Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Until a thousand roses bloom (with Warsaw in the background), 2018. © Foksal Gallery Foundation/Spyros Rennt.


Alex Baczynski-Jenkins (Poland/UK) combines his choreographic practice with queer politics, often taking social and everyday performances that enact fantasy, embodiment, and desire.

As the recipient of the Frieze Artist Award 2018, Alex will work on a newly-commissioned performance piece that will be presented at the fair in October. Read more about the Frieze performance here.

Previous solo exhibitions include: Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw (2018) and Chisenhale Gallery, London (2017). He has also presented work at: Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich (2018); Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (both 2017); Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York; Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź (both 2016); and Basel Liste (2014).

Alex is the co-founder of feminist and queer project space Kem in Warsaw. Kem have recently realised projects at the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (Kem Care, 2017) and are currently on a one year residency at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art (Three Springs, 2018-2019). He was a fellow at the Home Workspace Program, Beirut between 2012-2013.

Alex has twice before participated in Delfina Foundation’s public programme Performance as Process, in winter 2015 as a UK Associate (supported by the Arts Council) and in spring 2016.

Alex lives and works in Warsaw and London.

Residency in partnership with:

Frieze Artist Award

For info about Alex’s newly-commissioned choreographic work for Frieze, click here.


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