Krzysztof Franaszek, b. 1981 in Lublin, Poland

Author of sculptures, objects, installations, and drawings. Graduate of the Sculpture Faculty of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (final diploma: 2006), doctor of fine arts (2013). Stipend scholar at Christian Jankowski’s studio at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart, Germany (2005), and of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (2009, 2018). Showed his works at eight solo exhibitions, i.a. at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, Studio Gallery, and Le Guern Gallery. Participated in over a dozen collective shows and projects in Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, USA, Russia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Bangladesh, and India. Academic staff member at his alma mater in Warsaw since 2006. Head of the Space Arrangement, Sculpture, and Drawing Studio at the University of Applied IT and Management, Graphic Design Faculty since 2013.

Continuously on the lookout for new means of expression in his oeuvre. Working with metal, wood, and plastics, merges opulent visual forms with ideas and symbols, using 3D printing and electrical and illumination installations. In Franaszek’s work, the theme of human nature and emotionality – alluding to ways of functioning in public and urban space – has morphed into clear abstract forms, totems, and installations. The exploring of creative and destructive forces as two equivalent causative energies takes on the form of artistic series, wherein the artwork changes and evolves.

KRZYSZTOF FRANASZEK
Krzysztof Franaszek was born in 1981 in Lublin. Lives and works in Warsaw. Graduate of the Faculty of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (diploma in 2006), Post-doctoral degree of Fine Arts (2021). Since 2006, he has worked at his alma mater.
Solo exhibitions
2021 HR6819, Galeria Casa Matei, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
de-re-konstrukt, with Simone Rueß, Le Guern Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
A Moment Before Disaster, Centre of Polish Sculpture, Orońsko, Poland
2019 Things That Draw Us In, Le Guern Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Omnivores, Art Walk Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2017 Sharpened, Korekta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Drawing Exhibition – Light and Shade, Centrum Informacji imienia Jana Nowaka
Jeziorańskiego, Warszawa
2013 Obelisk, Bank Pekao Project Room, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski
Castle, Warsaw, Poland
2012 Światłodziura, “cultureshock” Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Centre, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland
Grouping, A19 Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2011 Hala, with Simone Rueß, Warsaw, Poland
2010 Gradient, Mała Gallery, Nowy Sącz, Poland
Asphalt2 in the frame of „reflections in lubelskie”, BWA Lublin, Grodzka
Gallery, Lublin, Poland
The Site, project in urban space, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2009 Asphalt, Studio Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2008 EuroUfo, installation in public space, in the frame of MachtRaum, Berlin, Germany
Group exhibitions
2020 NEWCOMERS. PKO Bank Collection, Koneser, Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw Praga – Poznań Jeżyce Express, Le Guern Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Poznań Jeżyce – Warsaw Praga Express, Jeżyckie Centrum Kultury, Poznań, Poland
2018 Now Art, Contemporary Art Festival, Kazimierz Dolny, Poland
self-portrait, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath Museum Gallery, College of
Fine Arts in Bangalore
Asian Art Bienalle Bangladesh 2018, Bangladesz
2017 Exhibition of the artistic community of WIT – For Sokołowskiego Art. Centre, Warsaw, Poland
Emotion and Thought – Puławski Ośrodek Kultury, Puławy, Poland
Cultus Terrae – tillage, BWA „Sokół” Gallery Nowy Sącz, Poland
2016 Exhibition of the artistic community of WIT – Centrum Sztuki Fort Sokołowskiego,
Warsaw, Poland
2015 portal active exhibition in public space „revelation slope”
Culture Shock Arts Biennale, Warsaw, Poland
Uroboros –wow effect, Galeria In, Żyrardów
2010 Divina Silo Art Complex with an international collective of artists
„Local to Local” – art in the context of place, Lithuania
Dialogi, IX International Biennial of Contemporary Art., St. Petersburg
Move, New European Media Art. Exhibition, Halle, Germany
2009 Falling Objects, Kronika Gallery, Bytom, Poland
2008 Shut Down as part of the presentation Under the Skin New video from
Poland, New Museum, New York, USA
2007 Planet of Fun, an interactive object in a public space and a documentary film
Play!Art, Gryfino, Poland
EPAF 2007, performance festiwal, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw,
Poland
2005 KunstMuseum – Staatliche Akademie, exhibition under the direction of
Christian Jankowski, Kunst Museum Stuttgart, Germany
Scholarships
2020 Scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
2018 Scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
2009 Scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
2005 Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste (Christian Jankowski’s studio), Stuttgart, Germany
Awards
2017 Prize in the competition „Family of Unicorns”, sculpture for the city of Lodz
2005 Award at the new media festival „Zoom Out” Berlin 2005
Collections
PKO Bank Polski
Centre of Polish Sculpture, Orońsko, Poland