12-04-2013 Exhibition in Zacheta National Gallery of Art. Aneta Grzeszykowska Smierc i Dziewczyna Death and the Maiden

Aneta Grzeszykowska and Jan Smaga were born in 1974 in Warsaw, where they continue to live and work. Grzeszykowska is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Architecture and the city’s Fine Arts Academy. Jan Smaga also studied at the Warsaw Fine Arts Academy. In 1999, they were awarded a prize for their “4/51 Dolna Street” project, which was presented as part of the “Images of Europe” competition, organized by the European Foundation for Culture, and in 2000, they won first prize in the “Music in Warsaw” poster competition.



2008 “Karlskorona Konsthall”, Karlskorona, Sweden
2007 “Untitled Film Sills, Raster at Art Statements”, Art Basel,   Switerland (Aneta Grzeszykowska) / “Portraits, Photomonth”, Cracow, Poland (Aneta Grzeszykowska) /
Polnisches Institut, Duesseldorf, Germany
2006 “Projekty, Kronika”, Bytom, Poland / Polnisches Institut, Berlin, Germany / “New works”, Raster, Warsaw, Poland (Aneta Grzeszykowska)
2005 “Album” (solo project by Aneta Grzeszykowska), Raster,Warsaw, Poland / Robert Mann Gallery, New York, USA
2004 “Plan”, Raster, Warsaw, Poland / “Plan”, Fons Welters Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
1999 “India”, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Polan / “Ice installation”, Kuchnia Gallery, Warsaw, Poland



2008 “Polish Venus 2008”, Miesiac Fotografii, Cracow, Poland / “Betonowe dziedzictwo”, Instytut Polski w Rzymie, Italy / “Update. Review of New Polish Photography”, Miesiac Fotografii, Cracow, Poland / Efekt czerwonych oczu. Fotografia polska XXI wieku, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Ppland
2007 “Raster Haircut”, Rental, New York, USA / “Random in Radom”, Museum of Modern Art, Radom, Poland / “Visual games”, Szara Gallery, Cieszyn, Poland / “At Last, Something New!”, The National Museum, Krakow, Polan / “Reminded, Changeable, Rebelious”, Biennale of Photography, Arsenal Municipal Gallery Arsenal, Poznan, Poland / “Betonowe dziedzictwo. Od Le Corbusiera do blokersów”, Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland / Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain (Aneta Grzeszykowska) / “Reality Effect”, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland / “Anachronism”, Argos Centre for Art & Media, Brussels, Belgium (Aneta Grzeszykowska) / “The New Documentalists”, BWA Gallery, Zielona Gora, Poland
2006 “A Night of Cutting-Edge Contemporary Art from Poland: Video, Performance and Other Media”, Consulate General of Poland in New York, New York, US / “Imhibition – panel of works”, The National Museum, Cracow, Poland (Aneta Grzeszykowska) / “POZA, Real Art Ways”, Hartford, USA  / “Pre-Emptive”, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switerland (Aneta Grzeszykowska) / Part of the process 2, Galeria Zero, Milan, Italy (Aneta Grzeszykowska)
/ “The New Documentalists”, Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland / 4th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany (Aneta Grzeszykowska) / “Is it better to be a good artist or a good person?”, Raster at Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, USA / “I-Image”, The Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia
2005 “Habitat” 6th Baltic Contemporary Art Biennial, National Museum, Szczecin, Poland / “Mapping Space”, Miami Art Museum, Miami, USA / Views 2005. Deutsche Bank Cultural Foundation Award, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland / “Mallorca Open”, Centro Cultural Andratx, Andratx, Spain / “I-Image”, Dorottya Gallery, Budapest, Hungary / “Falsche Erwartungen”, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany / “Pieces of Identity, Museum of Photograpy”, Thessaloniki, Grece National
Museum, Szczecin, Poland
2004 “At home”, The Letterkenny Arts Centre, Letterkenny, Ireland / Palimpsest Museum, Biennial of Polish Art, Lodz, Poland / “Paravent”, factory – Kunsthalle Krems, Austria / “Pieces of Identity”, Espace Apollonia, Strasbourg, France / “From Above”, Georg Kargl Galerie, Vienna, Austria / “Zasiedzenie”, Arsenal Gallery, Poznan, Poland / Pluzzle, galerie griedervonputtkamer, Berlin, Germany
2003 “The embodyed corset”, St Johann, Austria
2002 “Blow up”, Palace of Culture, Warsaw, Poland / “Festival of Black and White Photography”, Zakopane, Poland


Aneta GRZESZYKOWSKA’s and Jan SMAGA’s website