Agata Nowosielska, foto Tomek Zerek

Painter, curator and author of texts on art. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk from the Painting Department in 2006. She is also a graduate of the Hochschule für Künste Bremen and Post-Graduate Museum-Curatorial Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow.

She has been linked with the Gdańsk Shipyard and the Young City since 2004, from the time of her solo debut at Jakub Bielawski’s gallery of experimental art –Klosz Art, and her solo at the Artist’s Colony, run by Sylwester Gałuszka and Mikołaj Robert Jurkowski.

Currently, she co-operates with Żak Club in Gdańsk.

The list of her most important solo exhibitions contains: 2019, Odludzkie, BWA Zielona Góra, curator: Iwona Bigos, 2017, How I ended up becoming a painter, Poland Encounters, curator: Ralf Lake, Oldenburg, Germany 2016, Holy Place, Växjö Konsthall (Sweden), curator: Martin Schibli, 2015,Into the Baroque, the Gdańsk City Gallery, curator: Maria Sasin,2014, Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow, the Artists’ Colony, Dolna 4, Dolne Miasto, Gdańsk, curators: Sylwester Gałuszka, Mikołaj Robert Jurkowski; 2014, Domino, Galerie Herold, Bremen, curator: Norbert Bauer.

Collective exhibitions: 2018 Ona –Energia, Stolarska/Krupowicz Gallery, Warsaw,2017 the 9thGrassomania Festival, Gdańsk,2016 From longing to belonging, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong China, curators: Ying Kwok, Jolanta Woszczenko, 2016, Friends from the seaside in Wroclaw-in the frame of Wroclaw-European Cultural Capital 2015,Exporting Gdańsk-Painting Biennal,HDLU Zagreb Croatia, curator: Katarzyna Kosmala 2015,Absolwent,liquid identities, Wyspa Art Institute, curator: Grzegorz Klaman, 2014,It’s not my story, Gdańsk City Gallery (together with Günter Grass) curator: Marta Wróblewska, Close Stranger, Klaipeda, Gdańsk, Kalliningrad; 2012, the 4th NarrationsFestival –I am a Tourist Here Myself, Gdańsk, curator: Jolanta Woszczenko; Farewell to a Fairy Tale, BWA Studio Wrocław; Marvellocracy, Mock-up Room at the Wyspa Institute of Art; 8th Eugeniusz Geppert Competition, Wrocław; Repairs Department, Wyspa Institute of Art; Jeune Creation Centquatre, Paris; Baltic Sea Days, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

She has curated many exhibitions, for example: 2013, Anna Witkowska’s Beautiful World, Żak Club, Gdańsk; 2012, Patrycja Orzechowska’s Greetings from Eternity, Żak Club; Anna Reinert’s Sparkle, Żak Club; 2011, Katarzyna Krakowiak’s View, Żak Club; Małgorzata Będowska’s Posters, Żak Club; 2012, Paradise Lost, in the series of Dialogues, Gdańsk City Gallery; and 2012, Summer of Youth, the Zachęta Gallery, Warsaw.

She is a grantee of Bremerkunstipendium, 2007; 2016 grantee of Adam Mickiewicz Institute( Cultural Poland),The Cultural Grant of the City of Gdańsk, 2010,2014, 2018. In 2014, she received the Grant for the Creators of Culture from the Provincial Marshal of Pomerania. 2013-2014 –a grantee in the international project Close Stranger in co-operation with Łaźnia CCA.

Nowosielska’s texts have been published in many places among which are: Intertext,, Exit, Panopticum.