Michał Grochowiak

  • Born 04.04.1977, Warszawa, Poland

Education:

2000 - 2001
University of Silesia, Radio and Television Department, Cinematography
2003 - 2008
Academy of Fine Arts, Poznan, Multimedia Department, Photography
2008
MA degree in Art, specialization in Photography
from 2013
PhD Studies, Academy of Fine Arts, Poznan, Multimedia Department

Activity:

2004 - 2010
Member of 4! Group (www.fourfactorial.net)
from 2009
Represented by Starter Gallery (www.starter.org.pl)
from 2014
Editor of Magenta Mag (www.magentamag.com)

Selected Exhibitions:

2014
It Does Not Count, Starter Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2013
Instant Curiosities, Arsenal Gallery, Poznan, Poland
2012
Water & Gas, Starter Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2011
No, No, I Hardly Ever Miss a Show, Zachęta, Natonal Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
Truth Study Corner, Pf Gallery, Poznan, Poland
2010
Mass of Works, Yours Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Dirty Flowers, Leto Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Labor Ost, Ewz-Unterwerk Selnau, Zurich, Switzerland
Homo Sentimentalis, Starter Gallery, Poznan, Poland
Arbeitstitel, Akadmie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
Trzy of Vier, Foto Folgen Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
2009
Tribute to Krasinski, Bec Zmiana Foundation, Warsaw, Poland
Samsung Art Master 2009, Center Of Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
Breath, Starter Gallery, Poznan, Poland
Epson Art Photo Award Show, Art Cologne, Koln, Germany
2008
Unobvious, Old Brewery, Poznan, Poland
Epson Art Photo Award Show, Art Cologne, Koln, Germany
What The World Needs Now, ON Gallery, Poznan, Poland
2006
Vidiots, Old Brewery, Poznan, Poland
See What I - Young Art from Poznan, City Art Gallery, Lodz, Poland ; Arsenal Gallery, Poznan, Poland ; Wozownia Gallery, Torun, Poland
BWA Gallery, Bielsko Biala, Poland
2005
Zusammenarbeit, Aula Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

Awards and Residencies:

  • Residency, 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles, United States of America, 2011
  • "Young Poland" Grant, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, 2011
  • Residency, Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany, 2009
  • Distinction, Samsung Art Master 2009
  • Selected Work, Epson Art Photo 2009
  • Selected Work, Epson Art Photo 2007/08
  • Special Distinction, Mebloscianka 2008, Designers Workshop, Poznan, Poland

Publications:

  • The Decisive Moment. New Phenomena in Polish Photography Since 2000, Poland 2012
  • Mocak Forum Magazine, Poland 4/2012
  • Poland, IT! The worst magazine ever. Poland 5/2011
  • Kwartalnik Fotografia Magazine, Poland 2/2011
  • Photo + Magazine, South Korea, 3/2011
  • Grid Magazine, Germany, 1/2010
  • Lab East, 30 photographic positions from Central and Eastern Europe, Switzerland 2010
  • Things Beyond Control, Schloss Solitude Jahrbuch 10, Germany 2010

Selected exhibitions as 4! Group member:

2010
Erased Walls, Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland
2009
Working Title, Center Of Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
VIII, Projektraum Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
Hazard, Wozownia Gallery, Torun, Poland
Kombat Center, 13 Muz City Gallery, Szczecin, Poland
Hazard, Art Claims Impulse Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2008
Samsung Art Master 2008, Center Of Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
Great Poland, Arsenal Gallery, Poznan, Poland
Manual, Center Of Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland ; Uqubar Project Space, Berlin, Germany ; Kronkia Gallery, Bytom, Poland
2007
Mortal Kombat, ON Gallery, Poznan, Poland
Videomedeja, The Museum of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia
Kino, Klima Bochenska's Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
The Empire Of Senses, Old Brewery,Poznan, Poland
Hysteria/Neurosis, Art Claims Impulse Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2006
Diesel New Art Exhibition, Betonsalon, Vienna, Austria
Dritte Berliner Kunstsalon, Berlin, Germany
Vidiots, Old Brewery Gallery, Poznan, Poland
Timeless Project, Dartington Gallery, Dartington, England
2005
Period, Szyperska Gallery, Poznan, Poland
Om, Officyna Gallery, Szczecin, Poland

Awards and Residencies for 4! Group:

  • Residency, Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany 2009
  • Distinction, Samsung Art Master 2008
  • Second Prize, Creative Valley 2007
  • Distinction, Diesel New Art Award 2006