Szymon Popielec - intermedia artist, performer. Born in 1989 in Szczebrzeszyn (Poland). He graduated from Barnard Morando high school in Zamość and the College of Fine Arts at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Kazimierz Dolny. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Arts at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. He completed his diploma in 2016 in the prof. Jan Gryka’s atelier.

In the years 2011-2012 he was a scholar at the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra. In 2012, he became a laureate of the national competition Limits of Drawing.


Individual exhibitions:

Camouflage, city space, Poznań, 2020,

History of the Commemorative Book. Gryka/Tarkawian/Popielec, together with Jan Gryka and Mariusz Tarkawian, KZMRZ Studio, Kazimierz Dolny, 2019,

S to Q, Andersen’s Theatre, Lublin, 2018,

Arms out of control, Kąt Gallery, Lublin, 2016,

Phantasmagories, Szymon Popielec together with Alicja Pulik, Oranżeria Gallery, Potocki Palace, Radzyń Podlaski, 2015,

Indulgence, Szymon Popielec together with Alicja Pulik, Labirynt II Gallery, Lublin, 2015,

Arms under control, Young Art Forum of the Galeria Biała in Lublin, 2013.


Selected group exhibitions:

What would happen if? The choice to build an alternative future, CreArt Exhibition, 2020,

So long as we still live, 9th Youth Trienniale, Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko, 2020,

Exhibition of the 13th Geppert Competition, BWA Wrocław Główny Gallery, 2019,

No Budget Show 11, KZMRZ, city space, Kazimierz Dolny, 2019 (earlier: No Budget Show 6, Lublin, 2014, No Budget Show 5, Lublin, 2013)

Ephemeral Project BRL/LUB, Ładno Pracownia Co-working Studio, Lublin, 2019,

Sleepy/Spring Dreams, Galeria Biała, Lublin, 2018,

Construction combine, BWA Zielona Góra, 2016,

Plastic vanitas, Contemporary Art Gallery MD_S, Wrocław, 2016,

Dada yes, Galeria Biała, Lublin, 2016,

7. Youth Triennial Kunszt in Lviv, Kunszt 7™ Ukrainian version (Dzyga Gallery, Icon Museum, Museum of Ideas), 2015 (earlier: The 7th Youth Trienniale at the Centre of Contemporary Sculpture in Orońsko, 2014)

White Transformation, Galeria Biała, Lublin, 2015,

Palindrome, Public Art Gallery in Sopot, 2015,

Biała Art, Galeria Biała, Lublin, 2014,

My Presence, MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, 2014,

The best diplomas of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, 2013.