Małgorzata Dawidek Gryglicka

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Małgorzata Dawidek Gryglicka
Malgorzata Dawidek.jpg
Born (1976-07-13) 13 July 1976 (age 42)
Parczew, Poland
Nationality Polish
Occupation visual artist, writer, art historian

Małgorzata Dawidek Gryglicka (13 July 1976) is a Polish visual artist,[1] writer and art historian. She lives in the UK. Dawidek came onto the Polish art scene in the early 2000s.

Dawidek combines a wide range of media in her projects – textual objects and installations, painting, animation, photographs, written drawings and hypertexts.[2]

She is a researcher of visual literature and the author of articles, studies and books on visual texts, including A Piece of Poetry and History of the visual text. Poland after 1967, which was awarded the National Centre of Culture in Poland Prize for the best PhD dissertation in the field of culture studies (2010).

Early life[edit]

Dawidek was born in Parczew in the east of Poland. She attended Secondary School of Art in Lublin where she studied design and art craft (1991–1996). She then moved to Poznań, where she studied painting at University of Fine Arts in Poznań, and earned a PhD in art history from the Institute of Art History at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (2009). During this period, she was Assistant Professor at the University of Fine Arts in Poznań.


Since 2015, Dawidek has been conducting research at Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.


  • Historia tekstu wizualnego. Polska po 1967 roku/History of Visual Text. Poland after 1967, Ha!art, CMW, Kraków-Wrocław 2012. ISBN 978-83-62574-37-7 / 978-83-63350-04-8
  • Odprysk poezji. Stanisław Dróżdż mówi/A Piece of Poetry. Conversations with Stanisław Dróżdż,[3] Korporacja Ha!art, Kraków 2012. ISBN 978-83-61407-14-0
  • TEKST-TURA. Wokół nowych form tekstu wizualnego i tekstu jako dzieła sztuki, ed. Małgorzata Dawidek Gryglicka Korporacja Ha!art, Kraków 2005. ISBN 83-89911-32-9
Malgorzata Dawidek, Fold-ups, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, 2011

Selected exhibitions[edit]

  • 2015 – Conversio[4][5][6] Centrala Gallery, Birmingham, UK.
  • 2014 – Ponglish [set of drawings], Muzalewska Gallery, Poznań, PL.
  • 2014 – The Topography of Intimacy. An Introduction, The Art House, Wakefield, UK.
  • 2014 – Circle [performance], Aula Gallery, University of Art Poznań, PL.
  • 2013 – Body Stories, Wozownia Art Gallery, Toruń, PL.
  • 2011 – Fold-ups[7] – Wrocław Contemporary Museum, Wrocław, PL.
  • 2011 – Errata, Muzalewska Gallery, Poznań, PL.
  • 2006 – fragments, Arsenal Gallery, Białystok, PL.
  • 2006 – DEFINITION, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, PL.
  • 2005 – De-CODES, citylights, art project in the public space, Poznań, PL.
  • 2003 – De-CODES, AT Gallery, Poznań, PL.
  • 2000 – Way, VSVU Gallery], Bratislava, SK.

Selected group exhibitions[edit]

  • 2014 - On The Language, The Body and The Art, UCL Festival of the Arts, London
  • 2012 - WroCONCRET, Wrocław Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw, PL
  • 2005 - Horizon of Collisions, "Art Poznan 2005" Fair, Poznan, PL

Major awards and scholarships[edit]

  • 2015 – Artistic Residency, Centrala Gallery, Birmingham, UK
  • 2014 – Artistic Residency,[8] The Art House, Wakefield, UK
  • 2012 – Scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for young artists "Young Poland"
  • 2010 – Award of the National Centre of Culture for the best doctoral thesis
  • 2010 – Artistic Scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
  • 2006–2008 – Research Grant of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education
  • 2005 – The President of Poznan Artistic Scholarship
  • 2004–2005 – The Ministry of Art and National Heritage Scholarship
  • 2001–2002 – The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship
  • 2000 – The Rector of Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan Scholarship
  • 2000 – Scholarship of intercollegiate exchanges in Vysoka Škola Vytvarnych Umeni, Bratislava/Slovakia


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