22/01/2023, 4:00 pm,

Mikołaj Sobczak + Nicholas Grafia, Peasants

, Kunsthalle Münster

Mikołaj Sobczak with Nicholas Grafia, Peasants (still), 2021, Performance, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Credit

Mikołaj Sobczak (born 1989 in Poznań, Poland) works as an artist with video, painting and ceramics, often including performative actions, for which he regularly collaborates with the artist Nicholas Grafia. His works deal with political issues and historical politics, especially with regard to the perspectives and lives of marginalized subjects. After studying at the Academy of Fine Arts Warsaw (2011–2016) and a scholarship at the Berlin University of the Arts (2014–2015), he graduated as a master student of Aernout Mik from the Kunstakademie Münster in 2019. Since 2021 he has been an artist-in-residence at the Rijksakadmie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. His works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions at numerous institutions: Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (2017); Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2018); Dortmunder Kunstverein (2019); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2019); Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf (2019); Maison Populaire, Paris (2020); Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (2020); VII Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2020); steirischer Herbst, Graz (2021); MUDAM, Luxembourg (2021) and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2021). In 2021 he was awarded the most important prize for art in Poland – Paszport Polityki. In 2022, Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biala will present a solo exhibition of the artist’s work. Sobczak lives and works in Warsaw and Amsterdam.

Nicholas Grafia (born 1990 in Angeles City, Philippines) is an artist working with painting, video and performance. His works negotiate processes of memory formation and the inclusion and exclusion of subjects in the writing of history. Grafia graduated in fine arts in 2019 as a master student of Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. He previously studied at the Kunstakademie Münster, the School of Arts and Cultures in Newcastle and British, American and Postcolonial Studies at WWU Münster. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions at numerous institutions: Shoot the Lobster, New York (2019), Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus (2019), Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2019), Tramway, Glasgow (2019), Capitain Petzel, Berlin (2020), Andersen's Contemporary , Copenhagen (2020), fffriedrich, Frankfurt am Main (2020), KIT - Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf (2021), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin (2021), KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2021), Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2022), Smack Mellon, New York (2022) and at Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen (2022). Grafia lives and works in Düsseldorf.

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Other Events:

18/10/2022, 6:00 pm,

Talk with Mikołaj Sobczak und Merle Radtke

, Kunsthalle Münster

28/10/2022, 6:00 pm,

Guided tour with Constanze Venjakob

, Kunsthalle Münster

13/11/2022, 3:00 pm,

Guided tour with Constanze Venjakob

, Kunsthalle Münster

11/12/2022, 3:00 pm,

Curator's tour of the exhibition with Merle Radtke

, Kunsthalle Münster

20/01/2023, 6:00 pm,

Guided tour with Constanze Venjakob

, Kunsthalle Münster