Katarzyna Kmita was born in 1972 in Nowa Ruda, Poland. In 1996, she earned a diploma in painting from the Faculty of Painting and Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław. In 1996, she received the Minister of Culture and Art Award "Promotions '96." In 1998, she received the Rector's Award of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław in the "Eugeniusz Geppert Competition." In 2006, she was awarded at the "Rybie Oko" Biennale of Young Art for a series of works that combined elements of Polish folklore and pop culture. She was also recognized by the "Łossskot" magazine as one of the most interesting figures in culture in 2007. She has received the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship three times (2011, 2017, 2022), as well as the "Kultura w sieci" scholarship in 2020. In 2022, she was awarded the Presidential Scholarship of Wrocław.


Chosen solo Exhibitions:


2023 "Contrafactur" Municipal Museum of Wrocław, Old Town Hall, Wrocław

2023 "Parade or Resemblance to People and Events," MOS, Gorzów Wielkopolski

2021-2022 "Cross-section" Geppart Gallery, Wrocław

2021 "Exercises in Imagination" as part of the Wrocław 70/20 Symposium, Museum of Architecture, Wrocław

2020-2021 "Foyer" Muranów Cinema, Krupa Gallery, Warsaw

2020 "Portrait Studio" as part of the "Kultura w Sieci" program on Instagram @pracowniaportretowa.kasiakmita

2019 "Horizontal Panorama. Codes" Krupa Gallery at the TIFF Center as part of the Artistic Scene of the 19th New Horizons IFF, Wrocław

2016 "Who Would You Be If You Could Be Who You Want" Geppert's Apartment, Wrocław

2013 "Menu" Manhattan Gallery, Łódź

2012 "Cut-Paste" Olimpia Gallery, Kraków

2012 "Must Have It" BWA in Bielsko-Biała

2011 "Must Have It" BWA in Wrocław

2011 "Souvenir Shop" Kordegarda, Warsaw

2011 "Good Because It's Polish" Galeria-1, Olympic Center, Warsaw

2010 "Cutouts" Polish Institute in Sofia, Bulgaria

2009 "Cutout Parade" Flying Gallery, Warsaw

2009 "Cutouts" Polish Institute, Budapest, Hungary

2007 "Cutouts" BWA Wrocław, Bielska Galeria Sztuki, Ustka, Galeria Zero, Berlin, Germany

2002 - "The Soothing Effect of the Plural Number" Karowa Gallery, Warsaw


Chosen group Exhibitions:


2023 "If We Want Everything to Stay the Same, Everything Must Change," Krupa Art Foundation, Wrocław

2023 "Critical Mass," Oblatów 4, Katowice

2021 "Hello Helka. A Short Story on Paper and War," Warsaw Uprising Museum, Warsaw, with the late artist Janina Róża Giedroyć-Wawrzynowicz

2018 "Schrödinger's Cat. In the Face of Tradition," Municipal Gallery, Wrocław

2017 "Bielska Jesień" BWA Bielsko-Biała

2016 "Art Seeks IQ" exhibition as part of ESK 2016, NFM, Wrocław

2016 "SURVIVAL 14" Fabryka Automatów Tokarskich, Wrocław

2016 "HANDMADE WORKS" Olimpia Gallery, Kraków

2015 "IS/ISN'T" MWW, Wrocław

2015 "OSTRALE'15" Dresden, Germany

2015 "Arte Laguna Prize" Venice, Italy

2015 "16 Years" Olimpia Gallery, Kraków

2014 "MIDNIGHT SHOW II" BWA Design, Wrocław

2014 "SURVIVAL" former building of the Institute of Pharmacy at the Medical University of Wrocław

2014 "Planetary System" Municipal Gallery, Wrocław

2009 "20 YEARS AFTER POLISH ART AFTER COMMUNISM" Dam 27, Amsterdam, Netherlands, BiB in Sassenheim, Netherlands

2009 "folk-art-NOW!" Guter Bahnhof, Bremen, Germany

2007 "Herzlich wir kommen" Pokusa Gallery, Wiesbaden, Germany

2007 "Idolatry" Klima Bocheńska Gallery, Warsaw

2006 "Rybie Oko 4" Baltic Gallery of Art, Ustka

2003-2006 "Survival Art Review" University of Wrocław, Browar Mieszczański, Main Railway Station, Wrocław

2001 "XXXV All-Poland Painting Competition - Bielska Jesień" BWA, Bielsko-Biała

2000 "Most Dangerous Brushes" Xawery Dunikowski Museum, Warsaw

1998 "XVII Festival of Polish Contemporary Painting" BWA, Szczecin

1998 "National Exhibition of Young Painting - Eugeniusz Geppert Competition" BWA Wrocław

1997 "Bielska Jesień '97" Bielska BWA Gallery, Bielsko-Biała

1996 "Promotions '96" State Art Gallery, Legnica


Awards and Scholarships:


Presidential Scholarship of Wrocław 2023

Minister of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship 2022

Minister of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship "Kultura w sieci" 2020

Minister of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship 2017

Finalist of the 10th ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE, Nappe Arsenale, Venice 2016

Minister of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship 2011

"Łossskot" magazine recognition for the most interesting cultural figure of 2007

Award at the "Rybie Oko 4" Biennale

"ELLE Trophy" Award

Minister of Culture and Art Award "Promotions '96"

Rector's Award of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, "Eugeniusz Geppert Competition"


Works in Collections:


Lower Silesian Society of Fine Arts

Art Collection of BWA Bielska Gallery

Krupa Art Foundation





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