Maciej Linttner „What has happened is still happening” - opening

10 February 2023, hour 18:00

BWA SOKÓŁ Gallery of Contemporary Art

Exhibition opening
BWA SOKÓŁ Gallery of Contemporary Art invites you to the opening of Maciej Linttner's exhibition, titled "What has happened is still happening," which will take place on Friday, February 10 at 6:00 pm.
Maciej Linttner’s output constitutes the search for mutual relations between painting and literature. The spread between attempts at grasping the effects of everyday life through imaging or recording makes these activities the bond of a specific diary. In addition to paintings, books are created, and their formal relations, aimed at obtaining totally new quality, combine traces of both painting and writing origin. For many years Maciej Linttner has been developing a peculiar form of his own library, consisting of separate projects, whose purpose is to constitute an ideological and formal entity.
He is an author of numerous individual exhibitions and a participant of many collective exhibitions. Maciej Linttner’s artistic and pedagogical activities are connected with the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, where he runs one of Drawing Ateliers.


  • “Work of the year” – ZPAP Katowice (Grand Prix), 1999
  • “Works on paper” (first prize) – ONZ Warsaw, 1999
  • “Paintings” – Chronicle Gallery (individual exhibition), Bytom, 1999
  • “Music in painting” (second prize), Tychy, 2000
  • “18th Festival of Contemporary Painting” (honorable mention), Szczecin, 2000
  • “Bielsko-Biała Autumn”, Bielsko-Biała, 2001
  • “Work of the year” – ZPAP Katowice (mention), 2001
  • “Muse” – award of the President of Bytom in the field of culture, 2001
  • “Notes” – Galeria ZPAP Gallery (individual exhibition), Katowice, 2001
  • “19th Festival of Contemporary Painting”, Szczecin, 2002
  • “Inside” – Chronicle Gallery (individual exhibition), Bytom, 2002
  • “Music in painting” (second prize), Tychy, 2002
  • “Scholarship of the Province Marshal’s Office in Katowice”, 2002
  • “Painting” – Upper Silesia Culture Center (individual exhibition), Katowice, 2003
  • “The Art of Book – The Wandering”, Warsaw, Szczecin, Łódź, 2003
  • “Painting – Blukacz, Bojdys, Linttner, Walczak”, Bielsko-Biała, 2003
  • “Meeting Point” placing paintings (metal plaques) in the urban space – Chronicle Gallery, Bytom, 2004
  • “20th festival of Contemporary Painting”, Szczecin, 2004
  • “Painting” (individual exhibition), Recklinghausen, Germany, 2004
  • “Notes – Standing Aside” – Gołogórski Gallery (individual exhibition), Kraków, 2006
  • “On the ruins” – Art (individual exhibition), Bytom, 2006
  • “Dąbrówki 19” – Silesian Museum, Katowice, 2006
  • “21st Festival of Contemporary Painting”, Szczecin, 2006
  • “Bielsko-Biała Autumn”, Bielsko-Biała, 2007
  • “750 ml of ultramarine” – Engram Gallery – Upper Silesia Culture Center (individual exhibition), Katowice, 2007
  • “22nd Festival of Contemporary Painting”, Szczecin, 2008
  • “Accompanying notes” – Extravagance Gallery – Sielecki Castle (individual exhibition), Sosnowiec, 2008
  • “Polish Artistic Book” (Collection of Polish Artistic Books from the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries), Warsaw, Kraków, Katowice, Łódź, 2009
  • “Triennial of Small Painting Forms” – Wozownia Gallery, Toruń, 2010
  • “The painting atelier – a backwater, a testin ground or the heart of art”, Kraków – Upper Silesia Culture Center, Katowice – Socato Gallery, Wrocław, 2010
  • “The Passage Effect” – Open Atelier Gallery, Kraków – Upper Silesia Museum, Bytom – With Tower Gallery, Słupsk, 2010
  • “Exhibition of the Faculty of Painting in Katowice”, Minsk, Belorussia, 2011
  • “Bielsko-Biała Autumn”, Bielsko-Biała, 2011
  • “The Dismantling of the Iron Curtain”, Berlin, Germany, 2011
  • “Polish Artistic Book” – Turiec Gallery in Martin, Slovakia, 2011
  • “Correspondence/Artistic Book”, Płock, Tarnów, Lublin, Nowy Sącz, Rzeszów, Kielce, 2012
  • “Soffa” – Festival of Independent Films (participation of Circus Performers from Plastische Anatomie movie in documentary category), Olsztyn, 2012
  • “24th Festival of Contemporary Painting”, Szczecin, 2012
  • “Collection of Art of Bielsko BWA Gallery”, Bielsko-Biała, 2012
  • “Fifth International Artists Book Exhibition” – King Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár, Hungary, 2013
  • “Fifth International Artists Book Exhibition” – Polish Institute, Budapest, Hungary, 2013
  • “A Visit" – Exhibition of the Faculty of Painting at Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice – Academy of Fine Arts Wrocław, 2013
  • “Transformation Generation”, Paderborn, Koln, Germany, 2014
  • “Transformation Generation”, Hannover, Germany, 2015
  • “North South” – Wilson Mineshaft Gallery, Katowice – Gallery of Academy of Fine Arts, Gdańsk, 2015
  • “170/130 (field of dramatic events)” – Ateneum Gallery (individual
  • exhibition), Katowice, 2015
  • “Books and paintings (everything is connected with everything before it dissolves in holy nothingness)” – Art Roundabout Gallery (individual exhibition), Katowice, 2016
  • “Letter explosion” – Art Roundabout Gallery, Katowice, 2016
  • “Letter explosion” – Baltic Gallery, Słupsk, 2017
  • “Internal section” – University Gallery (individual exhibition), Cieszyn, 2017
  • “Workshop for all books” – Next door Gallery (individual exhibition), Tychy, 2017
  • “Actually it wouldn’t be bad if it weren’t different” – Ateneum Gallery (individual exhibition), Katowice, 2019
  • “Eastern Art Salon”, Lublin, 2019
  • “Inclinations”, Dębica, Olkusz, 2019
  • “20 years that is 5 m. b.” – BWA Katowice, 2021
  • “Face to Face”, Sinzig, Germany, 2022
  • “National Review of Book Art” – ASP Wrocław, 2022
  • “National Review of Book Art” – Podbrzezie Gallery UP Kraków, 2023

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"What has happened is still happening" MACIEJ LINTTNER

An exhibition of works by Maciej Linttner, titled "What has happened is still happening".