aleksandra kalisz

       Was born in Gdynia, Poland in 1992. Currently living and working in Guimarães, Portugal. Studied Fine Art in the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk. Got Master degree in the studio of Maciej Swieszewski in 2016. Currently doing her PhD in Universidade do Porto in Porto, Portugal. Specializes in painting, drawing and installation.




"For me painting is a never-ending investigation. It is an exploration on many different levels. Starting with a search for subject and choosing materials. It is an examination of technique and style. Each new work offers a fresh start and what comes with that, new challenges. It gives a room to experiment or practice what has already been learnt. Painting is an exploration of colours, hues and values. It is a pursuit for ideal composition, lines and shapes. The act of painting is an endless search and re-search and the painting itself is a medium which provides a way of conveying the message."

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018         UN/COVERED, CSW in Toruń, Toruń, Poland

2016         Act of Pattern, Master Thesis exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Gdańsk, Poland


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019         NordArt 2019, Kunstwerk, Budelsdorf, Germany

                Trees Outside the Academy #3, CAAA, Guimarães, Portugal

                Painting Today, European Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona, Spain

2018        Eibisch 2018, finalist's exhibition, Napiórkowska Gallery, Warsaw, Poland


2017       Sarto | Grøngaard | Kalisz, Beauton Art Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

                Metamorphosis, Galeria Miejska, Wrocław, Poland

                Gentse Feesten, Vlask Art Gallery, Ghent, Belgium

                NordArt 2017, Kunstwerk, Budelsdorf, Germany

                Young Painting in Gdańsk, University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk

                A1 Łódź- Gdańsk, ASP in Łódź, Łódź, Poland

                Metamorphosis, Baltic Sea Culture Centre, Gdańsk


2016       Gdańsk Biennale 2016, Gdańsk Gallery of Art, Gdańsk

                Promotions, finalists’ exhibition, Legnica Gallery, Legnica, Poland

                Ale sztuka!, finalists’ exhibition, Kolonia Artystów, Gdańsk

                Red 2, online group show, Gallery25N


2015         Here and There, Bottlerbush Gallery, Harmony, USA

                In-flight, collaboration with Urszula Sakowska, Non Iron Salon, Gdynia

                Everything/ nothing, Academy of Fine Arts, Gdańsk

                Painting- works of the students of the Fine Arts Academy in Gdańsk, Debiut Gallery, Gdynia


2014         Afterimages, Zadra Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

                Plein-air painting Chmielno 2013, Start Gallery, Gdańsk


Awards and Grants

2019         BIAFARIN AWARD,  for 10 young artists at NordArt 2019


2017- now CAAA, artist in residence, Guimarães, Portugal


2017         Dar Slimane, art residency, Marrakech, Morocco

2016         Center of Contemporary Art in Toruń Award, Promotions, distinction

                   The ArtSlant Prize, Round 6 showcase winner


2013/14    LPP Erasmus programme, scholarship, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain


Selected Collaborative Projects

2015       Animal Parade, participation in artistic show, Teatr Transgatunkowy SFINKS, Sopot, Poland

                Zemsta czyli łoskot ciszy na temat trudności porozumienia, artistic collaboration with Academy of                                            Fine Arts in Wroclaw, happening symposium, Wroclaw

2013       Plein- air, Chmielno, Poland


2018       Painting The Figure Now, Poets Artists, p. 81, July 2018

                Glorious Color, Poets Artists, p. 10-11, June 2018

                Aleksandra Kalisz, The Guide Artists, p. 20-29, Issue 12, February 2018

                In laces, Weranda, p. 32-33, 2/2018, February 2018

2017       A5, #6, September 2017

                NortArt 2017, exhibition catalogue

                Wotisart?, #4, July 2017

                Society 6, Art Quarterly, No. 2.2 2017

                Painting.  ASP Graduates 2016, exhibition catalogue

                Metamorphosis, exhibition catalogue

2016       K MAG, #84, November-December 2016

                Polish artists, risunoc.com, 

                Matadors Review Fall 2016

                Portfolios, Niezła sztuka.com

                Night of Museums 2016. Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, exhibition catalogue

2015       Everything/nothing, exhibition catalogue

2014       Afterimages, Zadra Gallery, exhibition catalogue