Dominik Lejman was born in 1969, Gdańsk, PL. He lives and works in Poznań, PL, and Berlin, DE. 


1989 – 1993 Academy of Fine Arts, Gdańsk, PL
1993 – 1995 Royal College of Art, Degree of Master of Arts, London, UK.

Selected solo exhibitions

2024 Step Aside, Persons Projects, Berlin, DE
2023 The Monk (Mnich), Galeria Rotunda – UAP Poznań, PL
2023 Reenactment, Church of the Virgin Mary, Poznań, PL
2023 Portraiture as Social Commentary, Persons Projects, Berlin, DE
2023 The Veneer of Hapiness, Persons Projects, Berlin, DE
2023 In the Sky Unlike a Bird, Persons Projects, Berlin, DE
2022 Lunatics, Madnicity Pavillon, Isola di San Servolo Insane Asylum, Venice, IT
2021 When Painting Becomes Attitude, Philharmonic: Gallery Level 4, Szczecin, PL
2020 Air Want To Go, Oppenheim Haus, Wrocław, PL
2019 Haptic Aphorisms, ŻAK | BRANICKA, Berlin, DE
2018 Opatrzenie (Wound), CSW, Gdańsk, PL
2017 Płot (Fence), Galeria Miejska Arsenal, Poznan, PL
2014 dis/connected, ŻAK | BRANICKA Gallery, Berlin, DE
2014 Beautiful Accident, site-specific project, andel’s Hotel, Berlin, DE.2012 Far Too Close, Yumiko Chiba Associates Viewing Room Shinjuku, Tokyo, Kyoto City University of Arts, gallery @KCUA, Kyoto, JP
2011 Far Too Close, ŻAK | BRANICKA gallery, Berlin, DE
2011 Double Layer, European Parliament, Brussels, BE
2010 POProjekcja (PHD), Muzalewska gallery, Stereo gallery, Poznań, PL
2009 Afterparty, ŻAK | BRANICKA gallery, Berlin, DE
2008 Dominik Lejman / Katarzyna Józefowicz, Kulturcentrum Ronneby, SE
2007 Die Nächsten (Those Who Are Close to You), ŻAK gallery Berlin, DE
2006 The Last One Turns the Light on, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL
2006 Conditioned Perspective, LUXE gallery, New York, US
2005 ME-Counts:0.3s, LUXE gallery New York, US
2005 Dominik Lejman, MOCA, London, UK
2005 Present Perfect, Polish Institute, Düsseldorf, DE
2003 Central Air Condition, Polish Institute, Berlin, DE
2002 Dominik Lejman, Capri, Berlin, DE
2002 Vital Statistics, Norrtälje Konsthall, Norrtälje, SE
2000 The Luxury of Survival, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL
1998 Open Studio, Gasworks, London, UK
1998 New Paintings. Dominik Lejman – Sally Mowbray, Independent Artists Space, First Floor gallery Notcutt, London, UK
1996 Recent Works, Harriet Green gallery, London, UK
1996 Jim Mooney – Dominik Lejman, objects, photographs, paintings, Koło gallery, Gdańsk, PL


Selected group exhibitions
2023 A Veneer of Happiness, Persons Projects, Berlin, DE
2023 Paszporty POLITYKI – 30 lat w sztuce, State Gallery of Art Sopot, Sopot, PL
2022 And Warren Niesłuchowski Was There: Guest, Host, Ghost, Cabinet magazine, New York, US
2022 Power! Light!, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, DE
2022 In the Sky Unlike a Bird, Persons Projects, Berlin, DE  
2022 Macht! Licht!, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, DE
2021 Inconsistent Ways of Seeing, Persons Projects, Berlin, DE
2021 Taking Flight. Birds & Bicycles Berlin, Momentum Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, DE
2020 And Warren Niesłuchowski Was There: Guest, Host, Ghost, Cabinet magazine, Berlin, DE; Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, PL
2020 Rubens and the Northern Baroque, Diözesanmuseum Paderborn, DE
2019 VICENTE, Palácio Pimenta, Lisbon, PT
2018 Sanguine/Bloedrood, Prada Foundation, Milano, IT / M HKA, Atwerp BE
2017 VICENTE, Travessa da Ermida, Lisbon, PT
2016 INTERFERENCE International Light Art Project, Medina of Tunis, Tunis, TN
2016 Medicine in Art, MOCAK, Krakow, PL
2015 War and Peace, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, PL
2014 Corpus, Zachęta, National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL
2014 AIDS RIOT SEX 2 | Art AIDS Activism 1995 until today, nGbK – neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin, DE
2013 Victory Obsessed, Zamek Cultural Centre, Poznań, PL
2012 Imaginäre Reisen [Imaginary Journeys], Amerika Haus, Berlin, DE
2012 Objet Trouvé, Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon, PT
2012 Archaeology of the Image / Jack Helgessen Family Collection, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, NO
2011 POLISH! Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE
2011 AYT, Museum of Modern Art, Kiev, UA
2011 Here and now … amnesia, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, DE
2011 Festiwal Sztuki Wizualnej Inspiracje, Museum of Contemporary Art, Szczecin, PL
2011 9th Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale, Krasnoyarsk, RU
2010 Open Light in Private Spaces, Biennale für Internationale Lichtkunst, Ruhr, DE
2010 50 Ways to Keep Your Lover, galleri s.e, Bergen, NO
2010 Not Just The Body, but…ConcentArt, Berlin, DE
2009 Good Night and Bad Luck - Art and Fear in Poland and Israel, Artists House, Tel Aviv, IL
2009 Awake and Dream, Signum Foundation, Palazzo Dona, Venice, IT
2008 Singular, Luxe gallery, New York, US
2008 Still/Motion, Mie Prefectural Art Museum, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, JP
2007 Phantoms, Luxe gallery, New York, US
2006 Painting as Presence (this is not a love song), Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE
2006 You won’t feel a thing: On Panic, Obsession, Rituality, and Anesthesia, Kunsthaus Dresden, DE
2005 Face a Face(s), Artcurial, Paris, FR
2005 Passages to Olymp, Galeria Sojo, Sojo University, Kuamoto, JP
2004 Stop&Stor, Luxe gallery, New York, US
2004 Shake the Limits, International Center for Contemporary Arts, Bucharest, RO
2004 Architectures: Meta-structures of Humanity, Morphic Strategies of Exposure, Polish Pavilion, 9th International Architecture Exhibition Venice, IT
2003 Artists in Residence, Location One, New York, US
2003 1st Prague Biennale, National gallery, Veletrzni Palace, Prague, CZ
2002 4 Rooms, Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow, PL
2001 Re:location, OK Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz, AT
2000 After the Wall: Art and Culture in Post-Communist Europe, Moderna Musset, Stockholm, (1999) SE; Museum Ludwig, Budapest, (2000) HU; Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2000), DE
1999 Public Relations, Bathhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Gdańsk, PL
1998 Artgenda 98, The Second Biennial of Young Artists Around Baltic Sea, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, SE
1998 ArtGenda Retro – Junge Kunst aus dem Ostseeraum, Stadtgalerie Kiel, DE


Selected public projects 

2012 Burn Festival, Kraków, PL
2011 60 Seconds Cathedral, SkyWay Festival Toruń, Valgus Festival Tallin, EE
2010 Redefining Centre, Artlight Domaquaree, Berlin, DE
2009 Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, US
2009 GLOW, International Forum of Light in Art and Architecture, Eindhoven, NL
2008 Gliders, sight–specific video projection, Nuit Blanche, Paris, FR
2007 Redefining Centre, Artlight Domaquaree, Berlin, DE
2005 Breathing Cathedral, St. John’s Church, Gdańsk, PL
2004 Animating Spaces, RxArt project for the Schneider’s Children Hospital, Long Island, New York, US
2003 Mapping Discoveries II, Paediatric Hospital, Arsenał gallery, Białystok, PL
2002 Little Discoveries. Hospital as a landscape for the little spectacles, Art for the Hospital, Culture 2000, Art dans la Cité, Paediatrical Hospital, AM ul. Działdowska, Warsaw, PL

Selected Residencies 

2002-03 Location One, New York, US
2001 OK Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz, AT 
1997-98 Gasworks Studios, London, UK
1994 RCA Travel Award, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, FR


Selected awards and scholarships  

2018 Berlin Visual Arts Prize, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, DE
2006 3rd International Painting Prize Palazzo Castellon Spain, Honorary Mention, ES
2002 Trust For Mutual Understanding, New York, US
2000 Scholarship of the Ministry of Polish Culture, Warsaw, PL
1995 Christie’s Painting Award, London, UK
1994 Culture Foundation Grant, Warsaw, PL
1994 Minton Award, Royal College of Art, London, UK

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