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Wilhelm Sasnal

  • 1972

    Born in Tarnow, Poland

  • 1999-4

    Studied Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków

  • 1994-2

    Studied Architecture at the Polytechnic in Kraków
    Lives and works in Kraków, Poland

  •  

    Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Sleep, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

  • 2017

    Fundacja Galerii Foksal, Warsaw, Poland
    Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2016

    Hauser & Wirth, Zürich, Switzerland

  • 2015

    Wilhelm Sasnal, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
    Columbus, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK
    Wilhelm Sasnal: Paintings, West Bund Art & Design Fair, Qiao Zhi Bing Art Space, Shanghai, China
    Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

  • 2014

    Lismore Castle Arts, Waterford, Ireland
    Lava, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2013

    Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    Artists’ Film Club: Anka and Wilhelm Sasnal, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, (film screening of It Looks Pretty from a Distance)
    Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2012

    Father, Foksal Foundation Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
    Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

  • 2011

    White Chapel Gallery, London, UK
    Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK
    Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico

  • 2010

    Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
    Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    Wilhelm Sasnal. Lata Walki / Years of Struggle, Sara Hildén
    Art Museum, Tampere, Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
    Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN

  • 2009

    Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK
    K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
    Fundacja Galerii Foksal, Warsaw, Poland
    Presentation in the Collection Rooms: Wilhelm Sasnal, Works from the Collection Martin, Neues Museum, Nürnberg, Germany
    Wilhelm Sasnal. Lata Walki / Years of Struggle, CAC – Centro de Arte Contemporàneo, Malaga, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
    Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2008

    Wilhelm Sasnal. Lata Walki / Years of Struggle, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy

  • 2007

    Wilhelm Sasnal. Lata Walki / Years of Struggle, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
    Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
    Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland
    Fundació la Caixa, Barcelona, Spain
    SI Swiss Institute, New York, NY
    Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    Boredom, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany

  • 2006

    Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Wzorzec kilograma, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, Poland
    Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
    Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK
    The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  • 2005

    MATRIX Program for Contemporary Art, The Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
    Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    Wilhelm Sasnal - Chinati Artist in Residence, The Locker Plant, Marfa, TX

  • 2004

    The Band, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland
    Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
    Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany
    ZAWA SROD, Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne, Germany
    Wilhelm Sasnal – Map Trap, Galerie Raster, Warsaw, Poland

  • 2003

    T-ów, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    Wilsa, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
    MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
    3 o’clock road block, Sadie Coles, London, UK
    Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany
    Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Wilhelm Sasnal – Monika Sasnowska, Galleria Laura Pecci, Milan, Italy
    MuHKA, Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp

  • 2002

    PHO, Galerie Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne, Germany
    Show on your hands – Look – Come closer, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw; Parel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 2001

    Cars and Men, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, Poland
    Everyday Life in Poland between 1999 and 2001, Galeria Raster, Warsaw, Poland

  • 2000

    Board Game, Galeria Potocka, Cracow, Poland

  • 1999

    The Hundred Pieces, Galeria Zderzak, Cracow, Poland
    Painting, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
    The Crowd, billboards of Galeria Otwarta

  • 1998

    Private–Public, billboards of Galeria Otwarta
    A Natural Holyday, billboards of Galeria Otwarta 

  •  

    Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    In Tune with the World, Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris, France

  • 2017

    From Pablo Picasso to Robert Rauschenberg, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Germany
    Beyeler Collection/Remix
    , Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland
    Kunstwerk Leben
    , Zentrum für verfolgte Künste, Solingen, Germany
    PAINTING
    , LeeAhn Gallery, Daegu, South Korea

  • 2016

    Beyeler Collection/Remix, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland
    L’arte differente: MOCAK al MAXXI
    , Rome, Italy
    40th Mostra, São Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil
    Medicine in Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Poland
    Happy Ending, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, France
    La memoria finalmente. Arte in Polonia: 1989-2016, (Memory at last. Art in Poland: 1989-2016), Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena, Italy
    Genarational: Polish Art in Marl, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl, Germany
    Love Performance, Galeria Labirynt, Lubin, Poland
    Activities with Family, Galeria Raster, Warsaw, Poland
    The Regional Collection of Contemporary Art, Warsaw National Museum, Poland

  • 2015

    Unrealism, presented by Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch, The Moore Building, Miami
    Design District, Miami, FL
    Seven Artists from the John Kaldor Family Collection, Art Galler of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Back to the Abyss, Belfort Museum of Fine Arts, Belfort, France
    COLLECTING LINES, Chapter II, Villa Flora, Winterthur, Switzerland
    Pequod, Esther Schipper & Johnen Galerie at 11 Columbia, Monaco
    Dio Horia in Mykonos, Dio Horia Gallery, Mykonos, Greece
    Sommerkino, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
    State of Life: Polish Contemporary Art within a Global Circumstance, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
    Poland – Israel – Germany: the Auschwitz Experience, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland
    ART IN MUSIC | Works from the ACT Art Collection, The Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen, Germany
    Tracing Shadows, PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    Procedures for the Head. Polish Art Today, Dom Umenia, Kunsthalle Bratislava, Slovakia
    Die Beiläufigkeit der Dinge, Overbeck-Gesellschaft Verein von Kunstfreunden, Lübeck, Germany
    How to (live with) things that don’t exist: an exhibition developed out of the 31st São Paulo Biennial, Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal

  • 2014

    A Place Where We Could Go, NoPlace, Oslo, Norway
    Dark Chambers, On Melancholy and Depression, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, Belgium
    Secret Passions: Private Flemish Collections, lille3000, Lille, France
    The Hidden Picture: Collecting Art at Ing, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
    How to (…) things that don’t exist, 31st Bienal de São Paolo, São Paolo, Brazil
    Painter’s Painters: Gifts from Alex Katz, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
    Love Story – Anne & Wolfgang Titze Collection, Winter Palace & 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria
    Daring to Ask: Collisions with the Collection Marta, Martha Herford, Herford, Germany
    Histories: Works From The Serralves Collection, Museu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto
    Die Beste Aller Welten, Staedtische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhorn, Germany
    Ruptures & Convergences, KUAD GALLERY, Istanbul, Turkey
    The Day Is Too Short (A Few Autobiographical Stories), Bwa Sokol Gallery Of Contemporary Art, Nowy Sacz, Poland
    In the Near Future, The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
    Somos Libres II: Works from the Mario Testino Collection, curated by Neville Wakefield, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin, Italy
    The Day Is Too Short (A Few Autobiographical Stories), Galeria Miejska Arsenal, Poznan, Poland

  • 2013

    Presenting the Vincent, GEM Museum Voor Actuele Kunst, The Hague, The Netherlands
    A Boy Grows to Become a Knight: A Discourse on Masculinity in Polish Culture from the End of the 18th Century until Today, Krakow, Poland
    British British Polish Polish: Art from Europe’s Edges in the Long ‘90s and Today, CCA Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw; Williams College Museum of Art,
    Williamstown, MA
    Extra Kino – Wilhelm Sasnal: Short Films, OK Centre for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria
    Showing its colours: What makes art, Martha Herford, Herford, Germany
    Today's Art Makes Tomorrow's Poland, Musuem of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
    An Idea of Beauty, Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Florence, Italy
    In the Heart of the Country: The collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
    A Puppet, a Pauper, a Pirate, a Poet, a Pawn and a King, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

  • 2012

    A House of Leaves, The David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK
    SaltVanAbbe, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands, Salt, Istanbul, Turkey
    Image Counter Image,  Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
    American and European paintings from the collection of Marx, Muzeum Narodowe w Szczecin, Poland
    Struggles, Maison Particulière Art Center, Brussels, Belgium
    Rearview Mirror: New Art from Central & Eastern Europe, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

  • 2011

    Verschiebungsersatz, Kimmerich, New York, NY, curated by David Rimanelli
    Chagall and the Russian Avant-Garde: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Centre
    Pomoidou
    , Paris, Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario, Canada
    The Second Strike, Herziliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzilyya, Israel
    Welraum: Die Kunst und ein Traum, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
    Freshly Unpacked - How Art Ages, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany
    Painting Between The Lines, California College of the Arts Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
    The Power of Fantasy, Palais des Beauz-Arts Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    Tomorrow is the Question, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium
    Rearview Mirror: New Art from Central and Eastern Europe, The Power Plant, Ontario, Canada
    Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico

  • 2010

    How Soon Now, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
    Villa Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland
     XVII. Rohkunstbau, Schloss Marquardt, Marquardt-Potsdam, Germany
    fast forward 2. The Power of Motion – Media Art Sammlung Goetz, ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
    Conversation Pieces. A Chamber Play, Act III, Scene 3, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany

  • 2009

    The Reach of Realism, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
    Wilhelm Sasnal. Werke aus der Sammlung Martin, Neues Museum, Nürnberg, Germany
    Hellwach gegenwärtig - Ausblicke auf die Sammlung Marta, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
    Monument to Transformation, City Gallery, Prag, Czech Republic
    Invasion of Sound. Music and the Visual Arts, Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
    International Collection of Contemporary Art 5th Edition, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland
    Something Else!!!!, MAN, Nuoro, Italy
    Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
    Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault Collection, Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy
    Play, Part 1 – The Game and the Players. Strange and Close, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

  • 2008

    Family and Friends, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    Life on Mars:  55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
    Never let the truth get in the way of a good story, Site Gallery, Sheffield, England
    T2 Torino Triennale, Turin, Italy
    Heartland, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
    I Am Never at Home, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
    back to black - schwarz in der aktuellen malerei, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
    Peripherer Blick und kollektiver Körper, Museion, Bolzano, Italy
    Du Dialogue Social, Motorenhalle, Dresden, Germany
    Ad Absurdum, MARTa Herford, Germany
    Glasgow International 2008, Glasgow, Scotland
    Manual CC, uqbar, Berlin, Germany
    The Painting of Modern Life, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy           

  • 2007

    1,2,3… Avant-Gardes, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain
    Playback, Musée d’ Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
    Gesellschaftsbilder. Zeitgenossische Malerei, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
    Who’s got the Big Picture? Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium
    Frisch gestrichen, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland
    What is Painting?, MoMA, New York, NY
    Untitled, Swiss Institute, New York, NY
    The Present, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Last News, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdańsk, Poland
    Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK
    Painting Now!, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Airs de Paris, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
    Old School, Hauser & Wirth, London, England
    Bare Life, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
    The Weasel: Pop Music and Contemporary Art, South London Gallery, London, UK
    Lights, Camera, Action: Artists Films for the Cinema, Whitney Museum, New York, NY
    Polish Painting of the 21st Century, Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

  • 2006

    Grey Flags, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York, NY
    Infinite Painting: Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin Centre, Coidropo, Italy
    Imagens em Pintura, Havekost, Kahrs, Plessen, Sasnal, Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal
    Sammlung Marx in Hamburger Bahnhof, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
    1,2,3… Avant-Gardes, Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland
    Melancholia, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel
    The Vincet 2006, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Essential Painting, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
    The Triumph of Painting, The Saatchi Collection, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK
    Imagination Becomes Reality, Pt. V: Fantasy and Fiction, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany

  • 2005

    What’s New Pussycat? Museum for Modern Art, Frankfurt, Germany
    ATOMICA – making the invisible visible, Esso Gallery and Lombard Freid Fine Arts, New York, NY
    Material Time/Work Time/Life Time, Reykjavik Arts Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland
    It takes some time to open an oyster, Centre Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
    The Triumph of Painting, The Saatchi Collection, London, UK
    Prague Biennale 2, Prague, Czech Republic

  • 2004

    Some Forgotten Place, Matrix, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
    Nowa Huta, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany
    Werke aus der Sammlung Boros, Museum für moderne Kunst, Karlsruhe
    MUHKA de collectie, MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
    Time and again, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Biennale de Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • 2003

    4ever Young, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel
    Hauser & Wirth Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland
    Creeping Revolution 2, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden
    Hidden In A Daylight, Hotel pod Jeleniem, Cieszyn, Poland

  • 2002

    Painting on the Move, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Pause, 4th Gwangju Bienniale, Gwangju, South Korea
    Urgent Painting, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
    Raster – aktuelle Kunst aus Polen, Museum Viadrana – Junkerhaus, Frankfurt, Germany
    A Need For Realism. Solitude In Ujazdowski, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland
    Pod Brunatnym Jeleniem, Hotel, curated by Joanna Mytkowska, Andrzej Przywara, Adam  
    Szymczyk, Cieszyn, Poland

  • 2001

    Painters’ Competition, Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biala, Poland
    The Good, Galeria Raster, Warsaw, Poland
    1st Tirana Biennial, Tirana, Albania
    Bureaucracy, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, Poland
    In Between, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL 
    Popelita/Pop-elite, Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow, Poland 
    Rybie of Fisheye, BWA Gallery, Slupsk, Poland

  • 2000

    Scena 2000, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
    100% Painting, BWA Gallery, Poznan, Poland
    Visual Art – Simple Life, Edit-Russ Haus, Oldenburg, Germany
    Paint Me, BWA, Zielone Góra, Poland

  • 1999

    What Yousee is what you get, Medium Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia

  • 1997

    Seven Young Painters, French Cultural Institute, Cracow, Poland

 
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