Marcin Dudek was born in 1979, in Poland
He lives and works in Brussels

Marcin Dudek is an artist whose objects, installations, collages, and performances touch upon questions regarding the role of control in society, the hierarchy of power, and mechanisms that govern the release of violence and aggression. His use of abstraction to deal with these questions further highlights the effort, anxiety and compulsion that characterize his process of image production.

Dudek’s artistic practice is focused on situations that are based on the confrontation between the world of violence and the world of art. To construct these situations, he often invokes the history of extreme events that have taken place in stadium spaces, paired with events of his own experience as a teenage football fan. Dudek analyzes the abstract concept of aggression, triggered frequently and often without premeditation, within the architecture of any given spectacle.

After leaving Poland aged 21, he studied at the University Mozarteum, Salzburg and at Central Saint Martins, London, graduating in 2005 and 2007 respectively. His work has been exhibited internationally at institutions including the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Salzburger Kunstverein (AT), the Arad Art Museum (RO), Bunkier Sztuki Gallery in Krakow (PL), the Goethe-Institut Ukraine, and The Warehouse Dallas (US). His installation “The Cathedral of Human Labor” (2013) is on permanent view at the Verbeke Foundation in Belgium. In 2018, he presented a large installation at Manifesta 12 Palermo, which was followed by a solo exhibition at the Wrocław Contemporary Museum.




  • 2005 – 2007 MFA, Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, London, UK
  • 2001 – 2005 University of Art Mozarteum Salzburg, AT

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2021 Slash & Burn II, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, BE Ultraskraina, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris, FR
  • 2020 Slash & Burn I, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, BE
    Trans Hooligans, curated by Sebastian Gawlowski, Leto Gallery, Warsaw, PL
  • 2019 Akumulator, Edel Assanti, London, UK
    Expo Chicago, solo booth, Harlan Levey Projects, Chicago, US
    The Lure of the Arena, MNAC National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest, Bucharest, RO
    The Crowd Man, MWW Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, curated by Piotr Lisowski, Wroclaw, PL

  • 2018 DAMA 2018, Edel Assanti, Turin, IT
    Giochi Senza Frontiere, Manifesta 12 – Collateral events, Palermo, IT
    Sovereign Heads, curated by Przemyslaw Strozek, Yeo Workshop, Singapore, SG
  • 2017 Steps and Marches, Chapter 1, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, BE Steps and Marches, Chapter 2, Edel Assanti, London, UK
    NOT FAIR, Leto Gallery, Warsaw, PL
  • 2015 Saved by an Unseen Crack, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, BE
    Head in the Sand, curated by Sebastian Gawlowski, Leto Gallery, Warsaw, PL We Stumbled as we Clambered, Edel Assanti, London, UK
    HUFF Studio, Yeo Workshop, Singapore, SG
  • 2013 Too Close For Comfort, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, BE
    Land of Space and Optimism, curated by Simon Delobel, Galerie Marion de Canniere, Antwerp, BE
    Punch to the Sky, Edel Assanti, London, UK
    Wild, Do Not Open, Brussels, BE
  • 2012 Exico Vol.2, Stade Hall, Old Town, Hastings, UK
  • 2006 Laboratory, Project Hoe, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2021 FUCK YOU, Kunstenhuis Harelbeke, Harelbeke, BE
    DOPPELGÄNGER, organized by Openart.Today, Entreprendre & KANAL – Centre Pompidou, Brussels, BE
    Publiek Park, curated by Young Friends of S.M.A.K., Citadelpark Ghent, BE Threads and Tensions, Yeo Workshop, Singapore, SG
    Art Brussels Week, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels BE
  • 2020 6 Degrees, Liebaert Projects, Courtrai, BE
    Psychic Wounds: On Art & Trauma, curated by Gavin Delahunty, The Warehouse Dallas, Dallas, US
  • 2019 The Third Landscape, curated by Croxhapox, Kunsthal Gent, Ghent, BE Untitled, Miami Beach, Harlan Levey Projects, Miami, US
    Untitled, Miami Beach, Edel Assanti, Miami, US
    Art Brussels, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, BE
    Dallas Art Fair, Harlan Levey Projects, Dallas, US MiArt, Edel Assanti, Milan, IT

  • 2018 Untitled, Miami Beach, Harlan Levey Projects, Miami, US
    Untitled, Miami Beach, Edel Assanti, Miami, US
    Szczurołap, MWW Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw, PL Art Brussels, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, BE
    Dallas Art Fair, Harlan Levey Projects, Dallas, US
    Pop Up Exhibition, Harlan Levey Projects & Anton Kern Gallery, Dallas, US BioPix, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, US
    Art Stage, Yeo Workshop, Singapore, SG
  • 2017 Swag & Threat, curated by Łukasz Białkowski and Piotr Sikora, TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art, Szczecin, PL
    Listening To The Form, Panthera.Today, Brussels, BE
    NADA Miami, Galeria Leto, Miami, US
    Untitled, Miami Beach, Harlan Levey Projects, Miami, US
    Przesilnia, curated by Marta Lisok, BWA Katowice, Katowice, PL
    10 Summer Afterimages, Galeria Leto, Warsaw,
    PLDallas Art Fair, Harlan Levey Projects, Dallas, US
    Art Central Hong Kong, Yeo Workshop, Hong Kong, HK
    ZONAMACO México Arte Contemporaneo, Harlan Levey Projects, Mexico City, MX In/Out, curated by Septembre Tiberghien, Greylight Projects, Brussels, BE
    Art Stage, Yeo Workshop, Singapore, SG
  • 2016 Imprints, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, BE The Earth is Our Radio, Karst, Plymouth, UK Bazaar Art Jakarta, Yeo Workshop, Jakarta, ID Art Brussels, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, BE Dallas Art Fair, Harlan Levey Projects, Dallas, US
  • 2015 No Matter How, Round and Square, Sala Projeto Fidalga, Sao Paulo, BR
    FIAC Officielle, Edel Assanti, Paris, FR
    Revers de Trompe, curated by Siegfried Zaworka, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna, AT
    One way or another – investiga-se o ISSO, curated by Eduardo Matos, Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon, PT
    Art Brussels, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, BE
    Borders in Motion, Sculpture Project, Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, US
    Dallas Art Fair, Harlan Levey Projects, Dallas, US
    Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Edel Assanti, Los Angeles, US
  • 2014 Deformation Der Stille, curated by Siegfried Zaworka and Franz Bergmüller, Galerie 5020, Salzburg, AT
    I Wish I Had a River, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, BE
    Art Brussels, Harlan Levey Projects, BE
    Anywhere Out of My World, curated by Abel Nicosdriou, The Loft, Brussels, BE Dallas Art Fair, Edel Assanti, Dallas, US
    Art Rotterdam, Edel Assanti, Rotterdam, NL
  • 2013 Art Brussels, Waterside Contemporary, Brussels, BE Park + Ride, Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke, BE
  • 2012 Diagrammatic Form, curated by Ami Clarke, Banner Repeater, London, UK
    Subject to Change, curated by Zbigniew T Kotkiewicz, Deconstruction Project, Southend on Sea, UK
    Polish Contemporary Arts, Rich Mix, London, UK
    At least the “theme” for the moment…, curated by Fatima Lambert, Quase Galeria, Porto, PT
    Kopalnia i Fantom, curated by Piotr Sikora, Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery, Krakow, PL
    Things That Have Interested Me, curated by Olga Ovenden, Waterside Contemporary, London, UK
    Now&After12, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, RU Snapshot, Galerie Nadine Feront, Brussels, BE
    Winter Pavilion, Waterside Contemporary, London, UK
  • 2011 Exico, 16th Biennial of Cerveira, Vila Nova de Cerveira, PT
    Vienna Art Fair, Waterside Contemporary, Vienna, AT
    I Will Eat This Sleepy Town, curated by Pierre d’Alancaisez, Waterside Project Space, London, UK
    Project of Absorbing the Other, Galerie8, London, UK
  • 2009 Art in an Ephemeral Age, The Art Festival, Hay, UK 15th Bienal de Cerveira, Vila Nova de Cerveira, PT Transfer, Galeria Sub-Carturesti, Bucharest, RO
  • 2008 Visions in the Nunnery, curated by Tessa Garland, Cinzia Cremona and Darshana Vora, The Nunnery Gallery, London, UK
    Pumping Station, Project Supported by Matt’s Gallery, London, UK
  • 2007 Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire, Espace Uhoda, Liège, BE 11.472, Bargehouse Oxo Tower Wharf, London, UK
  • 2006 Multiplier, Whiteclub Space, Salzburg, AT
    Identikit, Temporary Contemporary Gallery, London, UK
  • 2005 Blick A Blick B, curated by Tanja Widmann and Johannes Porsch, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, AT
    Blachowo bzw. Prowizorycznie, Schloss Goldegg, Salzburg, AT


  • 2021 Ultraskraina, at Nuit Blanche, Cente Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris, FR
  • 2019 The Crowd Man, MWW Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw, PL
    The Lure Of The Arena, MNAC National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest, Bucharest, RO
  • 2018 Tribunalia, Launch Pad LaB, Charente, FR Sovereign Heads, Yeo Workshop, Singapore, SG
  • 2017 The Protectionist Reflex, BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice, PL

  • 2016 Sing When You Are Winning, KARSK, Plymouth, UK
  • 2015 Saved by an Unseen Crack, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, BE We Stumbled as We Clambered, Edel Assanti Gallery, London, UK Head in the Sand, Galeria Leto, Warsaw, PL
  • 2013 Wild vs Dying Breed, in collaboration with Petr Davydtchenko, Do Not Open, Brussels, BE



  • 2020 Art x Action Part II: What Resonates, Yeo Workshop, Singapore, SG
  • 2014 Permanent Marker, Kunstfilmtage Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, DE

  • 2011 Connected – Disconnected, PROYECTOR 2011 International Video Art Festival, Madrid, ES
    Corporate Urban Interventions, Stowarzyszenie OFFicyna Szczecin, PL / Smolny University St.Petersburg, RU / Arteles, Haukijärvi, FI / Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, EE
    Figure it out – performance in video art, Arad Art Museum, Arad, RO / Goethe-Institut Kiev, Kiev, UA / City Art Gallery, Kharkiv, RU
    The Cu Chi Tunnels, Waterside Project Space, London, UK
  • 2010 Territorial Play, Radiator Festival, Nottingham, UK
    CologneOFF VI, Delhi International Arts Festival, Alliance Française, New Delhi, IN
  • 2009 Complex Financial Instruments, curated by Benjamin Cook, S1 Salon, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK
    Frame I, Festival of Performance and New Technology , Porto, PT
  • 2008 Stand Assembly, Nottingham, UK
    Videoholica International Biennial of Visual Arts, Varna, BG
    So Fresh, Project Room – Sala Antiche Mura, Monfalcone , IT / Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea L.Spazzapan, Gradisca d’Isonzo, IT / Spazio Comunicarte, Trieste, IT
    Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT
  • 2007 Ghosts of Presence, curated by Darryl Bank, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, CA


Awards, Grants and Residencies

  • 2019 Residency at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, RO
  • 2018 Artist residency, Launch Pad Lab, Charente, FR
  • 2013 Art on Paper+1 Award, BE
  • 2009 IPJ Prize for digital arts, PT
  • 2008 The Juliet Gomperts Trust London, Project Grant, UK
  • 2004 Scholarship from the Graphic Workshop, Traklhaus Salzburg, AT
  • 2003 Scholarship of the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts Salzburg, AT

Lectures and Talks

“Psychic Wounds: On Art & Trauma”, online conversation Gavin Delahunty
“Marcin Dudek: The Transformative Power of Art”, online talk with Nicollette Ramirez, Beez and Honey


– Psychic Wounds: On Art & Trauma, exhibition catalogue, edited by Gavin Delahunty, The Warehouse Dallas, 2020
– Sovereign Heads, exhibition catalogue, Gillman Barracks, 2018


– Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, PT
– Alain Servais, Brussels, BE
– Zabludowicz Collection London, UK
– Uhoda Collection, BE
– National Museum Bucharest, RO

Selected Biography Articles

– Valérie Toubas & Daniel Guionnet, “Marcin Dudek”, Point Contemporain, 9 October 2021
– “Ultraskraina”, parisART, September 2021
– Wilson Tarbox, “Marcin Dudek Tackles Poland’s Fraught Football Fandom”, Frieze, 6 July 2021
– Sam Steverlynck, “Portret van de kunstenaar als hooligan: in gesprek met Marcin Dudek”, H ART Magazine, Nr. 214, June 2021


  • Gilles Bechet, “Marcin Dudek inaugure HLP 1080”, MU in the city, 28 May 2021
  •  “Marcin Dudek at Harlan Levey Projects 1080”, Easttopics, 26 May 2021
  • Rosa Bertoli, “Studio Khachatryan and Harlan Levey Projects open art and design space in Brussels”, Wallpaper*, 21 May 2021
  • “Marcin Dudek puts football hooliganism under the spotlight at Molenbeek’s HLP 1080”, The Spaces, 6 May 2021
  •  feature in Knack Weekend, 28 April 2021
  • Johan-Frédérik Hel Guedj, “Avec HLP 1080, la galérie Harlan Levey s’étend à Molenbeek”, L’Echo, 23 April 2021
  • Andreas, “Brussels: Slash & Burn II”, Superfuture, 22 April 2021
  • “Harlan Levey Projects”, Damn Magazine, Nr. 79, 22 April 2021
  • “The Week in Belgium from 19 to 25 April”, See You There, 22 April 2021
  • “Marcin Dudek: Slash & Burn II”, L’Eventail, 21 April 2021
  • Guy Duplat, “Molenbeek, pépinière d’artistes”, La Libre, 21 April 2021
  • “Up to art”, Collect Magazine, April 2021
  •  “Sneak Preview: Molenbreak”, Sabato, 3 April 2021
  • Adam Jasper, “Critic’s Pick: Marcin Dudek – Harlan Levey Projects 1050”, Artforum, January 2021
  • Kurt Snoekx, “’Slash & Burn I’: Marcin Dudek is on fire”, Bruzz, 12 September 2020
  • “Brussels Gallery Weekend 2020: 11 Must-See Exhibitions”, See You There, September 2020
  • Tine Danckaers, “Kunstenaar Marcin Dudek: ‘De taal waarmee ik mijn bestaan uitdrukte, was groepsgeweld’”, MO Magazine, August 2020
  • “‘Slash & Burn I’ by Marcin Dudek at Harlan Levey Projects”, Blok magazine, August 2020
  • Paul Carey-Kent, “Dallas Art Fair from the Sofa”, FAD Magazine, April 2020
  • Paul Carey-Kent, “Recommended London Art Exhibitions December 2019”, Artlyst, November 2019
  • Eddy Frankel, “Marcin Dudek: Akumulator review”, Time Out London, November 2019
  • Tabish Khan, “The Top 5 Art Exhibitions to see in London in December”, FAD Magazine, November 2019
  • Kabir Jhala and José da Silva ”Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend”, The Art Newspaper, November 2019
  • Mechteld Jungerius “The Crowd Man”, TLmag Nasza Polska, 19 June 2019
  • Interview by Piotr Lisowski “The Crowd Man”, Postmedium, July 2019
  • “The Crowd Man”, Szum, July 2019
  • Dobroslawa Nowak, “Marcin Dudek. The Crowd Man (one of us)”, Juliet Contemporary Art Magazine, 23 July 2019
  • Eddy Frankel, “Dream Team: 11 of the Best Football Works”, The Art Newspaper, 14 June 2018
  • Jeremy Epstein, “Marcin Dudek at Manifesta 12”, 14 June 2018
  • Johanne Affricot, “Manifesta Biennial | Marcin Dudek’s ‘Giochi Senza Frontiere’ mirrors and shatters our past and present”, GRIOT, 13 June 2018
  • Jonny Weeks, “OOF magazine: where the worlds of art and football meet – in pictures”, The Guardian, 26 February 2018
  • Eddy Frankel, “Feature Marcin Dudek: Ultra Violence”, OFF Art & Football Magazine Issue 1, 2018
  • “MARCIN DUDEK Sovereign Heads”, Ran Dian 燃点 Art Magazine, February 2018
  • “Przechwałki i pogróżki w Trafostacji Sztuki”, SZUM Magazyn, 5 January 2018
  • William Davie, “Steps and Marches”, Wall Street International Magazine, 17 November 2017
  • Eddie Frankel, “The best art exhibitions of 2017”, Timeout London, 14 November 2017
  • “Marcin Dudek: Steps and Marches”, This is Tomorrow Contemporary Art Magazine, 30 October 2017
  • Eddy Frankel, “Marcin Dudek: Steps and Marches review”, Timeout London, October 2017
  • Mark Westall, “Marcin Dudek Steps and Marches”, FAD magazine, 21 September 2017
  • Sam Steverlynck, “A weekend in Warsaw”, DAMN Magazine, 25 September 2017 – Cristina SK, “Brussels Gallery Weekend 2017 Round-Up: 5 Moments Which Put Belgium On The Map”, Sleek Magazine, 18 September 2017
  • Ive Stevenheydens, “Brussels Gallery Weekend 2017”, Metropolis M, 9 September 2017
  • “12 Must-see Shows during Brussels Gallery Weekend 2017”, See You There, September 2017
  • “Marcin Dudek ‘Steps and Marches’”, Art Research Map, September 2017
  • Nicholas Lewis, “25 things to do in Belgium this weekend”, The Word Magazine, September 2017
  • En Liang Khong, “Critic’s Guide: Brussels”, Frieze, 5 September 2017
  • “Special Feature Marcin Dudek”, Contemporary Lynx, 13 April 2017
  • Dobromila Blaszczyk, “Studio visit: Marcin Dudek”, Contemporary Lynx, 24 June 2017
  • Lizzie Lloyd, “Exhibition Review of The Earth Is Our Radio”, KARST, Aesthetica Magazine, 4 March 2016
  • Marek Wolynski, “I’m a surrealist, a dadaist and an anarchist: A Conversation with Geert Verbeke”, Contemporary Lynx, 5 March 2016
  • Aleksander Hudzik, “Rekonstrukcje przemocy”, NN6T – Notes Na 6 Tygodni, 2016 – Thijs Demeulemeester, “Wie koopt dat?: Beatrice De Gelder over haar ‘Kukiel (Letters from Prison)’ van Marcin Dudek”, Sabato, 24 October 2015
  • Bill Davenport, “More Dallas Art Fair 2015”, Glasstire Texas Visual Art, 11 April 2015
  • Jeremy Epstein, “Best of the Arts: Border Control”, Patron, 1 June 2015
  • Christine Vuegen, “Marcin Dudek, ‘Saved by an Unseen Crack’ in Harlan Levey
    Projects, Brussel”, H ART Magazine, No. 141, 14 May 2015
  • Kurt Snoekx, “Marcin Dudek: Going Heysel”, Agenda Magazine, May 2015
  • Sam Steverlynck, “Heizeldrama in de Galerie”, De Standaard, 29th year No.100, 29 April 2015
  •  “9 Brussels Gallery Shows to See Right Now”, Artsy, 27 April 2015
  • Karen Kedmey, “Marcin Dudek Mixes Football and Soviet Politics in Searing New Works at Edel Assanti”, Artsy, 11 May 2015
  • Frédéric de Goldschmidt, “My Highlights from Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2015”, Artsy, 22 January 2015
  • “House Under Four Flags Studio by Marcin Dudek”, Nookmag, 17 Januari 2015
  • Andrew M. Goldstein, “Old Causes, Both Aesthetic and Political, Breathe with New Life at Officielle 2015”, Artspace, 21 October 2015
  • Lauran Toorians, “Nalatenschap Ad van Buuren in Kemzeke”, Brabant Cultureel. Brabant Literair, February, 2014
  • Sarah Schug, “A Weekend of Mathématique Moderne, Magnum & Mountain Bike”, The Word, 12 September 2013
  • “Tunnel vers un autre monde”, Collect, No. 441, December 2013 / Januari 2014
  • Anne-Marie Poels, “Marcin Dudek”, H ART Magazine, No. 120, 19 December 2013
  • Kurt Snoekx, “Wunderkammer/71, Studio Visit: Marcin Dudek”, Agenda Magazine,
  • No. 1396, October 2013
  • Roger Pierre Turine, “Marcin Dudek: grand gagnant du concours ‘Jeune talent’”, Arts Libre, No. 201, Week of 27 September to 3 October 2013
  • Amandine Maziers, “1 oeuvre, 3 points de vue”, Victoire, No. 294, 14 September 2013
  • Michel Verlinden, “Sur la toile”, Focus Vif, No. 33, 16 August 2013
  •  “Punch to the Sky”, Time Out London, 23 October 2013
  • “Punch to the Sky: an interview with Marcin Dudek”, Happy Famous Artists Blog, 12 December 2013
  • Lukasz Gazur, “Zbiornik Kultury”, Dziennik Polski, 19 juli 2012
  • “Waterside Contemporary presents series of projects titles Winter Pavilion by three artists”, Art Daily, 13 December 2011
  • “In the frame”, The Art Newspaper, No. 223, April 2011
  • David Yu, “Translation”, Artslant London
  • Richard Unwin, “Flatpack Studio on the Move”, The Art Newspaper, No. 219, December 2010
  • “Venezuelan Pavilion”, Hotshoe Magazine, August / September 2010
  • Jeanine Griffin, “The Sheffield Pavilion 2009”, Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum, 2010
  • Eddy Lambert, “L’avenir de l’art contemporain à l’Espace Uhoda”, Le Soir, 2 October 2007
  • Flore Mongin, “St Martin’s College: cru 2007…”, Tribeca7.5, 2007
  • “Exposition à l’Espace Uhoda”, RTC Culture Reportage, 6 October 2007
  • Derryl Bank, “Spectral Subject, Ghost of Presence: International Emerging Artists’ Video”, November 2007
  • “Kunst:Seiten”, Noeo, February 2004