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“Może jutro ta dama da tortu jeżom”, Basia Bańda, Monika Chlebek, Fundacja Salony, Zielona Góra, Poland

11.05.2018  – 24.06.2018

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New Generation Polish-Hungarian Painting

The MODEM Center for Modern and Contemporary Arts

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“No Problem” Potencja gallery, Cracow

foto: Katarzyna Jarząb


 “HER WHITE PLUMAGE, SHONE ON BY RAYS OF LIGHT, GLEAMED LIKE THE SUN ITSELF” Henryk gallery

Curator: Aleksander Celusta


“Grayscale” Monika Chlebek & Dawid Czycz

Curator: Nils Hilkenbach

Alte Feuerwache Loschwitz, Dresden, Germany

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“Artist from Cracow. The generation 1980 – 1989”, Mocak, Cracow

"Artist from Cracow. The generation 1989 - 1990", Mocak, Cracow


“Women painters”, Biała gallery, Lublin

"Women painters", Biała gallery, Lublin

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“Obliterating Traces”, BWA Gorzów Wielkopolski

"Obliterating traces", MOS, Gorzow wielkopolski

"Obliterating traces", MOS, Gorzow wielkopolski

 

"Obliterating traces", MOS, Gorzow wielkopolski

"Obliterating traces", MOS, Gorzow wielkopolski

"Obliterating traces", MOS, Gorzow wielkopolski

"Obliterating traces", MOS, Gorzow wielkopolski

"Obliterating traces", MOS Gorzow wielkopolski


“The Day When The Circus Arrived”, Yuki – Sis gallery, Tokyo, Japan

"The day when the circus arrived", Yuki - Sis Gallery, Tokyo, JP


 

SOON_12 Spectra Art Space, Starak Foundation, Warsaw

Monika Chlebek

You will know a man by his shoes

16th June- 10th July 2014
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“Ball lightning and the other stories”, Zderzak gallery, Cracow

February 20th – March 29th, 2014

"Ball lightning and other tales", Zderzak Gallery, Cracow

"Ball lightning and other tales", Zderzak Gallery, Cracow

"Ball lightning and other tales", Zderzak Gallery, Cracow

"Ball lightning and other tales", Zderzak Gallery, Cracow

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Ball lightning, alien hand syndrome, Wojtek the Bear, the madness of King George, white dwarves, a story of chess players shedding weight, and many others… Monika Chlebek`s micro-narratives draw their subject-matter from physics and astronomy, from political history and the history of customs; they speak of inventors and inventions, of mysteries which remain unsolved. Which really happened and which merely come from the artist`s imagination? Monika takes us on a walk along the fine line between the real and the probable. She draws our attention to the less evident and conclusive side of things; stripping them of their natural surroundings she readies us for astonishment – and for an encounter with the bizarre. She switches contexts, plays with conventions, and experiments with eclectic forms; She poses riddles, pokes fun at science, and parodies history – and she makes marvelous concoctions. There is no such thing as a single, universal truth about reality, she seems to concur with the postmodernist philosophers. There is nothing like “truth” as such any more. There are a thousand different truths, or rather, possibilities to choose from. Have a look for them; you`ll find some of them at the Ball Lightning and Other Tales exhibition. Come join us.

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“No – memorization” Project Room CSW Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw

curator: Małgorzata Garapich

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The exhibition “No-memorization” mainly presents Monika Chlebek’s latest works. Many of the works, which were specifically created for this show, open a new path in her art. Topics that have been accompanying the artist over the past few years, such as: corrupt innocence, fears lurking in the nursery as well as the anxiety ridden transition from a girl into a woman, which she evolved in the series “Bad Dreams” and “Ants Hidden Under Clothes,” are now considered by the artist as a concluded stage. Monika Chlebek begins a search on the borederland: between imperfect memory, imagination, and the space of emotional strain. Monika Chlebek creates images and collages reminiscent of horror movies; a whole class converted into horned, faceless figures; a bear accompanying two children, which is known by the regulars of Krupówki Street in Zakopane, is as comical as he is disturbing; flowers on faces bring to mind rashes rather than thoughts of bloom. The artist moves across different levels of internal tension and fear. Notwithstanding, she is not going overboard with perturbation, she doesn’t create paranoid visions, but rather, by keeping distance, she is creating space for a history with deeper meaning, which mopes around between the images. That is why this no-memorization, meaning Monika Chlebek’s works, are all the more convincing.

The exhibition “No-memorization” in the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle allows an insight into Monika Chlebek’s work during one of the most intense periods in her career. In November, concurrently with the artist’s show at the CCA, her work will also be presented at the Wizytującej Gallery in Warsaw as well as throughout the duration of the competition exhibition 41. Painting Biennale “Bielska Jesień 2013.”

Małgorzata Garapich