born 1984 in Gliwice, lives and works in London and Silesia.
2008 - 2010 Master of Arts, Fine Art (Photography), Royal College of Art, London
2007 - 2008 BA (HONS) Photography, Nottingham Trent University (Scholarship from Erasmus Programme)
2003 - 2008 Master of Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Poznan, Poland
2017 Shtamah, Copperfield, London
Shtamah, Wrocław Contemporary Museum, Wrocław
Satis, The Ryder, London
2015 Minimum, Necessary, Objectively Reasonable, BWA Warszawa, Warsaw
2013 Warm Leatherette, BWA Warszawa, Warsaw
2012 Plague: Description, BWA Warszawa at Winter Salon, Warsaw
Vk, Czytelnia Sztuki, Museum in Gliwice
2011 ORANƵ, Ende Neu in Biala Gallery, Lublin
  SUCHE, Arsenal Gallery, Poznan
GROUP SHOWS (selection)
2018 Waiting for Another Coming, Centre of Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle
Artistry, Art Collection of Orońsko, Centre of Polish Sculpture in Oronsko
Waiting for Another Coming, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) Vilnius
Stand-off, BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice
British Summer Time, Copperfield, London
The State is Not a Work of Art, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn
Ideal-Types, HE.RO Gallery, Amsterdam
Artistry. 100 Years of Polish Sculpture, Art Museum Bourse, National Museum, Riga
Beyond the River, Albertinum Dresden at Neues Schloss und Park, Bad Muskau
2017 Swags & Threats, Trafo, Szczecin, 7th December - 28th January
White Memory – 1989/2018 Art in Malta and Poland, St James Cavalier, Valletta
Views 2017, Deutsche Bank Foundation Award, exhibition of nominated artists, Zachęta National Gallery, Warsaw
Let's go. Yes, let's go. (They do not move), site-specific commission for Bold Tendencies, London
We have the weights, we have the measures, Copperfield, London
The Dynamics of Decline, BWA Warszawa, Warsaw
2016 After the Rally, Studio Gallery, Warsaw
Money to Burn, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
The Touch, Centre of Polish Sculpture in Oronsko at BWA Kielce
Members' Show selected by Lynda Morris and Chris Rawcliff, Outpost, Norwich
Rozproszone Widownie, Galeria Art Stations, Stary Browar, Poznań
Labour Relations, Wrocław Contemporary Museum, Wrocław
Memory At Last. Art in Poland: 1989-2016, Galleria civica di Modena, Palazzina dei Giardini, Modena
The Silence of Sounds, Wrocław Contemporary Museum, Wrocław
Contemporary Art from Poland, European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Mein
Art at first sight, FWD: gallery, Poznan
2015 Myth - Europe House Georgia and Center for Contemporary Art Tbilisi, Georgia
Love Me Tender - BWA, Gorzów Wielkopolski
Crisis is Just a Beginning - SIC! BWA Wroclaw, Wroclaw
State of Life. Polish Contemporary Art within a Global Circumstance at National Art Museum of China, Beijing
Prohibited Acts, SURVIVAL 13. Art Review, Wrocław
Procedures for the head. Polish Art Today, Kunsthalle Bratislava, Slovakia
2014 Diabły, Ende Neu, Galeria Biała, Centre for Culture, Lublin
People Are Strange, BWA, Olsztyn
Mediations Biennale, CK Zamek, Poznań
Wracając do Źródeł, Galeria Arsenał, Poznań
Czech Pope, Małopolski Ogród Sztuki, Kraków
As You Can See. Polish Art Today, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
On Generation and Corruption, BWA Contemporary Art Gallery in Katowice
Czech Pope, Meet Factory, Prague
2013 What Can Be Described Can Also Take Place, Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm
Epidemic, Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun
The Handy Ones, Arsenal Gallery, Poznań
Withered, Kisterem Gallery, Budapest
Warsaw: The Day After..., Galerija Vartai, Vilnius
2012 Alphaville, Griffin Art Space and BWA Warszawa, Warsaw
The Impossible Heap, Galerie8, London
Aaakupunktura, Kordegarda, Warsaw
Arbeitsdisziplin, Arsenal Gallery, Poznan
2011 Anti-Library, [ S P A C E ] , London
The Institute of Mental Health is Burning, Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Newport
Guerrillas, Arsenal Gallery, Poznan
MIR, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok
2010 SHOW One, Royal College of Art, London
2009 EASTinternational, Norwich
The Voies Off Festival, Arles, France
I Like All These Pictures, , Starter Gallery, Poznan
TALKS (selection)
2013 David Roberts Art Foundation, London
Warm Leatherette and the Aesthetics of Crash Culture. Ewa Axelrad in conversation with Huw Hallam and Eszter Steierhoffer

Kordegarda, Warsaw
10 x Inaczej, Ewa Axelrad in conversation with Iwo Zmyślony, moderated by Jakub Śwircz
2018 Launch Pad LaB Residency, France
2017 nomination for Views 2017 Deutsche Bank Foundation Award
nomination for Paszporty Polityki 2017 Award
2013 LOCIS residency at Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm
2010 Conran Award nomination
2009 Art Council Grant (EASTinternational)
Bursary , Royal College of Art
Mloda Polska, Art Award
Godowsky Award, nomination
2008 Bursary , Royal College of Art
2007 Erasmus Scholarship
2018 The State is Not a Work of Art
texts by Katerina Gregos, Mark A. Jubulis, Ivar Sakk, Anthony D. Smith, Jonas Staal and Marek Tamm
Published by Lugemik & Tallinn Art Hall
ISBN 978-9949-9934-9-9
2016 On the Path of Knowledge. The phenomenon od Poznan School
Published by University of Arts Poznan
ISBN 9788365578150
2016 La Memoria Finalmente. Arte in Polonia 1989-2016
texts by Marinella Paderni, Andrzej Leder and Joanka Zielińska
Published by Silvana Editoriale, 2016
2014 On Generation and Corruption
texts by Marek Kuś, Marta Lisok, Jan Trzupek, Michal Kolecek, Wojciech Bednarz
Published by BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice 2014
ISBN 978-83-88254-76-5
2013 Warm Leatherette
texts by Huw Hallam and Tomasz Plata
Published by Muzeum in Gliwice
ISBN 978-83-89856-54-8
2012 Aaakupunktura
texts by Mirosław Bałka and Anna Miczko
Published by Kordegarda, 2012
2011 Towards a Creative city. Art in Poznan 1986-2011
chapter by Witold Kanicki A Return to Reality. On Poznań Photography of the 21st c.
Published by Galeria Miejska Arsenał, Poznan 2011
ISBN 978-83-61886-31-0
texts by Anna Czaban, Jacek Staniszewski and Dawid Wiener
Published by Galeria Miejska Arsenal, 2011
ISBN 978-83-61886-26-6
texts by Zuzanna Hadrys and Michal Lasota
Published by Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, 2011
ISBN 978-83-89778-22-2
texts by Jean-Luc Nancy, Alexander Duttmann and Olivier Richon
Published by The Royal College of Art 2010
ISBN 978 1 907342 07 3
2009 EAST book
texts: Art&Language, Lynda Morris
Published by Artists and Authors 2009
ISBN 1 872482 90 2
2008 ŚLĄSK ACTIVE – texts by Agata Smalcerz, Roman Lewandowski, Marta Lisok, Łukasz Karkoszka, Małgorzata Tkacz-Janik, Adrian Chorębała
Published in 2008 by BWA Contemporary Art Gallery in Katowice
ISBN 978-83-88254-52 9
ROUND TABLE, Catalogue of The International Photography Festival Federation Summit,
Published in 2008
ISBN 978 7 5059 6048 0
text by Thomas Kellner
ISBN 978 83 60794 60 9
texts by Alvaro de los Angeles, Marta Daho and Tanit Plana
Published by Abril 2008
ISBN 978 8439377252 DL.B-20.420-2008
text by Marek Domanski
Published by Patio 2008
ISBN 978 83 7405 276 4
text by Lukasz Dziedzic and Joanna Rzepka
Published by Galeria Szara 2007
ISBN 83 923036 2 8
PRESS - Shtamah at Wroclaw Contemporary reviewed by Daria Skok (PL)
Artforum Critic's Picks - We have the weights, we have the measures at Copperfield reviewed by Duncan Wooldridge
This Is Tomorrow - We have the weights, we have the measures at Copperfield reviewed by Rafael Barber
Art Review - Satis at The Ryder reviewed by Fi Churchman
This Is Tomorrow - Satis at The Ryder reviewed by Joseph Constable
Szum - 08/2013, Autonomous Space. Conversation with Ewa Axelrad
Contemporary Lynx - Contemporary Lynx in Conversation with Ewa Axelrad
Notes - no 82, interview Magda Roszkowska / Ewa Axelrad Na Haju Czujności
Nowiny Gliwickie - no 48 (2851), interview Maga Sokalska / Ewa Axelrad W pędzie
Obieg - review of the show Arbeitsdisziplin, text Przedmiot Znaleziony, przedmiot porzucony, duch zagubiony by Mateusz Maria Bieczyński
E-Splot - review of the show ORANƵ, text Spatial Agent by Aneta Kopczacka
Bilart - review of the show ORANƵ, text Zanurzeni w błękicie, utopieni w pomarańczu by Marta Wysocka
Czas Kultury - no 1 (159) 2011, review of the show Guerrillas, text Płody Zła
Arteon - no 6 (134) June 2011, review of the show Kłusownicy, textZła Sztuka by Sabina Czajkowska
Art Monthly - no 09 (328) July-September 2009, review of show EASTinternational, by Martin Herbert
Exit - no 1 (73) January-March 2008, review of the show Gry Wizualne, text Uwodzenia gry wizualne by Stanisław Ruksza