Madhouse from the series Notes of a Madwoman, collage, drawing, 29,7x42cm, 2022

Aleksandra Młynarczyk-Gemza – multimedia artist, photographer, performer, writer. She comes from the Żywiec region, since 2008 she has been living and working in Cracow. Doctor of Fine Arts (Faculty of Art, Pedagogical University of Cracow), graduate of the Faculty of Painting at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts. She completed numerous internships in contemporary art galleries (including the National Gallery Prague - Trade Fair Palace). After graduation, she was associated with the creative community of the Razem Pamoja Foundation and Cracow Art House. In her intermedia projects, she willingly adopts an art therapy perspective. Winner of the Picture of the Year Award at the 2nd Krakow Art Salon 2019, scholarship holder of the ZAIKS Creativity Support Fund, the Creative Scholarship of the City of Krakow 2022 and Scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage 2024. Author of the books: “Way to shadow integration. Women's photo-ritual" (Universitas Publishing House, 2021), "Notes of a Madwoman" (Znak Publishing House, 2022), "Crop rotation" (Pamoja Press Publishing House, 2023). She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Poland and abroad. She is also the author of several individual exhibitions, including "How to take power from the old eye that knows" as part of Cracow Art Week KRAKERS 2021, and recently at the MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art, where she presented illustrations for her literary debut.

Major Art Exhibitions:

2024. 04.20 – 05.31 Shefter Gallery, The Unbearable Melancholy of Detail or the Feeling of Not Being at Home, solo exhibition, Cracow, Poland

2023 Galeria Ewa Opałka/Fundacja Razem Pamoja, The Madwoman in the Attic. Insanity and women’s creativity group exhibition, Warsaw, Poland

2023 MOCAK Library, Notes of a Madwoman, solo exhibition, Cracow, Poland

2022 Galeria Olympia, W stronę integracji cienia. Kobiecy foto-rytuał, solo exhibition, Cracow, Poland

2021 Fundacja Razem Pamoja | Remedy Culture Club, How to take power from the old eye that knows, solo exhibition in art dialogue with Katarzyna Kukuła, Cracow, Poland

2020 Naga Art Gallery, Wcielone, group exhibition, Sosnowiec, Poland 

2019 Pałac Sztuki, II Krakowski Salon Sztuki, group exhibition, Cracow, Poland

2019 Video Art Miden, Videolands, group exhibition, MOMus the Metropolitan Organisation of Museums of Visual Arts of Thessaloniki, Greece

2018 Galeria AG, Romantic Kung-fu, Katarzyna Kukuła & Aleksandra Młynarczyk-Gemza, Cracow, Poland 

2018 participation in Under The Subway Video Art Night, JCC HARLEM (New York), Center; Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània (Valencia, Spain), Verbeke Foundation (Belgium), Taller Gorria Gallery (Havana, Cuba), Cervantes Institute (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

2018 Pauza, Festival OFF Camera, Profession: Artist, solo exhibition, Cracow, Poland

2018 Krakow Art House, House in general, house in particular, group exhibition, Cracow, Poland

2017 performance Collecting Memories, performance workshops Body//Language//Archive organized by MIKUB e.V. (Berlin, Germany), Black Sheep/Ovca Crna (Vrhovine, Croatia) and Manowce Kultury (Komprachcice, Poland); Vrhovine, Croatia

2017 Księgarnia | Wystawa, Fundacja Razem Pamoja, Fedaa Alwaer / I am here/ Jestem tu / أنا هنا , group exhibition, Cracow, Poland

2016 Otwarta Pracownia, BODY Fragile, group exhibition, Cracow, Poland

2015 Wawel Castle, 7xInaczej, group exhibition, Cracow, Poland


2023 – ongoing School of Computer Graphics

2018 – 2022 Doctor of Fine Arts, Faculty of Art, Pedagogical University of Cracow 

2013 – 2015 Master of Arts, Faculty of Painting, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts

2010 – 2013 Bachelor of Arts, Field of Study: Graphic, Faculty of Art,Pedagogical University of Cracow

2008 – 2011 Bachelor of Arts, Field of Study: Artistic Education, Faculty of Art, Pedagogical University of Cracow

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