Born in 1982, Warsaw, PL lives and works in Düsseldorf


2007 MFA Design and Visual Communication at Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, PL
2005 Scholarship at ESAD, faculty of Graphic Design, Porto, PT
2006 BFA Design and Visual Communication at Academy of Fine Arts Warsaw, PL
2002 Human Anatomy Class, Medical University of Warsaw, PL
2001 J.Elsner High School of Music, department of Music Theory, Warsaw, PL


  • Yadoo Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY, US
  • 2018 Residency Unlimited, New York, US
  • Sugar Capital Hill Partners, studio grant, NY, US
  • Adam Mickiewicz Institute,Warsaw, PL
  • 2017 Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Virginia, US
  • 2015 Artist in Residence, Osloprosjektrom, Oslo, NO
  • 2014 Adam Mickiewicz Institute grant (for The Drawing Center exhibition in New York)
  • 2014 Leipzig International Art Program, artist in residence, Leipzig, DE
  • 2013 Strabag International Art Award, nominee, Vienna AT
  • 2012 Foire Internationale du Dessin, Paris, FR (Grand prix nominee)
  • 2008 Residencia Corazón, La Plata, Buenos Aires, AR
  • 2005 Scholarship at ESAD, faculty of Graphic Design, Porto, PT

2019 Seeing sounds feeling freedom, Austrian Culture Forum, Warsaw
2019 Drawing as an organism, (with Tina Konec) KIBLA, Maribor, Slowenia
2015 Abnormal Results, Platan Gallery / Polish Culture Institute, Budapest HU
2015 Neoplastic Disease, Osloprosjektrom, Oslo NO
2014 Once upon a time, Starak Family Foundation, Warsaw PL
2014 Abnormal Results, LIA Spinnerei Leipzig, DE
2011 Excessive, Program Gallery, Warsaw PL
2009 Excessive esthetique de la rupture, Able Gallery, Berlin, D
2008 Inverted, Residencia Corazón, La Plata, Buenos Aires, AR
2006 Transit Zones,Waiting Areas, Plumba Contemporary Art, Porto, PT
2005 Maess, ESAD Matosinhos, Porto, PT
2005 Portografia, Poetria, Porto, PT


  • 2020 Art Theorema, Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche, Treviso, Italy (upcoming)
  • 2019 Expositión en la maleta, IK projects, Lima, Peru
  • 2018 Nietota, BWA City Gallery of Bydgoszcz, PL
  • 2018 Nietota, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, PL
  • 2017 10 years of Residencia Corazon, La Plata, Buenos Aires, AR
  • 2017 Contexts Festival, Open Platform, Sokołowsko, PL
  • 2017 Biennale de la Biche, Guadeloupe, FR
  • 2016 “Small Works” curated by Heather Darcy Bhandari,Trestle Gallery, New York, US
  • 2016 “Lucid Dream” Galeria Biala, Lublin PL
  • 2015  The Drawers, Kasia Michalski Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2014 “The Intuitionists” Drawing Center, New York, US
  • 2013 “The day is too short” BWA Kielce, Kielce, PL
  • 2013 “Asteroid” LIA Spinnerei, Leipzig, DE
  • 2013 “The day is too short” BWA Nowy Sącz, Nowy Sącz, PL
  • 2013 “The day is too short” Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw, PL
  • 2013 “The day is too short”  BWA Jelenia Góra, Jelenia Góra, PL
  • 2013 Avaries, Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw, PL
  • 2012 FID Est Ouest, Twilightzone Gallery, Tournai, BE
  • 2012 Cało Palenia, Krasinski Art Space/Library ,Warsaw, PL
  • 2012 Recapitulation, Krasinski Art Space/Library ,Warsaw, PL
  • 2011 Zwykłe drobiazgi, Galeria Program, Warsaw, PL
  • 2010 Fukt in Warsaw, curated by M.Dobkowska Center of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, PL
  • 2010 The Mazurka: of Poland or of the world, organized by Frederic Chopin Museum, Parco della Musica, Rome, IT
  • 2010 Mazurka: of Poland or of the world, organized by Frederic Chopin Museum, The Sejm of the Republic of Poland, Warsaw, PL
  • 2001 Postworkshop exhibition, Synagogue in Toledo, ES
  • 2001 Final works exhibition, gallery 34 bis-Warsaw, PL
  • 1996 Postworkshop international painting exhibition, Vilnius, LT

She’s done it! Warsaw gal becomes Poland’s first female visual artist to win coveted Yaddo Residency, The First News, Warsaw Poland, November 2018
World’s Smallest Biennale Drops Anchor on Caribbean Islet, Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, New York 2017
Welcome to the world’s smallest art fair  on a disappearing speck of sand, Jonathan Jones, The Guardian, London 2017
Tiny Island Plays Host to Biennale de La Biche, the World’s Smallest Biennial, Sarah Cascone, 2017
Biennale de la Biche, Intervista esclusiva, Marco Enrico Giacomelli, Artibune, Italy 2017
Abnormal Results, Bente Brattland, The Lancet Oncology, Volume 16, No. 15, p1459-1460, Elsevier, London, 11/ 2015
Maess, Beauty and Decay; Interview, Patrycja Rup, Contemporary, 2015
Beauty and Decay; Interview , Patrycja Rup,, 2015
Interview, Anna Nieszczerewicz,, 2015
How to draw a sound? Vice Poland, 2014
Maess ‘ travel sketchbook, Anna Zawadzka,, 2014
Interview, Karolina Felberg,, 2014
Interview, Małgorzata Rybarczyk, Why, 2014
There is no art without artists, Anna Stec,, 2013
Galleries’ participation in international art fairs promotes Polish artists on a global market , Kama zboralska, 29.11.2012, Rzeczpospolita, nr 297/F ,Warsaw
Compass of Young Polish Art (ranking) 20th position, Rzeczpospolita, 29.11,2012,
You can have it all in Basel , Art Regards, Heidi Kiener, 2012
Fascinating discoveries fuel VOLTA8 day one, Volta Show Press Release, Brian Fee, 2012
Maess United Networks, Fabio Sebastianelli, File Magazine,2012
Maess, Arte,Antropología Visual y Comisariado,Ana Palacio-Sanchez, 2011
Meestal zie ik het gewoon de tekeningen van Maess. Mister Motley, Marianne Plug: 2011
Inverted by Maess, Emilio Gomariz, Triangulation Blog, 2011
Rencontres asimetriques; Maess et Marie Anne Franqueville-Blog du Dessin, Serghei Lirvin Manoliu, 2010
Dessin:Maess: Alexandra De Lapierre, J’ai flâné pour vous,2010
On Contemporary Drawing, MichałFopp, Rzeczpospolita Online, 31.12.2010
Contemporary Drawings of Maess, MichałFopp,  Foppreview, 2010


The Intuitionists Drawing Papers 116, The Drawing Center, New york 2014 ISBN 0780942324877, p.46 i 104, ed. Margaret Sundell
Volta8 Basel Catalogue,Hauser und Schwarz, 2012
Kuba Przybyłowski, Interiew with artist,Lampa i Iskra Boza, Poland, Lampa Magazine 05, 2011 p 73-73, ISSN 1732-4661
PREVIEW BERLIN 2011, (Published by Kristian Jarmuschek, Rüdiger Lange, Ralf Schmitt) Seltmann GmbH Druckereibetrieb, Lüdenscheid, 2011 ISBN: 978-3-942831-20-8
Björn Hegardt, Revolver Publishing ,Berlin, FUKT Magazine for Contemporary Drawing 8/9: 2010, ISBN-10: 3868950885

2012 Volta Show, Basel, CH
2011 Berlin Preview Emerging Art Fair, Berlin, DE


Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche, Treviso Italy, Sugar Capital Hill and Partners, New York, Chopin Museum, Warsaw Poland