Victor Soma — visual artist: illustrator, drawer, graphic designer, motion designer, cartoonist, set designer, visual storyteller, pop surrealist. One of the humble continuators of Polish School Of Posters (1950—80), which was able to make the distincion between the designer and artist less apparent. Victor Soma uses lots of aesthetics and styles, suggestive visual metaphors, bold and bizarre associations with surreal flavour as important addition. 
20+ years of experience in connecting fine arts, branding, visual communication and design thinking. Member of Locus Solus Group (with set designer Michał Urban) — creators of narrative exhibitions in museums. Winner of the Polish Graphic Design Award in 2018. Artistic editor of few polish magazines. Prolific press illustrator, working for many magazines and newspapers in Poland (e.g.: Rzeczpospolita, Machina, Przekrój, Puls Biznesu, Film, Sukces, Playboy, City Magazine, Miś, Dziennik, Witaj w podróży, My Company, Rita Baum) and abroad. Creator of visual identity for biggest polish festivals (e.g.: Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival in Krakow, Cracow Screen Festival, Dialog-Wrocław, Off Camera) and cultural institutions, theatres. He likes pop surrealism, graphic novels (Moebius, Chris Ware, Charles Burns, Tom Gauld), deconstructivism, underground zines, board games, biking. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Technical University of Krakow. Lives and works in Warsaw, Poland. 

E-mail: hello@victorsoma.com
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EXHIBITONS:

— 2019 — Information Superpower — during Graphic Matters festival — Breda, Netherlands
— 2018 — Posterized. Posters from Poland — PMQ, Qube, Hong Kong
— 2017 — Soma posters — MOMU, Warsaw, Poland
— 2016 — Obraz + słowo = sztuka (Image + word = art) — Dom Literatury, Kraków
— 2016 — Type + text — Guilin Huaqiao Arts Museum, China
— 2016 — 2. Ogólnopolska Wystawa Znaków Graficznych (2nd National Logotype Exhibition) — Centrum Designu, Gdynia + Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie + Galeria Dizajn BWA Wrocław + Zamek Cieszyn + BWA Tarnów + Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków + Galeria Arka, Wilno
— 2015 — 24. Biennale Plakatu Polskiego (22nd Polish Poster Biennal) — BWA Katowice, Poland
— 2013 — Katalog wypadków (Catalog of accidents) — Zderzak Gallery, Krakow, Poland
— 2011 — 22. Biennale Plakatu Polskiego (22 Polish Poster Biennal) — BWA Katowice, Poland
— 2011 — 4. Krótkie Historie (Short Stories) — Zbiornik Kultury gallery, Krakow, Poland 
— 2011 — 3. Krótkie Historie (Short Stories) — Ligatura Festival, Poznan, Poland
— 2010 — White Cube Black Hole — Art Space gallery, Krakow, Poland
CLIENTS:
Teatr Łaźnia Nowa (Łaźnia Nowa Theatre), Krakow — Teatr im. J. Słowackiego w Krakowie (Slowacki Theatre in Krakow) — KBF (Krakow Festival Office) —  Urząd Miasta Krakowa (Krakow City Hall) —  Muzeum Archeologiczno-Historyczne w Elblągu  — Muzeum Okręgowe w Suwałkach — BBC Science Focus magazine, GB) — Walk Events, Warsaw (event agency) — BBDO, Warszawa —  Dom Literatury w Łodzi (House of Literature in Lodz) —  Teatr Groteska w Krakowie (Groteska Theatre in Krakow) — Riverside (progressive rock band) — Polar Bears, Warsaw (creative agency) —  Clos Brothers, Warszawa (creative studio) —  TVN S.A. (polish TV station) —  Instytut Badań nad Gospodarką Rynkową — Cropp (clothing brand) — Alter Ego Pictures, Warsaw (film distributor) —  Radio Nederlanden — Cherry Road Studio, USA (film studio) —  Posh Records, USA (music label) — Muzeum Farmacji w Krakowie (Museum of Pharmacy in Krakow) — Opera Krakowska (Krakow Opera) — Teatr Powszechny w Radomiu — APA Architekci (architectural studio) — Tarsago Polska (press editor) —  Kontrabanda (independent film distributor) — DOT Canada — Manta Gruop, Kraków (event agency) —  BarKa club, Warsaw —  No Gravity (clothing brand) — Cotton Beat (clothing brand) — Związek Artystów Scen Polskich, Warsaw — IETM Conference — PR Point
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