About Malgorzata Maria (Gosia) Olchowska

born in Bartoszyce

lives and works in Belgium (Antwerp/Gent).

‘As an architect, I am mostly focused on drawings, models, collages. As a printmaker, I am mostly focused on architecture: buildings, constructions, cities, scale, landscapes, development and growth. These two disciplines are continually crossing in my life. The starting point for my drawings are stories I come across when visiting places. My drawings are intended to describe them.’

Gosia obtained Master of Architecture diploma from TU Delft (NL) in 2007 and since then she was working as an architect at De Vylder Vinck Tailieu, Murmuur and Bovenbouw architectuur.

At this moment she is teaching at Ghent University, KU Leuven Campus Sint Lucas Ghent and Rotterdam Academy of Baukunst. Between 2017 and 2018 she was a guest teacher at RISEBA, Riga. 

Between 2009 and 2018 she studied printmaking at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gent. 

< photo: Justinas Stonkus

exhibitions and activities

15 October – 18 December 2021 – Intersections , double exposition with York Bing Oh,  Rooiplein, Antwerpen, BE , part of Dag van Architectuur 2021

June – July 2021 – artist in residence in the context of Modernism for the Future program. Kaunas, LT

04 March – 18 April 2021  – Daisies by night. de Spil, Roeselare, BE (with: Steven Baelen, Wim Bouciqué, Johan De Wilde, Maaike Leyn, Malgorzata Maria Olchowska, Birde Vanheerswynghels) 

30 August 2020 – 11 October 2020  Open Oproep. 20 jaar architectuur in publieke opdrachtZ33 Hasselt    

May – June 2020 –  Residency at Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, BE

20 November 2019 – 20 December 2019  Open Oproep. 20 jaar architectuur in publieke opdrachtAtelier Bouwmeester, Brussel.              

 The exhibition is an initiative of the Vlaams Bouwmeester Team. It is a realization of the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, UGent in collaboration with Team Vlaams Bouwmeester and the Flemish Architecture Institute.
Curators: Maarten Liefooghe and Maarten Van Den Driessche m.m.v. Pieter-Jan Cierkens

20 September 2019 – 31 October 2019  Open Oproep. 20 jaar architectuur in publieke opdrachtVANDENHOVE Centrum voor Architectuur en Kunst, UGent

May 2019 – October 2019 Our happy life group show at Canadian Centre for Architecture  (together with Bovenbouw Architectuur), Montréal, CA

March – June 2019 – Verdwenen stad, solo exposition at Flanders Architecture Institute, deSingel, Antwerp, BE

May 2019 – Cutting Edge, woodcut today group exposition, Old courthouse, Hasselt, BE

September 2018 – artist in residence, Black Church Print Studio, Dublin, IR

August 2018 –  Verknipt, group exposition, WARP, Sint Niklaas, BE

June 2018 – GRAFIEK group exposition, 019, Gent, BE

June – August 2018- 250th Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

March 2018 – de hemel kleurt niet blauw vandaag,  exhibition with Marlies Goesaert, Printstudio 868, Ghent, BE

February- April 2018 – URBNexpo, group exhibition, PointCulture Bruxelles, Charleroi, BE

November-December 2017 – Mostly K but you know how it goes, group exhibition, Boothuis Brauhaus, Dessel, BE

August-September 2017 –  Residency at Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, BE

February-June 2017  – Prints from the day care Linkeroever as part of the exposition  Find myself a city to leave in showing the work of De Smet Vermuelen Architects, De Singel, Antwerp, BE

January – February  2016 – Cambodia 2015: international architecture and design competition- exhibition of the selected projects.   London; UK

October – November 2015- input output 2015, Brugge; BE

April- August 2015
 – ‘A journey after all…’ solo exposition at Rode 7, Antwerpen; BE

April 2015 – Ondergronds: group exposition in Kunstplatform Zebrastraat Gent; 

November-December 2014 – Kunstwedstrijd grafiek in CC Zwaneberg ; BE

July 2012 – Print A-Hoi, group exposition, Gent; BE

May 2012 – Canvascollectie 2012, group exposition at Bozar, Brussels; BE

June – July 2012  – Boothuis Brauhaus, group exposition, Turnhout- Gent; BE

September 2011 – input output 2011, group exposition, Brugge; BE

May 2011    –   Dexia Art 2011 /, group exposition, Brussels; BE

December 2010  –  Arnoevoo, group exposition, Bredene; BE

September 2010 – Noord Publiek – proposals for an undivided city /Amsterdam; NL

December 2009 –  Arnoevoo, group exposition, Bredene; BE

October 2009  – input output 2009, group exposition, Brugge; BE


project grant for the realisation of the exposition ‘Verdwenen stad’ in deSingel, 2019, flemish government

2nd place: Jonge Architecten Prijs 2016, NL (together with York Bing); December 2016

nomination: Belgenmonument Amesfroort, NL(together with York Bing); October 2016

Laureat  :Dexia Art 2011 / Brussels, May 2011

Laureat : Arnoevoo  Bredene, December 2010


2009-2018  Printmaking, De Academie voor Beeldende Kunst, Gent

2005-2007 International Masters of Architecture, TU Delft, NL

2004- 2005 Masters Architecture and Urban Design/ Erasmus program, TU Lincoln, UK

2001- 2004 Architecture and Urban Design TU Wroclaw, Polen

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