Ziemowit Fincek “UTOPIACIDE”

The title of the exhibition may seem ambiguous, incomprehensible, and even somewhat mysterious.
What or who is the “Utopiacide”? An amateur futurologist, a utopia, a drowned man, an alcoholic, a naive optimist, a suicide, or maybe something/someone completely different?

If you gazed at your own life from a distance through a telescope, would the view be satisfying? Or is there a piece missing from the puzzle titled “Me”?

Does man still have time and willingness to ask himself who he really is?

Is the next bus stop called humanity more like a land of happiness without disease, poverty, ugly vegetables, imperfect bodies, and unfavorable BMI?
Or will it be a cabinet of distorting mirrors in an amusement park, located in a labyrinth with no entrance or exit, and the show has no beginning or end?

The subject matter of some of the works is a kind of abstract form of a visual diary, the remaining works still remain open questions, but within them you can find observations on topics such as: human nature, spirituality, technological development, the negative impact of human activity on the natural environment, power and other topics surrounding us every day from all sides.

Ziemowit Fincek Atomic Dreams, 2022, 160 × 100 cm, oil on canvas

2015 – 2nd degree studies at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw at the Faculty of Glass. Prof. Małgorzata Dajewska, prof. Beata Mak-Sobota
2014 – Master’s degree at Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Faculty of Painting. prof. Piotr Błażejewski, prof. Przemysław Pintal, assist. prof. Anna Kołodziejczyk
2011-2012 – Scholarship at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, Italy, at the Faculty of Painting.
2009 – High School of Fine Arts in Kalisz, specializing in Renovation of Architectural Elements
2022 – “NEO RAUCH FOUNDATION – SommerAtelier,” art residency, Aschersleben, Germany
2022 – “Sharing future,” art residency – solo exhibition, Ruse, Bulgaria
2022 – “Cozy Concrete Cable Store,” group exhibition, Pilotenkueche, Leipzig, Germany
2022 – “Warm White Cow.” group exhibition, Alte Handelsschule, Leipzig, Germany
2022 – “Pilotenkueche,” artist residency, Leipzig, Germany
2021 – “COMMUNITAS III,” collective exhibition, Kunsthaus Steffisburg, Switzerland
2021 – “Diaries,” collective exhibition, Studio 7, Kalisz, Poland
2021 – ”Szczepionka Sztuki,” individual exhibition, CKiS, Kalisz, Poland
2020 – Group exhibition, Sonia Monti Gallery, Paris, France
2020 – “Gaude Mater,” solo exhibition, Next Gallery, Bydgoszcz, Poland
2019 – D’Arts et de rêves, artist residency, Sutton, Quebec, Canada
2019 – Multi Art Festival, Kalisz, Poland
2019 – “A-CUMULATIONS 2019,” Kalisz Biennale of Art, Jan Tarasin Art Gallery, Kalisz, Poland
2016 – “Holy Remembrance in Space,” individual exhibition, Mia Art Gallery, Wrocław, Poland2016 – “Corpse,” solo exhibition, BWA Sandomierz, Poland
2016 – “Krew-Werk,” group exhibition, Foksal Foundation Gallery, Warsaw, Poland|
2016 – “Veto,” solo exhibition, Centralne Oko Gallery, Poznań, Poland
2015 – “Unknown Worlds,” solo exhibition, Pragaleria, Warsaw, Poland
2015 – “Botanica,” solo exhibition, L’Entrepot Gallery, Monaco
2015 – “Polonia,” solo exhibition, Mia Art Gallery, Wrocław, Poland
2015 – “Between the occiput and the eye sockets,” individual exhibition, CKiS, Kalisz, Poland
2014 – “Best Polish Diplomas of the Academy of Fine Arts,” The Great Armory, Gdańsk, Poland
2013 – “5,” collective exhibition, Mia Art Gallery, Wrocław, Poland
2012 – “Atomic Shelter,” collective exhibition, Bezdomna Gallery, Kalisz, Poland
2012 – “Young Art Minds,” group exhibition, Art Hotel, Wrocław, Poland
2011 – “New,” group exhibition, Camden Art Gallery, London, England
2011 – “The House of Change,” collective exhibition, European Cultural Congress, Wrocław, Poland

Exhibition duration: Mar 2, – Apr 8, 2023

Exhibition opening: Thursday, Mar 2, 2023, at 7 pm

The Jan Tarasin Art. Gallery in Kalisz, Culture Institution of Kalisz

Gallery Partners:
Ergo Hestia, Polifarb Kalisz S.A., M&P Alkohole i wina świata

Media Patronage:
Magazyn SZUM,  NN6T, Radio POZNAŃ, Ziemia Kaliska, Calisia.pl, radio Centrum