Timeline

1972
Born in Tarnow, Poland
1992–1994
Studied architecture at the Cracow Polytechnic
1994–1999
Studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow
Lives and works in Tarnów, Poland

Exhibitions

2012
FATHER, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Poland
2008
I am never at home, Galerie Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne
2008
I am never at home, Johnen Galerie, Berlin
2008
back to black. Die Farbe Schwarz in der aktuellen Malerei, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover
2008
Dipingere la vita moderna, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli
2008
Peripherer Blick und kollektiver Körper, Museion, Bozen
2008
Ad Absurdum. Energien des Absurden von der Klassischen Moderne bis zur Gegenwart, MARTa Herford
2008
1, 2, 3 ... Avant-Gardes, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao
2008
Life on Mars, 55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
2008
Wilhelm Sasnal – Anni di Lotta, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento (solo)
2007
Wilhelm Sasnal – Years of Struggle, Zacheta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, Warsaw (solo)
2007
Wilhelm Sasnal, Johnen Galerie, Berlin (solo)
2007
Wilhelm Sasnal, Untitled, Swiss Institute/Contemporary Art, New York (solo)
2007
Wilhelm Sasnal, Caixa Forum, Barcelona (solo)
2007
Wilhelm Sasnal, Hauser & Wirth, Zürich (solo)
2007
Wilhelm Sasnal, Anton Kern Gallery, New York (solo)
2007
PLAYBACK, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
2007
The Painting of Modern Life, Hayward Gallery, London
2007
Gesellschaftsbilder. Zeitgenössische Malerei, Hamburger Kunstverein, Hamburg
2007
Imagination Becomes Reality. Eine Ausstellung zum erweiterten Malereibegriff, Werke aus der Sammlung Goetz, ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe
2007
The Exotic Journey Ends, Fundacja Galerii Foksal, Warschau / Kurimanzutto, Mexico City
2007
Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, Thomas Dane Gallery, London
2007
Painting Now! Back to Figuration, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam
2007
Who’s got the big picture, Neupräsentation der Sammlung / new presentation of the collection, MuHKA Museum van Heedendagse Kunst, Antwerp
2007
OLD SCHOOL, Hauser & Wirth Colnaghi, London
2007
frisch gestrichen, Malerei aus der Sammlung Willy Michel, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf/Bern
2007
The Present, The Monique Zajfen Collection, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
2006
Paintings and Films, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (solo)
2006
Ist das Leben nicht schön? Kapitel 2, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main (solo)
2006
Wilhelm Sasnal, Sadie Coles, London (solo)
2006
Wilhlem Sasnal, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (solo)
2006
Wzorzec kilograma, Galeria Foksal, Warsaw (solo)
2006
Pittura Infinita. Pittura Contemporanea e Realismo Globale, Villa Manin Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo
2005
Louisiana Contemporary, On Line, Louisiana/DK
2005
Kunsthaus Graz, M Stadt. Europäische Stadtlandschaften, Graz/AT
2005
Centre Cultural Andratx, It takes some time to open an oyster, Mallorca/ES
2005
Prague Biennale 2, International Contemporary Art, Expanded Painting (curated by Helena Kontova and Giancarlo Politi), Prague/CZ
2005
Reykjavik Arts Festival, Material Time/Work Time/Life Time, Reykjavik/IS
2005
Saatchi Gallery, The Triumph of Painting. Part Two, London/GB
2005
Marc Jancou Fine Art, Accrochage: Selected Works, New York NY
2005
The Berkeley Art Museum, Matrix, Berkeley CA (solo)
2005
Anton Kern Gallery, New York NY (solo)
2005
The Locker Plant, Wilhelm Sasnal – Chinati Artist in Residence, Marfa TX (solo)
2004
Hauser & Wirth Zürich, Zurich/CH (solo)
2004
Camden Arts Centre, London/GB (solo)
2004
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich/D (solo)
2004
Johnen + Schöttle, ZAWA SROD, Cologne/D (solo)
2004
UC Berkeley Art Museum, Matrix 213: Some Forgotten Place, Berkeley CA
2004
Westfälischer Kunstverein, Nowa Huta, Münster/D
2004
Museum für moderne Kunst, Werke aus der Sammlung Boros, Karlsruhe/D
2004
MUHKA, MUHKA de collectie, Antwerp/B
2004
Stedelijk Museum, Time and again, Amsterdam/NL
2004
Bienal de Sao Paulo, BR
2004
Marc Jancou Fine Art, New York NY
2004
Haus Gallus, 4 Ks 2/63, Frankfurt/D
2003
Hotel pod Jeleniem, Hidden In A Daylight, Cieszyn/PL
2003
Sommer Contemporary Art, 4ever young, Tel Aviv/IL
2003
Kunstverein Münster, Münster/D (solo)
2003
Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich/CH (solo)
2003
Sadie Coles, London/GB (solo)
2003
Galleria Laura Pecci, Wilhelm Sasnal – Monika Sasnowska, Milan/I (solo)
2003
Anton Kern Gallery, New York NY (solo)
2003
MUHKA, interventions: Wilhelm Sasnal, Antwerp/B (solo)
2003
Sommer contemporary art, WISLA, Tel Aviv/IL (solo)
2002
Galerie Johnen und Schöttle, Cologne/D (solo)
2002
Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw/PL (solo)
2002
Parel, Amsterdam/NL (solo)
2002
Kunsthalle Basel, Painting on the Move, Basel/CH
2002
4th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju/ROK
2002
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Urgent painting, Paris/F
2002
Museum Viadrina – Junkerhaus, Raster – aktuelle Kunst aus Polen, Frankfurt/Oder/D
2002
Centre for Contemporary Art, A Need For Realism. Solitude In Ujazdowski, Warsaw/PL
2002
Hotel, Pod Brunatnym Jeleniem, cur. Joanna Mytkowska, Andrzej Przywara, Adam Szymczyk, Cieszyn/PL
2001
CCA Ujazdowski Castle, New Collection of the CCA and the Loan of the Foksal Gallery, Warsaw/PL
2001
Galeria Raster, Dobro/The Good, Warsaw/PL
2001
1st Tirana Biennale, Chinese Pavillion, Tirana/AL
2001
Galeria Foksal, Biurokracja/Bureaucracy, Warsaw/PL
2001
Bunkier Sztuki, Popelita/Pop-elite, Cracow/PL
2001
Chicago Cultural Center, In Between, Chicago
2001
BWA gallery, Rybie of Fisheye, Slupsk/PL
2001
Galeria Foksal, Samachody i ludzie/Cars and Men, Warsaw/PL (solo)
2001
Galeria Raster, Zzycie codzienne w Polsce w latach 1999-2001/Everyday Life in Poland between 1999 and 2001, Warsaw/PL (solo)
2000
Galeria Potocka, Gra planszowa/Board Game, Cracow/PL (solo)
2000
CCA Ujasdowski Castle, Scena 20, Warsaw/PL
2000
2000, Edit-Russ Haus, Visual Art – Simple Life, Oldenburg/D
2000
BWA gallery, 100 % malarstwa/10 of Painting, Poznan/PL
2000
BWA, Narmaluj mine/Paint Me, Zielone Góra/PL
1999
Medium Gallery, What you see is what you get, Bratislava/SK
1999
Galeria Zderzak, Sto kawalków/The Hundred Pieces, Cracow/PL (solo)
1999
billboards of Galeria Otwarta, Tlok/The Crowd, Cracow/PL (solo)
1999
CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Malarstwo/Painting, Warsaw/PL (solo)
1998
billboards of Galeria Otwarta, Prywatne-Publiczne/Private-Public, Cracow/PL (solo)
1998
billboards of Galeria Otwarta, Swieto panstwowe/A Natural Holiday, Cracow/PL (solo)
1997
French Cultural Institute, Siedmiu miodych malarzy/Seven Young Painters, Cracow/PL