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Rafał Wilk

(born 1979). A graduate of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Zielona Góra.

He focuses his art work – video installations, animations, and paintings – on seemingly insignificant events from the past and the present. He picks out the little traces of irony in everyday life, directing his attention to what usually happens in the background. He perceives daily occurrences from a dreamlike perspective, which allows him to disturb the standard notions, principles, and laws we live by. The artist generates emotions and sensations that enrich our real-world experience with all that is uncanny and inexpressible, and yet forming an intrinsic part of our reality.

He has shown his projects in Poland and abroad, incl. Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, BWA Zielona Góra, Center of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko, Gdańsk City Gallery and “Zachęta” National Gallery of Art in Warsaw.

Hi is a Grand Prix winner of the Painting of the Year competition, organized by “Art & Business” (2005), Scholarship of the Minister of Culture (2009, 2020), Scholarship of the City of Warsaw (2014, 2019).
His works are in private and institutional collections.