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Ignacy Nowodworski(1980)

Ignacy Nowodworski was born in Gdańsk. He is a sculptor and an assistant in the Department of Sculpture of the Institute of Art at the University of Opole, also an expert in education at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Opole. Graduate of the Art Institute of the University of Opole, honours degree in 2005. He obtained his PhD degree in 2018 at the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław.

His creative quest began with a series of found objects, textures and surfaces and changed over time. The abandoned interest in “ready-made objects” left in him a taste for contrasts and compilation of various materials. For his sculptures, he uses wood, metal and rubber, often combining the three materials. Much of his work involves bent wires and welded openwork structures. Structurality also discloses itself on the surface of his sculptures. His work interweaves human and animal motifs, thus reflecting the coexistence of two different worlds and the relationship between them.

His works can be found in the collection of „Zachęta” and in private collections in Poland, Germny, Netherlands and USA.

Ignacy is the author of award statuettes: MECENAS for the Contemporary Art Gallery in Opole; OPOLSKIE LAMY for the Polish Independent Film Festival; MOSTY DIALOGU for the House for Polish-German Cooperation.

solo exhibitions:
2018 Insomnia – between human and animal world, Academy of Art and Design, Wrocław, Poland
2016 Insomnia, Contemporary Art Gallery, Opole, Poland
2015 Transformers, Academy of Art and Design, Wrocław, Poland
2014 The Winged Trustees, ZPAP Gallery, Opole, Poland
2011
  • Edyta Stein Museum, Lubliniec, Poland
  • Kronacher Kunstverein Gallery, Kronach, Germany
2008 Contemporary Art Gallery, Opole, Poland
selected group exhibitions:
2018 Ilustragan 3, Zamostek Gallery, Opole, Poland
2016 Grupa Ościenia, BWA Jelenia Góra, Poland
2015 Palais Rastede, Germany
2014 Contemporary Art Gallery, Opole, Poland
2012
  • Autumn Salon, Contemporary Art Gallery, Opole, Poland
  • Kingdom, ZPAP Gallery, Opole, Poland
2010
  • Korespondenz – Correspondence, VBK Berlin, Germany
  • Contrasts, Biuro Wystaw Artystycznych, Olkusz, Poland
2009
  • Panaceum Gallery, Opole, Poland
  • Radiator differently, EMDS Gallery, Wrocław, Poland
  • Autumn Salon, Contemporary Art Gallery, Opole, Poland
2007
  • Art without Frontiers – Opole in Berlin, Der Ort Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • Art without Frontiers – Opole–Hilversum, GSA Gallery, Hilversum, Netherlands
2006
  • 1st International Marble Sculpture Plein Air, Opole, Poland
  • Signs of Time, National Museum, Gdańsk, Poland
2005
  • Galeria DE STEENLINDE, Soest, Netherlands
  • Opolskie Towarzystwo Zachęty Sztuk Pięknych
  • Contemporary Art Gallery, Brzeg, Poland
  • Diploma Exhibition – Contemporary Art Gallery, Opole, Poland