Anka Dabrowska

Visual Artist

  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsArtist - Curator - Art Director


About me

Anka Dabrowska (b. 1979 Warsaw, Poland) graduated in 2003 from University of Northumbria in Newcastle where she attained her Masters in Fine Art with distinction. She lives and works in London and has exhibited widely nationally and internationally. Selected Solo Exhibitions 2017 ‘More LIFE’, Paul Smith, Marylebone, London, England, UK 2013 ‘Welcome to Paradise III’ Fundacja Sztuczna, Warsaw, Poland. 2011 ‘Welcome to Paradise II’, Crima’rt Gallery, Milan, Italy. 2010 ‘Welcome to Paradise I’, PayneShurvell Gallery, London, England, UK. 2008 'Four by Four', Sartorial Contemporary Art, London, England, UK. Selected Group Exhibitions 2017 MADE UP, The Glasgow Art Club, Glasgow, Scotland. SWIMMING POOLS SHOW, Jealous North Gallery, London, England, UK. IN YOUR FACE, Salisbury Art Centre, Salisbury, England, UK. 2016 DRAWING LINES, Jealous East gallery, London, England, UK. WALKING ON SUNSHINE, Studio 73, Brixton, London, England, UK. 2015 CHEMCRAFT: For Love of Chemistry, London, England, UK. CITYSCAPES, JEALOUS East gallery, London, England, UK. 2013 WILD KINGDOM, Siren gallery, London, England, UK. Clifford Chance Annual Gay Pride Art Exhibition, London, England, UK. ‘Works on Paper’, PayneShurvell Collective Gallery, London, England, UK. ‘Open Plan’, Departure Foundation, London, England, UK. 2010 ‘A Bright and Guilty Place’. PayneShurvell Gallery, London, England, UK. 2009 ‘Summer Camp’, Exile, Berlin, Germany. 2007 'Comfort Zones', Oriel Davies Gallery Touring Exhibition, Newtown, Powys, Wales, UK. 2006 'A Place Called Home', Reg Vardy Gallery, Sunderland, England, UK. 'Continental Breakfast', Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia. Art Fairs 2017 ART CAR BOOT FAIR, Folkestone, Kent, England, UK. 2015 AFFORDABLE ART FAIR NY, New York, USA. MONIKER ART FAIR, London, England, UK. 2014 London Art Fair, London, England, UK. 2013 Multiplied, Christie’s, London, England, UK. 2011 Rome International Art Fair. Crima’rt Gallery, Rome, Italy. 2010 Supermarket Art Fair, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden. 2008 'Arte Santander' International Fair of Contemporary Art, Santander, Spain. Commissions 2013 Croydon School of Art. Catwalk backdrop design. 2010 Barts and the London Trust (the new Barts Cancer Centre) Commission, drawings and sculpture, for the permanent collection, London, England, UK. 2009 Vital Arts, limited edition prints, London, England, UK. Residencies 2011-2012 Vital Arts - Barts and the London Royal Hospital, London, England, UK. Awards and Funding 2011 British Council Travel Grant, London, England, UK. 2010 Polish Cultural Institute in London, ‘Welcome to Paradise’, solo exhibition. 2007 Juliet Gomperts Trust Project Award, London, England, UK. 2005 Short-listed for The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2005, London, England, UK. 2004 Arts Council of England, Grants for Individuals, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK. Collections The Hoxton, Paris, France, permanent collection. Royal London/Barts NHS Trust, London, England, permanent collection. Tate archive, Tate Britain, London, England, permanent collection. The Sarfaty Collection, London, England, permanent collection. Private collections nationally and internationally.

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Work history


Visual Artist

ANKA Dabrowska Visual Artist

Sep 2003
  • Full Time
  • London-based contemporary artist (drawing, sculpture, installation, graffiti, tattoo design, private and public commissions, curating )


Artist in Residency

Vital Arts

Sep 2011 - Mar 2012
  • Freelance
  • Artist in residence. working on drawing and sculpture commission for the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, LONDON.


Gallery Attendant


Jan 2006 - Jan 2007
  • Full Time
  • Looking after safety of the public and the artworks. Providing information about exhibitions and the building.


Gallery Assistant

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts

May 2004 - Jan 2005
  • Full Time
  • Gallery assistant, assisting with art projects, looking after the public, looking after the artwork, art tours.



MA Fine Art

University of Northumbria

Sep 2001 - Jun 2003



British Council travel grant

British Council

  • British Council Travel Grant London, England, UK. Consulate-General of Poland in Milan,


Polish Cultural Institute in London Project grant

Polish Cultural Institute


Juliet Gomperts Trust Project Award, London, England

Juliet Gompers Foundation

  • Funding towards art exhibition in London.


Arts Council of England, Grants for Individuals, Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Arts Council

  • Full arts funding to cover the costs of my first solo exhibition in London.