Polish Modern Art Foundation


8.11.2016 – 8.01.2017

Zachęta National Gallery of Art
pl. Małachowskiego 3 Warszawa

Jacek Damięcki is one of the most interesting Warsaw architects, working on establishing his own concept of space. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Interior Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and the Faculty of Architecture at Warsaw University of Technology. In the ’60s he worked with Lech Tomaszewski and Jerzy Sołtan in the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. With Shadrach Woods co-created the concept of polycentric architecture. Since the 70s he works in the fields of architecture, exhibitions, spatial installations and painting.

With Violetta Damięcka he created housing concepts in which buildings evolve along with the development of family. With John Goots Damięcki worked on the project Center of Warsaw in 1991, combining the nineteenth-century system an the pre-war plan. He is the author of the concept of Binary City Warsaw-Lodz with an international airport placed in the middle.

He has two art installations in public spaces, both on the Piłsudzki Square in Warsaw: Warsaw exhibition XXX in 1974 and in 1994 Chmura (Cloud).

In the exhibition in Zachęta are presented both archival materials and new spatial installation reinterpreting the master thesis of Jack Damięcki from 1961.

Warsaw exhibition XXX (1974)

Chmura (Cloud) (1994)


Sarmen Beglarian
Małgorzata Kuciewicz

exposition design:
Jacek Damięcki
Simone De Iacobis

conservation of archives:
Wojciech Chrościcki
Michał Kożurno
Małgorzata Kryńska
Sylwia Popławska
Sławomir Zielski

Polish Modern Art Foundation

Project was realized under the scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.