Family tree and other wonders of nature and everyday life

Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Varsavia

14 - 17 November 2017

Accademia Gallery
Accademia di Belle Arti di Verona
via Montanari 5, Verona

A solo exhibition of Boris Schwencke, artist and teacher at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw, as part of the Erasmus+ program at the Accademia Gallery, the exhibition space of the Academy of Fine Arts of Verona.

Schwencke's research is developed through a multiplicity of visual languages ranging from drawing to collage and polychrome wooden sculpture, including small reliefs. The works, contained in two 20 kg suitcases, focus on themes rooted in the artist's life and everyday experience, who restores to time its expressive form through familiar emotional ties, consisting of people, nature and places.

Boris Schwenke was born in Berlin, where he studied at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning of the Technische Universität. From 1996 to 2001 he attended the Department of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, where he graduated in the class of Prof. Adam Myjak.
In 2011 he received his doctorate under the supervision of Prof. Antoni Janusz Pastwa at the Department of Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
He currently works at the Institute of Specialized and Intercultural Communication at the University of Warsaw and at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in the same city, where he teaches sculpture in the Faculty of New Media Arts. Recently he has also been active at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, where he is the head of the sculpture workshop at the Faculty of Scenography. He has participated in numerous exhibitions in Poland and abroad (France, Germany, Portugal, Scotland and the United States). His medals are displayed in the collections of the British Museum in London, the Museum of Medals in Wroclaw, the State Museums in Berlin (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin) and the State Art Collections in Dresden (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden).