Grzegorz Bibro is a visual artist who uses glass in art objects and installations, as well as new media to work with the body in various contexts. In 2015 he received MA in Photography at the University of Arts in Poznań (PL). During the studies he made a series of video performances that were presented in Poland and abroad. However his diploma work was made of neon tubes and that light installation was an impulse to study Glass Art and Design at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw (PL). Since 2020 he took part in many different glass classes, including those led by visiting professors such as Anna Mlasowsky, Matthew Szosz, Erica Tada and Karin Forslund.  In 2022 he graduated master’s studies by making a group of blown glass objects that were shown in Venice (IT) during The Italian Glass Week 2022 and additionally received two distinctions: first at The International Glass Exhibition during the Stanislav Libenský Award in Prague (CZ), and the second at the Best Diplomas 2022 show in BWA Gallery in Wrocław (PL).

Right now he continues his education at the Doctoral School of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw (PL), exploring non-patriarchal masculinity in the medium of glass. Apart from studies he develops glassblowing and flamework technique in art residencies and glass symposiums, and also takes part in exhibitions and artistic intervensions in the public space.


2022- today, Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, PL, Doctoral School, (PhD studies)
2020 – 2022, Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, PL, Faculty of Ceramics and Glass, major: Glass Art and Design (Master’s studies)
2010 – 2015, University of Arts in Poznan, PL, Faculty of Multimedia Communication, major: Photography, (Master’s studies)
2002 – 2003, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, PL, Institute of Art History, Faculty History, major: Knowledge of Modern Art (postgraduate studies)
1997 – 2003, University of Economics, Poznan, PL, Faculty of Management, major: Management and Marketing (Master’s degree)

Solo shows (selection):
2023, “MADE WITH BREATH AND TOUCH”, Art Space, Plac Nowy Targ, Wrocław, PL
2022, “GLASS_ON”, Oławska St., Wrocław, PL
2022, PELLED FROM THE BODY / SiC Gallery! BWA, Wrocław Gallery of Contemporary Art, Glass and Ceramics branch, Wrocław, PL
2021, THE RIVER’S STORY / Municipal Art Gallery BWA, Bydgoszcz, PL
2018, ME AND THE FATHER / Ostrov, Poznań, PL
2017, ME AND THE FATHER / Galerie Klubovna, Brno, CZ
2015, BODY IN THE IMAGE OF THE SHADOW / Gallery at the Jesuits, Poznań, PL

Group shows (selection):
2023, “GLASS &VOICE”, performance during The Venice Glass Week 2023, Scala Contarini del Bovolo, Venice, IT
2023, „P****”, The Ballery Gallery, Berlin, DE
2023, „RENEWING”, Municipal Art Gallery BWA, Bydgoszcz, PL
2023, “GLASS, BODY and MOVEMENT”, CSU Gallery, Wrocław, PL
2023, “A WORLD THAT IS NO LONGER THERE”, The Art Documentation Center, Wrocław, PL
2023, „THE BLUE ROOM, The Ballery Gallery, Berlin, DE
2023, „POLISH GLASS REVIEW”, CSU building, ASP Wrocław, PL
2022, “ART OF TRANSITION ’22” Best Diplomas, BWA Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wrocław PL
2022, GLASS_ON. HAVE WE EVER DREAMT ABOUT IT? as part of The Italian Glass Week2022,  Tiziano Room/Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli, Venice, IT
2022, STANISLAV LIBENSKY AWARD, International Glass Exhibition, Rosenberg Palace, Hradčany, Prague, CZ (Special Prize)
2022, ZOOM TO GLASS as part of the European Glass Festival, Bourgeois Brewery, PL
2022, LABORATORY OF WELL–BEING, exhibition as part of Poznań Design Festival 2022, Old Brewery, Poznań, PL
2022, MATERIA PRIMA, Jewish Studies – University of Wroclaw, Wrocław, PL
2022, DON’T LOOK BACK, exhibition during DRAWING TRIENNALE WROCŁAW 2022, Contemporary Museum in Wroclaw, PL
2022, COMPATIBLE, Glass Heritage Center, Krosno, PL
2022, THE GLASS OF YOUGH – REACTIVATION, Trzebnica’s Gallery, Trzebnica, PL
2022, LEFT-RIGHT HAND, CSU Gallery, Wrocław, PL
2021, YOU ARE THE WORLD, MD_S Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wrocław, PL
2021, DREAM IN THE DEEP FOREST, exhibition after the 6th International Glass Symposium, Annin, CZ
2020, NAME FOR A CHILD, Open School of Art, Poznań, PL
2020, FIRST STAR, Bękarty Studio, Poznań, PL
2019, HOSTING – OTHERNESS, 11 th Open City Festival, Lublin, PL
2019, POP-UP ART EXHIBITION 2, The Ballery Gallery, Berlin, DE
2019, AH, HOW NICE, Open School of Art, Poznań, PL
2017, BELLE VUE, Museum of Applied Arts, Poznań, PL

Artist residencies:
2021, NEON AS A TEXT OF THE CITY, BWA Bydgoszcz Gallery of Contemporary Art, Bydgoszcz, PL
2014-2015 MEETING OF IMAGES / BEGEGNUNG DER BILER (Poland / Germany) led by Prof. Dominik Lejman, Prof. Krzysztof Gliszczynski and Prof. Piotr Natan:
2015, SECOND’S OUT, Academy of Fine Arts, Gdansk, PL (video performance)
2015, ON THE OTHER HAND, University of Arts, Poznań, PL (video performance)
2014, WURGEMALE, Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel, DE (photography)
2014, (research residency), Hans Scharoun’s summer house, Zermutzel, DE
(artistic collaborations with Antonia Flachsenberg, DE) 

2023, Artist Assistant (AA) of Rinoi Imada during her art residency at Glazenhuis, Lommel, BE

2018, artist talk as part of the exhibition ME AND THE FATHER, (Poznań Ostrov, Poznań, PL) included in the program of Poznań Art Week 2018

Educational experience:
2022, 2021, leading a workshop on making alginate molds for glass blowing, as part of the activities in the Scientific Circle of Glass Students, ASP Wrocław, PL
2016, Justyna Śmidowicz and Grzegorz Bibro, workshop and exhibition „BODY vs ARCHITECTURE” as part of Justyna Śmidowicz’s project: Photographic Game, ZAMEK Culture Center, Poznań, PL

Own articles:
2015, IN THE NAME OF DAD, online magazine FATHERS

Presence in publications:
2023, Neues Glas New Glass art &architecture, ”Oscar for Young Glassmaker” (No 1/2023)
2022, Przemek Pintal: “Wrocław Drawing Triennial 2022”, published by Academy of Art and Design, Wrocław, PL
2022, Waldemar Wojciechowski, Anna Sienkiewicz: „Design as a plane of recognition and modeling of social relations” in the chapter: „How to design the beginning? Design as a rite of passage” by Agata Kiedrowicz, published by Academy of Art in Szczecin, PL
2020, Marta Smolińska: „Hapticity expanded: the sense of touch in Polish art of the second half of the twentieth and early twenty-first century,” Universitas, PL


I work with body and word, remaining close to myself in my artistic practice. I’m interested in my own /not my own body, created by me and forming me; relationship with the one who reproduced his body to create me (father) and with the one whose word became flesh (God) – so superficially and persistently restated today. I want to embody these relationships with my own system of values, far from the sense of shame and guilt typical for Polish Catholic church. For that I use various media such as glass objects, light installations, photographs and videos performance.

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