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portrait by Grzegorz Drozd

MAGDALENA BIELESZ (id name Magdalena Tereszczuk) born in March 25, 1977 in Warsaw – a painter, author of films, objects and installations. Graduate of the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, diploma at the Guest Atelier of Leon Tarasewicz (2002). Her works concern private areas, dreams and memories. She gets inspiration from childhood, more and more filtered through her  imagination.

Author of many artistic and social projects in the urban space (recent projects are: 2016, Alternative life, summer terrace of the Zacheta Project Room, currently in the collection of the Faculty of Art History at the Cardinal Wyszynski University in Warsaw, 2015, Minimonids, space around the CCA Łaznia in Gdansk).
In recent years, involved in the project Rituals Of Transition, that is a joint long-term work in a duet with her son Maurycy. Rituals Of Transition. Board games solo show was held in Zacheta Project Room (Zacheta – National Gallery of Art in Warsaw).

Her works can be found in the collection of, among others, History of Art Warsaw University, Zacheta – National Art Gallery, National Museum (branch of the museum under construction – NOMUS) in Gdansk, Imago Mundi – Benetton Foundation in Italy, at the SONS Museum in Belgium, Kruishoutem, Museum of New Art in Detroit.

Solo show

2022
I feel safe among drugs, Museum of Pharmacy, Museum of Warsaw branch, Warsaw, Poland

2019
Rituals of transition. Board games, Zacheta Project Room, Warsaw, Poland

La Legenda, Residencia Corazón, La Plata, Argentina

2017
Reorganisations, (with Justyna Wencel), Graże Project Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2016
Alternative life, work based on interaction with the audience, Zachęta Project Room, Warsaw, Poland

2015
Mini photo stands, city space around CCA Łaźnia, Gdańsk,Poland

2011
– 100 paintings, Fundacja Nowej Kultury Bęc Zmiana, Warsaw, POLAND

2010
– Selenici, Instytut Polski, Praha, Czech Repulic
– Universal Wish, m.odle gallery, Praha, Czech Republic
– The room, CCA Łaźnia, Gdańsk, Poland

2009
– Ett drömspel, Krytyka Polityczna’s day room, Gdańsk, Poland
– The room/Moving through the walls, private apartment, Warsaw, Noc Muzeów, Poland
– I can be who I want to be. I feel it is my duty, responsibility to be who I want to be, Wizytująca Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2008
– Crime Story, Zero Gallery, Berlin, Germany
– Hoża gallery’s first birthday, Hoża Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2007
– Prolog (one week happening), Cafe Kulturalna with cooperation with Wizytująca Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
– Unreality Moments, Ikona Gallery, Łódź, Poland

2006
– Somewhere over the rainbow…, Aijima Art Center, Abiko/Tokyo, Japan
– Universal wish, MoKS, Mooste, Estonia
– Universal wish, Wd8 Cultural Center, Walkersdorf, Austria

2005
– Play my life painting/ Collective Intelligens (Mutaforma Project) video, Kolonia Artystów, Gdańsk, Poland
– enjoy yourself, Szewska36 Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland
– Play my life, Postsovkhoz5, Mooste, Estonia
– Water collage, Muz Gallery, Toruń, Poland
– 8March (action), Zachęta National Gallery of Art., Warsaw, Poland

2004
– Swimming lesson, Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art., Ustka, Poland
– Dolls, Kolonia Artystów, Gdańsk, Poland
– Dolls, SOHO, Club-gallery, Sopot, Poland
– PGR_ART_Attack, Kolonia Artystów, Gdańsk, Poland
– PGR_ART_Attack, SOHO, Club-gallery, Sopot, Poland

2003
– Without a title, Zero Gallery, Berlin, Germany
– Sailormoon, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
– Special Offer, Nova Gallery, Cracow, Poland
– Supercollection’80, Entropia Gallery, Wrocław, Poland

2002
– Machines, Zakręt Gallery (IHS UW), Warsaw, Poland

Group shows

2022
Love, Celebration and the Road Ahead, TJ Boulting, London, UK
Mãe, 55SP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mothering, Kupfer Project Space, London, UK

2021
POSTKOMPOZYCJA project by Mateusz Stanuszek, Warszawa – Kraków
Itsy-bitsy CANCER… leaves you with a SCAR project by Monika Mamzeta
– The 4th Every Woman Biennial – My Love Is Your Love, Copeland Gallery, London, UK
– The 4th Every Woman Biennial – My Love Is Your Love, Superchief Gallery NFT, New York, United States

2020
CICA Experimental Film and Video, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA museum), Gimpo, South Korea
There an Back Again, Wall Gallery (on-line)
Sketchbook, Brooklyn Art Library, New York, United States

2019
Dibujo, Wall Gallery Studio, Sa Pobla Majorca, Spain
– before auction exhibition, Synapsis, National Museum, Warsaw, Poland
– 30th birtday, Milano Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
– group exhibition, Wall Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
– 100 flags on 100th anniversary of women’s electoral rights, Biuro Wystaw (Fundacja Polskiej Sztuki Nowoczesnej) and MSN, Warsaw, Poland
– Art Now, National Museum, Cracow, Poland

2018
– Join the dots/unire le distance (Imago Mundi), Trieste, Italy
– pre-auction exhibition Synapsis, National Museum, Warsaw, Poland
– pre-auction exhibition for Ola, Muzeum Warszawy, Warsaw, Poland

2017
– The Eagle has landed, Ausstellungszentrum Pyramide, Berlin, Germany
– Idea & documents in proces, Issue XII
– This is not my painting, Milano Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
– participation in Grande Biednale, Fundacja Nowej Kultury Bęc Zmiana, Warsaw, Poland
– 100 flags on 100th anniversary of women’s electoral rights (march), Biuro Wystaw (Fundacja Polskiej Sztuki Nowoczesnej) Warsaw, Poland

2016
The Eagle has Landed, Apollo11-45 lat później, CA Wozownia, Toruń, Poland
– pre-auction exhibition Synapsis, National Museum, Warsaw, Poland
Imaginary Friends, show, Open Space, Victoria, Canada
– charity auction for Max, Pragaleria, Warsaw, Poland
– Photo stand, as part of Big Book Festival, Artistic Bookstore, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
The Eagle has Landed, Apollo 11-45 years later, CKiO, Podkowa Leśna, Poland

2015
– The Eagle has Landed, Apollo 11- 45 years later, Działań Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
– Paint on the fence 3.0, city space around UKSW, Warsaw, Poland
– Paint on the eagle eye, city space around UKSW, Warsaw, Poland
– The Eagle has Landed, Apollo 11- 45 years later, BWA Zielona Góra, Poland
– Unfinished registry. Paintings and their musical interpretations, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
– Warsaw’s Art Fair (Milano Gallery), Warsaw, Poland

2014
– participation in video presentation, Projektornia, GAK, Gdańsk, Poland
– pre-auction exhibition, Gallery of Contemporary Art Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow, Poland
– Rematch, on-line project

2013
– Ladies’ Bath, CCA Łaźnia, Gdańsk, Poland
– Small is great, Appendix2 Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2012
– Eat, sleep, paint, video films, Muzeum Ziemi Lubuskiej, Zielona Góra, Poland
– Ladies’ Bath, CCA Łaźnia, Gdańsk, Poland
– Performance as part of Museum’s Night, Format Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
– Artbox, Milano Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
– participation in futuwawa, on-line project

2011
– Regeneration 011, Plato Art Space, Istanbul, Turkey
– Ladies’ Bath, CCA Łaźnia, Gdańsk, Poland
– Prize, The dog is undergoing treatment, Czułość Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
– Milano Gallery presentation, Dom Jabłońskich, Warszawa, Poland

2010
– Woman’s Day, CCA Łaźnia, Gdańsk, Poland
– Hożarty, 1500m2 do wynajęcia, Warsaw, Poland
– Museum’s Night, Fundacja Atelier, Warsaw, Poland
– Museum’s Night, Wizytująca Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
– Summer In the city – excibition not Orly for the children, Zachęta National Gallery of Art., Warsaw, Poland
– Picnic, Modelarnia/IS Wyspa, Gdańsk, Poland
– Farewell to a fairy tale, Studio BWA, Wrocław
– One hundred billion for the fall of art, Galeria Wizytująca, Warszawa
– In the first person, the singular, Klajpeda Exhibition City Hall, Klajpeda, Litwa

2009
– Auction for Edd Deskur, Gallery of Contemporary Art Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow, Poland
– Biennale for children, CK Zamek, Poznań, Poland
– 44, pre-auction exhibition of the Jerzy Grotowski foundation, BWA Design Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland
– Another view pre-auction exhibition, MSN, Warsaw, Poland
– Parcels For The Promised Land, KUNSTBÜROBERLIN, Berlin, Germany
– Heroes’ Summit, Gallery of Contemporary Art Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow, Poland
– New history, CCA Łaźnia, Gdansk, Poland
– 6th birthday of Zero Gallery, Zero Gallery, Berlin, Germany
– video presentation, Jakominiplatz (ESC Gallery), Graz, Austria
– Shoes or No Shoes?, SONS Museum, Kruishoutem, Belgia
– Wd8 collection, Pollau, Austria
– pre-auction exhibition for Paulina Wrocławska, MSN, Warsaw, Poland
– 30×30, Milano Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2008
– Directors lounge, (project included as part of Berlinale), Berlin, Germany
– First birthday of Hoża, Hoża Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
– Entropy is increasing, Entropia Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland
– This is not exhibition, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
– 8 March, CCA Łaźnia, Gdańsk, Poland
– The good project, intervention in the Wieś3 grocery store, as part of Hożarty – Hoża street holiday, Warsaw, Poland
– Museum’s Night, Wizytująca Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
– 5th birthday of Zero Gallery, Zero Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2007
– Sweet Art, CCA Łaźnia, Gdańsk, Poland
– pre-auction exhibition for Krystiana Robb-Narbutt, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
– Shoes or No Shoes?, SONS Museum, Kruishoutem, Belgia
– Museum’s Night, Wizytująca Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
– Group Exhibition, Modelarnia/IS Wyspa, Gdańsk, Poland
– Group Exhibition, Art Car Boot Fair, London, UK
– Web Biennial 2007, Istambul Contemporary Art Museum (iS.CaM), Istanbul, Turkey
– Outvideo Festival, National Center of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia
– prologue 3, ESC Gallery, Graz, Austria
– Welcome to Hong Kong, Hoża Gallery, Poland
– Showcases, city space, Łódź, Poland
– Stock Exchange, the State Mint (with Ryszard Grzyb, Dorota Borowa), Warsaw, Poland
– To the Shipyard, Kolonia Artystów, Gdańsk, Poland

2006
– Soft Love, IS Wyspa/ Modelarnia, Gdańsk,Poland
– Marginal art exhibition, Gallery Saoh & Tomos, Tokyo, Japan
– The game, Centrum Olimpijskie/Karowa Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
– the Collective Intelligence project (Mutaforma project), Fine Arts Academy of Carrara, Italy
– the Collective Intelligence project (Mutaforma project), Proj Festival, International de nouvelles images, Nancy, France
– the Collective Intelligence project (Mutaforma project), File 2006, SESI Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brasil
– PARKGEWUSEL 06, Max Walter Platz, Wien, Austria
– the Collective Intelligence project (Mutaforma project), Pandemic Festival, Milan, Italy
– Museum’s Night, Milano Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
– Rozmężczyźnienie-Wymężczyźnienie, Zakręt Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
– 3 Jahre Galerie Zero, Zero Galerie, Berlin, Germany
– prologue 2, ESC Gallery, Graz, Austria ( curator: Marina Grzinic)
– Nowe Drogi-Neue Wege, K4Gallery, Saarbrucken, Germany
– polnische murBAR (presentation), ESC Gallery, Graz, Austria
– Komic festival, Machfeld, Wien, Austria
– the Collective Intelligence project (Mutaforma project), Piemonte Share 2006 festival. Turin, Italy
– 8March (presentation) Haus am Bach, Markt Hartmannsdorf, Austria
– Imaging Ourselves, International Museum of Women, San Francisco, USA
– Ladies asks the gentleman, CCA Łaźnia, Gdańsk, Poland
– On their own – Graduates of the Leona Tarasewicz workshop, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland

2005
– 6th National Exhibition of Young Painters – 7th Geppert Competiton, BWA Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland
– Whose sex?, Górnośląskie Center of Culture, Katowice, Poland
– Preview Berlin 2005, Berlin, Germany
– Polish Political Art, Składnica Sztuki, Olsztyn, Poland
– Polish Political Art, Kolonia Artystów, Gdańsk, Poland
– iPop, Art Murmur Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
– the Collective Intelligence project (Mutaforma project) Art. Laboratory – Mars Pavillion (renovated Italian pavilion), la Biennale di VEnezia- 51st International Art Exhibition, Venezia, Italy
– Outvideo Festival, National Center of Contemporary Art., Ekaterinburg, Russia
– Idea-Animal, BrowArt Gallery, Wrocław, Poland
– Art Fair, Stary Browar, Poznań, Poland
– Best of Zero, Zero Gallery, Berlin, Germany
– Salon Europeen des Jeunes Createurs Montrouge/Paris, France
– Video spaces’05, BWA Gallery, Wrocław, Poland
– Women’s art about women, Składnica Sztuki, Olsztyn, Poland
– The Detroit Film &Video Festival, Museum of New Art, Detroit, USA

2004
– New Polish Young Artists, Program Gallery, Poland
– Fair of Cheap Art, Raster Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
– Braderie de l’art. 2004edition, Art Point M le laboratoire factory, Roubaix, France
– 36th National festiwal of painting, BWA Gallery, Zielona Góra, Poland
– 36th National festiwal of painting, BWA Gallery, Baltic Gallery of Art, Słupsk, Poland
– Participation in Ladyfest, Le Madame, Warsaw, Poland
– 1st European Festival of Wall Painting, Węzeł Kliniczna, Gdańsk, Poland
– Outvideo Festival, National Center of Contemporary Art., Ekaterinburg, Russia
– Children’s Art, artist workshops / exhibition, Zachęta National Gallery of Art., Warsaw, Poland
– Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
– Wroclaw@Strasbourg, Zoo Gallery, Strasbourg, France
– NetARTeria, Górnoslaski Center of Culture, Katowice, Poland
– participation in BARDZO (Very) project, cizy zone, Wroclaw, Poland

2003
– Evil is for the masses, Zmiana Organizacji Ruchu, Warsaw, Poland
– God is a woman!, CDQ, Warsaw, Poland (min. with Anna Baumgart, Laura Pawela)
– 2 Fair of Cheap Art, Raster Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
– Fascinations, Barna Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
– Opening, Ars Nova Gallery, Lodz, Poland
– 2002 promotions, Art. Gallery, Legnica, Poland
– 36th National Festival of Painting, BWA Gallery, Bielsko – Biała, Poland
– participation in Evil is for the masses, twozywo.art.pl
– I like it you know…Hmm me too, Karowa Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
– participation in co2mailing.art, (international internet project under the guidance of Centre of Attention from London)
– Dead Life, Czarna Łódź Podwodna Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland
– Festival of Wall Painting, Węzeł Kliniczna, Gdańsk, Poland
– Birthday, Ampstrong Club, Zakopane, Poland (coopeation with Nova Gallery Cracow)
– participation in something on A-4, city space (Barcelona, Berlin, Gdańsk, Monachium, Wroclaw)
– participation in REALLAURA (Laura Pawela’s project of telephone displays)
– M-4, Studio BWA, Wroclaw, Poland

2002
– Opening Exhibition, Nova Gallery (now Art Agenda Nova), Cracow, Poland
– Fair of Cheap Art, Raster Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
– Diploma Exhibition of the Leon Tarasewicz’s Class 2002, CCA- Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
– Lookat me/Spójrz na mnie, Novart.pl, Gallery of Contemporary Art Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow, Poland
– Block. Housing state. Apartment, Gallery Działań and Gallery Raster, Warsaw, Poland

Artist resinency/ Symposiums

2019

– Residencia Corazón, La Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina

2018
– Two weeks residancy, CCA Łaźnia, Gdańsk, Poland

2006
– One month residency, Aijima Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
– One month residency, Mooste, Estonia
– Three months residancy, Wd8, Walkersdorf, Austria

2005
– Postsovkhoz5 symposium, Mooste, Estonia

2004
– one month residency, Kolonia Artystów, Gdańsk, Poland

2002
– International Meetings of Young Artists Art-Camp 2002, Śląsk, Poland

Films and documents

– METRUM 3, written and directed by: Przemek Młyńczyk, pictures: Andrzej Musiał, montage: Marek Krol, music: Marcin Ejsmund, cast: Magda Bielesz, Paul Wertico, produkcja FMK 2005, 5 min
– Case X (Case MoKS, Mooste) directed by: Rene Rusjan, Bostian Potokar, Slovenia 2006, 40 min
– who is who. Magda Bielesz, directed by: Anna Kuśmierczyk, pictures: Marcin Nowak, production: patio TV media fabric, Łódź 2007, 30 min

Collections

2018
– NOMUS collection. Branch of National Museum in Gdańsk (in the building state).

2017
– Alternative life photo stand, IHS UKSW , Warsaw, Poland

2015
– Imago Mundi, The Benetton Fundation, Italy

2007
– SONS Museum, Kruishoutem, Belgia

2003
– Zachęta National Gallery, Warsaw Poland
– Zero Gallery, Berlin, Germany
– Entropia Gallery, Wrocław, Poland

2002
– IHS UW, Warsaw, Poland