Berenika Kowalska

Born February 14, 1989 in Lublin, Poland. In 2014 she graduated the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków. She has a diploma obtained at the interdisciplinary studio of prof. Zbigniew Bajek. In 2010, she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in Leon Tarasewicz studio, in an exchange program 'MOST' for the best students. In 2011 she graduated at the inter-Open Studio Fashion Design. She received a lot of awards for painting, drawing and textile art by the Council of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Kraków. In 2014, she received a scholarship from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. She was selected as one of the artists representing Poland at JCE Biennale 2015-2017 (Jeune Creation Europeenne). In 2017 she received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. In 2017, her painting was bought for the National Museum collection in Gdańsk, Poland. In 2019 she participed in Shiro Oni Studio art residency in Japan. She lives and works in Warsaw.

solo exhibitions

2018

how many colours make up your abstract painting- Polish Art Foundation Gallery, Warsaw

2017

light of water – BWA Zamość

2015

berenika kowalska – paintings – Stalowa Gallery & BWA Zamość self – Artrakt Gallery, Wrocław

2014

forgotten folk customs – Gardzienice Gallery, Lublin

berenika kowalska – paintings – Stalowa Gallery, Warszawa

2012

paintings – Kamienica Szołayskich, Kraków

group exhibitions

2019

kana art festival – Onishi, Japan

young polish painting/ collection of the National Museum in Gdańsk- Basil Alkazzi & Halima Nałęcz Acquisition Fund - The Palac of Art, Gdańsk

2017

24h BRL/WAW – private space, curated by Paulina Olszewska

warschau ist feminin – Neuköllner Leuchtturm Gallerie, Berlin

2016

JCE european biennale of contemporary art – Vra, Wrocław, Cesis, Como, Figures

2015

JCE european biennale of young contemporary art – Ville de Montrouge, Paris

3 young polish painters – La Xina A.R.T Gallery, Barcelona body and things – Galeria Miejska, Wrocław 8 women – Regionalne Towarzystwo Zachety, Częstochowa

2014

stalowe young plein-airs of 2013 – Stalowa Gallery, Warszawa winter salon – Stalowa Gallery, Warszawa

strange stories – young polish narration painting – Stalowa Gallery, Warszawa, Meno Forma Gallery, Kowno, Litwa

the best diplomas of the academy of fine arts in Kraków – Palace of Art, Kraków

the best diplomas of the academy of fine arts in Poland– Wielka Zbrojownia, Gdańsk nice piece of art – Academy in Bronowice Gallery, Kraków

9th Floor – Pr0-odlew Gallery, Kraków