Marta Antoniak is a Polish painter, born 6th of June 1986 in Zabrze and is currently based in Cracaw, Poland. She graduatedfrom Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Cracow in 2011, where she continues her work now as a PhD student. She has already been awarded several scholarships and prizes. In 2011 her thesis was selected from 33 schools in 16 European countries and nominated for the „StartPoint – Prize for Emerging Artists“. In 2013 Marta Antoniak’s work has been nominated for the prestigious 11th National Geppert Competition („UWAGA: MALARSTWO!“).



Participated in the residential program at Garage Gallery Karlin in Praque, Czech Republic
Cover for Contemporary Lynx magazin

Prize for debut in the „Kompas Młodej Sztuki 2016“

Distinction in the 42. Biennale Malarstwa „Bielska Jesień 2015“ competition.

Nominee of the 11th Geppert Competition (ATTENTION: PAINTING!), Wrocław, Poland

Nominee of the BMW/ART/TRANSFORMY/ BMW Art Cars, Teatr Wielki / BMW Group,Warsaw, Poland
Award by the Department of Painting for outstanding graduate work, Academy of Fine Arts,Cracow, Poland

ongoing PhD student at the Department of Painting, Academy of Fine Arts, Cracow, Poland Graduated from Department of Painting, Academy of Fine Arts, Cracow, Poland
Nominated for StartPointPrize 2011 Prize for Emerging Artists, Czech Republic

2007 – 2011
Higher Education Scholarship of Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Cracow, Poland

Hestia Artistic Journey Contest, 3rd Award, Poland
Long-Life Learning Program Erasmus Scholarship, Enschede, Netherlands
Artist in Residence, Jeune Creation Europeenne, Amarante, Portugal

Selected solo shows 

„Economics of re-circulation“, Mathare Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenia
„All dogs“, Stereo Gallery, Warsaw (curated by Piotr Łakomy)

„Bulimia Cocktail Party“, NoD, Praha (with Juliana Höschlová)
 „Plastic Throat“, Spółdzielnia Ogniwo, Cracow
 „Morbid“, Widna, Cracow (with Susann Maria Hempel)

„Baccilus“, F.A.I.T.,Cracow (curated by Tomek Baran)

„swallowed“, COLLECTIVA, Berlin, Germany

„Polikolor“, BWA Sokół, Nowy Sącz, Poland

„Holiday“, Otwarta Pracownia, Cracow, Poland
„Playroom“, COLLECTIVA, Berlin, Germany

Selected group shows

Disease as a source of art, National Museum in Poznan, Poznan
Honey, As Long As You’re Happy, I’m Happy, Academy in Bronowice Gallery, Cracow

Krakow Art Salon, Palace of Art, Cracow
Ghost in the Shell, Garage Karlin Gallery, Praha
Test of strength, BWA Katowice, Katowice
Scattered Rhymes, XY Gallery, Olomouck, Czech Republic


Kiosk. The first exhibition I’ve ever seen, Cracow
No problem, Potencja, Cracow
Triangel #1, Polish Institute Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf
Triangel #2, SITTart Gallery, Düsseldorf
Triangel #3, ALTE POST, Düsseldorf.
XY – New Generation Polish-Hungarian Painting, MODEM Center for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen, Hungary
Kunstwerk Leben, Zentrum für verfolgte Künste, Solingen
Bifor, Galeria R20, Poznań

Temporary, COLLECTIVA, Berlin
WHO WANTS TO DIE?, rk Gallery, Berlin
Sweet, ABC Gallery, Poznań
KREW-WERK, Fundacja Galerii Foksal, Warsaw
Hati Hati Hati, Księgarnia / Wystawa, Cracow
Medicine in Art, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK, Cracow

42nd Biennale of Painting „Bielska Jesień 2015”, Galeria Bielska BWA, Poland
„Artists from Krakow: The Generation 1980–1990“, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK, Cracow, Poland

„Craft“, Centrum Rzeźby Polskiej w Orońsku, Orońsko
„Art more Precious than Mud“, Browar Lubicz, Cracow
„Bare Walls are Beautiful“, Browar Lubicz, Cracow

„Feathers“, 33 Gallery, Amsterdam
„ATTENTION: PAINTING! 11th Geppert Competition“, BWA Awangarda, Wrocław, Poland
„Ephemeros“, Cellar Gallery, Cracow. Poland

„BMW/ART/TRANSFORMY“, Teatr Wielki – Opera Narodowa, Warsaw, Poland
„Sacropop“, Gardzienice Gallery, Lublin, Poland
„StartPointPrize SELECTION 2011“, Galerie výtvarného umění Cheb, Cheb, Czech Republic

„StartPoint 2011 – Prize for emerging artist“, Wannieck Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic
„Winter landscape – Art Now in Poland“, Souk Arkwam, Beirut Souks, Beirut, Lebanon
„Świeża Krew“, Przegląd Młodej Sztuki, Socato, Wrocław, Poland
Promocje, 21th National Review of Young Painters, The Gallery of Art, Legnica, Poland
The Best Diploma 2011, Zielona Brama Gallery, Gdańsk, Poland
Selected Graduates’ Exhibition of the Academy of Fine Arts, Art Palace TPSP, Cracow, Poland

„Is there a story in it?“, Lamelli Gallery, Cracow, Poland
„16 worlds“, Artistic Journey of Hestia Contest, Sopot, Poland
„Memento2“, Boekhandel Broekhuis, Enschede, Netherlands

„Linked“, CSW Solvay, Cracow, Poland
„Master and pupils“, Tarnowskie Góry, Poland
PWST Gallery, Cracow, Poland
Biennale participant, Jeune Creation Europeenne – New Talents In European Art Scene, Paris, France
„306“, Floriańska 22, Cracow, Poland