Lech Majewski

Biography

Picture Lech Majewski

Born in Katowice, Poland.
He is poet, painter, writer and director. He graduated from the Lódz Film School in 1977.
Working in the U.S., Brazil, England, Poland, Germany, Lithuania, France and Italy, Majewski builds his visions in his paintings, films, installations, novels, theatre and opera stagings. He studied at Academy of Fine Arts and graduated from the National Film School in Lódz. Has lived in USA since 1981. His credits include such films as: The Knight, Prisoner of Rio, Gospel According to Harry, Basquiat, Wojaczek, Angelus and The Garden of the Earthly Delights. He is a member of Directors Guild of America and The European Film Academy.
His works has won many prestigious prizes. Last year, The Museum of Modern Art in New York honored him with an individual retrospective entitled "Lech Majewski: Conjuring the Moving Image". Currently his latest work Blood of a Poet/Glass Lips takes part in the Venice Biennale and his Retrospective that originated at MoMA travelled to The Art Institute of Chicago, Portland Art Museum, Cleveland Institute of Art, Berkeley Art Museum and The National Gallery in Washington DC.

Solo exhibitions (Selected)

2000
Museo des Belles Artes, Buenos Aires

2001
Palagraziussi, Venice

2004
Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris

2005
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

2006
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Atlas Sztuki, Lodz
Era New Horizons, Wroclaw
Zak Gallery, Berlin
Industrial Park, Gdynia
2?r Gallery, Poznan

2007
Galeria Starmach, Krakow
Kunstagenten Gallery, Berlin
National Museum, Szczecin
Venice Biennale
Gallerie Embiricos, Paris
The National Gallery, Washington DC
Art Institute of Chicago
National Gallery, Gdansk
Schindler’s Factory, Krakow
Portland Art Museum
Cleveland Institute of Art
Berkeley Art Museum
Seattle Art Museum

For the latest exhibitions of the artist, please see the Appointments' Archive