opening hours: wed. - sat. 15:00-19:00

BWA Warszawa gallery is a joint initiative of Justyna Kowalska (before Le Guern gallery), Michał Suchora (before the local_30 gallery) and Tomasz Plata (editor, author of books, lecturer  at the Theatre Academy in Warsaw). It is a commercial gallery which will also realize non-commercial projects and be active in public space. Apart from exhibitions, the BWA Warszawa gallery will organize lectures and theatrical and performance events. The gallery's name, which refers to the socrealist idea of covering the whole country with the web of Bureaus of Artistic Exhibitions, is a perverse act to bring back the time when art was a part of the utopian social plan. The gallery's founders wont maintain the utopia, but wish to make it an object of their contemplations.



opening hours: tue-fri: 15-19, sat: 12-16

The Asymetria Gallery, founded in 2008 in an apartment in a historical tenement in the heart of Warsaw, is the first gallery on the Polish market with an exhibition program devoted to Polish artistic and historical photography. The exhibitions focus on photographic phenomena from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, with highlights from other periods from before 1939.

This orientation towards the past is based on extensive research activity conducted in close cooperation with the Archeology of Photography Foundation, an autonomous NGO with a multifaceted program embracing research and promotion of key photographic collections in private possession.

The name of the gallery is a reference to the famous series and a text by Zbigniew Dlubak in which the artist conveyed his belief that the world consists of various and unique, that is asymmetrical, phenomena". Asymmetry in this case, lies in the inability to construct an unambiguous, meaning symmetrical, vision of reality, which is illustrated by the gallery?s subsequent shows.

The gallery has been born out of the need for rediscovering the artistically relevant material which left its mark on the history of Polish photography. ?Repetition? serves as an important though misleading notion in this context, referring not as much to the reconstruction of existing material as to its rediscovery in a contemporary context. The exhibition, and the participation in the Paris-Photo, is part of a broader endeavor aimed at popularizing the knowledge of Polish photography. Discovering the photographic heritage of Poland, just as that of other Central-European countries, leads to a shift in artistic geographies, shedding new light and leading to reassessments of popular art history, and history of photography in particular.


Kuchnia Funkcjonalna 

opening hours:  mon-sat: 9:00-23:00

A pre-war laundry on the top of Dom Funkcjonalny building was transformed into a perfect design space to host a variety of projects, including exhibitions, book launches, screenings, and lectures. We'd like this place to be open to all, so feel free to contact us to discuss your event solution needs.

The space measures 30 sqm, with a 25 sqm terrace overlooking the rooftops of Saska Kepa district.