Born in Łódź, Poland, 1975.  Lives and works in Warsaw. 


The working process of Filip Berendt often begins with three-dimensional objects and then ends with two-dimensional photographs. He creates sculptures out of found materials: food, scrap metal, or even processual substances such as mould, in order to re-frame and re-figure our known environment. The process of abstraction to which Berendt submits his images culminates in the instantaneity of the photograph; these sculptures were never intended to be experienced in reality, and Berendt destroys these objects after he has used them. As he comments: ‘I don’t look at myself as a photographer, rather I make certain performative actions, sculptural actions, for which a photographic camera turns out to be an ideal tool’.  


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Escape from the ‘Liberty’ Cinema, Galerie im Saalbau, Berlin, Germany, 2016


Silence-sounds, Muzeum Współczesne Wrocław, Poland, 2016 


The crisis is only the beginning, BWA, Wroclaw, Poland, 2015 


Mere Formality, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, Poland, 2015 


Let the beast run, Nocturnal Activities, BWA Katowice, Poland, 2014 


Alternative ending, Rondo Sztuki, Katowice, Poland, 2012 


Everything is a version of something else, Studio Gallery, Warsaw, Poland, 2011 


Transit, Centre Contemporary Art Laznia, Gdansk, Poland, 2010 


Transit, ZPAF i s-k, Gallery, Krakow, Poland, 2009 







Filip Berendt