Aleksandra Toborowicz

Aleksandra Toborowicz

Kraków, Poland

About Aleksandra Toborowicz

Dr Aleksandra Toborowicz is a visual artist working in the media of painting, drawing, installation, murals, typography and graphic design.

Vice Dean of the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Poland. Assistant Professor at the Visual Communication Studio.

PAINTER / MURALIST / DESIGNER / LECTURER

Aleksandra's art is abstract, expressionistic, surreal and very spontaneous. She paints usually using papers, acrylic and pastel. Her works are a combination of painting and drawing.

Winner of national and international awards in competitions: the European Design Awards, Communication Arts, A' Design and Communication Awards, Hiii Typography, 50 Books | 50 Covers – Design Observer and AIGA, The Most Beautiful Books of the Year – PTWK, the Trnava Triennial, Transvizualia, the 2+3D Magazine Review of Best Graduation Works for her website Virtual Museum of Erotic Art in 2009.

Scholarships received from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2015, 2020), Young Poland Scholarship "Young Poland" (2010) founded by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2002 and from the Mayor of the City of Czestochowa in 2002.

Winner of the National Education Committee Medal, Poland (2015) and the "Ars Quaerendi" Award in "Master" category, Cracow, Poland (2015)

Member of the IAD: International Association of Designers. Member of a board at the New Art Foundation ZNACZY SIE in Cracow (2012–2013).

PORFTOLIO: atoborowicz.myportfolio.com
atoborowicz.tumblr.com

TYPOGRAPHIC INSTALLATION: typonoise.tumblr.com

Education

2015 – Doctor of Arts, PhD degree in Fine Arts awarded by the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow / Poland
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2003–2008: Master of Arts / Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Faculty of Graphic Arts, Cracow / Poland
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2006, Lahti University of Applied Sciences, scholarship, Lahti / Finland
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1998–2003 Jacek Malczewski Secondary Art School in Czestochowa/Poland

Events

AWARDS:

50 Books | 50 Covers, USA, 2019

Gold, Bronze and Iron A' Design Award – A' Design & Communication Awards, Italy, 2019

Gold A' Design Award – A' Design & Communication Awards, Italy, 2018
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Silver A' Design Award – A' Design & Communication Awards, Italy, 2018
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Award – The Most Beautiful Books of the Year 2017, PTWK, Warsaw, Poland 2018
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Distinction – Polish Graphic Design Awards, Warsaw, Poland, 2018
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Scholarship founded by the Krakow City (Stypendium Twórcze Miasta Krakowa), 2018
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Scholarship founded by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Poland, 2016
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The National Education Committee Medal, Poland, 2015
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The "Ars Quaerendi" Award, Cracow, Poland, 2015 ("Master" category)
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Winner – 50 Books in 50 Books | 50 Covers, Design Observer and AIGA, NY, USA, 2015, 2016
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Bronze Award – A' Design & Communication Awards, Italy, 2015
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Merit Award – Hiii Typography 2014, China, 2015
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Distinction – The Most Beautiful Books of the Year 2014, PTWK, Warsaw, Poland 2015, 2016
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Communication Arts, Exhibit Online, USA, 2015
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featured on Behance, 2015, USA
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featured on Editorial Design Served, 2015, USA
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the Rector's Award of the Academy fo Fine Arts in Cracow, Poland, 2014
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2 distinctions – European Design Award, Helsinki 2012 and Turkey, 2015
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Silver Medal – European Design Awards, Switzerland, 2009
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Special Prize - Slovak Award at Triennale in Trnava, Slovakia, 2009
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"Młoda Polska" Scholarship ("Young Poland") founded by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Poland, 2010
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Scholarship founded by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Poland, 2002
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Scholarship founded by the Mayor of the Czestochowa City, Poland, 2002

Exhibitions

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS:

January 2017 – "Sentimental Exhibition", Bal, Cracow, POLAND

September 2016 – January 2017, Ren Art Gallery, Istanbul, TURKEY
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April – June 2016, "Manifestation of Dot" – lettering, multidimensional and interactive installation "Typo Noise", 7 th Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial, SHARJAH / UAE
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November 2015, Red Gallery, Centrum Sztuki Mościce, TARNOW, POLAND
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February 2015, Exhibit Online, Communication Arts, USA
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May 2014, Centrum Gallery, Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury in Cracow, CRACOW / POLAND
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July 2013, Galeria Elektor, Mazowieckie Centrum Kultury i Sztuki, Warsaw, Poland
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January 2013 – Gallery Palace Vauxhall, Krzeszowice, Poland
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2011, typograhic installation „Typo Noise”, Onamato Gallery, CRACOW / POLAND


MIXED EXHIBITIONS:

October 2018 "Młoda Akademia", Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury, Kraków, Poland

January – April 2017, "Motion", Gruning Gallery, Kraków, POLAND
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September – October 2016, Beijing Design Week 2016, Beijing, CHINA
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2015, "The Physical Exhibition of Design at the Museum of Outstanding Design", COMO / ITALY
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2015, "Opened. Sketches of the Artists from the Circle of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow", CRACOW / POLAND
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2014, "TYPOPLA(G)KAT", Galerie Satelit, BRATISLAVA / SLOVAKIA
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2013, exhibition STGU, Targi Wiedzy Graficznej, WARSAW / POLAND
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2013, "Academy of Fine Arts in Bronowice", Gallery Bronowice, CRACOW / POLAND
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2013, "Pracownia Malarstwa II", Gallery Palace Vauxhall, KRZESZOWICE / POLAND
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2012, „Projekt Roku – Polski Konkurs Graficzny STGU 2012”, Starter Gallery, WARSAW / POLAND
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2012, „322 Love”, DOLNY KUBIN / SLOVAKIA
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2012, exhibition STGU „Overdesigned?”, Fundacja Sztuki Nowej Znaczy Się Gallery, CRACOW / POLAND
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2011, exhibition STGU „Overdesigned?”, Łódź Design, LODZ/POLAND
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2011, exhibition STGU, Rondo Sztuki, KATOWICE/POLAND
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2011, „XXX w DNA”, Zbiornik Kultury, CRACOW/POLAND
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2011, Typographic Poster exhibition, Zamek Sztuki i Przedsiębiorczości w Cieszynie, CIESZYN/POLAND
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2011, graphics and paintings, Onamato Gallery, CRACOW/POLAND
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2011, „322 Out of Space”, DOLNY KUBIN/SLOVAKIA
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2009, Awarded Design Works, Triennale in Trnava, Jan Konniarek Gallery, TRNAVA/SLOVAKIA
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2009, exhibition STGU, Rondo Sztuki, KATOWICE/POLAND
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2007, finalists' design student exhibition, Międzynarodowe Biennale Studenckiej Grafiki Projektowej AGRAFA 2007, Rondo Sztuki, KATOWICE/POLAND
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2006, drawing student exhibition, PWST, CRACOW/POLAND
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2006, „Usti design/Sąsiedzi” USTI NAD LABEM/CZECH REPUBLIC
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2006, Poster Studio Student Exhibition, Pałac Sztuki, CRACOW/POLAND
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2006, „Granice rysunku” (drawing exhibition), W. Siemaszkowa Theatre, RZESZOW/POLAND
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2006, workshops' painting exhibition, JAROSLAW/POLAND
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2006, III International Drawing Competition Exhibition, WROCLAW/POLAND
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2005, Centrum Rzeźby Polskiej, ORONSKO/POLAND