Krzysztof Wałaszek

Graduated from the Faculty of Painting and Sculpture at the State School of Fine Arts (currently: the E. Geppert Academy of Art and Design) in Wrocław, Poland, 1989. Employed there since 1989 – currently, he holds a doctoral degree and he is leading the 5th Studio of Painting and Drawing. He is running the drawing course for stationery and postgraduate students, and the painting course for non-stationery students. He received the Ministry of Culture fellowship, Poland, 1990.

He has participated in 29 individual exhibitions in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Sweden, including: BWA Wrocław – Gallery of Contemporary Art, Poland, 2015. He also painted a mural called Artysta poszalał (The artist pushed the boat out) in Paris, Rue 5 René Boulanger, France, 2012.

He has participated in approximately 170 collective exhibitions – in Poland, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Russia, and Slovakia, including: the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, BWA Gallery in Zielona-Góra, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdańsk, Poland, 2007–2008; Kunsthaus, Wiesbaden, Germany, 2012; The Wild West. A history of Wrocław’s Avant-garde – a big international exhibition shown in Poland, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Romania, Slovakia, and other European countries, 2015–2016.

His works are included in Polish public collections, such as: the Wrocław Contemporary Museum, Wrocław; the Regional Museum in Tarnów; the Karkonosze Museum in Jelenia Góra; as well as in private

He uses many different art techniques: painting, ceramics, sculpture, graffiti, and others. Ironic and provocative text has always been an important and common part of his works. Krzysztof Wałaszek is known for bringing up political and social topics, such as: commercialisation of the prevailing social life and trivialisation of the fundamental values or ideas such as: faith, religion, family, and patriotism.