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Marcin Bondarowicz


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Website: www.bondarowicz.net
Location: , Poland
Member Since: February 28, 2017

MARCIN BONDAROWICZ (born in 1976 in Starachowice, Poland) is a cartoonist & illustrator. He works creating posters and illustrations for business magazines, socio-political magazines, as well as online information portals. For many years he has worked with Polish & international press (including: “National Geographic”, „Forbes”, „Focus”, „Media & Marketing Polska”, „Manager Magazin”, „Harvard Business Review Polska”, „BusinessWeek”, „Newsweek – Polska”, „Eulenspiegel  Satiremagazin”, "Berliner Kurier" (Germany), „Cartoon Weekly” (China), „Pulse” (Great Britain), „HIMAL Southasian” (Nepal) and many others). He is a participant, juror, and winner of international competitions in editorial & satirical drawing. His works can be found in numerous collections. A wide number of Marcin's artworks can be found in private collections in Poland and in foreign countries. To view some of the artist's work please visit: www.bondarowicz.net

In today's world - in an age when traditional patterns are threatened by globalisation, when value hierarchies are being blurred by the dominant liberal ideology and when the autonomy and individuality of the artistic message is being undermined by advertisements, billboards, spots and clips - the individual artist's manual and craftsman like dexterity are in greater than ever demand for me.
My works refer to the tradition of the Polish school of poster art, a poster art which was philosophical, brief, at the same time, harbouring ambitions of a wider social resonance.
There are symbolic pictures of an autobiographical and existential character. Autobiography became a shelter and a starting-point for my work. 
The painter's image - “corporeality of Art” are the counterweight to the stereotype proposed by the media, the counterweight to the virtual reality of the electronic media.
Education & qualifications :
The Instytut of Technology in Radom: Poland
[ masters degree in graphic design and painting ]

Achievements and rewards :
Leader of artistic set in 1991
Rewarded by Rector for active work during study
Prize winner in a competition for a poster connected with preventing drug habit and integration of local community [Poland]
Prize winner in a photo competition: International Year of The Family in 1994-2004, subject "mother and a child" [USA] 2004
The Nomination for the reward in the International Cartoon Competition Satyrykon 2005, category humor and social satire [Poland]
BIRD 2005 International Art Award [China] - Special Award
The 2nd WINE International Invitation Cartoon Exhibition [CHINA] 2005 - BRONZE PRIZE
The International Competition of Graphic Humour FOR pro FOR 2006 [Joke for For 2006 ] Praha [Czech Republic] 2006 - Honourable Mention [For-Pencil]
Finalist of Sprito di Vino 7th International Competition for young artists of satirical cartoons concerning World Wine [Italy] 2006
The Competition of a Caricature and a Short Comic Strip  Serbia 2006 THE CARICATURE WITHOUT WORDS [Free Form] - SECOND PRIZE
The 6th International Contest of PictorialHumour and Flash Humour "New technologies" BARAKALDO 2006 [Spain] - FIRST PRIZE
The Second Baku International Cartoon Contests 2006 - Honourable Mention
The 1th International China Olympic Cartoon Competition for January, 2007 - Honourable Prize
Medijana Fest - International Cartoon Competition [Child] Serbia 2007 - diploma
 Jury in the monthly judgment for June, 2007of The 1th International China Olympic Cartoon Competition - Special Prize
International Biennial Cartoon Pisek 2007 "Furniture Makes  Home" - [runers-up] Finalist
5th Free Cartoons Web International Cartoonet Festival / China 2007 - Selected Prize
Guangxi City College International Cartoon Contest / China 2007 - Award of Merit
Vrede Cartoon Contest "The peace problem andinternational politics Blegium 2007" - Third Prize
Master Cup International Cartoonand Illustration Biennial, China 2007 - The sprcial prize of jury member
II The Competition of caricature and Short Comic Strip 2007 Serbia THE CARICATURE WITHOUT WORDS [Free Form] - First Prize
 6th FreeCartoonsWeb International Cartoonet Festiwal-2007 [China 2008] - GOLD PRIZE
The First International Cartoonet Contest-Supporting Street Children-2008  -  [Iran] - Honourable Mention
Winner the 1st Festival of Honorable Mentions for Cartoonists - 2008 / Brazil
The 8th Biennale "Humour & Vigne" Jonzac FRANCE 2008 - Special Mention
The G8 International Cartoon Contest 2008 [Azerbijan] - HONOURABLE MENTION
The 2nd "Black Cat" International Cartoon Web  Contest  2008 - Honourable Mention
The First International Cartoon Competition of ETHIOPIA-ADDIS ABABA 2009 - diploma of honor
8th Tabriz International Cartoon Contest - " No War " 2009 - Special Award
Competition for Tourism - "RHINOCERVS" - International Magazine for Satire, Humor and Cartoons - CARTOON/COMICS COMPETITION 2009 - Special Diploma
SECOND INTERNATIONAL GRAPHIC HUMOUR BIENNAL - "WINE,HUMOUR AND FANTASY" [HumorisCausa Prize 2008] - 4 th.Prize "Humoris Causa" [Italy] 
17th INTERNATIONAL DRAWING CONTEST FOR PRESS 2009 BRAZIL - Honor Mention 
Black Cat " International Cartoon Web Contest -2009 [Azerbaijan] - Third Prize
1ST P.C. RATH  MEMORIAL INTERNATIONAL WEB CARTOON CONTEST-2009 BOLANGIR, INDIA - THIRD PRIZE
7th International Cartoon Contest "KARPIK 2009"  Niemodlin - Center of Culture  Poland November 2009 - Special Diploma
PORTRAITOF POLES AFTER 20 YEARS OFFREEDOM II Forumof Young Caricaturists Organisers of the competion: The Museum of Caricature in Warsaw and SPAK (The Association of Polish Caricaturists) Honourable patronage: The Minister of Culture and the National Heritage [Warsaw - 2009] - One of FIVE EQUIVALENT PRIZES
DonQuichotte 4th International Cartoon Contest "Integration, Assimilation" / Germany-Turkey 2010 – MENTION
The 1st International Cartoon Competition 2010 "PLAGIARISM" 2010 – Berlin [Germany] - 1st Prize
FIRST ( HOP CARTOON ) INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST -2010 Tabriz-(Iran) - Honourable mention group of Hop Cartoon
The 3rd International Cartoon Contest " Molla Nasreddin - Azerbaijan 2010" - Bronze Medal
The 7th International Biennial of Caricature - Golden Smile 2010 – Serbia – Diploma
5th DON QUICHOTTE INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST 2010
"EUROPE-ASIA BRIDGE: ISTANBUL – MENTION
3rd 2010 Red Man "Prize of Love" International Cartoon Contest / China - PRIZE OF LOVE
8th International Cartoon Contest "KARPIK 2010"  Niemodlin - Center of Culture /Poland/– Distinction honorable
China Xinmin Expo 2010 Cartoon Contest / China - Bronze Prize
The International Salt & Pepper Satirical Art Salon | Romania 2011 | Theme: LIFE - First Prize
1st Gold Panda International Cartoon and Illustration Competition – China 2011 – BEST WORK PRIZE
Plastic Surgery is the theme for the 7th International Cartoon Contest SYRIA 2011 – SPECIAL PRIZE

The Second Master Cup International Illustration Biennial - China 2011 - BEST WORK PRIZE FOR CARTOON
Cartoon of the Month and Cartoon of the Year 2013 Competition “Cartoon of the Month” – JANUARY 2012 (year-round competition) The Eryk Lipinski Museum of Caricature in Warsaw (Poland) - Honorable Mention
Competition for the EX LIBRIS Public Library in Wąchock Poland (Poland 2012) – 1st Prize
2nd Gold Panda International Cartoon and Illustration Competition - China 2012 - THE SPECIAL PRIZE OF JURY MEETING (COPPER PANDA MEDAL)
INTERNATIONAL BEGGAR CARTOON CONTEST 2012 (CHINA) – SPECIAL PRIZE
9th FreeCartoonsWeb International Cartoonet Festival - 2010 – GOLD PRIZE
10th FreeCartoonsWeb International Cartoonet Festival - 2011 – SILVER PRIZE
Cartoon of the Month and Cartoon of the Year 2013 Competition “Cartoon of the Month” – FEBRUARY 2013 (year-round competition) The Eryk Lipinski Museum of Caricature in Warsaw (Poland) - Honorable Mention
Cartoon of the Month and Cartoon of the Year 2013 Competition “Cartoon of the Month” – MARCH 2013 (year-round competition) The Eryk Lipinski Museum of Caricature in Warsaw (Poland) - Honorable Mention
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF WINTER HOLIDAYS 2013, BUCHAREST (ROMANIA) - Diplomas of Excellence
3RD GOLD PANDA INTERNATIONAL CARTOON AND ILLUSTRATION COMPETITION – China 2014 – The special prize of jury meeting (Copper Panda Medal)
"Cartoon of the month" Contest (FEBRUARY2014) Muzeum of Caricature and Cartoon Art in Warsaw (Poland) - II PRIZE
"Cartoon of the month" Contest (JULY 2014) Muzeum of Caricature and Cartoon Art in Warsaw (Poland) - I PRIZE
"Cartoon of the month" Contest (SEPTEMBER 2014) Muzeum of Caricature and Cartoon Art in Warsaw (Poland) - I PRIZE
"Cartoon of the month" Contest (OCTOBER 2014) Muzeum of Caricature and Cartoon Art in Warsaw (Poland) - III PRIZE
"Cartoon of the year of 2014" Muzeum of Caricature and Cartoon Art in Warsaw (Poland) - III PRIZE
Cartoon of the Month and Cartoon of the Year 2013 Competition “Cartoon of the Month” – NOVEMBER 2014 (year-round competition) Muzeum of Caricature and Cartoon Art in Warsaw (Poland) - Honorable Mention
International Cartoon Humour Competition "Brain Sneezing" Prešov 2014, Slovakia - HONORARY AWARD
The International "CartoonART" Christmas and New Year Card Contest - 2015 - CITATIONS FOR EXCELLENCE AWARD
The third edition of the year-round competition "Cartoon of the Month: January - December 2014" - "The Best of the Best. Cartoon of the Year 2014 ". Museum of Caricature and Cartoon Art in Warsaw - I Prize - "Horned Pencil - Cartoon of the Year 2014"
The International Exhibition of Satirical Graphic-Bucovina Romania 2015 - III PRIZE
Cartoon Contest "Four Seasons of Caricature. Drawings of the Year 2015 "(SPRING) - Muzeum of Caricature and Cartoon Art in Warsaw (Poland) - Honorable Mention
25th International Festival of „Humor......at Gura Humorului” 2015, Romania – FIRST PRIZE
International Aylan Cartoon & Illustration Exhibition-2015, Iran - Honorable Mention
10th International Environmental Cartoon Illustration Contest 2015, China - EXCELLENCE AWARD


He was Jury member of international cartoon competition f.ex.:
1st International Cartoon Contest 'Molla Nasreddin' Azerbaijan 2008,
3rd International DON QUICHOTTE Cartoon Contest - 'World Languages'
III Competition of a Caricature and a Short Comic Strip 2008 - Zikison
The First Water International Cartoon Contest-2010-Iran
The International Festival of Ironic Graphics “Gagarin’s Smile - 2010 Moscow, Russia
Wall Street Downfall Cartoon Festival TEHRAN Iran (FNA) - Fars News Agency 2012
The International Salt & Pepper Satirical Art Salon - Second Edition (Bucharest, Romania) 2012
"Afdesta" International-Online Cartoon Festival (2012)
The first teapotcartoons service International Cartoon Exhibition, Turkey - 2013
"Afdesta" International-Online Cartoon Festival (2013)
6th International Smiling Cat Cartoon Web Contest, Azerbaijan – 2013
BOOKTOON Book International Cartoon Biennial – Iran 2014
The 1st International Festival of Pediatric Patients’ Paintings (IFPPP) – Tehran, Iran 2015

Marcin Bondarowicz has cooperated as an illustrator and sarcastic drawer with newspapers such as :
National Geographic, TRAVELER/National Geographic, Forbes, Focus, Focus Extra, Poland Monthly, Media & Marketing Polska, Manager Magazin - Polish Edition, Harvard Business Review Poland, Business Week - Polish Edition, Newsweek - Polish Edition, Tygodnik Powszechny, Przekrój, Coaching, POLSKA The Times, Le Monde Diplomatique - Polish Edition, Fakt, Nieznany Świat, Super Express, Przegląd Podatkowy, Puls Biznesu, Gazeta Bankowa, Businessman.pl, Gazeta Finansowa,  Inwestor GS, OFFSET, Dziennik Zachodni, Integracja Europejska, Nowy Robotnik, Trybuna Robotnicza, Teberia, Najwyższy Czas, Regiony, NIE, Nowy Tygodnik Popularny, Gazeta Samorządui Administracji, Stern [Germany], Yeni Akrep - New Scorpion International Cartoon Magazine, QUIBLA, INPRECOR Correspondance de Presse  Internationale, KIKS Magazin, SatirART - Humour and Satire Magazine, Eulenspiegel  Satiremagazin [Germany], Dadzis Magazin [Latvia], Juventud Rebelde - Diaro De La Juventud Cubana [Cuba] , Cartoon Weekly [China], ATH-THABAT [Beirut, Lebanon], Berliner Kurier [Germany], Pulse [Great Britain], HIMAL Southasian [Nepal]
His works can be found in numerous collections. A wide number of Marcin's artworks can be found in private collections in Poland and in foreign countries. To view some of the artist's work please visit: www.bondarowicz.net
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