Dawicki Oskar

Born 1971 in Stargard Szczeciński – painter, performance and video artist. Studied at the Department of Fine Arts in the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (1991—1996). Cofounder of Supergrupa Azorro (2000).

Oskar Dawicki’s work is typically mocking, perverse and lighthearted. However, the laughter that he provokes is bitter and does not result from a nihilistic attitude. It much more serves to denounce the time of confusion that we live in. Dawicki’s art is an art of resistance, of developing an independent way of thinking and asking thorny questions. He comments not only on art itself, but also to the paradoxes of everyday life.

selected solo exhibitions: Advertising Project, Galeria Display, Praha (2002); Help!, Galeria Raster, Warszawa (2002); O, Mały Salon, Narodowa Galeria Sztuki „Zachęta”, Warszawa (2003); Opening Reception, Galeria Raster, Warszawa (2003); The End of the World by Mistake, Galeria Potocka, Kraków (2004)

other: Arrive Punctually, Please, Otwarta Pracownia, Kraków (2000); Breaking News, CSW Zamek Ujazdowski, Warszawa (2001); Performance Festival Zone 4, Timisoara (2002); Views 2003, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok (2004); Welcome to the Media!, Królikarnia, Oddział Muzeum Narodowego, Warszawa (2006); Festiwal TEMPS D’IMAGES, CSW Zamek Ujazdowski, Warszawa (2006)

in Bunkier Sztuki – solo exhibition: Oskar Dawicki. Ten Years of Painting (2005); wystawy zbiorowe / group exhibitions: Multimedia Sensivity—Global Art (1996); 4 rooms (2002); novart.pl Festival of Young Art (2002); Supergrupa Azorro. Everything Has Been Done (2003); Ward Shelley. Operation: Mice, part 1 (2003); Parallel World—Poland 50°//N—52°//N. Young Art from Kraków (2004); Test Card_1. Latest Polish Video (2004); Boys (2005); From the Bunkier Collection (2005); Bunkier Sztuki Collection (2006); other: Polish Video (1996); Polish-Swiss performance and installation event as a part of exhibition Larger Than Life (2001); coauthor of the publication Everything Has Been Done. A Tragedy in Three Acts without an Epilogue (2003); At last, Something New! Collections of Modern Art from Malopolska (2007); Ok! Wyspiański (2008)

works in Collection: Street Portraits, 2001–2003: Ustka (2001), pastel, 43×32,5 cm; Sopot (2002), pastel, 43×32,5 cm; Olsztyn (2002), watercolour, 43×32,5 cm; Warszawa II (2002), pencil, 43×32,5 cm; Berlin (2002), pastel, watercolour, 43×32,5 cm; Kraków I (2002), pastel, 43×32,5 cm; Gdańsk II (2002), pastel, 43×32,5 cm; Warszawa I (2002), pencil, 43×32,5 cm; Paris (2002), pastel, 58×43 cm; Praha (2002), pencil, crayon, 58×43 cm; Gdańsk I (2003), pencil, 43×32,5 cm; Self-Portrait: Kraków II (2003), pencil, crayon, 58×43 cm; Street Portraits, 2001—2003 documentation of the project, DVD, 30’39”; Cladosporium inops, 2005, acrylic on canvas, 120×100 cm; Myrothecium luxuriosum, 2005, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 120 cm; Alternaria fastidiosa, 2005, acrylic on canvas, 60×80 cm; Bayonet to Arms, 2005, DVD, looped, 1’; Window, 2007, installation compound with 6 prints (variable dimensions) and DVD