Bownik (born 1977) is a visual artist. His large-format photographs deal with youths, reconstruction of values and the impact of technology on everyday life. Visual conventions taken from the cinema, police archives and classic paintings make up the map over which the artist traverses. Bownik is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Pozna. His works are in collections at the Huis Marseille Museum for Photography in Amsterdam, the National Library in Warsaw, the ING Polish Art Foundation and in private collections. Bownik was nominated for the 2014 Paszporty Polityki award. He is the author of the photo book Disassembly (the main prize in the Photographic Publication of the Year in 2014, and nominated for the Photobook Award Kassel 2014). Bownik lives and works in Warsaw.