Lukas Glinkowski (born 1984 in Chełmno, Poland), moved to Berlin at the age of 3. Growing up there, he studied fine arts at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Reinhold Braun from 2007 to 2014 and graduated as a master student of Katharina Grosse.
In his works, the artist deals with the subject of public space as a reflection of our society. Spaces that reflect our everyday culture, or as the artist defines it, “sub-culture”, through use, whether in discos or public toilets, and interventions, such as graffiti or billposting. Everyday life and its traces serve as a source of inspiration for his paintings on tiles, acrylic mirrors, and large-scale fabrics as well as for his
installations that span several rooms.
In addition to numerous group exhibitions in off-spaces and non-profit project spaces, Lukas Glinkowski makes his breakthrough at BRUCH & DALLAS 2017 in Cologne with his first solo show: “I Like Disco & Disco Likes Me” – an interactive installation based on reminiscences of his disco youth. In 2019, Glinkowski receives the Villa Aurora Fellowship in Los Angeles and is awarded the Berlin Hyp Förderpreis in the same year. In 2019/2020, he participates in the comprehensive exhibition “JETZT! Young Painting in Germany” and shows large-scale mirror and tile works at the Kunstmuseum Bonn, the Museum Wiesbaden, the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz – Museum Gunzenhauser and the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg.
Most recently, Lukas Glinkowski exhibited his work under the artistic direction of the Boros Foundation at STUDIO BERLIN 2020/2021 and 2022 at the Museum Heidenheim within the group exhibition “Spieglein Spieglein”.
Lukas Glinkowski lives and works in Berlin.