Wojciech Bąkowski

b. 1979 Lives and works in Warsaw, Poland


2018 PhD, University of Fine Arts in Poznań
2005 MFA, Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań


2024 Heart on the Trail, Bureau, New York, NY
2023 A Couple of Details, Stereo, Warsaw, Poland
Route Phantom, Neuer Essener Kunstverein, Essen, Germany
2021 The Moon, a Star, and an Overhead Light, Stereo, Warsaw, Poland
2018 Waking Up From Abstraction, Stereo, Warsaw, Poland
2016 Holiday Power Supply, SVIT, Prague, Czech Republic
Hideout in the Corner of Level 6, Bureau, New York, NY
Main Issues, Vosberg, Cologne, Germany
2015 Weak Moods’ Control, Stereo, Warsaw, Poland
There’s a Pain Somewhere In The Room, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, Poland
Realizing, Audio Visual Arts (AVA), New York, NY
2014 art berlin contemporary, Berlin, Germany
2013 Stereo, Warsaw, Poland
Galerie Martin von Zomeren, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2012 Clarification storage, BWA Zielona Góra, Poland
2011 Lack of Access Radiates, PGS Sopot, Poland
2010 There’s Nothing But What You See, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
2009 Beauty, Galeria Stereo, Poznan, Poland
2008 Are you going with me? - Where? - In dark fuck, Leto Gallery, Warsaw, Poland


2024 Tears of Joy, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
2023 Group Exhibition, Co-curated by Tomasz Kowalski and Michał Woliński, Piktogram, Warsaw, Poland
Digits and Numbers, Galeria Stereo, Warsaw, Poland
2022 On Paper, ECHO, Cologne, Germany
2021 Distant Voices, Stereo, Warsaw, Poland
Companions, co-curated with Ted Targett, Union Pacific, London, United Kingdom
2020 Until tomorrow: Ten Years of Bureau, Bureau, New York, NY
2018 Hours and Places, Wojciech Bąkowski, Erica Baum, Constance DeJong, Bureau, New York, NY
No, No, No, No, Cell Project Space, London, United Kingdom
2017 Things in Shapes of Things, curated by Michał Lasota, Griffin Art Space, Warsaw, Poland
2015 A Million Lines, Bunkier Sztuki, Kracow, PL
Propotypes, XII Baltic Triennial, Vilnius, Lithuania
Let’s Dance, Art Stations, Poznan, Poland
State of Life, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Procedures for the head: Polish Art Today, Kunsthalle Bratislava, Slovakia
It Rained Again, Bureau, New York, NY
2014 Voice, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland Instalators, Art Stations, Poznan, Poland
Midnight Show II, Galeria Dizajn BWA Wrocław, Poland
The Day is Not Enough, Warsaw Contemporary Museum, Poland
Not I, Lismore Castle Arts, St Carthage Hall, Lismore, Ireland
As You Can See: Polish Art Today, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
2013 In the Heart of the Country, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
Things in Common, Art Stations, Poznan, Poland
British British Polish Polish, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
Twisted Entities, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Six-line staff, Audio-visual interventions in the Chopin Museum, Chopin Museum, Warsaw, Poland
2012 Wojciech Bakowski / Michał Budny, Stereo, Poznan, Poland
Everything’s Alright Forever, Paradise Row, London, United Kingdom
Grey Peak of the Wave, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, NY
It’s Bearable (with P.Bosacki), Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany
Arbeitdisziplin, Municipal Gallery Arsenal, Poznan, Poland
On Demand, tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Will Be Fine, Stereo, Poznan, Poland
Myth and Melancholy, Warsaw Contemporary Museum, Poland
Duo-show with Matt Bryans, Galerie Martin Van Zomeren, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Forgetting of Proper Names, Calvert 22, London, United Kingdom
2011 Villa Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Found In Translation, Chapter L, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
The Power of Fantasy: Modern and Contemporary Art from Poland, BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium
Bodily Choreography, Zacheta State Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
MIR, Galeria Arsenal, Białystok, Poland
Transylvania 2, Municipal Gallery Arsenal, Poznan, Poland
Everything, Kolonie Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
For Love Not Money, 15th Tallin Print Triennial, Tallin, Estonia
2010 Luc Tuymans: A Vision of Central Europe, Brugge Centraal, Brugge, Belgium
Transylvania, BWA Zielona Góra, Poland
I See Things That Are Not There, Polish Institute, Rome, Italy
Traumtagebuch (with P. Bosacki), Galeria Foksal, Warsaw, Poland
Early Years, Kunstwerke, Berlin, Germany
2009 3 x Yes, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
Completed (with Anna Molska) Kunstverein, Freiburg, Germany
Head of Heads (with Magdalena Starska), Arsenal Gallery, Białystok, Poland
Views 2009, Zacheta State Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
From the Archive, Zak Branicka Gallery, Berlin, Germany
The Generational: Younger than Jesus, New Museum, New York, USA
Take a Look At Me Now, Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts, Norwich, United Kingdom
2008 Establishment (and its discontents), CoCA Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Poland
Ain’t No Sorry, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
Good for Home Use and Outdoor, public space, Poznan, Poland
Bodies Adream, Arsenał Municipal Gallery, Poznan, Poland
Stomach, Słodownia Gallery, Old Brewery, Poznan, Poland
Up against the Wall, Zacheta State Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland


2023 Janek Owczarek, ‘Route Phantom – Wojciech Bakowski,’ BLOK MAGAZINE, July 10
2021 Veronica Gisondi, ‘Wojciech Bakowski: dream-like narratives (an interview),’ Conceptual Fine Arts, November 17
2018 Krzysztof Kosciuczuk, ‘Wojciech Bakowski Dreams Of Childhood In A Post-War High-Rise,’ Frieze, August 15
John Cappetta, ‘Hours and Places,’ The Brooklyn Rail, May 1
Jerry Saltz, ‘Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read,’ New York Magazine, April 29
2016 Paul Laster, ‘Weekend Edition: 10 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before May 16,’ Observer.com, May 12
2015 Iwona Hałgas, Karol Sienkiewicz, ‘Wojciech Bakowski,’ Culture.pl, October 30
‘Wojciech Bakowski Wins The Oberhausen Sff,’ Polish Shorts, June 2015
Federico Windhausen, ‘Projections at the 2015 New York Film Festival,’ Cineaste Magazine, Vol. XLI, No. 1, Winter 2015
2013 Wojciech Bakowski w/essays by Dominic Eichler, Julian Heynen, Jennifer Teets, Wojciech Bakowski: Selected Works 2004-2012, pub. by Fundacja Transmisja and Galeria Stereo, Poland
2012 ‘On Not Accepting the Forgetting,’ The Forgetting of Proper Names Catalog, Calvert 22, pp.12, 14-17
2011 Richard Unwin , ‘Villa Tokyo – European Arts Festival Hits Japan,’ Flux Magazine, December 2
Villa Tokyo Arts Festival Catalog, November
David Ulrichs, ‘Top-Down at Liste,’ ArtinAmerica.com, June 20
2009 Holland Cotter, ‘Young Artists, Caught in the Act,’ New York Times, April 9


Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw