Marzena Nowak

April, oil on mirror mounted in steel, 89 x 76 x 6 cm, 2015 thumbnail
Bread with Soil, bread baked with German and Polish soil, variable dimensions, 2014 - 2015 thumbnail
Carpet Piece with Book and Notebook, carpet, thread, acrylic on steel, variable dimensions, 2014 thumbnail
Exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2015. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Untitled (#5), series of original postcards from Kazakhstan, dry leaves , 33 x 28 cm (framed), 2012 thumbnail
Untitled (with ribbon), tissue, gummy ribbon, nails on particleboard with veneer, 30 x 26 cm, 2012 thumbnail
Untitled (with numbers), shirt tissue, pen, 30 x 26 cm, 2012 thumbnail
Exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2012. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2012. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Untitled (Ringo), acrylic on steel, ca. 17-20 cm, 2011 thumbnail
Untitled (Hula Hoop), steel, thread, ø 95 cm, 2011 thumbnail
Untitled (Klocki), acrylic on wood and steel cubes, variable dimensions, 2011 thumbnail
Untitled (Clips), oil painting on steel, 6.70 m, 2011 thumbnail
Untitled (Jumping Rope), steel, thread, 70 x 80 x 80 cm, 2011 (detail) thumbnail
Untitled (Open Mouth), B&W print, 64 x 46 cm (framed), 2011 thumbnail
Untitled (Red Ribbon), acrylic on steel, 110 x 110 x 100 cm, 2011 thumbnail
Untitled (Waves), B&W print, 26 x 34.5 cm (framed), 2010 thumbnail
Untitled, pencil on paper, 200 x 150 cm, 2010 thumbnail
Untitled (Parquet Boards), oil on parquet boards, 5 pieces, each 7 x 31 x 2 cm, 2010 thumbnail
Untitled (Mizianie), B&W video, duration: 2 min, looped, 2010 thumbnail
Space between big and second foot toe as keyhole, steel, 4 x 1.3 x 5 cm, 2009 thumbnail
Untitled (Glove), B&W print, 32 x 27.7 cm (framed), 2009 thumbnail
Untitled (Szwalnia), B&W video, duration: 5 min, looped, 2004 thumbnail
April, oil on mirror mounted in steel, 89 x 76 x 6 cm, 2015

April, oil on mirror mounted in steel, 89 x 76 x 6 cm, 2015

Bread with Soil, bread baked with German and Polish soil, variable dimensions, 2014 - 2015

Bread with Soil, bread baked with German and Polish soil, variable dimensions, 2014 - 2015

Carpet Piece with Book and Notebook, carpet, thread, acrylic on steel, variable dimensions, 2014

Carpet Piece with Book and Notebook, carpet, thread, acrylic on steel, variable dimensions, 2014

Exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2015. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2015. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Untitled (#5), series of original postcards from Kazakhstan, dry leaves , 33 x 28 cm (framed), 2012

Untitled (#5), series of original postcards from Kazakhstan, dry leaves , 33 x 28 cm (framed), 2012

Untitled (with ribbon), tissue, gummy ribbon, nails on particleboard with veneer, 30 x 26 cm, 2012

Untitled (with ribbon), tissue, gummy ribbon, nails on particleboard with veneer, 30 x 26 cm, 2012

Untitled (with numbers), shirt tissue, pen, 30 x 26 cm, 2012

Untitled (with numbers), shirt tissue, pen, 30 x 26 cm, 2012

Exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2012. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2012. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2012. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2012. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Untitled (Ringo), acrylic on steel, ca. 17-20 cm, 2011

Untitled (Ringo), acrylic on steel, ca. 17-20 cm, 2011

Untitled (Hula Hoop), steel, thread, ø 95 cm, 2011

Untitled (Hula Hoop), steel, thread, ø 95 cm, 2011

Untitled (Klocki), acrylic on wood and steel cubes, variable dimensions, 2011

Untitled (Klocki), acrylic on wood and steel cubes, variable dimensions, 2011

Untitled (Clips), oil painting on steel, 6.70 m, 2011

Untitled (Clips), oil painting on steel, 6.70 m, 2011

Untitled (Jumping Rope), steel, thread, 70 x 80 x 80 cm, 2011 (detail)

Untitled (Jumping Rope), steel, thread, 70 x 80 x 80 cm, 2011 (detail)

Untitled (Open Mouth), B&W print, 64 x 46 cm (framed), 2011

Untitled (Open Mouth), B&W print, 64 x 46 cm (framed), 2011

Untitled (Red Ribbon), acrylic on steel, 110 x 110 x 100 cm, 2011

Untitled (Red Ribbon), acrylic on steel, 110 x 110 x 100 cm, 2011

Untitled (Waves), B&W print, 26 x 34.5 cm (framed), 2010

Untitled (Waves), B&W print, 26 x 34.5 cm (framed), 2010

Untitled, pencil on paper, 200 x 150 cm, 2010

Untitled, pencil on paper, 200 x 150 cm, 2010

Untitled (Parquet Boards), oil on parquet boards, 5 pieces, each 7 x 31 x 2 cm, 2010

Untitled (Parquet Boards), oil on parquet boards, 5 pieces, each 7 x 31 x 2 cm, 2010

Untitled (Mizianie), B&W video, duration: 2 min, looped, 2010

Untitled (Mizianie), B&W video, duration: 2 min, looped, 2010

Space between big and second foot toe as keyhole, steel, 4 x 1.3 x 5 cm, 2009

Space between big and second foot toe as keyhole, steel, 4 x 1.3 x 5 cm, 2009

Untitled (Glove), B&W print, 32 x 27.7 cm (framed), 2009

Untitled (Glove), B&W print, 32 x 27.7 cm (framed), 2009

Untitled (Szwalnia), B&W video, duration: 5 min, looped, 2004

Untitled (Szwalnia), B&W video, duration: 5 min, looped, 2004

Born in 1977 in Piaseczno, Poland. Lives and works in Warsaw, Poland and Paris, France.

The work of Marzena Nowak is created from memory and imagination, residing somewhere in the tension between autobiographical reference points and poetically immersed dream worlds. Her sensitivity to everyday occurrences and the relation to her own physicality often represent the thematic departure points for her artistic practice. Nowak’s works play with the forms of sensory perception and picking out the interplay between the monotony of everyday life and human wish to escape into imagination, all set in a social, historical context of the political changes of the 1980s.

Selected solo exhibitions

2016
Tania Perez Cordova and Marzena Nowak, Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, Spain

2015
Marzena Nowak. Between, CAC- Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania.
April is the cruelest month, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany.

2014
We are where we are not…, Karin Sachs Gallery, Munich, Germany.
A Bright, Bright Day…, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, Poland.
Hoch hinaus! Wysoko w górę! Tomasz Kowalski, Marzena Nowak, Marcin Zarzeka, Neuer Kunstverein Wien, Vienna, Austria.

2013
Marzena Nowak / Zofia Chomętowska, Archeology of Photography, Warsaw, Poland.

2012
Kunsthalle Krems Factory, Austria.
Um, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany.

2011
CoCA Center of Contemporary Art Torun, Torun, Poland.
Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna, Austria.
Salzburger Kunstverein, Künstlerhaus Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria.

2010
Galerie Karin Sachs, Munich, Germany.
Through, Project Space Galerija Gregor Podnar, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2009
Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany.

2008
in, Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna, Austria.
A dream is a wish, Galerie Karin Sachs, Munich, Germany.
Orla, Passage Galerie, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria.

2007
Raum für Reflexion, Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie Dessau/Gartensaal, Dessau, Germany.
Waiting for the Barbarians, (with Michael Hoepfner), Piekary Gallery, Poznan, Poland.

2006
Milonga Nacht, Neue Kunst im Hagenbucher, Heilbronn, Germany.

2005
Olivia, Public Space, Dessau, Germany.
Privat Property, (with A. Kakhidze), Wizytujaca Gallery, Warsaw, Poland.
ZOO-exhibition space, Warsaw, Poland.

2004
Red Sqare Dance, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, Poland.
Statement, Art 35 Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
Obrazy (Paintings), Starmach Gallery, Cracow, Poland.

2003
Schnitte und Muster, Kultur Kontakt, Pavillon Piroschka rev, quartier21, MQ, Vienna, Austria.
2xcut, (with Agnieszka. Malecka), Kronika Gallery, Bytom, Poland.
Water, Zakret Gallery, Warsaw, Poland.
Cutouts, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, Poland.

2001
Pictures, ASP, Warsaw, Poland.

Selected group exhibitions

2016
Works and Lives in, Zona Sztuki Aktualnej, Szczecin, Poland.
Place. Summer Storage., Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, Poland.
Wykrój. Miasto. Tarnów, Galeria Wystawiennicza, Tarnów, Poland.
Che il vero possa confutare il falso, Palazzo Pubblico Santa Maria della Scala, Accademia dei Fisiocritici, Verona, Italy.
Crisis of Presence, curated by Luigi Fassi, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland.

2015
Now, At The Latest, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria.
Tirana Open 1, Tirana, Albania.
Blühendes Gift / Prosperous Poison, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria.

2014
Coffee & Ink, Galeria Casas Riegner, Bogota, Colombia.
Fall Open Studios 2014, ISCP – The International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York City, US.
Welt Ohne Zeit, Turnover, Leipziger Strasse 60, Berlin, Germany.
Cosmicomic tales, CoCA Center of Contemporary Art, Torun, Poland.
24h, 24 projects in 24h, Studio Gallery, Warsaw, Poland.
As You Can See. Polish Art Today, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland.
Beyond the Process – Werke aus der Sammlung Lenikus, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria.

2013
Come and Go, Schweizer Botschaft in Österreich, Vienna, Austria.
Stay Inside, Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna, Austria.
Twisted entities, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany.

2011
New Order, Art Stations Foundation, Poznan, Poland.
Museum der Wünsche, MUMOK- Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria.

2010
There has been no future, there will be no past, ISCP- International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York City, USA.
Working Title, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany.
Languages and Experimentations. Young artists in a contemporary collection, Mart, Rovereto, Italy.

2009
National Museum, Krakau, Poland.
Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany.

2008
Szczescie, Wola Art Festival, Warsaw, Poland.
Reisefieber, Rondo Sztuki, Katowice, Poland.
Ist das ein Portrait? Galerie Karin Sachs, Munich, Germany.

2007
Evasive Action, Andreas Huber Gallery, Viena, Austria.
Dvir Gallery (with Miroslaw Balka and Rafał Jakubowicz), Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Chodz opowiem Ci pewna historie, Manhattan Gallery, Lodz, Poland.
Searching for an ideal urbanity, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany.
Malerei, Galerie Mezzanin, Viena, Austria.

2006
Przerwane polaczenia/Interrupted Connections, Zacheta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland.
Terytoria, Lubelskie Towarzystwo Sztuk Pieknych Zacheta, Lublin, Poland.
Na wlasna reke / On their Own, Zacheta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland.

2005
In this (our) country, Vienna International Apartment, Turku, Finland.
Collection Fundacja Malopolska, MCK, Cracow, Poland.
Lokal 30, Warsaw, Poland.
Skavija, Wilno, Poland.
Compulsive handmades, Press to Exit, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
Recent Polish Video, Centre of Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland.

2004
Obraz Kontrolny, Newest Polish Video, Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow, Poland.
Compilation 2112m2 Europe, (with H. Czerepok), Hainburg/Donau, Germany.
Nachtruhe, PiroschkaRev, Quartier 21, Museums Quartier, Viena, Austria.

2003
Absolut Generations, Venice 50th Biennale, Venice, Italy.
V Krajowa Wystawa Mlodych, BWA, Wroclaw, Poland.

2002
Dyploms 2002, CSW, Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Poland.
Novart, Cracow, Poland.