Dawid Radziszewski

Katarzyna Przezwańska

Born in 1984, studied Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (2003–2009). In her artistic practice, she often refers to nature and architecture. She combines both of these fields in an effort to improve the quality of human life, constantly trying to make art useful. She is inspired by both vernacular architecture and the 20th-century classics as well as geological phenomena and vegetative processes. Przezwańska is the author of architectural interventions, installations, and paintings, where she often uses natural materials: rocks, minerals, and plants. Lives and works in Warsaw.

 

works in collections

  • Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, PL
  • Zachęta – National Art Gallery, Warsaw, PL
  • Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL
  • The ING Polish Art Foundation Collection, Warsaw, PL
  • Bank Pekao S.A. collection, Warsaw, PL
  • European Central Bank Collection, Frankfurt, D
 
Katarzyna Przezwańska
Lovers 2
2018
tamarind pods, car paint, marble
10 × 11 × 11 cm

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Lovers 2
2018
tamarind pods, car paint, marble
10 × 11 × 11 cm

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Lovers 2
2018
tamarind pods, car paint, marble
10 × 11 × 11 cm


Some of Przezwańska's sculptures, all or in details only, are painted with bright, neon or metallic paint and varnish, usually used for car tuning.

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Untitled
2018
cassis cornuta shell, bean seed, car paint
18 × 13 × 16 cm

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Untitled
2018
cassis cornuta shell, bean seed, car paint
18 × 13 × 16 cm

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Untitled
2018
cassis cornuta shell, bean seed, car paint
18 × 13 × 16 cm


Katarzyna Przezwańska
Untitled
2018
calamite plant fossil (around 300 milion years old), acrylic
10 × 7 × 1 cm

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Untitled
2018
calamite plant fossil (around 300 milion years old), acrylic
10 × 7 × 1 cm

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Untitled
2018
calamite plant fossil (around 300 milion years old), acrylic
10 × 7 × 1 cm


It’s a common practice to „touch up” specimens in natural history museums to enhance their characteristics, like faint leaf imprints. Przezwańska uses the same manner in an exaggerated way to explore ways in which we collect, preserve, and present geological artifacts.⁠

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Early Polishness
2017
diorama: synthetic materials, paper
130 × 159 × 318 cm

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Early Polishness
2017
diorama: synthetic materials, paper
130 × 159 × 318 cm

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Early Polishness
2017
diorama: synthetic materials, paper
130 × 159 × 318 cm


The mock-up offers a panoramic view of contemporary Warsaw two hundred million years ago.

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Playground
2015
stones, steel, polyurethane

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Playground
2015
stones, steel, polyurethane

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Playground
2015
stones, steel, polyurethane


Mimicking typical jungle gym equipment, each element was made of cut boulders and painted metal tubes.

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Playground
2015
stones, steel, polyurethane

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Playground
2015
stones, steel, polyurethane

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Playground
2015
stones, steel, polyurethane


Katarzyna Przezwańska
Series of interventions in Bródno Sculpture Park, Warsaw
2010

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Series of interventions in Bródno Sculpture Park, Warsaw
2010

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Series of interventions in Bródno Sculpture Park, Warsaw
2010


Przezwańska emphasized various phenomena – pavement cracks, park infrastructure, natural vegetation, etc. with paint. Its colors are referring to the surrounding residential buildings.

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Series of interventions in Bródno Sculpture Park, Warsaw
2010

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Series of interventions in Bródno Sculpture Park, Warsaw
2010

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Series of interventions in Bródno Sculpture Park, Warsaw
2010


Katarzyna Przezwańska
Series of interventions in Bródno Sculpture Park, Warsaw
2010

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Series of interventions in Bródno Sculpture Park, Warsaw
2010

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Series of interventions in Bródno Sculpture Park, Warsaw
2010


Katarzyna Przezwańska
Untitled
2015
polyurethane, chipboard

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Untitled
2015
polyurethane, chipboard

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Untitled
2015
polyurethane, chipboard


The surface of an unused fountain in front of the National Museum in Warsaw was covered with resin, imitating the water color and thus symbolically restoring its old function.

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Untitled
2014

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Untitled
2014

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Untitled
2014


A mock-up proposal for the parliament of Poland. Based on a questionnaire carried out with parliament members Przezwanska proposed a new color-scheme and seating arrangements in faith that it would positively impact their decision-making process.

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Fountain
2011

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Fountain
2011

Katarzyna Przezwańska
Fountain
2011


This work was designed for the modernist building of Art Center in Mościce town, as a sentimantal homage to its original sandstone foyer walls. A mechanism installed in the ceiling dispenses water into the fountain, drop by drop.

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solo exhibitions

2020

  • Sculpture, Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Warsaw, PL
  • Untitled (island), permanent public project, University of Warsaw, PL

2019

  • Je vais à paris en voiture, Galerie Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, FR
  • ART BASEL STATEMENTS, with Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Basel, CH

2018

  • NADA Miami, with Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Miami, USA
  • LISTE Art Fair Basel, with Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Basel, CH

2017

  • Early Polishness, Dawid Radziszewsk Galleryi, Warsaw, PL
  • NOT FAIR, Warsaw, PL
  • 19 geological specimens found in Poland, Art Walk, Warsaw, PL

2016

  • Hello, Lambdalambdalambda, Pristina, RKS
  • Kasia Przezwańska x Lado ABC, Ladomek, Warsaw, PL

2015

  • On the shoulders of giants (with Beatrix Szörényi), Futura, Prague, CZ
  • Goodness Happiness Beauty, Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Warsaw, PL
  • Viennacontemporary, with Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Vienna, AT

2014

  • Sphere, project in the urban space, Katowice Cultural Center, Katowice, PL
  • Naturally, Mieszkanie Gepperta, Wrocław, PL

2013

  • Maria Pinińska-Bereś, Drawings, Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Warsaw, PL
  • Nice and Pleasant, CCA Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, PL

2012

  • Warmhaus, Abteibergmuseum, Monchengladbach, DE
  • Small things, BWA Katowice, PL

2011

  • Natural selection, Kolonie Gallery, Warsaw, PL
  • Frieze Art Fair, London, UK

2010

  • Polish Alphabet 2, BWA Tarnów, PL

2009

  • Wrzeciono 5 m. 145 (diploma exhibition), private apartment, Warsaw, PL

group exhibitions

2021

  • Collection Co-selection, CCA Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, PL
  • You Shall Have Yourselves a Monument, Yet It Will Never Sing, MOS, Gorzów, PL

2020

  • Egg, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, DE
  • Sen tropikalnego słońca. Witkacy i Zakopane, Muzeum Tatrzańskie, Zakopane, PL

2019

  • Swamp, Berlinskej model, Prague, CZ
  • As x as y, Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, PL
  • Body Experience… is the Center of Creation, Gallery Artbeat, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Freedoms, Cosmopolitan, Warsaw, PL
  • Place. Instrukcja użycia, Pawilon Zodiak, Warsaw, PL
  • The Spirit of Nature and Other Fairy Tales (Duch natury i inne bajki. 20-lecie Fundacji Sztuki Polskiej ING), Muzeum Śląskie, Katowice, PL
  • I have never painted a painting (Nigdy nie namalowałem obrazu), lokal_30, Warsaw, PL

2018

  • Extinction, Artemis Fontana, Paris, F
  • Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More, RIBOCA (Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art), Riga, LV
  • Everything Is Art to Me. An Exhibition for Children, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL
  • The State is not a Work of Art, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, EST
  • Beyond the River, Bad Muskau, Neues Schloss und Park, DE
  • The Future Will Be Different. Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL
  • Plac Małachowskiego 3, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL
  • Flow: W Dzikiej Kocham się Wiśle, Gdańska Galeria Miejska, Gdańsk, PL
  • Groszowe Sprawy Deluxe, Bazar Namysłowska, Warsaw, PL

2017

  • The Joy of New Constructions. (Post)War Utopias of Marian Bogusz, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL
  • Love, Memory, Curiosity, Polana Institute, Geological Museum, Warsaw, PL
  • 298 111, OFF Museum, Katowice, PL
  • Temporary Store-room – Sculpture: Case Study 1, PLATO, Ostrava, CZ
  • Late Polishness, CCA Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, PL

2016

  • Distance, BWA, Bielsko-Biała, PL
  • Nothing About You Without Us, Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, PL
  • Łysa Góra Experiment – 50 Years, The Zachęta Project Room, Warsaw, PL
  • Survival Kit 8, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga, LV
  • Assembled, Disassembled, The Zachęta Project Room, Warsaw, PL
  • Contemporary Art from Poland, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, DE
  • Art in Our Age (Sztuka w naszym wieku), Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL
  • Art in Our Age (Sztuka w naszym wieku), BWA Katowice, PL
  • Small Sculptural Forms (Małe formy rzeźbiarskie), BWA Warszawa, PL

2015

  • M-Z Route, installation in the courtyard of the National Museum, Warsaw, PL
  • Open City, Lublin, PL
  • Pure Formality, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, PL
  • Procedures for the Head – Polish Art Today, Kunsthalle Bratislava, SK
  • For Me Abstraction Is Real!, Boccanera Arte Contemporanea, Trento, IT

2014

  • As you can see – Polish Art Today, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, PL
  • The dream of Warsaw, Fondazione Pastifcio Cerere, Rome, IT
  • Survival Art Review, Wrocław, PL

2013

  • Learning from Warsaw, Museum Bärengasse, Zurich, CH
  • Learning from Warsaw, PORTOS, Warsaw, PL
  • Handy ones, Arsenał, Poznań, PL
  • BRITISH BRITISH POLISH POLISH, CCA Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, PL
  • Alternativa 2013, Instytut Sztuki Wyspa, Gdańsk, PL

2012

  • A Material World, PSM Gallery, Berlin, DE
  • Higher Atlas, Marrakech Biennale 4, Marrakech, MA
  • Samozapłon, Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biała, PL

2011

  • New Order, Art Stations gallery, Poznań, PL
  • Tarnów. 1000 Years of Modernity, BWA Tarnów, PL
  • Landscape of the Future, CCA Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, PL
  • Peace, Arsenał, Białystok, PL
  • Selected projects, BWA Zielona Góra, PL

2010

  • Bródno Sculpture Park (permanent exhibition), Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, PL
  • No sleep!, BWA Zielona Góra, PL
  • Ultra Silvam / Beyond the Forest, WAS – Wonderland Art Space, Copenhagen, DK
  • Fitting the Space, 98 weeks project, Beirut, LB

2009

  • The Beginning of Exotic Journey, Avant-Garde Institute, Warsaw, PL
  • Warsaw Under Construction, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, PL
  • Sławek Pawszak feat. Kasia Przezwańska, Galeria A, Warsaw, PL