Michał Bałdyga

born 24.04.1980 in Warsaw

I graduated from the Fine Arts High School in Bielsko-Biała. I gained my experience studying Artistic Education  – graphic art at the University of Silesia in Cieszyn. I graduated with a degree in Artistic Education from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, and am  currently studying  Graphic Arts  at this Academy an artist who works with sculptures, performance, visual arts and graphic design. “In my work, there is no distinction between a symbolic creation and a real threat. In my early works, I used to focus on the corporeality and its asymmetry. I would look at the asymmetry through its origins in my life, in the past and the present. I have created my own type of martial arts, where one fights with quite prosaic barriers put up for us throughout life. A ritual battle and victory build own self-confidence by creating a ritual of living. It takes its roots and inspiration from my own life. I look at people’s attitude towards me, what happens around me, and the attitude towards physical, psychological and mental limitations of life. By working with the past, with memories, I create a therapeutic space for my own development. In the body of my work, a memory is not only an inspiration but also a main substance, a vital content. Since a memory is not static, I treat it as a creating process. I raise questions on the relation between the past and the present. My own biography, my memory and own past play parts in my work. Utilizing memories of certain events, I provide a testimony of my individual existence in the world. I create a self-portrait of a memory. My second stage of work includes the problem of Culture and culture-related aspects in the world in which I live.

My interests include the issue of the sacred vs. the profane. I search for the border between the two. Concentrating on symbolism, and on the effect and meaning of colours and shapes, as well as thoughtful observation the and the contemplation of phenomena with an archaeological scrupulosity, allows me to discover the ritual, as well as to create a new ritual in life. The ritual, not associated with any religion or denomination, is simply a ritual, in its pure form. A ritual, which allows me to take the next step.

I participated in:

Individual exhibitions:

„SYMMETRYRTEMMYSA” Raczej Gallery_Poznań 2015

„DIAGRAMS No-1” Ego Gallery_Poznan 2014

WE ALL ARE SUPERHERO”_Katowice, Poznan, Wroclaw, Krakow 2013

WE ALL ARE SUPERHERO” BWA  Bielsko Biała Gallery_ Bielsko Biała 2013

WE ALL ARE SUPERHEROexhibition at NIGHT OF MUSEUMS Wrocław 2013

„VERA ICON” 7 Gallery_ Andrychów 2011

„MYSTIC” KCK Gallery_ Inowrocław 2011

„RYTMS” POST OFFICE Gallery_ Poznań 2011

„NA STYKU” ODA Gallery_ Piotrków Trybunalski 2010

„BETWEEN” Naród Sobie Gallery_ Poznań 2008

„MEMORY AS A CREATIVE PROCESS” Kraków 2007

Poznan 2007

Cieszyn 2004

Bielsko Biala 2002

Warsaw 2002

Group exhibitions:

Performance art „CHECK POINT#8” Poznan 2015

Exhibition – The limits of globalisation at„ POLISH ART TOMMOROW” in IV MEDIATIONS BIENNALE_ Poznan 2014

Prezentation „LIVE LIBRARY” in Tea festival_Cieszyn 2014

Exhibition at ”BIELSKO FESTIVAL OF VISUAL ARTS”_ Bielsko Biała 2014

Exhibition at „POLE POTENCJALNE” at Poznań Wzywa IV – Przepływy, Siłownia Gallery_Poznań 2014

Performance art at ”III  PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL Theatre T.C.R.!” Culture Passage Andromeda_Tychy 2014

Performance art at ”GOLDEN MEAN” Ego Gallery _Poznań 2013

Exhibition and Performance art at ”PUNKTY STYKU. SZTUKA PRZECIW WYKLUCZENIU” KOSZART Scena Gallery_Koszalin 2013

Exhibition at ”FRiK” Castle hill, Cieszyn 2013

Exhibition at ”MUM, I JUST REALLY NEED TO FOCUS ON MY ART RIGHT NOW” Municipal Gallery Arsenał_Poznań 2013

Exhibition and Performance art at ”MOVING ART BOX” Wupertall 2013

Exhibition at ”ESTABLISHMENT OF HAPPINESS” Ego Gallery_Poznań  2013

Exhibition and Performance art at ”MOVING ART BOX”

Arsenal Gallery_ Wrocław 2013

Performance art „CHECK POINT#4” Lublin 2012

Performance „CHECK POINT#3” Poznan 2012

Performance „OFFscene Festival of Performing” Częstochowa 2012

Exhibition at ”InSPIRATION” 13 Muses Gallery_ Szczecin 2012

Exhibition at ”BIENNALE OF ART” Piotrków Trybunalski 2011

Exhibition at ” NIGHT OF MUSEUMS” Galeria 7_ Andrychów 2011

Exhibition at ”BIELSKO FESTIVAL OF VISUAL ARTS” Bielsko Biała 2011

Exhibition at ”ARTIFICIAL” Zielona Góra 2011

Exhibition at “COLOURS OF PROTECTIVE” ŁÓDŹ 2011

Performance art at”PERFORMANCE’s EVENING” Biała Podlaska 2010

Performance art at”EPAF” WARSZAWA 2010

Performance art at ”SOLIDARNOŚĆ, THE NAME OF YOUR ANGEL IS FREEDOM” Gdańsk 2010

Exhibition at ”ARTENALIA” Poznań 2010

Performance art at ”PERFORMANCE PLATFORM” Lublin 2009

Exhibition at ”BETWEEN 30 A 35” Poznań 2009

Performance art at ”BETWEEN UNREALITY A REALITY” Łódź 2009

Performance art at ”Days of performance art” Lwów 2009

Performance art at” GRANICE WNĘTRZ” Poznań 2009

Performance art at “GRANICE WNĘTRZ” Poznań 2009

Exhibition at “HOME SWEET HOME” Sanok 2008

Exhibition at ‘HOME SWEET HOME” Prague 2008

Performance art at “IV FESTIWAL OF WZGORZE STREET” Bielsko-Biała 2008

Performance art at “ARTENALIA” Poznań 2008

Performance art at “BREATH OF SPRING” Toruń 2008

Performance art at “STEPBYSTEP” Toruń 2007

Exhibition at “OBRAZ ŚRODOWISKA” Biennial, Poznań 2007

Performance art at “YOUTH ART FESTIVAL PRZECIĄG” Szczecin 2007

Performance art at “ARTERIE” Katowice 2007

Performance art at “RACIBOR ART FESTIVAL” Racibórz 2007

Exhibition at “BIELSKO FESTIVAL OF VISUAL ARTS” Bielsko-Biała 2007

Exhibition and performance art at “SFUMATO” Warsaw 2007

Performance art at “PRIMA APRILIS” Toruń 2007

Performance art as part of the project “PERFORMERZY DO PRANIA” Katowice 2007

Performance art and installations as part of the project “INCYDENTS – PRZEKRACZANIE GRANIC” Tesin 2006

Performance art as part of the project “EXPLORING REALITY” Uppsala 2006

Performance art at “INTÉRIEUR” Poznań 2006

Performance art at “INTÉRIEUR” Bielsko-Biała 2006

Exhibition and performance art at “SILESIA ACTIV” Katowice2006

Performance art at “INTERNATIONAL ART WORKSHOP” Sława 2005

Exhibition at „ART PICNIC” Twierdza Modlin 2005

Group exhibition “HTTP://FREE.ART.PL/12RZEZBA” Poznań 2005

Group exhibition “WATER, THE BEGINNING AND THE END” Poznań 2005

Show at “BETWEEN POZNAN AND POTSDAM” Poznań 2004

Performance art at “AREA OF GREY” Festival CIESZYN 2004

Performance art at „ARTERIE” Katowice 2003

Exhibition at “MIEZINARODNI HUDEBNI FESTIVAL” Letohrad2001

Permanent exhibitions:

Painting „DAMA Z GRONOSTAJEM” Private collection, Paris France 2013

Multimedia installation “VERA ICON” National Museum, Szczecin 2013

Installation “HEMIPAREZIS DEXTRA” Dog Gallery, Poznań 2013

Multimedia installation “GIOCONDA” Sulkowski Castle, Bielsko-Biała 2008

Installation “IN BETWEEN” KaSS „Střelnice” Community Centre, Tesin 2006

Awards, Scholarships:

Scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage “MŁODA POLSKA” 2013

Workshops:

”InSPIRATION” 13 Muses Gallery_ Szczecin 2014

Part of the project “RHYTHM STONE, WIND, DROPS AND THE SUN, THAT NATURE TEACHES HOW TO DANCE” Poznań 2008

Part of the project “WHAT TO PLAY” Cieszyn 2008

Part of the project “INTERACTION” Piotrków Trybunalski 2007

At „VINCENT’s POCKET FESTIVAL” Poznań 2007

At „ ART BIENNALE FOR CHiLDREN” Poznań 2007

At „I GOT TALENT” Poznań 2007

Part of the project “SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF THE TIMES” Poznań 2007

Part of the project “INTERACTION” Piotrków Trybunalski 2007

Part of the project “INCYDENT’s – PRZEKRACZANIE GRANIC” Tesin 2006

At „VINCENT’s POCKET FESTIVAL” Poznań 2006

At „VINCENT’s POCKET FESTIVAL” Poznań 2005

At ”POZNAŃ OF FUTURE” Poznań 2005

Cooperation with the school in Zbąszyń 2004, 2005

At “„VINCENT’s POCKET FESTIVAL” Poznań 2004

Publications:

At „International Workshop Creative Anxiety „VINCENT’s POCKET” ”Fairy tale and reality, Poznań  2007

At „International Workshop Creative Anxiety „VINCENT’s POCKET” ”Around the object” Poznań 2006

At „International Workshop Creative Anxiety „VINCENT’s POCKET”  Poznań 2005

At „16 ART BIENNALE FOR CHOLDREN” Poznań 2004

Conferences and Lectures:

At Enjoy your rights workshop „WE ALL ARE SUPERHERO “ Gorki Wielkie 2014

At NGOs festival „WE ALL ARE SUPERHERO “ Katowice 2014

At ONN project WE ALL ARE SUPERHERO“ Legnica 2013

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