Grzegorz Stefański, born in 1983 in Czluchow (PL), lives and works in London and Warsaw. Author of multi-channel installations, films, photographs and performances. His artistic practice is located at the nexus of psychology, choreography and film, primarily concerned with identity and the politics of embodiment. The themes he has investigated include post-patriarchal masculinity and vulnerability, micro-choreographies of violence and care, private history recorded in one's body and the legacy of European cinematography. In 2017 he won the Ivan Juritz Prize in London and the Grand Prix at the Biennale of Young Art in Poland. In 2020 he received Stuart Croft Foundation Award.

He concluded his artistic education at The Slade School of Fine Art in London and Mirosław Bałka’s Studio of Spatial Activities in Warsaw. Before attending art school, he earned a master’s degree in philosophy, run music radio show and made his artistic debut in with solo exhibition during Cracow Photomonth Festival in 2010.

His works have been exhibited and screened at the Louvre Museum (2019), HKW Berlin (2019), Whitechapel Gallery in London (2018), Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2018), Ujazdowski Castle Centre of Contemporary Art (2018), Manifesta 11 in Zurich (2016), Pastificio Cerere Foundation in Rome (2014) and the NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 in New York (2010). He has collaborated, among others, with Nowy Teatr in Warsaw (2016), National Museum in Warsaw (2017), and Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art in Cracow (2018).

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Education

2018 MA Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, London
2016 Masters in Miroslaw Balka Studio of Spatial Activities, Academy of Art, Warsaw
2013 Undergraduate degree in Photography, University of Arts in Poznan, Poland
2008 Masters in Philosophy, Jagiellonian University, Cracow

Solo Exhibitions


2018 the third pier, Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art, Ustka
2018 spill, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw
2017 choke, L’étrangère Gallery, London
2016 do-over, New Theatre, Warsaw

2015 new face, Lookout Gallery, Warsaw

2014 go-see, Zpafiska Gallery, Cracow

2010 emptybottles, Goldex-Poldex Gallery, Cracow

Awards

2020 Stuart Croft Foundation Award
2018 The 13th Busan International Video Art Festival, Busan
2017 Ivan Juritz Prize, London
2017 Grand Prix at The Biennale of Young Art, Poland
2016 Felix Slade Award, London
2014 Digital_ia Festiwal, Poland (2nd prize)

Nominations

2019 Artists' Collecting Society Studio Prize
2018 Project Room Award, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
2018 Kenneth Armitage Foundation Post-graduate Prize, London
2017 Margherita and Mario Crema Travel Award, London
2016 Short Waves Festival, Poznan

Residencies

2018-19 Sarabande Foundation, London
2018 Visegrad Fund Visual and Sound Arts Residency, INI Project, Prague
2018 Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art Residency, Ustka, Poland
2018
Artists Development Programme, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
2017 Cove Park, Scotland

2017 The National Museum, Warsaw
2015 residency at Apollonia Foundation, Strasburg

Group Exhibitions & Screenings

2019

SAA|VAS Open, Royal Scottich Academy, Edinburgh
Les Instants Vidéo, Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, HKW Berlin, curated by Jean-François Rettig and Nathalie Hénon
Stable, Sarabande Foundation, London
NAE Open, New Art Exchange, Nottingham
Footnote12: No Medium, Exhibitions Bureau, Warsaw, curated by Barbara Piwowarska
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, The Louvre Museum, Paris, curated by Jean-François Rettig and Nathalie Hénon

2018

Can you feel it?, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cracow
Narracje #10, Gdańsk, Poland
The 13th Busan International Video Art Festival, Busan, South Korea
Artists Developement Programme, Luxembourg
Slade Graduate Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London
Departament of Presence, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
Open Screenings, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2017

Slade Interim Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London

Young Art Biennale Fish Eye 9, Ustka, Poland
Clinic //2, The London Design Festival

Brave or Stupid, performance, Morskie Oko Park, Warsaw

15th SURVIVAL Art Review, Wrocław
Summer Brake, Salon Akademii gallery, Warsaw

Short Wave Film Festiwal, screening, Poznań

Nothing Happens, The Fort Institute of Photography, Warsaw

Have You Seen This Women, Chalton Gallery, London

On Primrose Hill, group show, Primrose Hill, London

Authentic Tongues, Bloomsbury Theatre, London


2016

Work Work Work, Leipzigerstrasse 63 – Berlin / Marszałkowska street 19 – Warsaw

Visual Spa, Blue Tower, Warsaw

Is There Somewhere?, delegated performance, Manifesta 11, Zyrych

Studio for Students: Video Art Now, Studio Gallery, Warsaw

Short Waves Festival, screening, Poznań
Wola Warm+Up, group show at Wola Musem, Warsaw


2015

Team, Salon of Academy Gallery, Warsaw
Exquisite Corps of Polish Photography, BWA Avangard Gallery, Wrocław
Does on your island night begins later?, Gdansk Shipyard, Gdańsk
Mimicry, National Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw

Just between us, those videos are very serious ones, BWA Zielona Góra Gallery
The memory of a crying tree (...), WRO Media Art Bienalle, Wrocław

2014

Myths. Students/Artists/Teachers. A process of exchange Fondazione Pasti cio Cerere Gallery, Rome
No yawning, New Theatre, Warsaw

inSpirations Festival, group show, 13Muz Gallery, Szczecin
darkroom, action performed in Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Cracow
Just between us, those videos are very serious ones, 1A Collective, Poznań
Digital_ia Festival, group show, 13 Muz Gallery, Szczecin

2013

Hole, group show, TRAFO Gallery, Szczecin

2011

NY Art Book Fair, MoMa PS1, New York

Second Annual Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair, New York

Publish yourself!, Czułość Gallery, Warsaw