Jakub Ciężki

Born in 1979. In 2003, he graduated with honours from the Faculty of Art, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin.

Finalist of Painting of the Year 2004 competition organized by Art&Business magazine. Grand Prix winner in competitions organized by Franciszka Eibisch Foundation in Warsaw (2004) and during 40th “Bielska Jesień” Painting Biennial in 2011. Three times a nominee for Paszport Polityki Award (2011, 2012, 2014). Awardee of a scholarship under Młoda Polska [Young Poland] grant programme coordinated by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2013. Awardee of art scholarships granted by the Mayor of Lublin in 2015 and 2016.

Author of individual exhibitions Kary Cielesne [Corporeal Punishments] (2015) and Haven’t We Met Before? (2012) at Propaganda Gallery in Warsaw (2012), I love you but I’ve chosen darkness at BWA Gallery in Gorzów Wielkopolski (2015), blackout at Galeria Bielska BWA in Bielsko-Biała (2013), To read between the lines at the gallery of the Society for the Encouragement of the Fine Arts in Lublin, to name just a few.

His works have been presented during numerous group exhibitions.

He lives and works in Lublin.