Mariusz Wolny (b.1980) – an interdisciplinary artist working in the fields of installation, sculpture, photography and performance. He also initiates social projects and artistic interventions in urban space, seeking interaction with a random viewer.
Wolny encourages viewers to actively participate in the process, to interact and to challenge the established manners of reception.
His works reveal the paradoxes of everyday life, pose questions about man and his complicated relationship with the world and reveal problems of various social, political and cultural phenomena, often showing them in a distorting mirror.

Contact

info@mariuszwolny.com

Education

2008-2013

MA Sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts Warsaw, Poland

2000-2007

MA Underwater Archaeology, University of Nicolaus Copernicus Torun, Poland

 

Artistic Residences

2018
(IX – XI) TAIPEI ARTIST VILLAGE – Taipei, Taiwan

2018
(VII – IX) STUPIN – Taipei, Taiwan

2015
(VI – XII ) GLO`ART – Lanaken, Belgium

 

Individual Exhibitions

2016
“Y”
“Fish Eye 8” post-competition exhibition
curator: Sebastian Cichocki, Roman Lewandowski
Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art – Ustka, PolandL link

2015
“35 Carats Of Pebble”
Exhibition was part of the prize in the “Inicjatywy Entry” competition
Curator: Kaja Werbanowska
Promocyjna Gallery – Warsaw, Poland link

2014
“If There Is Anything Hereafter, It Will Be A Measureless Fortune”
During the exhibition, the work was presented for the first time under the same title as the exhibition, and the meeting was followed by a meeting and discussion with the author
Curator: Katarzyna Lewandowska
011 Gallery – Torun/PL link

Collective Exhibitions

2019
“Mud, or Intertidal Zone”
The exhibition presents works created during the STUPIN Art Residency STUPIN,
artists: “APD Project”, Zhuang Zhiwei, Guo Yichen, Ding Jianzhong, Chen Feihao, Back Garden Meng Chong, Shi Cenyan, Mariusz Wolny
curator: Kuo I-Chen(郭奕臣)
Fuzhou Pavilion, Banqiao 435 Arts and Cultural Zone, Taipei/TW link

2017
“Element”
Duo Exhibition of Mariusz Wolny and NIkolay Nedev
curator: Mariusz Wolny and Nikolay Nedev
Thames Side Studios – London/UK link

“A human being:
Collective exhibition of artists related to Deptford Cinema
curator: Deptford Life Drawing Collective
Deptford Cinema – London/UK link

2015
Post-residence exhibition
An exhibition presenting the artists’ works created during the art residency
Artists: Nina Galić, Delic Lidija, Emmanuel Lafont Gonzales, Adelina Gavrila, Alvira & Aloues Ferreira, Stefan Duru Moscu, Rene Djakovic Grgic, Mariusz Wolny
curator: Zoë Schoonbrood, Bryan Claessen
Glo`art Gallery – Lanaken/BE link

“Fish Eye 7”
Post-competition exhibition
Artists: Bażowska Natalia, Brandys Anna Maria, Bugalski Michał, Choróbski Mateusz, Doroszenko Ewa, Dragosz Emilia, Hyjek Michalk, Koszewnik Tomasz, Kozioł Ola, Kühl Aleksander, Lis Piotr among others
curator: Sebastian Cichocki, Roman Lewandowski
Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art – Ustka/PL link

2014
“More or Less Freedom?”
7th International Festival of Art on Billboards
artists: Monica Fraile Morisson, Aleksander Bąk, Filip Tofil, Marcelina Krzemińska, Krzysztof Białowicz, Nicholas Knight, Nikodem Pręgowski, Justin A. Langlois, Geo George, Agnieszka Popek-Banach and Kamil Banach, Joanna Górska, Rafał Góralski, Mina Bakliza, Elisabeth Ajtay, Sasha Pes
curator: Joanna Górska and Rafał Góralski, from the Rusz Gallery
Art Moves – The Festival Of Art On Billboards – Toruń/PL link

2013
Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art – Slupsk/PL
Endorfina – Warsaw/PL
Ergo Arena – Gdansk/PL

2012
Teatr Kwadrat – Warsaw/PL
Marcel Zamenhof, Mariusz Wolny
Mediations Biennale – Poznan/PL
Different Gallery – London/UK
Expo XXI – Warsaw/PL
Salon Gallery at Academy of Fine Arts – Warsaw/PL Book Art Museum– Lodz/PL

 

Awards and honors

2015
Honourable Mention at The Young Art Biennial “Fish Eye” 8 link
jury: Sebastian Cichocki, Mikołaj Iwański, Izabela Kowalczyk, Roman Lewandowski, Adam Mazur and Edyta Wolska
The winners and participants of the previous editions of the event include Wilhelm Sasnal, Rafał Bujnowski, Marcin Maciejowski or Paulina Ołowska.

2014
Finalist of contest „Art Moves” link
jury: Susan O’Malley / artist, curator / California, USA
Christine Wong Yap / artist / New York, USA
Joanna Górska / artist, curator, Art Moves Festival art director, Toruń, Poland

2013
Award „Inicjatywa Entry” link
jury: Agnieszka and Paweł Gieryński, Dariusz Wasylkowski, Jacek Werbanowski.

Award Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship
The Young Art Biennial „Fish Eye” 7 link
Jury: Sebastian Cichocki, Roman Lewandowski, Dorota Łagodzka, Justyna Ryczek, Edyta Wolska

Finalist „Artistic Journey of Hestia” link
jury: Piotr M. Śliwicki, Bogna Świątkowska, Karen Gunderson, Jarosław Fliciński
Hestia Artistic Journey’s actions are aimed at promoting young Polish artists.

2012
Finalist „Presentations” link
jury: Marcin Gronkowski, Iwona Grabowska, Urszula Podbielska-Kowalska
“Presentations” competition propagates contemporary jewellery in Poland, and artists searching for new trends, forms, materials, techniques and formal solutions.