Honza Zamojski

b. 1981, lives and works in Poznań (PL).

Graduate of the University of Arts in Poznań. Artist, designer, book publisher and curator who draws upon a broad range of media and artistic practice, from illustration and illustrative sculptures to infographics inspired by corporate communica­tions and poetic word games. This variety reflects the spectrum of Zamojski’s interests, founded upon a utopian desire to put the world into an order he can make sense of. Honza Zamojski creates narra­tives that, when considered over time, construct a cohesive, multidimensional realm wrought with philosophy of doubt. His minimalist forms are loaded with meaningful symbols, abstract compositions and figurative representations that make up a visual language governed by its own grammatical rules and formal structure. Elements that may appear dis­parate at first are united through their simplicity of form, punctuated by a sense of humour and irony. Honza Zamojski has authored more than a dozen books (including: Love Letter, onestar press, 2017; Four Eggs Theory, self-published, 2015; Fishing with John, NERO, 2013). He has also presented his original lecture series on How It’s Made at the Centre Pompidou, MoMA Library and Printed Matter New York.

www.honzazamojski.tumblr.com

Works are held in the following collections:

– The Joseph M. Cohen Family Collection, New York
– Foksal Gallery, Warsaw
– Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Kraków
– The ING Polish Art Foundation Collection, Warsaw
– CCA Znaki Czasu, Toruń
– Simulart Collection, Poznań
– Lorinsky Collection, New York
– Lawrence Benenson Collection, New York
– Arsenal Gallery, Białystok
– Elektrownia Masovian Centre for Contemporary Art, Radom

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Selected exhibitions:

2019
– Crack Up – Crack Down, 33rd Ljubljana Biennial of  Graphic Art, MGLC – International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, SI
– I Have Never Painted a Painting, lokal_30, Warsaw, PL
– Macbeth: Act I Scene 3, Act V Scene 7, DREI, Cologne,  DE (solo)

2018
– WORD WAR FREE, LETO, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– V4 Art Connects, Mikve Gallery, Budapest, HU

2017
– Ghostism, DAMA, Turin, IT (solo)
– Temporary Storeroom – Drawing: Case Study 2, PLATO, Ostrava, CZ
– The Travellers, KUMU, Tallinn, EE
– The Veterans, DIO HORIA, Mykonos, GR

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
– The Travellers, 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, Starter 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, Awards & Residencies:

2017
– A.R.M. DAMA Award, Turin, IT

2016
– Ministry of Culture and National Heritage scholarship as part of the ‘Young Poland’ (Visual Arts) program

2012
– “Young Art Medal” – awarded by the “Głos Wielkopolski”

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


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