DIPLOMAS 2024 — The Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice students public defence

An extraordinary chance to meet and talk to artists and designers who are just about to begin their professional lives.

Grzegorz Frydryk’s exhibition ‘o nieustannej modlitwie’ (About Perpetual Prayer)

The exhibition combines written words with images, centered on the prayer ‘Lord, have mercy,’ creating a narrative of faith and hope. Frydryk transforms his dysgraphia into art, exploring identity and humanity through self-portraits with an implanted neurostimulator. The prayer, simple and sincere, comforts him amid today's flood of information.

Jean-Pierre Bredo When I Lose Myself in Human Memory

The artist, inspired by a TV show during the Dutroux affair, used Belgium's national colors on a floor rag to symbolize cleansing. Through art, he questions societal acceptance of such symbolism.

Long Night of Museums 2024 – visit us

From 6PM. Vernissage, guided tour of the exhibition, free admission, promotional prices for publications! Join us!

Close-up Views — Relations – Tools – Knowledge

Art that emerges from, connects with and perhaps even changes specific places. We invited artists working to intertwine their work with people outside the art world, their dreams, needs and fears.

28th Polish Poster Biennale Katowice 2023

Get ready for a fascinating journey through the world of visual communication, where the poster is a carrier of ideas, beliefs and emotions, while art and communication merge into one medium.

The Words are Fleeting – Michał Smandek, Yannick Vey, XXXII Ars Cameralis Festival

Artists invite the audience to explore the richness of meanings through figurative and abstract forms.

Collection. An Unique Exhibition of Works from the BWA Gallery Collection

Openning of the exhibition on Friday at 6pm. Join us!

‘Rajzefiber’ – Diplomas 2023, The Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice graduate exhibition

This year's graduate exhibition showcasing works from students

DIPLOMAS 2023 — The Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice students public defence

Meet and talk to artists who are just about to begin their professional lives.

Paintings and Wall Objects — Jerzy Sojka’s exhibition in Small Space

Jerzy Sojka creates paintings and wall objects that are geometric abstractions, often with an unconventional, reductive form.

playpen — Mateusz Dąbrowski’s exhibition

The exhibition is an overview of the artist’s work, divided into three areas of interest, over three consecutive time periods.

“Lesser-Silesian Suite 2023” — Joanna Zemanek and Grzegorz Sztwiertnia

The essential theme of the exhibition titled "Lesser-Sileasian Suite" is the border connecting (not dividing) the Silesian and Lesser Poland Voivodeships, which we located in the vicinity of the Soła River in the village of Łęki (the place of birth and adolescence of the author of the exhibition JZ) and the area of Cieszyn Silesia with the border on the Olza River (the place of birth and adolescence of the author of the exhibition GS).

Jonasz Stern — exhibition in Small Space

Jonasz Stern (1904–1988) painter, illustrator and draughtsman, a legendary artist. Founder of the first Kraków Group in the 1930s and its post-war continuation. Student and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków.

‘Underground. Subterra incognita

With this exhibition we want to show the experience of deep time – the experience of the distant past circulating between the knowledge of geologists and the fantasy of miners, especially today, when coal mining is coming to an end, our underground needs to be reconsidered.

‘Shifting World Orders’ Katarzyna Kujawska-Murphy in Small Space

The installations oscillate around the tensions of objects subjected to physics, gravity and the psychophysiology of vision.

‘Referential Spaces’ by Mischa Kuball – exhibition as part of the XXXI Ars Cameralis Festival

The exhibition Referential Spaces is the first retrospective presentation of Mischa Kuball's output from the last three decades. That being so, the Katowice BWA Gallery presents an array of works that provide complete insight into the vision and mission of this German artist.

Photographic Amusement from America – Multiple Portraits

The multiple photographs exhibition at the BWA Contemporary Art Gallery turns the spotlight to this forgotten technique – for some contemporary artists, it might be an inspirational journey, leading to the technique’s rebirth.

‘Breakdown of the Relationship Between Albatrosses’ – an exhibition of works by Joanna Zdzienicka-Obałek in Small Space

An exhibition of works by Joanna Zdzienicka-Obałek in Small Space.

‘12/75’ — Photography Exhibition on the Gallery Building’s Facade

Just as you enter the building that houses the BWA Contemporary Art Gallery in Katowice, you can see an exhibition entitled 12/75. Large format photographs by renowned Polish artists are presented in wall display cases alongside Aleja Korfantego street.

Grzegorz Schmidt’s Collection

Currently, his collection includes over 200 works and presents dozens of artists, ranging from modern classics to the new generation – there are renowned authors, as well as the ones that the collector has discovered while assembling the collection.

‘Art Spaces / Przestrzenie sztuki’ — Jarosław Rodycz’s exhibition in Small Space

The photographic project ‘The Art Spaces’ is the result of the artist’s long-term work in the years 2012–2022. It was carried out in Kansas City (USA), Utrecht (the Netherlands), Krakow and Katowice (Poland).


Jagoda Cerkiewnik, Zuzanna Distel, Agata Gomulicka, Karolina Gwóźdź, Alicja Kalinowska, Jan Kowal, Małgorzata Knapik, Magdalena Łukasik, Jakub Padula, Magdalena Pasternak, Mateusz Patrzyk-De Oliveira, Emanuela Pawłowska, Martyna Pinkowska, Dawid Porembski, Szymon Poloczek, Maciej Rosa, Edyta Rybak, Daria Skoczypiec, Paweł Sobczak, Karolina Szwed, Marlena Szewczyk, Marta Uszakow, Natalia Wirmańska

‘Art Spaces / Przestrzenie sztuki’ — Jarosław Rodycz’s exhibition in Small Space

The photographic project ‘The Art Spaces’ is the result of the artist’s long-term work in the years 2012–2022. It was carried out in Kansas City (USA), Utrecht (the Netherlands), Krakow and Katowice (Poland).


Apparently, there is no better cure for melancholy than browsing through atlases, which work like a healing substitute for a travel. Devoid of a physical effort, imaginary journeys usually end in the interior, no one's land, an undescribed location of uncertain and misty status.

Unidentified Zone

Judyta Bernaś, Jan Dybała + Piotr Ceglarek [Biuro Dźwięku Katowice], Katarzyna Fober + Bartłomiej Polak [KUFA .Design], Jolanta Jastrząb, Magdalena Kilarska, Michalina W. Klasik, Bogdan Kosak, Aleksander Kozera, Barbara Kubska + Anna Sielska + Paulina Urbańska [ABC Tychy], Paweł Mendrek + Martin Newth + Dave Beech, Hanna Sitarz-Pietrzak, Joanna Zdzienicka-Obałek

27th Polish Poster Biennale

We express our warmest thanks to all participating artists – and look forward to seeing visitors exploring the exhibition.

Institute of Creative Photography, Silesian University in Opava. Three Decades.

30 Years of the Institute of Creative Photography, FPF Silesian University in Opava.

”Turning Points” — an exhibition of works by Michalina Bigaj in Small Space

New exhibition in Small Space.

The Language of Geometry. The Longevity of Art

The exhibition weaves together several pertinent topics. The main focus is on geometry, which different artists use in different ways. There are 56 participants representing nine European countries as well as the USA and Canada. Another important issue – and one which is stated in the title – is the longevity of the art.

27th Biennial of the Polish Poster – Regulations

Due to unpredictable pandemic circumstances and unfavourable financial situation – which means that we have to work with a limited budget – we have decided to introduce substantial changes to the Regulations.

Get to know the rules of sightseeing while maintaining the safety rules

For your safety, rules for visiting the exhibition have been developed together with Sanepid. Please read them before your visit.

20 Years or 5 Linear Metres

Twenty years have passed since the branch of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków changed into an independent art academy. This display is the first in the series of artistic events planned by the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice to highlight this celebration year.

Coolection. The BWA collection on display

Through the prism of its relationship with artists and other institutions, viewers gain insight into the BWA gallery's history and the vibrant, colourful artistic community of the last decades.

The Continuation – exhibition of Mikołaj Szpaczyński’s works in Small Space

Cleaning out silt-clogged caves has become Mikołaj Szpaczyński's current art practice, combining sculptural effort, land art tradition with performance and conceptual approaches.


The art_in_gallery exhibition is a natural continuation of the art_in_space project carried out in 2020

Curator-Led Guided Tour of the Art_in_Gallery Exhibition

Join curator Ewa Kokot for a guided tour of the art_in_gallery exhibition.

Tortologia – an exhibition of works by Karolina Konopka in Small Space

Curator – Marta Lisok  Opening

Dormant Trajectories — an exhibition of works by Alicja Bielawska

Alicja Bielawska's sculptures go wavy and straighten out. On the one hand, they outline the shape of the ceased activities, having accumulated all their earlier movement, with loops, slaloms, ripples and bends. On the other, they accommodate the potential for further manoeuvres.

art_in_public_space — real and virtual

The project launches a new space for exploring and visualising works of Polish artists.

The Culminations 2020 — Graduate Degree Show of the Faculty of Art at the Academy of Arts in Katowice

Prace dyplomowe — podobnie jak w latach ubiegłych — akcentują sporą różnorodność postaw i nie trudno dostrzec w nich szerokiego spektrum idei.

Hail to the Chief — Frank Synowicz’s reinterpretations of the US presidents images

The artist plays with portraiture, a genre that constitutes a quintessence of dignity, careful study and solemnity. He has preferred to modify presidents’ portraits instead of showing scenes from everyday home or office life.

26th Polish Poster Biennale

The poster is alive and well indeed.