Grzegorz Stefański (b. 1983) is a visual artist, author of video installations, films and photographs. He lives and works in London where he is current artist in residence at Sarabande Foundation. A graduate of The Slade School of Fine art in London and Miroslaw Balka’s Studio of Spatial Activities at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He also earned his master’s degree in philosophy at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. In 2017 he won the Ivan Juritz Prize in London and the Grand Prix at the Biennale of Young Art in Poland.

His artistic practice is located at the nexus of psychology, performance and film, primarily concerned with power, identity and the politics of embodiment. The themes he has investigated include the legacy of European cinematography, private history recorded in one's body, cultural determinants of masculinity, and micro-choreographies of violence.

He made his debut in 2010 with solo exhibition at the Goldex-Poldex Cooperative during Krakow Photomonth Festival. Since then, he has exhibited his works at the Whitechapel Gallery in London (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 Bloomsbury Theatre in London, Nowy Teatr in Warsaw, Królikarnia/National Museum in Warsaw, and Bunkier Sztuki Gallery in Kraków.

Contact
stefanskigrzegorz[at]gmail.com
UK (0) 7956 747 310
PL (0) 506 354 502

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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 (On now) 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 & Residencies

2018 (On now) Artist in residence for 2018/2019 at Sarabande Foundation in London
2018 (On now) Visegrad Fund Visual and Sound Arts Residency, INI Project, Prague
2018 Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art Residency, Ustka, Poland
2018
Artists Development Programme residency, Luxembourg
2018 Kenneth Armitage Foundation Post-graduate Prize, London (shortlistd)
2017 Ivan Juritz Prize, London

2017 Cove Park residency, Scotland

2017 Grand Prix at the Biennale of Young Art, Poland
2017 residency in Królikarnia/National Museum in Warsaw
2017 Margherita and Mario Crema Travel Award, London (shortlisted)
2016 Felix Slade Award, London

2016 Short Waves Festival, Poznan (shortlisted)

2015 residency at Apollonia Foundation, Strasburg, France

2014 Digital_ia Festiwal, Poland (2nd prize)

Group Exhibitions

2018

(On now) 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

Survival festiwal, 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