Wojtek Pukocz

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Wojtek Pukocz

1970 born in Mikolajow, Poland
Lives and works in Wroclaw, Poland

Wojtek Pukocz is painter, graphic artist, author of installations, films and multimedia shows combining video images with music performed live. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław in 1997, diploma in painting (Prof. Stanisław Kortyka’s studio), currently professor at the Department of Painting in Architecture and Multimedia and head of the Electronic Media and Multimedia Studio. Since 2012 dean of the Faculty of Painting and Sculpture of his alma mater.

Wojtek Pukocz is author of over a dozen solo and tens of collective exhibitions, as well as curator and organizer of exhibitions. Twice granted the Rector’s Award during his academic career in recognition of organizational activities for the benefit of the Academy (in 2008 and 2012). In 2001 awarded the BWA Wrocław Prize in the 5th Geppert Competition for best young Polish painters, together with an honourable mention. In 1997 awarded the “Format” Art Prize and an honourable mention at Promocje ’97 review of young artistic talents in Legnica. Lives in Ligota Mała near Wrocław and works in Wrocław.

Selected solo exhibitions and shows:

2018 „All about… vol.1”, National Forum of Music, Wrocław, Poland
2018 „All about… vol.2”, BWA Gallery, Awangarda, Wrocław, Poland
2017 „Painting”, Attic Gallery, Culture Center, Prudnik, Poland
2016 „KORPO!”,, Art in the office, IdeaPlace, Wrocław, Poland
2016 “Separate stories”, Gallery ART 9, Leszno, Poland
2015 The Picture is not enough, BWA Wrocław, Poland
2013 Parts of Yesterday, ASP Gallery, Gdańsk, Poland
2011 „I believe in abstract art”, Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts, Wroclaw
2011 „Painting”, Rawicz Land Muzeum, Rawicz
2007 Haggadah – a Story, film, Awangarda Gallery, BWA Wrocław, Poland
2007 By Half, multimedia show at Wrocław NonStop Festival, National Museum in Wrocław, Poland
2004 Ten Persons, Awangarda Gallery, BWA Wrocław, Poland
2002 Anatomical Objects, Milano Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
1998 Photographic Objects, film, Entropia Gallery, Wrocław, Poland
1997 Post-Diploma Exhibition, Jerzy Grotowski Research Centre, Wrocław, Poland

Selected group exhibitions:

– “Here we are after ESK. Expression, structure, color”, BWA Awangarda, Wrocław, Poland
– “Brockenau Specter”, BWA Awangarda, Wrocław, Poland
– “100 years!”, Palace of Art, Lviv, Ukraine
– “Good morning, exhibition of the Wrocław artistic community”, Volyn Art Gallery, Lutsk, Ukraine
– “+48”, State Historical Museum, Kamieniec Podolski, Ukraine
– “Limited Vision”, 3331 Arts, Chioyoda, Tokyo, Japan
– “Permeation”, Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts, Tianjin, China

– “Wroclaw Now !, Wrocław Now”, National Gallery, Syactar, Russia
– “The End. A deadly serious exhibition”, Open Studio, Krakow, Poland
– “RYSOPIS W BIEGU / ZĪMĒJUMI STEIGĀ”, Exhibition Hall of the Academy of Fine Arts in Riga, Latvia (15/03/210)
– Bratislava Pro Wratislavia / Wratislavia Pro Bratislava, Dom Umenia Bratislava, Galéria Mesta Bratislavy – Pálffyho Palác

– Wrocław Now! All the faces of chaos, painting exhibition – Casa Matei Gallery, Cluj – Napoca, Romania
– “Three Poles”, Galeria Jama, Ostrava, the Czech Republic (together with Paweł Jarodzki and Krzysztof Wałaszek)
– “Presentation of the creators from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw – the city of the European Capital of Culture 2016” Inviting institution: Beijing Tian Yi Tong Ge International Art and Culture Co.Ltd. Date: August 27, 2016 – September 25, 2016 Place: Star Galery and Star Theater , Beijing, China
– “The Future At Last. Memory at last. Il futoro finalmente: Contemporary Artists from Poland “Fondazione Benetton,, Italy, Modena, Fondazione Benetton

Direction Painting – Center of Artistic Activities ODA, Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland
– 2/6, Michał Jędrzejewski and the pretexts of space, an exhibition from the series Art with a Wrocław certificate, Galeria Test Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury, Warsaw, Poland
– It is / It is not. Exhibition of the collection of the Lower Silesian Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts, Contemporary Museum, Wrocław, Poland
– Central Warsaw – Wrocław Główny – exhibition of didactics. Painting department of the MiRz Department, Galeria Salon Akademy, Warsaw, Poland
– Of Painting off Painting, Museum of Non-Conformist Art, Pushkinskaya 10 Arts Center, St.Petersburg, Russia

2014 What’s Left – What’s Gone, Trafaka Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2013 56th Exhibition of European Art EVBK, Prüm, Germany
2012 Space Between Us, Kunsthaus, Wiesbaden, Germany
2011 What’s Here / What’s Not, Regional Museum, Liberec, Czech Republic
2010 Structure of Things, Structure of Emotions, Structure, BWA City Gallery, Bydgoszcz, Poland
2009 Art In Poland, Sanat Polonya, Art Faculty Gallery, Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey
2007 Wrocław’s Skyscrapers – 60 Years of ASP in Wrocław, National Museum in Wrocław, Poland
2006 Wrocław’s ASP Painting Department, Art Centre EL Gallery, Elbląg, Poland
2004 Photography, Homeless Gallery, Mieszczański Brewery, Wrocław, Poland
2003 1st Art Review SURVIVAL, University of Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland
2001 4th Polish Exhibition of Young Painting, 5th Geppert Competition, Awangarda Gallery, BWA Wrocław, Poland
2000 International Drawing Competition, Museum of Architecture, Wrocław, Poland
1997 32nd Polish Painting Competition Bielsko Autumn ’97, Bielsko BWA Gallery, Poland
1996 Painting, Graphic Art, Sculpture, Academy Gallery, Braunschweig, Germany