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Exchange Gallery

The Exchange Gallery was established by the artist, movie-maker and animator Józef Robakowski, in 1978 in his private flat in Łódź. Throughout the next decade, the Exchange Gallery became one of the most important sites of so-called independent art movement, as well as one of the nodes of global neo-avant-garde net.



  • Polish

Name of collection

  • Exchange Gallery

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content


  • other artworks (that cannot be classified by other filter categories such as paintings, sculptures, graphics, etc.): 1000-


Geographical scope of recent operation

  • international

Date of founding

  • 1978

Place of founding

Important events in the history of the collection

Access type

  • visits by appointments

Author(s) of this page

  • Stanczyk, Xawery


Schwarz, Isabelle. "Exchange Gallery / Galeria Wymiany." In Archive fur Kunstlerbulikationen der 1960 er bis 1980 er Jahre. Koeln: Salon Verlag, 2008.

Żywa Galeria. Łódzki progresywny ruch artystyczny 1969-1992, Warszawa: Zachęta, 1997.

Sztuka wymiany. Kolekcja Józefa Robakowskiego. Uśpiony kapitał 4, Warszawa: Fundacja Profile, 2013.

Robakowski, Józef , interview by Stanczyk, Xawery, August 28, 2016. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

Last edited on: 2017-12-13 23:00:00