Portrait of Rodger Voorhies
2020, PSD file and digital print, 80 × 60 cm @50 DPC / 127 DPI





Tymek Borowski, born 1984, live in Warsaw

I make paintings, videos and digital images.

In 2009 I’ve graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Between 2008 and 2014, I’ve co-founded several art collectives, galleries and experimental design studio. I’ve received the VIEWS Deutsche Bank Foundation Audience Award (2013) and “Polityka” Passport Award (2016)






Solo exhibitions

2019
Summer 2019, Monopol Gallery, Warsaw

2018
Tschumi Alumni. How art works? How culture works?, (2 person show with Maruša Sagadin), Künstlerhaus, Graz

2017
Tymek Borowski, Polana Institute, Warsaw

2015
Everybody needs rules, but each of us needs different ones, Arsenał Gallery, Białystok
There is no such thing as art, BWA Olsztyn

2014
All the stories are the same, but some of them are completely different, Platán Gallery, Budapest [HU]

2013
Wayward Layer, Four-Face Space Gallery, Beijing [CN] (in collaboration with Paweł Śliwiński)
See you, Galeria Kolonie, Warszawa (in collaboration with Paweł Śliwiński)
Theory and practice, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warszawa

2010
Cut the jokes, Galeria Kolonie, Warszawa

2009
Problems, Bielany cultural Center, Warszawa (in collaboration with Paweł Śliwiński)
Good New Days, galeria A, Warszawa

2008
Collaborative paintings with hidden messages, galeria A, Warszawa (in collaboration with Paweł Śliwiński)
solo show, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw



Selected group exhibitions

2021
Art Feeds on Art, MOCAK, Krakow

2019
The Spirit of Nature and Other Fairy Tales, Silesian Museum, Katowice

2018
Wild at Heart, Zachęta — National Gallery of Art, Warszawa

2017
Love, Memory, Curiosity, Geological Museum, Warsaw
Co z ta abstrakcją?, Stefan Gierowski Foundation, Warsaw
Stay in Shape, Studio Gallery, Warsaw
Acting Rules in Art, Gallery Eigenheim,Weimar [DE]
All The Time at Work, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin
Far Away from Where?, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, New York [US]

2016
Collection #3: Part 2, Chamber Gallery, New York [US]
Collections, Zachęta — National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
Snakes, Daggers and Rose Petals, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Krakow
Money to Burn, Zachęta — National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
Common Affairs, Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin
Superprojekt, Depot Basel, Basel [CH]
All The Time At Work, BWA Tarnów

2015
Warsaw Under Construction 7: Reconstruction Dispute, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
The Principle of Happiness, Weimar Arts Festival, Weimar [DE]

2014
Progress and Hygiene, Zachęta — National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (in collaboration with Paweł Śliwiński)
Does Humor Belong in Art?, ACC Galerie, Weimar [DE]
Private Settings. Art After the Internet, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (in collaboration with Rafał Dominik and Katarzyna Przezwańska, as Czosnek Studio)
Eternal September, Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana [SI] (in collaboration with Paweł Sysiak)
Does Humor Belong in Art?, HALLE 14, Leipzig [DE]
As You Can See. Polish Art Today, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
IS IT ART OR IS IT JUST, BWA Zielona Góra

2013
Poland-Krakow Design Trip Regular Exhibition, BIAD Attic Architect Space, Beijing [CN] (in collaboration with Paweł Śliwiński)
Warsaw Under Construction 5: Profession Architect, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Museum of Warsaw
Views 2013 – Deutsche Bank Foundation Award, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warszawa
Mum, I just really need to focus on my art right now, Galeria Arsenał, Poznań (in collaboration with Paweł Śliwiński)
Things and People, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok

2012
Warsaw Under Construction 4 : City for Sale , Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
The Best Exhibitions That Never Took Place, Contemporary Museum, Wrocław (in collaboration with Paweł Sysiak)
BĄK, Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków (in collaboration with Paweł Sysiak)

2011
No, No, I Hardly Ever Miss a Show, Zachęta — National Gallery of Art, Warszawa (in collaboration with Paweł Sysiak)
10th Geppert Competition – What Does a Painter Do?, BWA Wrocław
Landscape, portrait, still nature, Galeria Kolonie, Warszawa
MOCAK Collection, MOCAK, Kraków

2010
The Dictionary of Received Ideas, Q, Londyn [GB]
No sleep!, BWA Zielona Góra (in collaboration with Paweł Śliwiński)

2009
Fancy Success. Positions in Young Polish Painting, Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków
Prague Biennale 6, Karlin Hall, Praga [CZ]



Selected lectures / performances / screenings / events

2016
Five Common Mistakes We Make In Life, presentation at performative lectures event Luser Story organized by Brud Collective, Museum Of Modern Art, Warsaw

2015
Modern PreacherZZ: Personal Culture, Techno-Lecture, LABlife, Warsaw (in collaboration with Rafał Dominik)
How Culture Works?, screening and workshop, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warszawa

2014
High Price, screening, Museum of Modern Art, Warszawa
Artists’ Film Club: Colour, video screening, ICA, London [GB]

2013
Contemporary Art and Sausages From Poland, presentation, Tsinghua University, Beijing [CN] (in collaboration with Paweł Śliwiński)

2012
End of Advertising, lecture, Museum of Modern Art, Warszawa

2010
Archive of Tommorow, lecure/performance, BWA Zielona Góra (in collaboration with Paweł Śliwiński)