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Ewa Juszkiewicz, b.1984 in Gdansk, Poland. Works and lives in Warsaw, Poland.

In her work, Juszkiewicz enters into discussion with traditional, visual conventions and confronts with the stereotypical perception of a woman's beauty in classical, European painting. Through the deconstruction of historical portraits, she undermines their constant, indisputable character and tries to influence the way we perceive them. Juszkiewicz experiments with the form of the female figure and face, balancing on the border between what is human and inhuman. Her paintings are classical in technique but subversive and rebellious in terms of content.

Ewa Juszkiewicz's works are in the museum collections of: Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, National Museum in Gdańsk, Zacheta of Contemporary Art in Szczecin, Zachęta Olsztyn and Bielska Gallery BWA.



2010-2013   Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland. Phd Degree

2004-2009   Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland. MA Degree in Painting


Selected solo exhibitions:


Giacinto Cerone | Ewa Juszkiewicz, Cabinet, Milan, Italy (two person show)

ARCO Madrid, solo presentation with Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Madrid, Spain


Pearl, Eye, Worm, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Rome, Italy


Gauguin Syndrome, lokal_30 gallery, Warsaw, Poland 


The Descent Beckons, Artissima FairPresent Future Section, solo presentation with lokal_30 gallery, Torino, Italy

The Descent Beckons, Galeria Bielska BWA, Poland


Curls, lokal_30, Warsaw, Poland

Damage has been done, Juszkiewicz/Kokosiński, EL Gallery, Elbląg, Poland (two person show)

Up to my head, Juszkiewicz/Kokosiński, Zona Sztuki Aktualnej, Szczecin, Poland (two person show)

What you don't talk about, Baltic Gallery, Słupsk, Poland


Rosamunde, the Princess of Cyprus, Centrum Kultury Katowice, Poland


How It Is, Asks Agnisia, That We See a Teddy Bear in the Painting, Otwarta Pracownia, Kraków, Poland


Selected group exhibitions:


Chorus, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France

Domestic Horror, Gagosian, New York, USA

Living in the Present Future, Bornholms Kunstmuseum, Denmark

Paint, also known as Blood, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland

Frieze New York 2019, (with lokal_30 gallery), New York, USA

Nature in Art, MOCAK, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland

Young Polish Painting, National Museum in Gdansk, Poland


Artissima Fair, (with Galerie Rolando Anselmi), Turin, Italy

Greffes, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin, Germany

Prêt-à-porter, lokal_30, Warsaw, Poland

The state we are in. Collection of the Museum of Modern art in Warsaw, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, Poland

What Is Enlightenment?, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland

ARCO Lisboa, (with Galerie Rolando Anselmi), Lisbon, Portugal

Frieze New York 2018, (with lokal_30 gallery), New York, USA

Award of the Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation 2018, MOCAK, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland

Wild at Heart. Portrait and self-portrait in Poland after 1989, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw

The Skeletons Must Rise, Gdansk City Galery, GGM, Gdansk, Poland

Material Art Fair, (with Galerie Rolando Anselmi), Fronton Mexico, Mexico


Frieze New York 2017, (with lokal_30 gallery), New York, USA

The Beguiling Siren is Thy Crest, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland

Art in Art, MOCAK, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland

From artificial reality to a selfie. Self-portrait in the art of contemporary Polish artists, BWA Wrocław, Poland


Nomadic images, 16th International Vilnius Painting Triennial, Museum of Applied Art and Design in Vilnius, Lithuania

Krew-werk, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, Poland

Frieze New York 2016, (with lokal_30 gallery), New York, USA

Contemporary art from Poland, European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

New Illustrations, Galeria Arsenał, Bialystok, Poland


State of Life. Polish Contemporary Art within a Global Circumstance, National Art Gallery of China, Beijing

Procedures for the head. Polish Art Today, Dom umenia / Kunsthalle Bratislava, Slovakia

What in me is feminine?, Visual Culture Research Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine

Artists from Krakow: The Generation 1980-1990, MOCAKMuseum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland

Palindrome, State Art Gallery, Sopot, Poland

Alumnus. After Academy- Fluid Identities, Instytut Sztyki Wyspa, Gdańsk, Poland


100 Painters of Tommorow, Beers Contemporary , London, United Kingdom

One Torino: Shit And Die, Palazzo Cavour, Torino, Italy

As you can see. Polish Art Today, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland

100 Painters of Tommorow - London Book Launch Christie’s, Christie’s Ryder Street Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Complexes and frustrations, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, Poland

People are strange, BWA Gallery in Olsztyn, Poland


41. Polish Painting Biennial Bielska Jesien, Bielska BWA Gallery, Poland

The new opening. The new beginning, lokal_30 gallery, Warsaw, Poland

Curators Network, MOCAK, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland

Derealizm, Galeria Miejska in Wrocław, Poland


Beautiful Weather, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, Poland

40. Polish Painting Biennial Bielska Jesień, Bielska BWA Gallery, Bielsko-Biala, Poland

Dirty Water, National Gallery in Sopot, Poland

Believe in Ghost, Kordegarda Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

Symptoms, Centre of Polish Sculpture, Oronsko, Poland

Bad Bad Wolf, Art Agenda Nova Gallery, Krakow, Poland


23 Festival of Polish Contemporary Painting, Szczecin, Poland


Awards and achievements:


Finalist of The Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation Award


Laureate of the Compass of Young Art 2015, which ranked Polish artists to 35 years


Laureate of the contest '100 Painters of Tommorow'. Publication in '100 Painters of Tommorow' book published by Thames and Hudson.

Laureate of the City of Gdansk Award for Young Artists in the field of Culture, 2014


Grand Prix of the 41. Painting Biennale Bielska Jesien, Bielsko-Biala, Poland


Finalist of the Polish edition of Curators Network, MOCAK, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland


Format art magazine’s award at the 3rd Young Art Festival- Przeciag, Szczecin, Poland

Art&Businness magazine’s honourable mention at the 40th Painting Biennale Bielska Jesien, Bielsko-Biala, Poland


3rd Award at the 2nd Multimedia Szajna Festival, Rzeszow, Poland

Finalist of the 2nd Polish Short Film Festival Short Waves 2010


Special Award at the 8th Artistic Travel of Hestia competition: one-month scholarship in Valencia, Spain

1st Award at the ‘One Minutes’ short films festival, Baltic Cultural Centre, Poland