Mikołaj Sobczak

Born 1989

Lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Born in 1989, Amsterdam based artist Mikołaj Sobczak is a 2016 graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts Warsaw, and currently is a resident artist at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in the Netherlands. A multidisciplinary artist known for work in video, painting, ceramics, and performance pieces, he has exhibited widely through Europe. Much of his recent work has dealt with issue of cultural memory and repression, bringing to the forefront historically marginalized groups. By appropriating and subverting recognizable motifs, Sobczak uses his art to address social and political issues through the lens of historical, folkloric, and pop culture imagery. Sobczak frequently collaborates with Nicholas Grafia.


Works on Paper on Fridges

Aug 12 - Sept 6, 2022


Graduate Studies
Münster Art Academy, Germany
Spatial Activities
Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, Poland
Berlin University of the Arts, Germany


Omelette Papier
Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany
Illiberal Arts
HKW, Berlin, Germany
Mudam Performance Season: The Illusion of the End
Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
Steirischer herbst Festival
Graz Galerie, Graz, Austria
Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
In the beginning was the deed
Galeria Arsenał, Białystok, Poland
Żegnaj, Wołyniu! Прощай, Волинь! (Goodbye, Volhynia!)
Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biała, Poland
Polana Institute, Warsaw, Poland
VII Moscow International Biennale for Young Art
Moscow, Russia
Biennale Zielona Góra
Lubuski Theatre, Zielona Góra, Poland
Warsaw Under Construction: Something Common
Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
The Kitchen
Polana Institute, Warsaw, Poland
Crack Up - Crack Down
Ujazdowski CCA, Warsaw, Poland
On the Politics of Delicacy
Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany
i'm from nowhere good
Maison Populaire, Paris, France
Parasite Eve
In the frames of Transcorporealities, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
New Kingdom
Polana Institute, Warsaw, Poland
The Last Place on Earth
Polana Institute at Museum of the Earth in Warsaw
DISPLAY. Staging Identities
Dortmunder Kunstverein, Germany
Elbow Room, Physical Education I
Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
Body Works
State Art Gallery, Sopot, Poland
The Rose and the Ring
Polana Institute, Petrykozy, Poland
Short Films Festival
Oberhausen, Germany
The Doomed Ones
Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
Artists‘ Film International
Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Wonder Woman
Polana Institute, Warsaw, Poland
Gentle Heterodoxy. Social Body and its Enchantments
fffriedrich, Frankfurt, Germany
Bad Juju
Exo Exo at New Galerie, Paris, France
Somewhere in Between: Contemporary Art Scenes in Europe
BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium
What Is Enlightenment
Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
Unbreakable Drag
Polana Institute, Warsaw, Poland
Akademie [Arbeitstitel]
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
Open Triennal, 8th Young Triennale in Orońsko
Centre of Polish Sculpture, Orońsko, Poland
Love, Memory, Curiosity
Polana Institute at The Geological Museum, Warsaw, Poland
GrandTour project
Skulptur Projekte Münster, Germany
Wie traurig war das Shooting
Kunstverein Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Studio for Students: Video Art Now
Studio Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Video Folkwang
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Squeez me
Satellite Space, Santa Monica, CA
Galerie 52, Essen, Germany
ΜΎΘΟΙ. Myths... A process of exchange
Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome, Italy
Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, Poland
No pasarán
BWA Tarnów Gallery, Tarnów, Poland