Born in Warsaw in 1952, Bożenna Biskupska studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań (1970-1972), and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (1972 -1976) where she graduated with a distinction. Her practice encompasses sculpture, painting, experimental theatre, performance, sound and video. In 1982 Biskupska won the First Prize on the 4th International Biennial Exhibition of Weaving Miniature, Savaria Museum, Szombathely, Hungary. In 1984 she was granted a two-year Polish Ministry of Art and Culture scholarship. In 1986 she won the First Grade Prize of the Stanisław Wyspiański Award for painting and sculpture. She represented Poland at the 41st Venice Biennale in 1984 and at the 14th International Biennale of Small Bronze Sculptures in Padua, Italy in 1986. In addition to exhibiting in numerous institutions throughout Poland over the years, Biskupska’s works have been shown internationally including France, Italy, the USA, Hungary and Germany. In 2004 she co-founded in Situ Contemporary Art Foundation based in Sokolowsko, Poland. From 2012 onwards, a number of festivals have taken place there every year such as Contexts, Sanatorium of Sound, and Hommage to Kieslowski, which focus on ephemeral art, experimental music and film. Her works are included in numerous private and public collections including the National Museum in Szczecin, the Polish Sculpture Centre in Orońsk, the Art Museum Łódź, the State Museum of Auschwitz – Birkenau, the Museum of Lubuski Region of Zielona Góra, The Museum of Warmia and Mazury, Studio Gallery in Warsaw, SBWA Gallery Warsaw, BWA Gallery Opole, The Museum of Szombathely, Hungary, the Humboldt University in Berlin, the Polish Museum in Chicago and Kokusai Koeki Co. in Tokyo.   Click to download artist’s CV

Bożenna Biskupska