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RAFAŁ BUJNOWSKI
1974 born in Wadowice
1993-1995 studies at Architecture department of the Cracow University of Technology
1995-2000 studies at the Graphic Arts Department of the Cracow Fine Arts Academy
1995-2001 co-founder and member of the "Ładnie" group
1998-2001 founder and curator of Galeria Otwarta in Cracow
2004 artist in residence, Art in General, New York
2004 artist in residence, Zug, Switzerland
2005 winner of the international art award Kunstpreis Europas Zukunft
Lives in Cracow.

  Rafal Bujnowski
 
Rafal Bujnowski is one of the most radical and intelligent contemporary painters. His works are a brilliant blend of two seemingly remote artistic disciplines - painting and conceptual art. The theme of the Bujnowski's successive projects - paintings, videos, objects or actions - are the conventions linked to the social functioning of the artist and the works of art, as well as the conventions present in the art itself. Rafal's paintings are an example of fully aware conceptual painting - his objects, disclosing and changing meaning depending on the surrounding in which they are placed, are peculiar models of an artwork. They reveal a tension between the process of artistic production and consumption. At the same time, the unquestionable and outstanding visual talent of the artist causes his works to be treated as "self-sufficient works" - very good paintings, to put it simply.



       

Solo exhibitions:

2007
- Wrong works 2005-2006, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
- Galerie Johnen+Schoettle, Cologne, D

2006
- Recent works, Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, PL
- Norwich Gallery, Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich, UK
- Sunset Negative, Raster (at former IBID Projects space), London, UK
- Galerie Ruediger Schoettle, Munich, D

2005
- Embroider, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, D
- Malen, Kunstverein Duesseldorf, D
- Arndt & Partner, Zurich, CH
- Painting, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Cracow, PL

2004
- Visa. Dusk. Museum, Raster, Warsaw, PL
- Paintings and Furnitures, Polish Cultural Institute, Paris, F
- Visa Project, Flying Course, Art in General, New York City, USA

2003
- Rafal Bujnowski, Jozef Robakowski, Galerie Ruediger Schoettle, Munich, D
- New and recent (with Marcin Maciejowski), IBID Projects, London, GB
- Paintings.Objects, Galerie Johnen+Schoettle, Cologne, D

2002
- 120 objects, 150 paintings, Raster, Warsaw, PL
- Graboszyce, Kont Gallery, Lublin, PL

2001
- Painting, Renovation, Centre for Contemporary Art Innerspaces Multimedia, Poznan, PL
- Window, AMS Outdoor Gallery, 400 billboards around Poland
- A very pretty gallery, Kronika Gallery, Bytom, PL

2000
- Kiosk, Galeria 1/2, Academy of Fine Arts, Katowice, PL
- Consumer products and equipment, Goethe Institut, Cracow, PL
- Consumer products and equipment, Bagatt Showroom, Warsaw, Bialystok, PL
- Pictures, Zderzak Gallery, Cracow, PL
- VHS 180min, Potocka Gallery, Cracow, PL
- Cheap art from Poland - Export, St. Martin's Scholl (Window Gallery), London, GB

1999
- Grafika gratis, Kola Gallery, Art History Institute UJ, Cracow, PL

Selected group exhibitions:

2007
- At Last, Something New!, The National Museum, Cracow, PL
- Anti-Photographs, Biennale of Photography, Arsenal Municipal Gallery, Poznan, PL
- Betonowe dziedzictwo. Od Le Corbusiera do blokersów, Center fot Contemporary Art, Warsaw, PL
- White Out, Kuenstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, A; Stadtgalerie Saabruecken, Saarbruecken, D
- Several Dozen Seconds of a Badly Developed Film, Raster, Warsaw, PL
- Re(ko)nesans malarstwa, Górnośląskie Centrum Kultury, Katowice, PL

2006
- RIFT/GAP/HINGE A, Galerie Naechst St. Stephan, Vienna, A
- The Polish Paitning of the 21th century, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL
- What will happen to us now?, Potocka Gallery, Cracow, PL
- Is it better to be a good artist or a good person?, Raster at Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
- Gut und billig. Aktuelle polnische Malerei aus der Sammlung Cyganek, Museum Junge Kunst, Frakfurt/Oder, D
- Broniewski, BWA Gallery, Zielona Gora, PL

2005
- Poles Apart: Contemporary Polish Art, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
- Broniewski, Raster, Warsaw, PL
- Hommage a Tomasz Struk, Sektor I Gallery, Katowice, PL; Klima Bochenska Gallery, Warsaw, PL
- Views 2005. Deutsche Bank Cultural Foundation Award, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL
- Collection of the Foundation of Malopolska Museum for Contemporary Art, Miedzynarodowe Centrum Kultury, Cracow, PL
- Urbane Malerei, GfZK Leipzig, D
- Prague Biennale 2. Poland Overview, Prague
- Boys, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Cracow, PL
- Potential. Contemporary Art Collections for the Museum., Metropolitan building, Warsaw, PL
- Painting - Cold Medium, Piekary Gallery, Poznan, PL
- "Czas Kultury", Arsenal Gallery, Poznan, PL
- Beyond the Red Horizon, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, RU

2004
- From my Window. Artists and their territories, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, F
- Wall Drawings, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, HR
- INC., XX1 Gallery, Warsaw, PL
- Beyond the Red Horizon, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL
- Far West, Near East. New Art From Poland, Forum Kunst&Architektur, Essen, D
- Blachut, Bodzianowski, Budny, Bujnowski, Emilly Tsingou Gallery, London, GB
- Concernés, La Maison Folie de Wazemmes, Lille, F; Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Cracow, PL
- Hot Destination - Marginal Destiny, House of Art, Brno, CZ
- At Home, The Letterkenny Art Centre, Letterkenny, IRL
- Leichte Arbeit, Kulturbrauerei, Berlin, D
- Malerei, Galerie Ruediger Schoettle, Munich, D
- Pluzzle, galerie griedervonputtkamer, Berlin, D
- Under The Red & White Flag, New Art from Poland, Estonian Art Museum, Tallin, EST; Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, LT; Nizhny Novgorod branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Art, Arsenal, Niznhy Novgorod, RU; Nizhny Tagil Museum of Fine Arts, Niznhy Tagil, RU; National Centre for Contemporay Arts, Moscow, RU

2003
- Prague Biennial, The National Gallery, Prague, CZ
- RASTER. Aktuelle Kunst aus Polen, Museum Junge Kunst, Frankfurt/Oder, D
- Malerei, Galerie Johnen+Schoettle, Cologne, D
- Art of the 3rd RP, Polish Sculpture Centre, Oronsko, PL
- Ogonblickets Anatomie/Anatomia momentów, (Anatomy of moments) Grafikens Hus, Mariefred, S

2002
- Art on the road, AMS Outdoor Gallery, Cracow, PL
- Junge Kunst aus Polen, Galerie der Marktgemeinde St.Johan, A
- Projekt Karlsplatz, Kunsthalle, Vienna, A

2001
- 4th Polish Young Artists' Show, BWA Awangarda Gallrey, Wroclaw, PL
- The famous Ladnie Group, Sektor I Gallery, GCK, Katowice, PL
- 1st friday of the month (Ladnie Group), Manhattan Gallery, Lodz, PL
- Popelita, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Cracow, PL
- On the outside, Centre for Contemporary Art Laznia, Gdansk, PL
- Good, Raster, Warsaw, PL
- Fish eye, Baltic Gallery for Contemporay Art, Slupsk/Ustka, PL
- Relax, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, PL

2000
- Paint me, Art Exhibition Hall, Zielona Gora, PL
- A dream of a provincial girl, Sopot, PL
- Assembly kit, Polish Sculpture Centre, Oronsko, PL - Trafik.Kunst, Polnisches Institut, Vienna, A
- Ladnie Group in D'Arcy, D'Arcy Agency, Warsaw, PL
- Scene 2000, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL
- Postpoetry, Otwarta Pracownia Gallery, Cracow, PL

1999
Oikos, Leon Wyczólkowski Museum, Bydgoszcz, P