Ryszard Wasko

Born 1947 in Nysa, Poland. Lives and works in Berlin.

Solo exhibitions (selected)
2016        Who’s Afraid Of Colour (Positive vs. Negative), ŻAK | BRANICKA, Berlin, DE.
2015        Time Sculptures – Conceptual work from the 80s., ŻAK | BRANICKA, Berlin, DE.
2014        Time Frames – Conceptual work from the 70s., ŻAK | BRANICKA, Berlin, DE.
2013        Genesis, TRAFO Art Center, Stettin, PL.
2012        Do the Meditation Rock, Freies Museum, Berlin, DE.
2011        One&One, Freies Museum, Berlin, DE.
2010        Portrait of a Family in Time, Cinema Museum, Lodz, PL.
2009        Contemporary Portrait, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, DE.
2008        Ryszard Wasko, Lodz – Berlin, Museum of the City Lodz, Lodz, PL.
                Ryszard Wasko, Cut Up Portrait, Senatorska Gallery, Warsaw, DE.
2006        I am telling you a secret, Signum Gallery, Posen, PL.
2005        Nasty Bedtime Stories, Fizek Gallery, Posen, PL.
2003        New Paintings, Center for the Arts, New York, US.
2001        Breaking News, Herzliya Gallery, Herzliya, IL., Wschodnia Gallery, Lodz, PL.
2000        one-man-show, Many H Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL.
1997        Small Rose Garden, International Artist's Museum, Zachęta National Art Gallery, Warsaw, PL.
1987        Homage for the Street, Ruine der Künste, Berlin, DE.
1986        one-man-show, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, DE.
1984        one-man-show, Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart, Kunstverein, Kassel, Hoffman Gallery,
                Friedberg, DE.
1981        Retrospective, Museum Folkwang, Essen, DE.
                one-man-show, Gallery "m”, Bochum, DE.
1979        one-man-show, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Enschede, NL.
1976        one-man-show, Gallery "m”, Bochum, DE.
 

Group exhibitions (selected)
2020        Searching for the Shapes Within, Persons Projects, Berlin, DE.
                The Penumbral Age. Art in the Time of Planetary Change, MUSEUM on the Vistula, Warsaw, PL.
2016        27th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2016, Brno, CZE.
                Generationsübergreifend – Polish Art in Marl, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl, DE.
2015        Emmett Williams and his Adventures in Poland, Museum FLUXUS+ , Potsdam, DE.
                Art for All, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, DE.
2014        Crime in Art, MOCAK, Krakow, PL.
                Decade of Revolt, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, SE.
2013        Inseldasein, DAAD Gallery, Berlin, DE.
2012        Anonymous, Perm Museum, RU.
2011        Tür an Tür. Deutschland—Polen. 1000 Jahre Kunst und Geschichte, Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin, DE.
                Community that came?, Museum of Art, Lodz, PL.
                Ostalgia, New Museum, New York, US.
                Polish Conceptual Photography, Freies Museum, Berlin, DE.
2009        See This Sound, Lentos Museum of Art, Linz, AT.
                Eye World, Triple Candie Gallery, New York, US.
                Painting in Photography, Givatayim Theatre, Tel Aviv, IL.
                Passing Through, Kunstpunkt Gallery, Berlin, DE.
                Paris Photo, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, FR.
2008        Multikino, Tranzitdisplay, Prag, CH.
                Time is always now, Gallery "m”, Bochum, DE.
                1,2,3…Avant-Gardes, Tate Modern, London, UK.
                Yes ,No? Other options, Art Sheffield 08, Sheffield, UK.
2007        The Optical Edge, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, US.
                Tents, Venice Biennale - Synagogue, Venice, IT.
                Asteism, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL.
2006        Image/Text, Tate Modern, London,UK.
                Pioneering Artists’ Video, Tate Modern, London, UK.
2005        Open Systems, Tate Modern, London, UK.
2004        Biennale of Polish Art, Lodz Biennale 2004, Lodz, PL.
                The Workshop of Film Form, Electronic Arts Intermix, New York, US.
2003        A History of Polish Avantgarde Film, MOMA, New York, US.
2002        Classics & Pearls, Cinédoc, Paris, FR.
2001        Markers-Project, Venice Biennale, Venice, IT.
2000        From Here to There, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, DE.
1999        Oreste Project, Venice Biennale - Italian Pavillion, Venice, IT.
                International Installation Triennale, Haifa Museum of Art, IL.
1998        Personal Touch, Art in General Gallery, New York, US.
                The Bridge, Construction in Process VI, Melbourne, AU.
1997        Another Language, Haifa Museum of Art, IL.
                Alive Gallery, Zachęta National Art Gallery, Warsaw, PL.
1996        Shattered Latitudes, Lombard Freid Gallery, New York, US.
1995        Under One Roof, Podewil, Berlin, DE.
                Co-existence, Construction in Process V, Negev Desert, IL.
1994        Central Europe: Art from the 60s, Schüppenhauer Gallery, Köln, Kunsthalle der Bundesrepublik,
                Bonn, DE.
                Milk, Volkskundemuseum, Munich, DE.
                Medium Bild, Gallery T&A, Berlin, DE.
                My home is your home, Construction in Process IV, Lodz, PL.
1991        In-between Project, Venice Biennale - Turkish Pavillion,Venice, IT.
                Farbe Gold, Künstlerhaus, Berlin, DE.
                37 Rooms, Kunstwerke, Berlin, DE.
1990        Construction in Process III – back in Lodz, Lodz, PL.
1989        Niemandsland, Kunsthalle, Recklinghausen, DE.
                Balkon mit Fächer, Academy of Arts, Berlin, Kunsthalle DuMont, Köln, DE.
                Berlin’s Art Scene, Berlinische Gallery, Berlin, DE.
1988        Berlin, Cultural City of Europe 1988, Berlin, DE.
1987        Zeitberliner, Gallery of the City Stuttgart, Stuttgart
                Homage to Joseph Beuys, Klaus Staeck Gallery, Heidelberg, DE.
1986        Idee, Raum, Konstruktion, Kunsthalle, Bielefeld, DE.
                After Malevich Square, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshaven, DE.
1985        European Film Avant-garde 1960–1980 (tour-show), American Federation of Arts, US.
                Peace-Biennale (Biennale des Friedens), Kunsthalle, Hamburg, DE.
                Prozess und Konstruktion, Lenbachhaus Museum, Munich, DE.
                Konkret Vier, Kunsthaus, Nurnberg, DE.
1983        Praesence Polonaise, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR.
1982        Sol LeWitt’s Choice, Cenobio Visualità Gallery, Mailand, IT.
1981        Construction in Process (Konstrukcja w Procesie), Lodz, PL.
1980        Pier + Ocean: Art of the 70s, Hayward Gallery, London, UK.
                Biennale de Paris, Paris, FR.
                Sydney Biennale, Sydney, AU.
1979        Drawing and photography, Museum of Art, Lodz, PL.
                Works & Words, DeAppel Gallery / Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL.
                Polish Photography, International Center of Photography, New York, US.
                Film as Film, Hayward Gallery, London, UK.
                3rd Internat. Festival of Indepdendent Avant-garde Film, National Theatre, London, UK.
1977        22 Polish Artists, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln, DE.
                documenta 6, Kassel, DE.
                Encounter on Video, Museum of Contemporary Art, Caracas, VE.
                Film as Film, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln, DE.
1977        Art as a Contextual Art, St. Petri Gallery, Lund, SE.
1976        Experimenta, Ferro Napoli Gallery, IT.
1975        Workshop, Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, DE.


Prizes and Awards
2017        The Francis J. Greenburger Award
1998        Jackson Pollock - Lee Krasner Foundation
1997        International Studio Programme, New York, Artist-in- Residency
1994        Art Omi Foundation, New York, Artist-in-Residency
                Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Artist-in-Residency
1993        Jackson Pollock - Lee Krasner Foundation
1992        Scholarship of the Senat of Berlin, Berlin
1988        Jackson Pollock - Lee Krasner Foundation
1986        Scholarship of the city of Munic, Villa Waldberta, Feldafing
1985        DAAD, German Exchange Academy, Berlin,
1982-83   The Arts Council of Great Britain, St. Martin’s School of Art, London


Collections
Städtische Gallery Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach
Berlinische Gallery, Berlin
National Gallery, Berlin
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
Cinema Museum, Bruxelles
Bauhaus Museum, Dessau
Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
Museum of Art, Lodz
LUX Collection, London
Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshaven
Centrum Pompidou, Paris
Cinédoc, Paris
Goddard de Fiddes, Perth
Lenbachhaus Museum, Munich
Electronic Arts Intermix, New York
Städtische Gallery, Stuttgart
Hollweg Sammlung, Bremen
World Bank Contemporary Art Collection, Washington
Peter C. Ruppert Collection, Museum im Kulturspeicher Würzburg
Bank Austria Creditanstalt Art Collection
Dresdner Bank Art Collection


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