Aleksandra Kalisz was born in Gdynia, Poland in 1992. Currently living and creating in Guimarães, Portugal. At present she is a PhD student at Fine Arts department at Universidade do Porto. Studied Painting in Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk where she got a Master degree in the studio of Maciej Swieszewski in 2016. In 2014/15 stipendist of LPP Erasmus programme in Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Finalist of competitions in Poland “Eibisch 2018”, “Ale sztuka!” and “Promotions” where she got a distinction of “Center of Contemporary Art in Torun”. In 2017 she was selected for an Art Residency in Marrakech, Morocco. She took part in exhibitions in Poland and abroad. Her works are held in private collections in United States, Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, Italy, Morocco and Poland. Specializes in painting, drawing and installation.

Personal identification

Full name
Aleksandra Kalisz

Citation names

  • Kalisz, Aleksandra

Author identifiers

Ciência ID

Email addresses

  • aleksandraakalisz@gmail.com (Professional)


  • aleksandrakalisz.com (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Humanities - Arts - Arts


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Polish (Mother tongue)
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Spanish; Castilian Upper intermediate (B2) Advanced (C1) Upper intermediate (B2) Advanced (C1)
Italian Elementary (A2) Intermediate (B1) Elementary (A2) Intermediate (B1)
Degree Classification
2019 - 2022
Fauldade de Belas Ares (Doutoramento)
Major in Artes Plasticas
Universidade do Porto, Portugal
2011 - 2016
Faculty of Painting (Magister)
Major in Painting
Akademia Sztuk Pieknych w Gdansku, Poland
2013/09 - 2014/02
Bellas Artes (Graduado)
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
LPP Erasmus programme


Host institution
2016/06 - Current Artist Self-employed, Poland


Exhibition catalog
  1. Inga Aru; Elisabeth Grunwald; Madeleine Lobach; Almut Rix. Nord Art 2019. Kunst in der Carlshutte gGmbH, 2019.
  2. Dulce Menendez. Pintando Hoy- International Women's Day. Ediciones de la Fundació Privada de les Arts i els Artistes, 2019.
  3. Miroslawa Borys. Malarstwo Polskie 2019. Promocjaart Gabriela Borys, 2019.
  4. Lorena Kloosterboer; Dulce Menendez. Glorious Color. GOSS 183 Publishing Group, 2018.
  5. Walt Morton; Didi Menendez. Painting The Figure Now. Didi Menendez, 2018.
  6. Inga Aru; Elisabeth Grunwald; Madeleine Lobach; Almut Rix. NordArt 2017. Kunstwerk Carlshutte, 2017.
  7. Nathan Spoor. Society6 Art Quaterly. Society6, 2017.
  8. Marek Wrzesinski. Young Painters in Gdansk 2016 Graduates. The Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, 2016.
  9. Ryszard Grzyb; Anna Kania-Saj; Wojciech Leder; Dorota Monkiewicz; Janina Stasiak. Promotions 2016. The Gallery of Art in Legnica, 2016.
  10. Piotr Dmochowski; Marcin Kolpanowicz. Metamorfoza/ magia w obrazie. Galeria Miejska we Wroclawiu, 2016.
Magazine article
  1. Staszek Giezynski. "W koronkach", Weranda, 2018
  2. Ramón Olivares. "Aleksandra Kalisz", The Guide Artists, 2018
  3. Kaja Lizut. "Wasze Prace", K-Mag, 2016
Online resource
  1. Sonia Milewska. Aleksandra Kalisz. Un/Covered. 2018. http://wydarzenia.o.pl/2018/09/aleksandra-kalisz-uncovered-csw-torun/#/.
  2. Aleksandra Pladzyk. Kobiecosc w malarstwie – wystawa Aleksandry Kalisz. 2018. http://www.chillitorun.pl/kultura/zapowiedzi/kobiecosc-w-malarstwie-wystawa-aleksandry-kalisz/.
  3. Dulce Menendez. Aleksandra Kalisz – Accentuating the Female Form with Lace. 2018. https://www.booooooom.com/submissions/aleksandra-kalisz-accentuating-the-female-form-with-lace/.
  4. Alice Zhang. The romance of two of cultures: Art by Aleksandra Kalisz. 2016. http://www.eatyourstew.com/blog/the-romance-of-two-of-cultures-art-by-aleksandra-kalisz/.
  5. Katy Cowan. Act of Pattern: Artist mixes European and Middle Eastern cultures to celebrate globalization. 2016. https://www.creativeboom.com/inspiration/act-of-pattern-artist-mixes-european-and-middle-eastern-cultures-to-celebrate-globalisation/.
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Kalisz, Aleksandra. "Mudejar". Master, Akademia Sztuk Pieknych w Gdansku, 2016.

Artistic / Performance

Artistic exhibition
  1. UN/ COVERED. 2018.
  2. Act of Pattern. 2016.
Curatorial / Museum exhibition
  1. Urszula Sakowska; Kalisz, Aleksandra. 2015. "In- flight".
Visual artwork
  1. Kalisz, Aleksandra. No title III (Blue).
  2. Kalisz, Aleksandra. No title IV (Red).
  3. Kalisz, Aleksandra. No title VI (Purple).
  4. Kalisz, Aleksandra. No title VIII (White lace).
  5. Kalisz, Aleksandra. No title VII (Green).
  6. Kalisz, Aleksandra. Turkish act.
  7. Kalisz, Aleksandra. Turkish act II.
  8. Kalisz, Aleksandra. Shame.
  9. Kalisz, Aleksandra. Regret.
  10. Kalisz, Aleksandra. Take my hand.
  11. Kalisz, Aleksandra. Keep Going.
  12. Kalisz, Aleksandra. Serenity.
  13. Kalisz, Aleksandra. When the Sun comes down.
  14. Kalisz, Aleksandra. Struggle.
  15. Kalisz, Aleksandra. Embrace.
  16. Kalisz, Aleksandra. Own.
  17. Kalisz, Aleksandra. Mother's love.
  18. Kalisz, Aleksandra. Why would you.
  19. Kalisz, Aleksandra. So what now.
  20. Kalisz, Aleksandra. Change.

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2018/11/01 - Current Still-life drawing and painting workshop. (2018/11/01)
Workshop (Other)
Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura , Portugal

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2020/03/13 - 2020/12/01 Collective exhibition
The Creator and The Muse
33 Contemporary, United States
2019/12/06 - 2020/02/09 Exhibition of the works in the collection of Center of Contemporary Art in Torun
Outing! Collection 2019
Centrum Sztuki Wspolczesnej, Poland
2019/12/11 - 2019/12/12 Conference organized by the Research Institute of Art, Design and Society (i2ADS) and the PhD in Fine Arts of the Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Porto.
II Conversations on Artistic Research,
Universidade do Porto, Portugal
2019/03/08 - 2019/05/05 An exhibition of international artists referents in contemporary figurative painting.
Painting Today
European Museum of Modern Art, Spain
2019 - 2019 Art collective exhibition
Trees Outside the Academy #3
Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura , Portugal
2019 - 2019 Collective finalists' exhibition
NordArt 2019
Kunstwerk Carlshütte , Germany
2017/10/01 - 2018/02/01 Artist in Residence
Art residency
Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura , Portugal
2018 - 2018 Competition finalists' exhibition
Eibisch Prize 2018
Napiórkowska Gallery, Poland
2017/02 - 2017/11 A series of collective exhibitions
Krózyczcy Collection, Poland
2017/05/31 - 2017/06/30 Artist in residence
Art residency
Dar Slimane, Morocco
2017 - 2017 Graduates group exhibition
Young Painting in Gdansk
Uniwersytet Gdanski, Poland
2017 - 2017 Collective finalists' exhibition
NordArt 2017
Kunstwerk Carlshütte , Germany
2017 - 2017 Collective exhibition
Gentse Feesten
VLASK Gallery, Belgium
2017 - 2017 3 artists exhibition
Sarto | Grøngaard | Kalisz
Beauton Art Gallery, Denmark
2016 - 2017 "Promotions" competition finalists' exhibition
Legnica Gallery, Poland
2016 - 2017 Gdansk Biennale finalists' exhibition
Gdansk Biennale 2016
Gdansk Gallery of Art, Poland
2016 - 2016 "Ale sztuka!" competition finalists' exhibition
Ale sztuka!
Kolonia Artystów, Poland
2015/05/04 - 2015/05/07 An artistic collaboration with Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, happening symposium
Zemsta czyli loskot ciszy na temat trudnosci porozumienia
Akademia Sztuk Pieknych im. Eugeniusza Gepperta we Wroclawiu, Poland
2015/05/01 - 2015/05/01 Participation in artistic show and costume design
Animal Parade
Teatr Transgatunkowy SFINKS , Poland
2015 - 2015 Student group exhibition
Painting- works of the students of the Fine Arts Academy in Gdansk
Debiut Gallery, Poland
2015 - 2015 Student group exhibition
Everything/ nothing
Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland
2015 - 2015 Group exhibition
Here and There
Bottlerbush Gallery, United States
2014 - 2014 Student group exhibition
Plein-air painting Chmielno 2013
Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2020 - Current International Guild of Realism member
2016 - Current Poets Artists member

Interview (newspaper / magazine)

Activity description Newspaper / Forum
2018/02 Interview about work Weranda

Interview (tv / radio show)

Program Topic
2018/10/02 - Current "At" program for TVTorun tv channel Reportage about "UN/COVERED" solo exhibition
2018/09/29 - Current "Sniadanie z Muzami" programme for PIK radio station Interview about "UN/COVERED" solo exhibition


2019 BIAFARIN AWARD for 10 young aritsts
Biafarin Inc, Canada
2016 Center of Contemporary Art in Torun Award
Center of Contemporary Art in Torun, Poland

Other distinction

2013 LPP Erasmus programme
Akademia Sztuk Pieknych w Gdansku, Poland