Mateusz Chorobski, Cream, 2018, Exhibition view, Courtesy Wschód

Wschód, Warsaw

Interview with Piotr Drewko, founder of the gallery Wschód in Warsaw

Piotr Drewko opened his gallery in 2017 because he believes that in art what we see depends on what we know and Piotr Drewko wanted to know more. Before the gallery settled down permanently in Warsaw it had been a project space, with curatorial projects taking place in selected locations across Europe. A strain of this idea remains in the gallery’s work: Along with the roster of artists Piotr Drewko represents there are also a number of artists he frequently collaborates with.

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Leto, Warsaw

Interview with Marta Kołakowska, founder of the gallery Leto in Warsaw

In a very candid interview, Marta Kołakowska – who has been described by Los Angeles curator Martha Kirzenbaum in The New York Times as “one of the most generous and unmissable forces in the Polish art world” – told us about what it’s like to run a gallery in Poland in these troubled times. But she hasn’t lost hope.

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Group show: Vanessa Billy and Piotr Łakomy, Alive For An Instant, 2015, Exhibition view, Courtesy Stereo

Stereo, Warsaw

Interview with Zuzanna Hadryś and Michał Lasota, founders of the gallery Stereo in Warsaw

Stereo moved from Poznań to Warsaw two years ago, driven by the need to represent their artists in the centre of the Polish art world. In this interview Zuzanna Hadryś and Michał Lasota give an insight in the role of a gallery in the artists’ development, talk about the loss of government support for young galleries and their plans for the future.

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Raster, Warsaw

Interview with Łukasz Gorczyca and Michał Kaczyński, founders of the gallery Raster in Warsaw

Warsaw is a city with one of the most exciting contemporary art scenes. At Raster, Łukasz Gorczyca and Michał Kaczyński promote Polish artists of the new generation. With an interest in contemporary alternative culture, Raster’s program has expanded beyond Warsaw to working with new intriguing figures of the international art world.

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