Sara Piotrowska (1989) and Maciej Szczęśniak (1989) visual artists, alleged cousins, academics, live and works in Cracow and Warsaw. Graduates of Cultural Studies (BA, Jagiellonian University), Intermedia (BA, Cracow Art Academy) and New Media Arts (MA, Warsaw Art Academy). They mostly work site-specific, conducting long-term case studies. They use object, installation, performance, text, process – rarely concluding searches with single art pieces. The subsequent projects form multi elemental stories, monographies – ever evolving collections of findings or questions. They consider themselves scholars; naturally prone to partisan methodologies. They have been cooperating since 2015, after discovering the kinship of interests and blood. They have been running an artist-run-space Piotrowska/Szczęśniak atelier in Cracow since 2019.


Selected individual exhibitions:

2020 Chorus 2.0, KRAKERS, Cracow Artweek, online

2020 Gentle way, Automat Artspace, Saarbrucken

2019 Artwork of the future, KRAKERS, Cracow Artweek, Cracow

2019 When the incentive comes, we are already working, Piotrowska/Szczęśniak atelier, Cracow

2018 Impetuous, rough in manners, prone to authoritarianism, Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art, Slupsk

2017 12 minutes to symmetry, CLB Gallery, Berlin

2016 Things that need to be explained, Tamex pop-up Gallery, Warsaw


Selected group exhibitions:

2020 Ssssssss, Galeria Olympia, Cracow

2020 Pochwała przemijalności, 01 gallery, online

2020 Show-off 2, Matca Artspace, Cluj-Napoca

2019 Humanist greets a day with no smile, Piotrowska/Szczęśniak atelier, Cracow

2019 Krakowski Salon Sztuki, Pałac Sztuki, Cracow

2018 Dolers, Land Art Festival, Kultuurcentrum Belgica, Dendermonde

2017 Myths and harlots, L14 Gallery, Cracow

2017 Carpathian Downhill, HBK Gallery, Saarbrucken

2017 Young Art Biennale Exhibition, Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art, Slupsk

2016 Team, Salon Akademii Gallery, Warsaw

2016 The Artists Festival, Zachęta National Gallery, Warsaw

2015 Lectures, Salon Akademii Gallery, Warsaw


Residencies, awards, projects:

2020 Enklawa, Propaganda Gallery, Warsaw

2020 Węzły. Wiedzę asystemowe, residency, Elementarz dla mieszkańców miast, Cracow

2020 Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship

2019 Laureates of Zakłócenia/Apoptoza – National Polish Art Competition, Cracow

2019 Zone C, Site-Specific Ideas, Projekthouse Potsdam

2017 Sejsmograf 3 – Young Polish Art Review, Cracow, Katowice, Tarnów

2017 Laureates of Biennale of Young Polish Art Rybie Oko, Slupsk

2013 European Forum of History and Arts, Liege