo, Poland
Bed (Without justice there can be no solidarity), Kurówko, Poland

2015
Museum of Alternative Social Histories, ART BOOM festival, Krakow, Poland

2014
Gate, Kurówko, Poland

2012
Shrine Gallery, Kurówko, Poland

2011
Multimedia Wild Boar and Bird Repellent, Kurówko, Poland

2009–2011
Village Street Art, Kurówko, Poland

 

Selected group exhibitions:

2022
Kinds of Love, Gunia Nowik Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2021
In the Beginning Was the Deed!, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok, Poland

2020
Something in Common: 12th Edition of the Warsaw Under Construction Festival, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
We Are People, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, Poland Aug
Theft and Destruction, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok, Poland Feb-Apr

2019
Monumentomania: 11th Edition of the Warsaw Under Construction Festival, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

2018
Exit from the Centre, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok, Poland
Will there be war tomorrow?, Museum of Modern Art, Gdynia, Poland

2017
Late Polishness. Forms of National Identity After 1989, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland

2016
Communis: Community Renegotiations, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, Poland
Bread and Roses: Artists and the Class Divide, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
Making Use, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

2014
Into the Country, SALT Ulus, Ankara, Turkey
As You Can See: Polish Art Today, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

 

Prizes:

Dorothea von Stetten Art Award, 2022, Bonn, Germany
Paszporty Polityki Award in the Visual Arts category, 2017, Poland
Kulturysta Roku Award by Channel Three of the Polish Radio, 2012, Poland

 

Selected collections:

Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; Museum of Art in Łódź; Zachęta of Contemporary Art, Szczecin

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