Ufo art gallery kraków



Artists: Tomek Baran, Maria Ciborowska, Serhij Ďakiv, Marcin Dymek, Eva Maceková, Piotr Kolanko, Radim Koros, Petr Pelzmann, Julius Reichel, Grzegorz Siembida, Sofie Švejdová, Małgorzata Wielek

Curated by: 

Maria Ciborowska, Alexandra Karpuchina

Arragmengt of exhibition: 

Tomek Baran


Szymon Sokołowski

Poster by: 

Maria Ciborowska

18.06 – 30.07.2022

UFO Art Gallery

ONE wystawa

installation views


The creative search is the most difficult to define in terms of the beginning and the end, in terms of both time and space, the psyche of the artist and the world around him. Although everyone walks the path of the creative process, individual differences mean that the only option is to chart your own path. Creativity. One way, a maze of possibilities. The ONE exhibition is about a meeting of artists searching for and exploring the subject of the unknown in their work. This is the fourth edition of the UNKNOWN project, where the exhibition is preceded by the artists’ discussion about the creative process of the presented works. This year’s UFO Art Gallery event was prepared together with Karpuchina Gallery from Prague.

Maria Ciborowska


  • A graduate of Applied Psychology at the Jagiellonian University (2009) and Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (2012). In 2014-18 she studied exhibition space design at the Faculty of Interior Design. Since 2015, she has been promoting art by organizing exhibitions, first at Atelier Rajska Poczekalnia, then at UFO Art Gallery in Krakow. Lives and creates in Krakow.

  • creates spatial painting objects. Their starting point is the loom itself, to which the artist nails subsequent elements. As a result, when the canvas is stretched, the appearance of the surface changes radically. The whole is completed with a frame created by the artist.

  • Graduate of the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków; diploma in drawing in the studio of Professor Joanna Kaiser (2012). Currently, a doctoral student at the same university, where he also runs a drawing studio. Participant of scholarship programmes at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Universitatea de Arta si Design, Cluj-Napoca (Romania, 2010) and Sabanci University in Istanbul (Turkey, 2010-2011). Lives and works in Krakow.

  • Serhij Ďakiv (*1995) is a student of the painting studio at the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague under the guidance of Petr Dub and Marek Meduna. His style evolves and changes very quickly, yet he maintains visual consistency and continuity in each short period of style. The artist has a feeling for the current development of painting and knows how to react to it very naturally with his style and not fall asleep. He has exibited in Holešovická Šachta, Skautsky Institut and Karpuchina Gallery.

  • Eva Maceková (1984*) studied at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague in the Studio of Textile Design and in the Studio of Illustration and Graphics. She works with sewing, painting, drawing and printing. Maceková has also been collaborating with the cultural fortnightly A2 as the cover artist for quite some time. Her immediate handwriting is characterized by solid draftsmanship and color. She has exhibited at DOX, City Surfer Office, Ville Pellé, Etc. gallery, Trafo Gallery, and Halle Saint Pierre in Paris. In 2018, she was nominated for the Czech Grand Design Awards in the Illustrator of the Year category.

  • Born in the Czech Republic. Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow (diploma in the Department of Graphic Arts in the studio of Prof. Lech Polcyn). In 2022 he received his doctoral degree from the Painting Department of his alma mater. Co-author of the UNKNOWN project at UFO Art Gallery. He lives and works in Cracow.

  • Petr Pelzmann (*1988), an autodidact who did not graduate from the Faculty of Design and Art of Ladislav Sutnar in Pilsen, but went his own way, is deconstructing figures in his paintings, in a distinctive manuscript and develops the possibility for authors of new figuration, to capture the essence of the topics in their elemental form. His work was presented in numerous galleries in Czech Republic (mostly Plzen and Prague).

  • Julius Reichel (*1981), graduate of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, in the studio of Jiří David, is looking through intensive exploration of the changing visual code, linked to the current feeling of life, for an image matrix that will work in an actual time period or any other. He considers himself to be a modern tracker of product / content on the overall net.

  • Grzegorz Siembida (1984) is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (diploma at the Faculty of Painting in the studio of Prof. Andrzej Bednarczyk). In 2022, at the Faculty of Art of the Pedagogical University of KEN in Krakow defended his doctoral thesis. He deals with painting and painting installation. His expressive works are a collage of various means of artistic expression. In his art, the artist uses both experiences and practices related to the trend of American expressionist abstraction, as well as artistic procedures associated with pop art or street art. Cultural animator, coordinator of artistic projects.

  • Sofie Švejdová (*1990) is a graduate of the Painting Studio (2009 - 2014) of Stanislav Diviš and Jiří Černický at the Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. In 2008, she underwent a foreign internship at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp (Belgium). In 2018, the Jiří Švestka Gallery published the author's first catalogue. The author has been exhibiting regularly since 2012 in the Czech Republic and abroad. Most recently, her work was presented in solo exhibitions +50° (2020, Pragovka Gallery, Pop Up, Prague), Greenhouse (2021, Karpuchina Gallery, Prague), Over the Age (2022, F. Jenewein Gallery, Kutná Hora).

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