Aleksandra Waliszewska

b. 1976, lives and works in Warsaw.

Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She repeatedly received the Ministry of Culture scholarship. Her work has been published by “Editions Timeless”, “My Dance the Skull”, “FUKT”, “United Dead Artists”, “Les Editions Du 57”, “Drippy Bone Books”, “Editions Kaugummi” to mention only few. Her works have been used on covers such as Chicaloyoh, Scarcity of Tanks, Mike Doherty, and the Populist series issued by Bolt Records. In 2012, Athina Rachel Tsangari, a Greek director, made a film “The Capsule” inspired by her work ( Waliszewska is also the co-scriptwriter and played a supporting role in the film. It was commissioned by Dakis Ioannou / Deste Foundation, filmed on the island of Hydra in Greece and premiered at Documenta XIII in Kassel. In 2013 she was awarded the AECA prize for best foreign artist at ARCO Art Fair in Madrid.


Selected exhibitions:

– “absurden, obszönen Steingötzen der Tschanvölker”, Neuer Kunstverein, Vienna, AT (solo)
– Der Teufel ist ein Eichhörnchen, Museum Jerke, Recklinghausen, DE (solo)
– The Beguiling Siren is Thy Crest, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, PL

– KREW – WERK, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, PL
– Cellar, LETO, Warsaw, PL
– Zuzanna Ginczanka. Only happiness is real life, Museum of History of Photography, Krakow, PL
– Mauvaises Graines 2, Topographie de l’art, Paris, FR
– The Time Is Out of Joint, Asia Culture Centre, Gwangju, KR
– La memoria finalmente. Arte in Polonia 1989-2015, Galleria Civica di Modena, IT
– The Time Is Out of Joint, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, AE

– Two Sticks, Tink Tank lab Triennale, Wrocław, PL
– Zuzanna Ginczanka. Only happiness is real life, Museum of History of Photography, Muzeum Literatury, Warsaw, PL
– Garden, ArtBrussels 2015, Brussels, BE
– Procedures for the Head. Polish Art Today, Dom Umenia, Kunsthalle Bratislava, SK
– Typology of Violence, ARCO Madrid 2015, Madrit, ES
– Lest the Two Seas Meet, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, PL

– Show with a Lovely Title, LETO, Warsaw, PL
– Festival Narracje 6, Gdańsk, PL
– SHIT AND DIE, Palazzo Cavour, Turin, IT
– Gold Hands Tremble, LETO, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– Złoty wiek. Kolekcja Vinyl Canvas, Design Gallery – BWA Wrocław, PL
– Self-love, or: Artists Love Themselves, Państwowa Galeria Sztuki, Sopot, PL
– As You Can See. Polish Art Today, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, PL
– Eat The Blue, Le 116 Centre d’art contemporain, Montreuil, FR

– Focus Poland Project 3: Take 5, CCA Toruń, PL
– Painters of Illustrations, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, PL
– THERE WILL BE ARTCTION!, Bunker of Art, Cracow, PL
– Midnight Show, Design Gallery – BWA Wroclaw, PL
– Word / Character / Territory, ARCO Madrid 2013, ES
– Season 3: Nothing About That. Fictional Narratives, Studio Otwock, PL
– The System of Objects, Deste Foundation, Athens, GR
– Insomnes, Gurú Tienda Gallery, Mexico City, MEX
– Hell as Pavilion, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR (with Athina Rachel Tsangari)

– Garden, Warsaw Gallery Weekend, LETO, Warsaw, PL
– Nasty Child, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– Gouaches and drawings, Gallery of Contemporary Art Widzimisie, Siedlce, PL (solo)
– …A Petete Petete Te…, Promocyjna Gallery, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– The Capsule – Installation, Barneys Window, New York, US (with Athina Rachel Tsangari)

– Chapter Three: Pain, ReMap3, Athens, GR (solo)
– Sweatboxing II, LETO, Warsaw, PL
– Frédéric Magazine, Galerie Jean Marc Thèvenet, Paris, FR
– 666, Artissima 18, Torino, IT
– White Cubes / Black Holes, Art Space Gallery, Cracow, PL

– Don’t even think about it, LETO, Warsaw, PL
– Biennale LE HAVRE with Frederic group, Le Havre, FR
– Ilustration PL 2010, Sinfonia Varsovia, Warsaw, PL
– Heroes of Might and Magic, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL (solo)

– Flowers on the attic, Geppert Appartment ,Wroclaw, PL
– I was a dog, Design Gallery BWA Wrocław, Wroclaw, PL
– Frederic Magazine arts factory, Paris, FR

– Themselves about themselves, Municipal Gallery of Art, Lodz, PL

– Painting of XXI century, Zacheta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL
– Bacchantes, Theatre Museum, Grand Theatre, Warsaw, PL
– Opus Gallery, Lodz, PL (solo)

– Narcissus, Karowa Gallery, Warsaw, PL (solo)

– Promocyjna Gallery, Warsaw, PL (solo)

– DAP Gallery, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– Test Gallery, Warsaw, PL (solo)

Scholarships & Residencies & Awards:

– the AECA prize for best foreign artist at ARCO Art Fair in Madrid

– EXIT Art Prize 2012

– finalist of the polish edition of the Henkel Art Award

– Ministry of Culture and National Heritage scholarship as part of the ‘Young Poland’ program (Visual Arts)

– Scholarship of Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

– Scholarship of Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

LETO is closed till November 13 due to technical reasons