Painter, photographer and author of videos and installations. Drawing on his experience of the painting medium, he creates formally varied works, which seek to investigate the boundaries of art and space. In his recording of reality, Gilewicz remains loyal to the painting tradition. Each frame registered by his camera becomes a painting; the camera itself fluidly transforming into a means of registering social relations, which take place ‘outside’ his actions.
Gilewicz’s art provokes reflection on the mechanisms which govern perception and its cultural conditioning. The author actively collaborates with the viewer, whom he involves both in his projects and in polemics about myths and stereotypes concerning the most recent art, its reception and interpretation. Gilewicz takes on board issues related to the role of painting in today’s world, the status of the artist and artistic work in the context of the institution and the art system.
Selected solo exhibitions:
CCA Ujazdowski Castle / Laboratorium Gallery, Warsaw (Poland); Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe, Paris (France); Foksal Gallery, Warsaw (Poland); Museum of Fine Arts, Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine); Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (USA); Flux Factory, New York (USA), Manggha Museum, Krakow (Poland); Zacheta National Gallery of Art Project Room, Warsaw (Poland); Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei (Taiwan).
Selected group exhibitions:
Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (Poland); Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz (Poland); SculptureCenter, New York (USA); Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai (China); Aspen Art Museum (USA); Museums of Bat Yam (Israel); Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade (Serbia); castillo/corrales, Paris (France); FRAC Limousin, Limoges (France); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (South Korea); NURTUREart, Nowy Jork (USA); Queens Museum of Art, New York (USA).