WEB POSTER EXHIBITION - Sebastian Kubica from Poland

Posters designed by Sebastian Kubica are inexhaustible source of imagination. He peoples his posters with marvelous creatures appeared in a dream or imagined in his head. He picks the motives precisely and adequately for the subject, as the functionality of a poster is essential in his art. Image and text he creates integrally according to the way he understands the definition of a poster. He sets a highest value on the workshop. Kubica leaves his individual trace in each graphic or poster work. Thanks to that he succeeded in creating his own style easily recognizable in Poland and abroad.

Despite the young age he has been awarded at the most prestigious Polish and foreign poster competitions: the Bronze Medal at the International Poster Triennale in Toyama in 2003, the Silver Medal at the Polish Poster Biennale in Katowice in 2003, the Bronze Medal at the International Poster Biennale in Warsaw in 2004 or the Founded Award at the recent Polish Poster Biennale in Katowice, are the most significant examples.

Kubica designs many posters to order but he makes also many self-editions as poster art is his passion and a way of transmitting important social messages such as inequality of rights, intolerance, alcoholism, terrorism, war. One of his last social posters is an anti-war billboard, which was posted on the streets of Warsaw last November.

Each Kubica's poster is a big event for poster art, enriches our visual perception.

Katarzyna Matul
Polish Poster Foundation


  2003, 100 lecie Szpitala dla nerwowo i psychicznie chorych, Zabki (The 100th anniversary of the hospital for nervous and mental diseases in Zabki). This poster received the Bronze Medal at the 19. International Poster Biennale in Warsaw.

2004, Exhibition of Polish Theatre Posters from the Dydo Collection 2005, Dydo Poster Collection 2005, Hommage a Lenica 2005, Life

2005, 60th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombing
2005, Terrorist on vacation
2005, Read newspapers!
2005, The Passion of Christ

2002, Exhibition of Sebastian Kubica Posters from the Dydo Collection
2004, New Cultural Centre Impulses, Bytom
2005, Exhibition of Sebastian Kubica Posters, Cultural Centre "Dworek Bialopradnicki", Cracow
2005, Romeo and Juliette

2002, Theater lives, Bytom 2002, Exposition d'affiches polonaises, Vieux Montreal, Galerie Malbork

2005, War = Death, billboard for peace, Warsaw

Sebastian Kubica biography

Photo R. Wanner

Urodzilem sie 14.08.1975 w Zywcu. Akademie Sztuk Pieknych w Krakowie fil. w Katowicach ukonczylem w 2000 roku. Dyplom glowny z projektowania graficznego realizowalem w pracowni prof. R. Kalarusa. Dyplom dodatkowy z grafiki warsztatowej realizowalem w pracowni prof. R. Staraka.

Sebastian Kubica – plakaty, Tomasz Tobolewski – grafika
Sebastian Kubica, wystawa plakatu w ramach V Festiwalu Plakatu

Group exhibitions
Wystawa Grafiki “Papiery Bardzo Wartosciowe” - Muzeum Miejskie w Zabrzu 1999
Wystawa Grafiki “Niebo Niebo” - BWA Bielsko-Biala 1999
Festival D’Affiches de Chaumont - Chaumont (France) 1999, 2000, 2003
Miedzynarodowe Biennale Plakatu Teatralnego – Rzeszow 1999, 2001, 2003
Miedzynarodowa Wystawa “Satyrykon” – Legnica 1999, 2002,2004
Wystawa Grafiki “Wypuklodruk” - Gornoslaskie Centrum Kultury w Katowicach 2000
International Invitional Poster Exhibition - Colorado (USA) 1999, 2003
Wystawa Grafiki - Galeria “Pod Atlantami”, Walbrzych 2000
International Poster Triennial in Toyama - Toyama (Japan) 2000, 2003
Miedzynarodowe Biennale Plakatu Polskiego – Warsaw 2000, 2004
Interational Poster Exhibition “Water For Human Kind” - Paris (France) 2001
Plakatok Posters – Pecsi Galeria, Pecs (Hungary) 2000
Krakowski Festiwal Plakatu – Krakow 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Festiwal Sztuki Wysokiej – Galeria “Stalowe Anioly”, Bytom 2001, 2002, 2003
Biennale Plakatu Polskiego – Katowice 2001, 2003
Wystawa “Kalarus i Przyjaciele” – Galeria “MM”, Chorzow 2001
The 2nd International Poster Exhibition – Ningbo (China) 2001
Fax Art – Ogaki Poster Museum (Japan) 2002
International Invitional Poster Exhibition in Ogaki – Ogaki (Japan) 2000, 2002
Gdanski Salon Plakatu – Gdansk 2002
International Biennial of Graphic Design – Brno (Czech Republic) 2002
Poster Art From Poland the University Museum John Sutton Hali – Indiana University of Pennsylvania (USA) 2003
Wystawa Rysunku Satyrycznego “Z Europy do Europy” – Biblioteka Slaska w Katowicach 2003
International Poster Triennal in Trava – Trnava (Slovakia) 2003
1st China International Poster Exhibition 2003
Warszawski Salon Plakatu Polskiego 2001, 2003
Wystawa galerii plakatu AMS, Krolikarnia – Warsaw 2004
International Poster Triennal – Hong Kong 2004
The 8th Tehran International Poster Biennial (Iran) 2004
4th International triennal of the Stage Poster Sofia (Bulgaria) 2004
Wystawa plakatu teatralnego z kolekcji Krzysztofa Dydo, WOK Bialystok 2004.
Wystawa Plakatu “Kalarus i przyjaciele” – Muzeum Miasta Jaworzna galeria Obecna 2004

Personal exhibitions
Wystawa Plakatu – Galeria “Stalowe Anioly”, Bytom, 2001
Wystawa Plakatu – Galeria “Ganek”, Siemianowice Slaskie, 2002
Wystawa Plakatu – “Dydo Poster Gallery”, Krakow, 2002.

“Slaska Jesien Gitarowa”, Tychy 1998 – III nagroda za plakat
Krakowski Festiwal Plakatu 2001 – Honorable Mention
Grafika Roku - Krakow 2001 – Honorable Mention
Gdanski Salon Plakatu 2002 – III nagroda
XI Konkurs Graficzny im. Jozefa Gielniaka, Jelenia Gora 2003 – nagroda rownorzedna
International Poster Biennal in Toyama 2003 – Bronce Medal
Biennale Plakatu Polskiego w Katowicach 2003 – Silver Medal
19 Miedzynarodowe Biennale Plakatu – Warsaw 2004 – Bronce Medal
I edycja konkursu Galerii Plakatu AMS 2004 – Wyroznienie.

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