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Wilhelm Sasnal was born in Tarnów, Poland, in 1972. He graduated from the Department of Painting of the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts (1999). Sasnal was a co-founder and member of the Ladnie (Prettily) Group (1996-2001), and in 1999 was awarded the Grand Prix at the 34th "Bielsko Autumn" Polish National Painting Competition in Bielsko-Biala. During the past year, the artist had solo exhibitions at the Kunsthalle in Zurich and the Kunstverein in Münster, as well as New York's Anton Kern Gallery, and witnessed the publication of Wilhelm Sasnal: Night Day Night by Ulrich Loock, the first book devoted to his work. He is one of the best-known Polish artists.

Selected solo exhibitions include: Anton Kern Gallery, New York; Wilsa, Contemporary Art, MUHKA, Antwerp; Sadie Coles, London; Kunsthalle Zurich; Westfaelischer Kunstverein, Muenster (all 2003); Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, Poland; PHO, Galerie Johnen+Schöttle, Cologne; Parel, Amsterdam (2002); Everyday Live in Poland between 1999 and 2000, Raster Gallery, Warsaw; Cars and Men, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw (2001); Board Game, Potocka Gallery, Kraków (2000); Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (1999); and three billboards created for Open Gallery, Kraków (1999, 1998).

Selected group exhibitions include: Under The Red & White Flag, New Art from Poland, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania; Estonian Art Museum, Tallin, Estonia (2004); 4ever Young, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv; Hausner & Wirth Gallery, Zurich; Art for all Children, Zacheta - National Gallery of Contemporary Art, Warsaw; Crawling Revolution 2, Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden (2003); Painting on the Move, Kunsthalle Basel; 4th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea; Urgent painting, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2002); 1st Tirana Biennale, Chinese Pavillion, Tirana, Albania (2001); In Between: Art from Poland 1945-2000, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago; Scene 2000, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2000).

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