Wojciech Kolacz- Otecki works with artistic graphics, painting, and illustration. He works in public space, he made numerous murals – including in Lyon, Dresden, Helsinki, Breda, Buffalo, Wrocław, Besancon, Lille, Gdańsk, Warsaw, and Gdynia. He participated in festivals related to StreetArt, including the Creature Festival, Lodi, Italy, FortyForty Warsaw, OutOfSth Wrocław. He marked the map of Polish creators of modern muralism. In his works, elements of imaginary folklore are sometimes an expression of the search for supernatural properties of man and discovering the timeless truths, which he interprets using the personal language of symbols. He draws on folklore, in figurative performances he often gravitates towards abstraction. His work was described as personal folklore, where he combines the energy of graffiti with elements of so-called unprofessional art.
Born 1984, lives and works in Wroclaw.
Wojciech Kolacz- Otecki works with artistic graphics, painting, and illustration. He works in public space, he made numerous murals – including in Lyon, Dresden, Helsinki, Breda, Buffalo, Wrocław, Besancon, Lille, Gdańsk, Warsaw, and Gdynia. He participated in festivals related to StreetArt, including the Creature Festival, Lodi, Italy, FortyForty Warsaw, OutOfSth Wrocław. He marked on the map of Polish creators of modern muralism.
In his works, elements of imaginary folklore, are sometimes an expression of the search for supernatural human skills and discovering the timeless truths that are interpreted using English. He draws on folklore, in figurative performances he often gravitates towards abstraction. The main artist describing as personal folklore, where graffiti is combined with elements of the so-called unprofessional art.
A graduate of the Wrocław Academy of Fine Arts, diploma in the studio of Eugeniusz – Get Stankiewicz. Currently an assistant in the Digital Printing and Experimental Techniques Studio prof. Aleksandra Janik.
He worked as a culture animator, cooperating with foundations, NGOs and cultural institutions organizing artistic projects activating local communities. He collaborated with with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, the Bureau of Art Exhibitions in Wroclaw – the Gallery of Design and Avant-garde, the Bureau of Art Exhibitions in Jelenia Góra, the Society of Edyta Stein, Center for Culture and Sport in Oleśnica, the association White Day Development, Information and Social Development Center in Wrocław, House of Culture V9 in Warsaw, Ethnographic Workshop, Crooked Chimney in Wrocław, Cinema Theater in Michałowice and Agora Culture Center in Wrocław. Honored in the Jazz Nad Odrą poster competition, he took part in the 6th Student Graphic Biennale in Poznań. Nominated for the award of the National Film Institute for the best film poster for 2013, In 2011 he was invited to a review of contemporary graphics in Great Britain, Pick Me Up at London’s Somerset House. He implemented the project Residents under the scholarship of the Mayor of Gdańsk 2012, in 2015 He curated the first edition of the MixMediaLab artistic residencies program in the category of urban art in Świdnica His works were presented, among others in the album Street Sketchbook: Journeys published by Thames & Hudson, the work was presented in albums about Polish street art, he took part in the publication of Sebastian Frąckiewicz, To be nice. Conversations about the boom and street art crisis in Poland “the book was published by Galeria Arsenał in Poznań.
2003-2009 Academy of Fine Arts Eugeniusz Geppert in Wrocław, Studies at the Faculty of Graphic Arts Diploma: Professional Drawing – Prof. Eugeniusz Get Stankiewicz, Workshop Graphics – prof. Przemysław Tyszkiewicz Defense October
2009. Impart Art Center, individual exhibition
2009 digital graphics course at the OPT Creative Center in Wrocław
2000-2003 Participation in classes at the Arts Culture Center them. Eugeniusz Geppert in Wroclaw
1999-2003 XIII High School Aleksandra Fredro in Wrocław, plastic class. Diploma in painting, matura in art history. Selected exhibitions, projects and publications:
2019 Wroclaw School of Graphic Arts, FLU Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
2019 Para.Ceramika.Graphics, Regional Gallery in Liberec, Liberec, Czech Republic 1.
2019 Mural commemorating the liberation of Breda, commemorating the liberation of the city by the 1st Armored Division of General Maczek, September
2019, Breda, Netherlands 2. 2019 Nature of Form, collective exhibition, Wroclaw Gate Gallery, Oleśnica.
2019 Workshops on Artistic Graphics as part of the ART OF INDEPENDENCE II edition, High School Wolsztyn, Poland. Workshops organized by Art for People Foundation
2019 Presentation of creativity in the American magazine about graphics Pigeon Carrier.
2018 Individual exhibition Fulmoon # 46 – Galeria O29, Warsaw
2018 Work and Play, painting in architecture, art in public space. Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, United States, New York State
2018 Performance of art in public space in Oleśnica on the facade of the Library and Culture Forum Spectacle Hall in Oleśnica joint work with Łukasz Berger, presentation of the work during the Oleśnica Circus and Art Festival Ofca, Oleśnica
2018 Meeting of Styles 2018 poster design, International Graffiti Art Festival, Polish edition, Lublin i.
2018 Opus duarum: Wrocław School of Graphic Arts and Wroclaw School of Ceramics, Titannikas Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania ii.
2018 Contradiction Print Exchange, CTRL Art Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland iii. 2018 Wrocław School of Graphic Arts Stary Browar in Poznań November 15-29,
2018, Poznań iv. 2018 Collective exhibition of graphics from the Digital Printing and Experimental Techniques Studio, Liaocheng University, China
Experimental, Liaocheng University, China
2017 Individual exhibition ‘Hortus’ – Arsenal City Gallery, duration 01.12.2017- 31.12 Poznań
2017 All Pages of Culture, Painting in architecture, commissioned by ODT Światowid, Biskupin Wrocław
2017 “Fan of Streetart”, painting in architecture commissioned by the Starak Foundation, Spectra Art Space, Warsaw
2017-A series of original illustrations presented in the publication: Frymous Pictures Contemporary illustration for small and large Arsenał Publishing House, Poznań
2017 Cover design for the Finnish magazine Särö, an issue dedicated to Polish culture, The publication includes original illustrations and an interview on art in public space 2017-Exhibition – The Wroclaw School of Printmaking during the conference “Zureta -the misprint” – International Contemporary Printed Art Exhibition & Symposium, Hangaro Gallery, 05. 11 – 05. 26. 2017, Tokyo, Japan
2017-The Wroclaw School of Printmaking, Gary Bowman Gallery, 6-30 November, Lviv, Ukraine
2017 Wrocław Graphic School Casa Matei Gallery, 20-30.04.2017, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2017 The Wroclaw School of Printmaking | Edsvik Konsthall, 14/01/02/2017, Sollentuna, Sweden
2017 Skate Style, LuCreate Workshop, Lublin 2017 Selfisz 88, V9 Gallery, Warsaw,
2017 Making a difference Collective exhibition, 5-30 October 2017 Neimënster, Luxembourg
2017 Exhibition – Why Poland? – print exchange exhibition Place at the place 12, 15.05 – 26.05. 2017, Wroclaw
2017 Participation in art auctions at the invitation of auction houses: Art Gallery NEXT in Bydgoszcz and Artinfo in Warsaw.
2017 Interview and presentation of the works of the Artist and Art magazine # 23
2016. Pictor Ignotus individual exhibition, gallery Szewska Pasja, Wrocław, 2016. CityLights Art Auction, Next Art Gallery, Bydgoszcz
2016 Charity Auction for people with autism, Synapsis Foundation, Artinfo.pl website
2016 Publication – a five-month series of workshops on graphic design, illustration, guest participation, BWA Dizajn, Wrocław
2016 Artistic residence at the Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace, Paris
2016 Exhibition 30/30 the best album covers. Arsenal Gallery, Poznan 2016 Prague Salon – screen printing exhibition, in 81 Degrees gallery, Warsaw
2016 Wrocław School of Graphic Arts at the Polish Institute in Rome
2016 25 Exhibition of Wrocław Graphic Arts, Rynek 25, Wrocław
2016 Participation in the KunstZug project, Train to Art, implementation of large-format painting in urban space, Dresden
2016 Implementation of large-format painting in urban space, Helsinki, Finland
2016 Implementation of large-format painting in urban space, Leszno, Poland
2016 Graphic Art Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art in Isfahan, Iran
2016 Conducting Artistic Graphic Workshops, organized Puka Art project
in Wieluń by the Art for People Foundation.
2015 Post-digital Printmaking. Redefinition of the Concept of Matrix
Exhibition accompanying the International Polish Print Triennial, Neon Gallery, Wrocław
2015 participation in the SPHERE conference, the 2015 SGC International Conference in Knoxville USA,
participation in the exhibition The Wrocław School Of Printmaking accompanying the conferenceArtistic residence at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, USA
2015 SIGNS IN SPACE Bureau of Art Exhibitions in Jelenia Góra mural realization.
2015 Exhibition at the Silesian Piast Museum in Brzeg:
2014 Participation in a collective exhibition of graphics entitled PAPER as part of the series FOUR PAWS PSA, Dom Kultury V9, Warsaw
2014 Narrative Urban Poland, Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin
2013 Third Birthday of Galeria U, Galeria U, Wrocław
2013 Astral Blackout, collective exhibition of Kalncinema Kv.Gallery, Riga
2013 Urban Chapels, collective exhibition, Onamato Gallery, 7 Bracka Street, 31-005 Krakow,
2013 Cutting Edge Printmaking, Neon Gallery, Wrocław
2013 Monumental graphics in public space; Traffic Design Festival, a realization of the Gdynia Room Node mural
2013 Monumental graphics in public space; Street Art Doping, ul. Rakowiecka Warsaw,
2013 Participation in the International Biennale of Muralism, Biennale International D’Art Mural Lille, France, implementation of monumental graphics and participation in a collective exhibition.
2013 Monumental graphics commissioned by the Regional Museum in Jarocin,
2013 Monumental Graphics – 2 projects at the Art Festival in the space of Bien Urbain, Besançon, France
2013 Monumental painting in public space; Mural commissioned by the Urban Forms foundation, realization Łódź, 2012
2012 The Wrocław School of Printmaking at the National Dong Hwa University Taiwan 2012
2012 Residents, project implemented under the scholarship of the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk
2012 City Bilder, Dresden, mural
2012 Neighbors, individual exhibition, ArtLokal,
2012 Falanster, collective exhibition, Wrocław
2012 ToGetThere, Dom Kultury V9, Warsaw
2012 U Gallery, collective exhibition, Wrocław
2012 Wrocław Graphics School, Galowice, Wrocław
2011 Ethno-inspirations, National Museum in Gdańsk, collective exhibition
2011 EtnoProject, Minsk, Belarus
2011 Silnia, Galeria As, Krakow, Poland
2011 Four Floods, Concrete Hermit Gallery, London
2011 Galeria Klot, Berlin,
2011 Come Inside, Soho Factory, Warsaw, collective exhibition
2011 PickMeUp, Somerset House, London