Wojciech Gilewicz

Wojciech Gilewicz (b. 1974) is a New York-based artist born in Poland. He is a painter, photographer, and author of videos and installations as well as performative actions.

Gilewicz draws on his experience of the painting medium to create formally varied works that seek to investigate the boundaries of art and space. In his recording of reality, the camera itself fluidly transforms into a means of registering social relations, which take place ‘outside’ his actions. He provokes reflection on the mechanisms governing perception and its cultural conditioning and examines issues related to the role of painting, performance, and video in today’s world, the status of the artist and artistic work in the context of cultural institutions and global art circulation as well as the society at large.

His solo exhibitions include Cuboids, Cuchifritos Gallery, New York (2015); Rockaway, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, Poland (2015); Painter’s Painting, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan (2013); Residency Unlimited, Flux Factory, New York (2012); and Front Room: Wojciech Gilewicz, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO (2008).

His group exhibitions include The Travellers, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia (2017) and Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland (2016); IDEAS CITY The Invisible City, New Museum, New York (2015); Seven, The Boiler / Momenta Art, New York (2014); Queens International, Queens Museum, New York (2013); In Practice, SculptureCenter, New York (2009); and Multi-way Street / Beautiful Losers, Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz, Poland (2007).

Video works by the artist were presented in the framework of numerous screenings including Media Art Biennale WRO, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, CURRENTS: Santa Fe International New Media Festival, and Hors Pistes Japon.

His residencies and awards include Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace, New York (2016-2017); The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York (2014); Art OMI Residency, Ghent, NY (2014); Akiyoshidai International Art Village Residency, Yamaguchi, Japan (2011); UNESCO-Aschberg Grant, Paris, France (2010); Changdong Art Studio of National Museum of Contemporary Art Residency, Seoul, South Korea (2010); and International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York (2008).

The artist’s works were reviewed among others in Art Forum, Art Pulse, Frieze. Gilewicz’ works are in many public and private collections in Poland and abroad. Bunkier Sztuki Gallery in Krakow, Poland published in 2017 a comprehensive survey of Gilewicz work titled "Studio". A publication on Asian video works by the artist realized between 2008–2014 is underway. In Spring 2017 Wojciech Gilewicz established Beach64retreat in The Rockaways, Queens, in NYC for creative individuals. The first pilot season is on invitation. There will be an open-call in Fall 2017 for its second season 2018-2019. The retreat is free of charge.

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