Mikolaj Malek is a painter, draughtsman, art object and instalation artist born in Brwinow, Poland in 1983. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2009.In 2014 he gained scholarship from Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.The exhibitions he has had include solo shows at CCA Kronika, Bytom in 2015, the Bunkier Sztuki in Krakow in 2013, the Otwarta Pracownia in 2009 and group shows at Zderzak Gallery in 2012, CCA Kronika in Bytom in 2012, 2014 and the Princes Czartoryski Museum in Krakow in 2011 among others. He explores the question of imagination and the dynamic relationship between the imagined and the real.His artistic practice includes building models, installations, small interferences, sketches and references to literature which, once transformed, appear in his narrative works.