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He was born in Tarnów in 1972, he studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the Krakow University of Technology in the years 1992–1994 and then at the Faculty of Painting at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow in 1994-1999. He lives and works in Krakow.

Select awards and prizes:

The first place in the ranking of 100 most important young artists of the world of the modern art magazine “Flash Art”. Winner of the European Vincent Van Gogh modern art award (The Vincent Award), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

Grand Prix 34th National Painting Competition “Bielska Jesień”, Bielska Gallery BWA, Poland

Select solo exhibitions:

Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland

CAC – Centro de Arte Contemporàneo, Malaga, Spain K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen – im Ständehaus, Dusseldorf, Germany (the exhibition accompanied by the first-night show of the feature film Swineherd 2009)

Lata walki / Anni di Lotta, Zachęta Gallery, Warsaw; Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy

Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Holland

Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Pokaż ręce. Chodż bliżej. Patrz. (Show Me Your Hands. Come Closer. Look.) Gallery Foksal Foundation, Warsaw, Poland

Select group exhibitions:

Johnen Galerie, Conversation Pieces. A Chamber Play, Act III, Scene 3, Berlin, Germany

MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, The Reach of Realism, North Miami FL, USA Palazzo Grassi/Punta della Dogana, Mapping the Studio: Works from the Francois Pinault Collection, Venice, Italy

Life on Mars, The 55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, USA

Airs de Paris, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

The Vincent 2006, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Holland Imagens em Pintura/Images in Painting, Museu Serralves, Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal W samym centrum uwagi (10): Wilhelm Sasnal – USA, CSW Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw

The Triumph of Painting. Part Two, Saatchi Gallery, London

Nach der Wirklichkeit III – Painting on the move, Kunsthalle Basel, Bazylea, Szwajcaria
Urgent Painting, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

More at: www.raster.art.pl/galeria/artysci/sasnal/sasnal.htm
and www.culture.pl/pl/culture/artykuly/os_sasnal_wilhelm

photo by Bartosz Siedlik

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