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, PL

2017

light of water – BWA Zamość, PL

2015

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

2014

forgotten folk customs – Gardzienice Gallery, Lublin, PL

berenika kowalska – paintings – Stalowa Gallery, Warszawa, PL

2012

paintings – Kamienica Szołayskich, Kraków, PL

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, PL

2017

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

warschau ist feminin – Neuköllner Leuchtturm Gallerie, Berlin, Germany

2016

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

2015

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

3 young polish painters – La Xina A.R.T Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

body and things – Galeria Miejska, Wrocław, PL

8 women – Regionalne Towarzystwo Zachety, Częstochowa, PL

2014

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

strange stories – young polish narration painting – Stalowa Gallery, Warszawa, PL

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

the best diplomas of the academy of fine arts in Poland– Wielka Zbrojownia, Gdańsk, PL

9th Floor – Pr0-odlew Gallery, Kraków, PL

winter salon – Stalowa Gallery, Warszawa, PL

nice piece of art – Academy in Bronowice Gallery, Kraków, PL

strange stories- young polish narration painting - Meno Forma Gallery, Kowno, Lithuania