Exhibitions currently in progress:
„Fight for the Streets” installation exhibition „Viaduct” at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. 21.10.22 – 15.01.23

„Open City” Exhibition in public space Lublin Poland 01.10.22 – 11.11.22

Krzysztof Franaszek was born in 1981 in Lublin, lives and works in Warsaw. The artist creates sculptures, installations and drawings. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (2006), he holds a Post-doctoral degree of Fine Arts (2021). Since 2006, he has worked at his alma mater. He was a scholarship holder in the studio of Christian Jankowski at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart (2005) and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2009, 2018, 2020).

His work has been presented in solo exhibitions, including at the Centre for Polish Sculpture in Oronsko (2021); Casa Matei Corivin Gallery, Cluj – Napoca, Romania (2021); Le Guern Gallery, Warsaw (2019, 2021); CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2013), Studio Gallery, Warsaw (2009). He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions in Poland and abroad in, among others: New Museum in New York (2008); Asian Art Biennale in Bangladesh (2018); BWA in Lublin (2009); IX International Biennale of Contemporary Art in St. Petersburg (2009); Kunst Museum – Staatliche Akademie in Stuttgart (2005). Moreover, has realised artistic projects in urban space in Poland, the Netherlands, Germany and Lithuania.

His works can be found in private collections, in the collection of PKO Bank Polski and the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko

Krzysztof Franaszek is a well-known Polish conceptual artist, whose works belong to many private and institutional collections. When creating sculptural objects, video recordings, and installations, Krzysztof analyses the interactions between a person and its surrounding space. He is interested in the opposition, arising from the clash between the creative energy and the destructive forces of time and nature. The motif of the city is also prevalent in the works of the artist: analysing the nature of a human being and its relationship with an artificially-created environment, Krzysztof creates totems, installations, and abstractions. They reflect the topics of human nature and its adaptation in different spaces

Individual exhibitions and appearances                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Main research and creative activity made available to the public through solo and collective exhibitions. Art cycles presented as objects, installations and multimedia works connected through conceptual issues. Curatorial text, publication and public discussion panel also prepared for presentation purposes. Exhibitions held at many institutions, galleries and as part of collaborative projects in Poland, Germany, Romania, India, Bangladesh, USA, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Russia, and Ukraine.

▪  “Uwięzione powierzcnie”, Individual exhibition at Pulawska Art Gallery 09.2022

▪  “Trapped Surfaces”, AV17 Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania   December 2021 – January 2022

▪  “HR6819”, Casa Matei Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

July 2021

▪  “de-re-konstrukt”, with Simone Rueß, Le Guern Gallery, Warsaw, July 2021

▪  “de-re-konstrukt”, with Simone Rueß, Le Guern Gallery, Warsaw, Poland June 2021

▪  “A Moment Before Disaster”, Centre of Polish Sculpture, Orońsko, Poland February 2021

▪  “Things That Draw Us In”, Le Guern Gallery, Warsaw, Poland                February2019

▪  „Omnivores”, Art Walk Gallery, Warsaw, Poland                                          May 2019

▪  “Sharpened”, Korekta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland                                                February 2017

▪  “Obelisk”, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland June 2013

▪  “Light hole”, Cultureshock Gallery, Warsaw, Poland , April 2012

▪  “The Centre”,  Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw Gallery, Warsaw, Poland  February 2012

▪  “Accumulation”, A19 Gallery, Warsaw, Poland                                             June 2011

▪  “Hala”, with Simone Rueß, Poznanska art place, Warsaw, Poland           May 2011

▪  “Gradient”, Mała Gallery, Nowy Sącz, Poland                                                   April 2010

▪  “Asphalt2”, BWA Grodzka Gallery, Lublin, Poland                                      January 2010

▪  “Asphalt”, Studio Gallery, Warsaw, Poland                                                     December 2009

▪  “The Site”, project in urban space, Utrecht, Netherlands                           February 2009

▪  “Falling Objects”, Kronika Gallery, Bytom, Poland                                            March 2008

▪  “EuroUfo”, installation in public space, MachtRaum, Berlin, Germany          June 2008

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