Angelika J. Trojnarski

Angelika J. Trojnarski

Angelika J. Trojnarski’s paintings contain a certain tension within themselves. Being highly interested in natural sciences, Trojnarski is revealing their inherent inconsistency – scientific knowledge believed to be true is all too frequently proven to be wrong and updated by new theories. While acknowledging the simultaneousness of facts and visions, her work represents the never-ending and accelerating cycle of growth and decay, progress and collapse, pursuit and failure. Hybrid creatures, entities and architectonical constructs are staged in exterior and interior spaces, raising the question whether they are emerging or bursting. Trojnarski seeks answers to the question of what is animating us to strive, to grow and be creative in both art and science.

Selected works

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

News

News

Angelika J. Trojnarski
LichtBild
Group exhibition curated by Leonie Runte
Orangerie Schloss Benrath, Düsseldorf
March 01 - 15, 2020
Angelika J. Trojnarski
As x as y
Group exhibition curated by Curated affairs
Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw
September 16 - September 22, 2019
Angelika J. Trojnarski
Artist – Angelika J. Trojnarski
Intro by Amy Frederick, Interview by Dave Kinsey
For the Unconventional
September 6, 2019
Angelika J. Trojnarski
Biophilia
Group exhibition
Kunst & Denker Contemporary, Düsseldorf
September 06 - October 27, 2019
Angelika J. Trojnarski
Raum-Orientierung
Group exhibition
Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen
August 09 - October 06, 2019
art berlin, 2019
with works by Grit Richter and Angelika J. Trojnarski
art berlin
Flughafen Tempelhof, Hangar 5 and 6
September 12-15, 2019
Angelika J. Trojnarski
DIE GROSSE 2019
Group exhibition
Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf
June 30 - August 4, 2019
Angelika J. Trojnarski
Between the Lines
Group exhibition
Kunsthaus Essen
September 9 - October 14, 2018
Angelika J. Trojnarski
Equinox
Solo exhibition
Kunsthalle Cloppenburg
August 26 - September 30, 2018
Angelika J. Trojnarski
Art book presentation
NACHTFOYER, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
August 14, 2018, at 7pm
Angelika J. Trojnarski
Angelika J. Trojnarski at Galerie Tanja Wagner
by Jurriaan Benschop
Artforum
February 2018
Angelika J. Trojnarski
DIE GROSSE
Group exhibition
Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf
January 27 - February 18, 2018
Angelika J. Trojnarski
The Rising
Solo exhibition
Julia Ritterskamp, Düsseldorf
November 18, 2017 - January 20, 2018
Angelika J. Trojnarski
DAS ESSZIMMER goes Weltraum
Group exhibition
Das Esszimmer – Space for art+, Weltraum, Basel
June 14 - June 16, 2017
Galerie Tanja Wagner – New York
LEARNING FROM BIG MISTAKES
Ulf Aminde, Annabel Daou, Paula Doepfner, Nilbar Güreş, Šejla Kamerić, Kapwani Kiwanga, Laurel Nakadate, Grit Richter, Angelika J. Trojnarski
March 31 - April 9, 2017
Angelika J. Trojnarski
Benefiz-Auktion: Kunst gegen Hunger
Langen Foundation, Neuss
February 17, 2017
Angelika J. Trojnarski
Kugelblitz und Parabolschüssel
art Das Kunstmagazin
December 2016
Angelika J. Trojnarski
Liebes Wedding
Group exhibition
Montagehalle, Berlin
September 30 - October 31, 2016
Angelika J. Trojnarski
Mensura. Measuring the World
Solo exhibition
Central Trak, Dallas
March 5 - April 16, 2016
Angelika J. Trojnarski
First Flush - Kunsthochschulen zu Gast bei der Bayer Kulturreihe stART
Group exhibition
Bayer Kulturhaus, Leverkusen
April 19 - June 28, 2015
Dallas Art Fair, 2015
With works by Annabel Daou and Angelika J. Trojnarski
Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas
April 10 - 12, 2015
Angelika J. Trojnarski
Die Liaison
Solo exhibition
Sammlung Frank Vits, Düsseldorf
November 20 - November 30, 2014
Angelika J. Trojnarski
Jubiläumsausstellung: 25 Jahre Kunstverein Recklinghausen
Group exhibition
Kunsthalle Recklinghausen
November 16, 2014 - January 18, 2015
Angelika J. Trojnarski
Kunstpreis "junger westen" 2013
Group exhibition
Museum der Stadt Recklinghausen
December 1, 2013 - February 2, 2014
Angelika J. Trojnarski
Stille Wahrnehmung
Group exhibition curated by Natalia Gershevskaya
Kunst im Tunnel
September 21 – November 3, 2013
Angelika J. Trojnarski
HC SVNT DRACONES
Solo exhibition
Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Gladbeck
September 13 - November 1, 2013
Art Brussels, 2013
With works by Annabel Daou, Mariechen Danz and Angelika J.Trojnarski
Art Brussels, Brussels Expo – Halls 1 & 3
April 18 - 21, 2013
Angelika J. Trojnarski
Fragen an die unbelebte Natur
Solo exhibition
Kunstverein Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen
December 1, 2012 - January 27, 2013
Angelika J. Trojnarski
Using Photography
Group exhibition curated by Denise Winter and Gerhard Kurtz
Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Dortmund
October 5 - November 11, 2012
Angelika J.Trojnarski
Mensch Maschine
Group exhibition
Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt
May 15 - August 26, 2012
Angelika J. Trojnarski
Versuch zum Strahlengang
Kunstverein Xanten, Xanten
April 22 – June 3, 2012
Angelika J. Trojnarski
Rundgang
Class of Andreas Gursky
Group exhibition
Academy of Fine Arts, Düsseldorf
February 12, 2012
Angelika J. Trojnarski
Mit diesem Schiff stirbt die Welt
by Beate Scheder
Berliner Zeitung
July 19, 2011

Biography

Biography

Angelika J. Trojnarski

Born 1979 in Mragowo, Poland
Lives and works in Düsseldorf

Education

2013
Meisterschülerin, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
(class of Andreas Gursky, Jörg Immendorff and Markus Lüpertz)

Scholarships and awards

2018

SÍM Residency Reykjavik, Island

 

100 West Corsicana residency, Texas

 

2017
Lepsien Art Foundation, grant program, Düsseldorf

 

2016
CentralTrak, Dallas, USA

 

2015
Scholarship “CCA Centro Cultural Andratx”, Spain

 

2013
Nominated for Kunstpreis “junger westen” 2013, Recklinghausen

 

2011
PSD Bank Förderpreis, Düsseldorf

 

2010
Lovells Förderpreis, Düsseldorf

 

Mediaan Förderpreis, Düsseldorf

 

2008
Scholarship “Kulturbahnhof Eller”, Düsseldorf

Solo exhibitions (selected)

2019
Perfect Storm
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

 

2018
Angelika J. Trojnarski
KunstHalle am Kulturbahnhof, Cloppenburg

 

2017
The Rising
Julia Ritterskamp, Düsseldorf

 

The Rising
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

 

STUDEO
Rundstedt Contemporary, Düsseldorf

 

2016
Mensura. Measuring the World
Central Trak, Dallas

 

2015
Verworfene Wahrheiten
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

 

2014
Die Liaison
Sammlung Frank Vits, Düsseldorf

 

2013
Das Fünfte Element
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

 

HC SVNT DRACONES
Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Gladbeck

 

2012
Fragen an die unbelebte Natur
Kunstverein Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen

 

Versuch zum Strahlengang
Kunstverein Xanten

 

2011
Observation of Nature
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

 

2009
After the Gold Rush
Kinsey / DesForges Gallery, Culver City, Los Angeles

 

Scheiternhaufen
Anna Klinkhammer Galerie, Düsseldorf

 

2008
Ricochet
Kinsey/DesForges Gallery, Culver City, Los Angeles

Group exhibitions (selected)

2020
LichtBild
Orangerie Schloss Benrath, Düsseldorf

 

2019
Raum-Orientierung
Museum Gelsenkirchen

 

As x as y
Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw

 

Biophilia
Kunst & Denker Contemporary, Düsseldorf

 

DIE GROSSE
Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf

 

2018

DIE GROSSE
Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf

 

Between the Lines
Kunsthaus Essen

 

2017
DAS ESSZIMMER goes Weltraum
DAS ESSZIMMER – Space for art+, Basel

 

LEARNING FROM BIG MISTAKES
Galerie Tanja Wagner, New York

 

2016
Liebes Wedding
Montagehalle, Berlin

 

Paper Tiger
Studio Bronx, Neuss

 

Painting is a Painting is a Painting

Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

 

2015
First Flush – Kunsthochschulen zu Gast bei der Bayer Kulturreihe stART
Bayer Kulturhaus, Leverkusen

 

2014
Jubiläumsausstellung: 25 Jahre Kunstverein Recklinghausen
Kunsthalle Recklinghausen

 

EGO EDITIONS
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

 

2013
Kunstpreis “junger westen” 2013
Museum der Stadt Recklinghausen

 

Stille Wahrnehmung
KIT Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf

 

2012
Using Photography
Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Dortmund

 

Mensch Maschine
Kunsthalle, Darmstadt

 

Discussing Metamodernism
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

 

2011
65. Bergische Kunstausstellung
Museum Baden, Solingen

 

Große Kunstausstellung
NRWmuseum kunst palast, Düsseldorf

 

2010
STOCKWERK ZWÖLF
InterContinental, Düsseldorf (in Zusammenarbeit mit dem NRW Forum)

 

Die Tür geht nach Innen auf.
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

 

Exchange
White Box, Munich

 

Ver | ur | ortung
Städtische Galerie, Kaarst

 

All you can eat
Anna Klinkhammer Galerie, Düsseldorf

 

2009
Überkreuz
Wiedenbrücker Schule Museum, Rheda-Wiedenbrück

 

November
with Simone Lucas, Villa Goecke, Krefeld

 

Saatchi Gallery Mess Café, London

 

Scope Basel
represented by Saatchi Online Gallery, Basel

 

Valperga
Anna Klinkhammer Galerie, Düsseldorf

 

2008
Reopening 4.0
Galerie T40, Düsseldorf

 

Klasse Immendorff – Von Pferden und Affen
Museum Ludwig, Koblenz

 

nichts ist was wir wünschen alles
Association of Fine Arts in the Museum am Burghof, Lörrach

 

Start the engines
KN Galerie, Hamburg

 

2007
3D – Objects and Collages
Galerie T40, Düsseldorf

 

interdependenzen – exhibition extended
Halle02, Heidelberg

 

interdependenzen – exhibition extended
E-Werk, Freiburg

Angelika J. Trojnarski

Born 1979 in Mragowo, Poland
Lives and works in Düsseldorf

Monographs

S T U D E O, texts by Isabelle v. Rundstedt and Darren Jones, Rundstedt, Düsseldorf 2017

 

Liaison, text by Gregor Jansen, Sammlung Frank Vits,  Düsseldorf 2014

 

Fragen an die unbelebte Natur, Kunstverein Recklinghausen, Berlin 2013

 

Observation of Nature, text by Thomas W. Kuhn, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin 2011

Catalogues

First Flush. Kunsthochschulen zu Gast bei der Bayer Kulturreihe stART, Bayer Kulturhaus, Leverkusen 2015

 

hängengeblieben. 25 Jahre Kunstverein Recklinghausen, Dortmund 2014

 

Kunstpreis “Junger Westen 2013”, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, 2013

 

Rising. Young artists to keep an eye on, daap media, Cologne 2011

 

65. Bergische Kunstausstellung, Solingen 2011

 

Große Kunstausstellung NRW, Düsseldorf 2011

 

Exchange, White Box, Munich 2010

 

Die Tür geht nach innen auf. text by Timotheus Vermeulen, Galerie Tanja Wagner,  Berlin 2010

 

STOCKWERK ZWÖLF, InterContinental, Düsseldorf 2010

 

Beyond Curiosity, Galerie Rowland Kutschera, Berlin 2009

 

Nicht ist was wir wünschen alles, Museum am Berghof, Lörrach 2007

 

Klasse Immendorff. Von Pferden und Affen, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf 2007

Articles

Angelika J. Trojnarski at Galerie Tanja Wagner by Artforum, February 2018

 

Science Meets Art by Michael Granberry by Dallas Morning News, March 2016

 

Kugelblitz und Parabolschüssel by art Das Kunstmagazin, December 2016

 

“No Escape” mit Angelika J. Trojnarski by renk. magazin, October 13, 2016

 

Ein Tag mit… Angelika J. Trojnarski by THE DORF, May 1, 2016

 

Hello, Angelika: When it comes to cutting-edge art, CentralTrak casts its net internationally by Michael Granberry, March 2016

 

Die Kunst der stillen Wahrnehmung by Annette Bosetti, Rheinische Post, September 24, 2013

 

Die Kraft der Ruhe, Der Westen, September 20, 2013

 

Die Künstlerin als Forscherin by Maria Lüning, Der Westen, September 12, 2013

 

Mensch Maschine (Automatenseelen – Seelenautomaten) by Christian Huther, Kunstforum International, No 216, 2012

 

Apokalyptische Reiter by Christian Huther, Neue Frankfurter Presse, May 18, 2012

 

Künstler in Düsseldorf by Thomas Hirsch, Biograph, September, 2011

 

Mit diesem Schiff stirbt die Welt by Beate Scheder, Berliner Zeitung, No 166, 2011

 

The door opens inwards by Timotheus Vermeulen, Notes on metamodernism, November 10, 2010

 

Traumtänze by Simone Reber, Tagesspiegel, October 9, 2010

 

Untergangsstimmung im Abenteuerland by Helga Meister, Westdeutsche Zeitung, August 19, 2010

 

Radar by Evelyn Pschak, art Das Kunstmagazin, Mai 2010