About the artist

Piotr Twardowski

Born in Zamiescie (Poland) in 1972. He holds the Master of Fine Arts Diploma with distinction from the Department of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. Awarded a Scholarship of the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg (Germany) under the tutorship of Prof. Tim Scott. Laureate of several prestigious international sculpture competitions. Since 2000, an academic at the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts. Currently PhD Student.

"(…) This magnificent Polish sculptor, Piotr Twardowski, (...) he just won the most important prize a sculptor can hope for, the Ube Biennial in Japan. Quite an achievement! He is a fabulous artist. I bet he will be great one among the contemporaries; there is no doubt in my mind."
Guillermo Mac Lean - Director of the Foundation Villacero


  • Grand Prix — Ube Biennale’07, 22nd Edition International Open Sculpture Competition, Tokiwa Park, Ube, Japan.
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  • Second place in the International Sculpture Contest at the Center for Inquiry, Amherst, New York, United States
  • Grand Prize of the International Sculpture Biennial, Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina
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  • Rector’s Award of the Fine Arts Academy in Cracow, Poland
  • Award of Minister of Culture and the National Heritage, Warszawa, Poland
1998 - 2001
  • 2001 Laureate of the prestigious Creative Scholarship of the Cracow Council City, Poland
  • 1999 Award of Minister of Culture and Art, Warszawa, Poland
  • 1998 Foreign Scholarship at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg, Germany.


Individual Exhibitions
  • 2002 Piotr Twardowski, Drawing and Sculpture, Tam Gallery, Cracow, Poland
  • 1998 Piotr Twardowski, Drawing, Elements of Art Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, United States
  • 1997 Piotr Twardowski, Drawing, State Secondary School of Fine Arts Gallery, Zamosc, Poland
"(…) I am sure Piotr has some sculpture in him; with a lot more serious analysis of his aims and intentions which in turn would, one hopes, give rise to less dependence on stylistic formulae and readymade solutions, he could go for.I wish him good luck and success in his future career."
Professor Tim Scott, Nuremberg 1998
Collective Exhibitions (selection)
  • “The Strategy of Form. Steel Sculpture”, Museum of Contemporary Art MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico.
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  • 2008 Sculpture Exhibition of Steel Artists from Euroasia and Latin America, St. Jacob’s Church, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2008 Created in fire…The Cracow Ceramics after1945, The National Museum in Krakow, Poland
  • 2008 Sculptures in Steel, IREPAS 58th/Rahmi M. Koç Museum, Istanbul, Turkey.
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  • 2007 Twenty Selected Projects for the European Monumental Sculpture Contest
  • 2006, Art is Steel, Arcelor Mittal Office, Reims, France
  • 2006 International Sculpture Competition, Center for Inquiry, Amherst, New York, United States. Biennial International Sculpture Contest-Chaco 2006, Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina
  • 2005 Interwelding 2005, Sculpture in Metal Exhibition, Katowice, Poland
  • 21st Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture in Japan 2005, Open-Air Museum, Ube city, Japan
  • Obsession, Gologorski Gallery, Cracow, Poland
  • 2001 International Exhibition and Workshop, The Center of Baltic Sea, Kellokoski, Finland
  • 2000 Exhibition of Diplomas with distinctions, Palace of Art, Cracow, Poland


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