Bianka Rolando

b.1979, lives and works in Poznan (PL).

She draws and photographs and is the author of installation art, poetry and prose. Rolando graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan. From 2006 to 2008 she was an assistant at the Media Institute (now Department) of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She has an Artistic Gender Activities studio facilitated by the Gender Studies Degree at Warsaw University and the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan. Rolando published her first book entitled “Rozmówki Włoskie” (The Italian phrasebook) in 2007. She published a poem entitled “Biała książka” (The white book) in 2009 and another called “Modrzewiowe korony“ (The larch crowns) in 2010, “Podpłomyki”i ( before the flames) in the 2012, “Małą książka o rysunku/A Small Book about the Drawing” in 2013. Her artwork combines different types of media in the unique language of artistic expression.


Selected exhibitions:

– Snakes, daggers and rose petals, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, PL
– Triumphzug odwrócony, Arsenal Municipal Gallery, Poznan, PL (solo)
– A Place. Summer Storage, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, PL
– POLISH(ED)HUNGARIAN, Apteka Sztuki Gallery, Warsaw, PL
– XII Baltic Triennial, Dailes Theater, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, LV

– A Million Lines, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, PL
– XII Baltic Triennial, CAC Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, LT
– Wetland, LETO, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– Procedures for the Head. Polish Art Today, Dom Umenia, Kunsthalle Bratislava, SK
– Zapisane w ciele, Apteka Sztuki Gallery, Warsaw, PL

– Show with a lovely title, LETO, Warsaw, PL
– Power of Art, Galeria Zamek, Reszel, PL
– As You Can See. Polish Art Today, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, PL

– In the Heart of the Country, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw PL
– Drawings. An Attempt at Baptism, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– Word/sign/territory, ARCO Madrid, Madrit, ES

– No, No, I Hardly Ever Miss a Show, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL
– AAAkupunktura, Kordegarda, Warsaw, PL
– Respect paper, Piktogram/BLA, Warsaw, PL

– Sunrises, Polish Institute in Rome, IT (solo)
– Sunrises, Słodownia +1, Dziedziniec Sztuki, Poznań, PL (solo)
– Spokojnie, to tylko AWARIA, Spokojna Gallery, Warsaw, PL
– Sunrises, LETO, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– Ślicz-notka, BWA, Katowice, PL (solo)

– Prescriptions and Vacines, LETO, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– Sunsets, Arsenal Municipal Gallery, Poznań, PL (solo)
– Black Box, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, PL (solo)

– Austrian Ski team, Austrian Culture Forum, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– The Middle of the Night, LETO, Warsaw, PL (solo)

– Austrian Ski team, Dachstein, AT (solo)
– She, the Great Inquisitor, Festival Re-Visions, UFA, Warsaw, PL (solo)

– Dolce stil novo, Collegium Nobilium, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– Armours, 3A Gallery, ASP, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– Beware, I’m shooting!, Austrian Culture Forum, Warsaw, PL (solo)

– Spaghetti, installation, Austrian Culture Forum, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– Sono italiano, vero, videoinstallation, Galeria ON, Poznań, PL
– Tiramisu, Galeria Ego, Poznań (solo)

– War Paint, Focus Design Award, Dortmund, DE
– The shape of memory, performance, Slade Gallery, London, UK

Scholarships & Residencies:

– Residency, DachsteineCult Foundation, Dachsteine, AT

– Scholarship of Prora Allinclusive Programme at Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg DE
– Main artistic scholarship of Zachodni WBK Bank PL

LETO is closed till November 13 due to technical reasons