Izabela Chamczyk

She graduated with honors from painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław in 2009 in the studio of Paweł Jrząki, she also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań in the studio of Dominik Lejman.

Painter-performer- video artist. He creates process art. He works in many media, redefining their boundaries, confronts and engages in live contact with the recipient. Through his art, he tries to reach the sphere of the outside world, outside the gallery world. Her actions are sometimes controversial and loudly commented.

SENSATION, performance na wystawie indywidualnej o tym samym tytule, Pawilon Sztuki Ergo Hestia, 2018

photo Piotr Litwic

Izabela Chamczyk is a two-time scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, a finalist of prestigious competitions such as: Bielska Jesień Painting Biennale, 10th E. Geppert in Wrocław, the 6th Youth Triennial in Orońsko or the Vordemberge Foundation - Gildewart competition at MOCAK. He has many individual exhibitions and collective activities behind him, including at the SCC Gallery in Esfahan Iran, the Gierowski Foundation in Warsaw, the Entropia Gallery in Wrocław, Biała in Lublin, GSW in Opole, BWA in Zielona Góra, Center for Contemporary Art in Toruń, Festival in Sokołowsko, ERARTA in Saint Petersburg (Russia). Her works are in many collections in Poland and abroad. For more information about the artist, please visit www.izabelachamczyk.com

TORN, performance we współpracy z Farzad Azimbeik na rezydencji w Galerii SCC, Isfahan, Iran, 2015

photo Alireza Labeshka




The main area of my interest is process, changes and time. I am an artist working on the border of the media: painting-performance-video art. I create performative (changing over time), sensual, haptic, processual and tactile painting. I rely on human emotions, subconsciousness and senses, thanks to which I reach the deep layers of reception and interpretation among recipients who often engage in my works. My actions go beyond the object into the space of the body, touch, taste and a whole range of senses. The observation of processuality is the main area of research for me. My paintings are sensual, tactile, soft, cracked, rough - like the body. The creative act itself is also important to me, the way, not only the goal, time, not only the object, the reception and not only the idea.

I am inspired by uncharted areas, crossing boundaries, gaining satisfaction from small experiences, creating extreme and emotional situations on the verge of endurance of the senses, subtle and disarming at the same time.

Man and his time are the basis of all actions.

KWAS, performance na wystawie Jagna Ździrska nie umie malować, Galeria Bardzo Biała Warszawa, 2016

photo Bartłomiej Głowacki


Posted on

25 September 2018

Izabela Chamczyk


Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw. She has an honors degree in painting (2009). In years 2007-2008 studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, by dr Dominik Lejman. Won Young Poland scholarship in 2010 and Scholarship for Young Artist from Artluk magazine in 2009. In 2011 attended Geppert Competition.
Individual performances:? Call it what you want ?, I ALWAYS WANTED TO DO IT? in 2010,? Blue looks good on me? Entropia, Wrocław 2011,? TOUCH !? Strefa A Gallery, Cracow 2011,? INFINITY? BWA, Jelenia Góra 2011.
Group exhibition: young artist nominated to Vordemberge-Gildewart Fundation Award in MOCAK (Cracow) 2011, Young Artist Triennal in Orońsk 2011, CONTEXTS Festival in Sokołowsko 2011.


I consider the act of painting a live process, where the works are included in the dimension of time, which generates changes, and thus devoid of the status of a still object of art. By applying different media as well as performances and actions, I attempt to breach the borders of painting itself. Organic substances of destructive character and new media I apply in my work make my art conceptual in the message it intends to bring, at the same time anchoring it to the world represented.


photos: Krzysztof Baranowski, Roman Lewandowski, Leszek Krutulski


Posted on

18 April 2012