Founded in January 2011, BWA Warszawa is a private gallery that also executes non-commercial projects and operates in public space.
BWA Warszawa is a collective initiative of Justyna Kowalska (before curator of Le Guern gallery), Michał Suchora (co-founder of lokal_30 gallery), and Tomasz Plata (editor, author, lecturer at Theatre Academy in Warsaw). Apart from exhibitions, BWA Warszawa organises lectures, as well as theatrical and performative happenings. The gallery name, that refers to the socrealist idea of covering the whole country with a net of Bureaus of Artistic Exhibitions (Biura Wystaw Artystycznych), is a deceitful recollection of times when art was a piece of a utopian social plan. It doesn’t maintain this utopia, but wants to make it a subject of its reflection.
Showing in the most prestigious art institutions in Poland (Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Zachęta National Gallery, Warsaw) artists represented by BWA Warszawa make also their first steps on the international art scene (Polish Pavilion in Venice Biennale, Performa New York etc).
Tomasz Plata left the gallery in September 2015 and went to be an editor-in-chef of Art&Business Magazine.
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