Honza Zamojski

b.1981, lives and works in Poznan.

Artist, designer, book publisher and also a curator who incorporates a wide array of media – from illustration, through sculptural drawings to infographics taken from the corporate world, and poetry as well. This mixed bag reflects perfectly the wide spectrum of his interests, rooted in a fundamentally utopian desire to order and understand the universe all around. Honza Zamojski creates narratives which, when considered from afar, build a universal, multilayered world based on a philosophy of agnosticism and the energy of the perpetuum mobile. Minimalist in form, rich in symbolism, his abstract compositions and figurative representations come together as a visual language that is governed by its own grammatical structure and format. What welds together some of these seemingly divergent elements is a sense of humor about the world and his own place within it. Zamojski is the author of over a dozen books and the recipient of grants from the Polish Ministry of Culture and the Visegrad Fund. His work has been shown at solo and group shows in Poland and abroad, including the Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Foksal Gallery, Morsbroich Museum and the Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York. He’s presented his lecture on self-publishing, titled “How it’s Made”, at the Centre Pompidou, MoMA Library and Printed Matter New York.

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Selected exhibitions:

2016
– Trojan Home, Turf Projects, Croydon, London, UK (solo)
– Ghostism, OSMOS Address, New York, US (solo)
– Miejsce. A Place, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, PL
– Your Swath, My Jab, DREI, Cologne, DE
– Eye on Poland. New Graphic Design from Poland, Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, Mumbai, IN
– Transparent, The NewBridge Project, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
– Podróżnicy, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL
– A – NA – TO – MY, BWA Zielona Góra, PL (solo)
– January Blues, Frutta Gallery, Rome, IT
– Conflict, Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York, US

2015
– Eye on Poland. New Graphic Design from Poland, Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi, IN
– Retuning. Leszek Knaflewski and Soundscapes, Center of Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL
– Dio Horia in Mykonos, Dio Horia, Mykonos, GR
– they, them, DREI, Cologne, DE
– !CHAMPAGNE!, BeatTricks, Milan, IT
– Four Eggs Theory, FUTURA, Prague, CZ (solo)

2014
– Narration Compositions and Reltaions Between an Object and a Viewer from an Omniscient Narrator Perspective, GOOD PRESS, Glasgow, UK (solo)
– 1+1+2+3+5+8, onestar press, Paris, FR (solo)
– Father God, Personal Jesus and Family Portrait, Drei, Cologne, DE (solo)
– Artloop Festival, Sopot, PL
– I Can’t See Anyone Else Smiling In Here, Drei, Cologne, DE
– International Triennial of Contemporary Art
– Port Izmir 3, İzmir, TR
– Exhibition – Poster – Exhibition, Design Gallery – BWA Wrocław, PL
– Self Portrait with Fish, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, US

2013
– Above and Below, Zacheta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL (with Robert Maciejuk)
– With a Probability of Beeing Seen, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, PL
– VAR FORBI – TTC Gallery 2006-2012, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Kopenhaga, DK
– Anakonda, Artissima 20, Turin, IT
– Fishing with John, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, PL
– How One Becomes What One Is, BWA Tarnów, Tarnow, PL
– Twisted Entities, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, DE
– Focus Poland Project 3: Take 5, CoCA Toruń, PL
– Book Machine, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR

2012

– New drawings, portraits and a poem, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, PL
– MDRNBDSM, Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow, PL
– Banners & Diaries, Artisterium, Tbilisi, GE
– Respect paper, Piktogram/BLA, Warsaw, PL
– Transatlantic, Frieze Art Fair, New York, US
– Makeshift, Arsenal Municipal Gallery, Poznan, PL
– GRADIENT, Cleopatra’s, Berlin, DE

2011
– Views, Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, PL
– Monumental Statues, KIM? Riga, LV (solo)
– Me, Myself and I, LETO Gallery, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– 15th Tallin Print Triennial, Tallin, EST

2010

– I see things, Cleopatra’s, New York, US (solo)
– Body in the Library, BWA Design, Wroclaw, PL
– Seeing New York, Czech Centre New York, New York, US
– We Redefine When We Come of Age (1976-1987), Kulturhuset Toldkammeret, Helselselsingngør, DN
– Letni Nieletni, Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, Warsaw, PL
– Accretations, SKUC Gallery, Ljubljana, SL
– Homo Sentimentalis, Starter Gallery, Poznan, PL
– Not there – Miks Mitrevics + Honza Zamojski, Leto Gallery, Warsaw, PL

2009
– Difference Beyond Difference, Stary Browar, Poznan, PL
– Disappear by the Vistula, Warsaw, PL
– You want, but you can’t. FAIR ENOUGH, Daiktu Viesbutis, Vilnius, LT
– SURVIVAL #7 – Young Art in Extreme Condition, Wroclaw, PL
– A!, Arsenal Municipal Gallery, Poznan, PL
– Other fairy tales, Pawilon Wyspiańskiego, Cracow, PL

2008

– Not there., Gallery of Action, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– Hidden #1, BWA City Gallery, Zielona Gora, PL
– Tribute to Wróblewski, Program Gallery, Warsaw, PL

2007

– Untitled, Start Gallery, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– We Came From Beyond, Starter Gallery, Poznan, PL
– Manual CC, Kronika Gallery, Bytom, PL
– We are here, Museum of Art, Zilina, SK

Scholarships & Residencies:

2011
– Second Prize Winner – “Views” Deutsche Bank Foundation Award for the most interesting young polish artist
– Bronze medal for “How I’ve met the devil” at “Best Book Design from all over the World”, Leipzig, DE

2010

– Honour distinction for the “How I’ve met the devil” book, at the 50th Most Beautiful Books of the 2009 contest
– Ministry of Culture and National Heritage scholarship as part of the Fundusz Promocji Twórczości
– Residency at the Triangle Art Association, New York, US

2009

– VARP – Visegrad Artist Residency Program scholarship, art residency in Skolska 28 Gallery, Prague, CZ

2008
– Ministry of Culture and National Heritage scholarship as part of the ‘Young Poland’ (Visual Arts) program
– City of Poznan artistic scholarship