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Tymek Borowski

b. 1984, in Warsaw

Painter, author of digital images and videos. Graduate of the painting department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.

Borowski’s works were exhibited at Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; Zachęta - National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw; Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAK) in Kraków; Contemporary Museum, Wrocław; National Museum in Wrocław; National Museum in Gdańsk; Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin and Halle für Kunst Steiermark (Künstlerhaus), Graz, among others.

Winner of the Polityka Passport Award for 2015 and the Views 2013 Deutsche Bank Foundation Audience Award.

His works are part of public and private art collections including: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAK) in Krakow; National Museum in Wrocław; National Museum in Gdańsk; Museum of Warsaw; Arsenał Gallery, Białystok; ING Polish Art Fundation, Warsaw and ASOM Collection, Vaduz.

inquiries etc: tymekborowski@gmail.com
ig: @tymekborowski







solo exhibitions

2024
Turnus Gallery, Warsaw (upcoming)

2019
Summer 2019, Monopol Gallery, Warsaw

2018
Tschumi Alumni. How art works? How culture works?, (2 person show with Maruša Sagadin), Halle für Kunst Steiermark (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

2013
Wayward Layer,  (2 person show with Paweł Śliwiński), Four-Face Space Gallery, Beijing
See you,  (2 person show with Paweł Śliwiński), Galeria Kolonie, Warsaw
Theory and practice, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

2010
Cut the jokes, Galeria Kolonie, Warsaw

2009
Problems, (2 person show with Paweł Śliwiński), Bielany Cultural Center, Warsaw
Good New Days, galeria A, Warsaw

2008
Collaborative paintings with hidden messages,  (2 person show with Paweł Śliwiński), galeria A, Warsaw



selected group exhibitions

2024
Poles Keep Painting, Lithuanian National Museum of Art, Radvila Palace, Vilnius

2023
Painting – Art’s Golden Medium: MOCAK Collection
Warsaw 1945-1949: Rising from Rubble, Museum of Warsaw
Boundaries of art. 30 years of Polityka’s Passports, The State Gallery of Art in Sopot

2022
Collage: Bonded Worlds, National Museum in Wroclaw
The Crisis of Face, City Gallery, Wrocław

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, Warsaw

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
All The Time at Work, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin
Far Away from Where?, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, New York

2016
Collection #3: Part 2, Chamber Gallery, New York
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
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

2014
Progress and Hygiene, (as Bernard Moreau, collaborative work with Paweł Śliwiński), Zachęta — National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
Stendhal Syndrome, Zona Gallery, Szczecin
Does Humor Belong in Art?, ACC Galerie, Weimar
Private Settings. Art After the Internet, (as Czosnek Studio, collaborative work with Rafał Dominik and Katarzyna Przezwańska), Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
Eternal September, Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana
Does Humor Belong in Art?, HALLE 14, Leipzig
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
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, Warsaw
Mum, I just really need to focus on my art right now, Galeria Arsenał, Poznań
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
*BĄK, Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków

2011
No, No, I Hardly Ever Miss a Show, Zachęta — National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
10th Geppert Competition - What Does a Painter Do?, BWA Wrocław
Landscape, portrait, still nature, Galeria Kolonie, Warsaw
MOCAK Collection, MOCAK, Kraków

2010
The Dictionary of Received Ideas, Q, London
No sleep!, BWA Zielona Góra

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



works in collections (selected)

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAK) in Krakow
National Museum in Wrocław
National Museum in Gdańsk
Museum of Warsaw
Arsenał Gallery, Białystok
ING Polish Art Fundation, Warsaw
ASOM Collection, Vaduz