Karolina Dworska

Contemporary artist. Exploring the dream as a lens of the surreal. Abject horror and delirious longing.


Year-Long Dream
The Lovers
Arbutus Unedo 
False Awakening
Recurring Dream
Bankside Gifts
Awaiting Day
Nightly Bind 

Recent Shows

Deep Dive
New Contemporaries ‘21



Karolina Dworska

B. 1997, Rzeszów, Poland. Based in London.


BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London 2017-2020
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Leeds Arts University 2016-2017

Selected Shows 


Pradiauto Summer Group Show, Pradiauto, Madrid, Spain
The Great Hall, Islington Arts Factory, London, UK
Blubber, General Practice, Lincoln, UK
Red in Tooth and Claw, FILET, London, UK
Primeval, Unit 1 Gallery, London, UK
Winter Garden, APT Gallery, London, UK


Creature Comforts, JGM Gallery, London, UK
MMG Emerging Artist Prize, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
A Feast for the Eyes, Start art Fair, Seoul, South Korea
Around above and Beyond, Pradiauto, Madrid, Spain
The Sun is Out, Safehouse 1 & 2, London, UK
-Topia, Bermondsey Project Space, London, UK
Shoreline, TM Lighting, London, UK
No Loose Threads, The Feminist Library, London, UK
[un]fabricated, D Contemporary, London, UK
Tapestry Show, Art Hub, London, UK
Venomous, D Contemporary, London, UK


Winter Salon, Glass Cloud Gallery, London, UK
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, London, UK
Deep Dive, Pradiauto, Madrid, Spain
Dreaming Reconstructions, The Feminist Library, London, UK
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Firstsite, Colchester, UK
LAZY, Big Rat Studio, The Hastings Bookshop, Hastings, UK
In and Between, Bermondsey Project Space, London, UK
Looks Like It’s Gunna Rain, Motion Sickness, Cambridge, UK
Parrabbola/Newham Heritage Month, London, UK


Uwaga Niedzwiedzie!, Big Rat Studio, Online
Dance First, Think Later, General Practice, Lincoln, UK


Plothole Disco, Goldsmiths College, London, UK
8496  x thatcoolevent, DIY Space for London, UK
Fillings, Out Of The Brew, London, UK


I N T E R V A L S, The Collection, Lincoln, UK 
Political Truths, The Hundred Years Gallery, London, UK
Walking Out, General Practice, Lincoln, UK


Star City, The Collection, Lincoln, UK
Extra-Ordinary, Leeds College of Art, Leeds, UK

Residencies & Awards

2023 Blubber, a week-long residency at General Practice.
2022 MMG Emerging Artist Prize (Shortlisted)
2021 Bloomberg New Contemporaries ︎
2020 Goldsmiths BA Fine Art Junior Fellowship

Publications & Press

2023 Embroidery Magazine 
2022 Softcore ︎
2022 Sztuka i Dokumentacja no.26
2022 El País ︎
2021 Time Out ︎

Talks & Lectures

2022 Visiting Artist Talk at University of Lincoln ︎