Maurycy Gomulicki

b.1969, lives and works in Warsaw and Mexico City

Artist, designer, photographer, collector, anthropologist of popular culture. Hedonist deeply devoted and consequently promoting the Culture of Pleasure. He studied Fine Arts in Warsaw, Barcelona, Milan and Mexico. Durning the 90’s and early 2000’s had run his own collector-fetishistic sections in a couple of polish magazines: “Machina” & “Fluid”. Consultant and co-author of the project ABCDF – a visual dictionary of Mexico City (2000-2002). He has introduced himself to a broader public through his subversive, multidisciplinary project Pink Not Dead! (2006). Author of three photo albums: Fúnebre (with Jeronimo Hagerman, Editorial Diamantina, 2006), W-wa (Bęc Zmiana Foundation, 2007) and Minimal Fetish (LeTo Gallery, 2010). Many of his pieces enter a dialogue with eroticism and pornography – in this case, it is worth to mention a huge mural in the Zachęta National Art Gallery: Fertility Pop (2008) or a series of collages entitled Pussy Mandala (2008-9). Intensive colour, explored as much in its vital potential as in its socio-cultural aspect, is an important component of his works. During recent years he often makes interventions in public space – The Pearl (Wigry, 2009), Lightspurt (Warsaw, 2009), Color Cube (Wrocław, 2010), Obelisk (Poznań, 2010), Totem (Open’er, Gdynia, 2012) and Relax & Luxus (Artloop, Sopot, 2012). Gomulicki is a very active artist – his latest projects include, among others, Bibliophilia (MOCAK, Cracow, 2011), Fern Flower (Arsenał, Białystok, 2011), Phantom (Open City, Lublin, 2011) Sanctuary (Królikarnia, Warsaw, 2011), Specter (Cité Administrative, Bruxels, 2011) and Diamonds Are Forever (Arsenał, Poznań / National Library, Warsaw, 2011). The most important of his 2013’s projects include Beast (Cracow), Melancholy (Tarnów) and Queen (Warsaw).

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Wybrane wystawy i projekty:

2016
– Kalina, `’Żoliborz artystyczny”, Żoliborz, Warsaw, PL
– Mushroom Benches, Nowa Huta, Kraków, PL
– New Art in MNW, National Museum in Warsaw, PL
– Money to Burn, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL
– Living Sugar, Visual Park, ABC Gallery, Poznań, PL
– Małe formy rzeźbiarskie, BWA Warszawa, PL
– Nightflight to Venus, ABC Gallery, Poznań, PL (solo)

2015
– MADE BY YOU, Miłość, Warszawa, PL
– Fryga, Monumento, Szczecin, PL
– War and Peace, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, PL
– ARTLOOP Festival, Sopot, PL
– Moving Images, BWA Wrocław, PL
– Pyramid, object, Multiculturalism does not work?, Kraków, PL
– Associations, Wybrzeże Gdyńskie, Warszawa, PL
– Intersection of Sets, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok, PL

2014
– Obelisk, monument, Krakow, PL
– El Iksir, Park Traugutta, Elbląg, PL
– Mushroom, Nowa Huta, Kraków, PL
– Razzle & Dazzle, WM Gallery, Amsterdam, NL (z Rafałem Dominikiem)
– The Power of Art, Galeria Zamek, Reszel, PL
– Złoty wiek. Kolekcja Vinyl Canvas, Design Gallery – BWA Wrocław, PL
– Złoty wiek. Kolekcja Vinyl Canvas, Design Gallery – BWA Wrocław, PL
– Self-love, or: Artists Love Themselves, Państwowa Galeria Sztuki, Sopot, PL

2013
– Second Hand, LETO, Warsaw, PL
– A Photo of the City, Nowy Teatr, Warsaw, PL
– Queen, Stacja Mercedes, Warsaw, PL
– Rose is a rose, BWA, Tarnów, PL
– THERE WILL BE ARTCTION, Bunker of Art, Cracow, PL
– Far too many things, Andels Hotel, Łódź, PL

2012
– works from the collection of the ING Polish Art Foundation, State Art Gallery, Sopot, PL
– Garden, Warsaw Gallery Weekend, Leto Gallery, Warsaw, PL
– Relax & Luxus, Artloop Festival, urban sprace, Sopot, PL
– Brutal Inc, WM Gallery, Den Hague, NL
– Totem, Gdynia, PL

2011
– Phantom, Lublin Castle, Lublin, PL (solo)
– Spectre – romantic post-vandalism, Cité Administrative, Brussels, B (solo)
– Lady with dog and monkey, Project Sanctuary, Królikarnia, Warsaw, PL
– Love for what is natural, Project Diamonds are forever, Arsenal Municipal Gallery, Poznan, PL
– Bibliophilia, MOCAK, Krakow PL (solo)
- Fern Flower, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, PL (solo)

2010
– Red Wedge, Kielce Council Building, Kielce, PL
– Obelisc, Passage of Culture, Poznan, PL
– Fangor Flower, DPT, Wigry, PL
– The belly of Atlas, Atlas Sztuki Gallery, Lodz, PL
– Color Cube, Renoma, Wroclaw, PL
– Minimal Fetish, LETO Gallery, Warsaw, PL (solo)

2009
– Lightspurt, Kepa Potocka, Warsaw, PL
– Pearl, DPT, Wigry, PL
– Schizma. Polish art in nineties, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL
– Charms of Power, Arsenal Municipal Gallery, Poznan, PL

2008
– Up Against The Wall, Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, PL
– Lust-Looking-Terror, Art Supermarket, Warsaw, PL
– Wolta Wawa ( photo / vinyl mural) LETO Gallery, Warsaw, PL
– Pink Bridge (installation for The San Diego Children’s Museum opening), San Diego, US
– Venus, Photomonth, Cracow, PL
– The red eye effect, (slide show, collage) CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL
– Eco Fever, Installation, Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico, DF (solo)

2007
– WWA, Cinema Iluzjon, Warsaw, PL (solo)

Scholarships & Residencies:

2003/5
– InSite, residence San Diego/Tijuana, ME/USA

1997/8
– Centro Multimedia del Centro Nacional de las Artes, México D.F. (grant MKiS)

1994
– Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan IT (scholarship TEMPUS)

1992/3
– Facultat de Belles Arts, Barcelona ES (scholarship MKiS)

1999
– Germinations 7, (residence) Grenoble FR