Media artist, studied interior architecture and painting at the Fine Arts Academy in Gdansk. He made his debut as a performer in 1990 co forming Ziemia Mindel – Wurm duet. In his practice he uses video, photography, Internet and sound -creating performances, installations, projects in public space, network projects and multimedia plays. He often cooperates with other artists, musicians and Djs.
He has been active in Gdansk artistic environment and was a member of the Society of Social Activity managing the independent Gallery C-14, the Open Atelier Foundation, he co founded and co managed so called former Laznia Miejska (at present CSW – Laznia), he was a vice-president of the Wyspa Progress Foundation.
Cofounder and artistic director of CUKT – Central Office of Technical Culture active from 1995 to 2001. When CUKT’s net service came into being it was one of the most interesting and advanced Internet projects. The best known project of the group was among others the media performance – ‘Presidential Campaign of Wiktoria Cukt’ that proposed a virtual candidate for the President of Poland.
In his artistic work he deals with relations between technology, society and perceiving the human body. He searches for a perfect connection between performance /picture and sound/music. He develops and builds a form of ‘invisible’ interface implemented to successive interactive installations and actions.
Born in Gdańsk. Lives and works in Gdansk and Kiev.
Prizes and distinctions
1993, Ryszard Ziarkiewicz (director of PGS in Sopot) Award
1994, ‘Deutscher Videokunstpreis’, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
1995, First Prize on the International Festival of Media, ‘WRO 95’, Wroclaw
1995, Prize on the Champ Libre Festival, Montreal, Canada
1996, Residential Stay in Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, Canada
1997, Second Prize on the International Festival of Media, ‘WRO 97’, Wroclaw
2001, ‘Visiting Artist’ in The School of the Art Institut of Chicago, Chicago, USA
2002, ‘Visiting Artist’ in The Stanford University, Stanford, USA
2002, Prize on the International Short Films Festival, ‘Dreamcatcher’, Kiev, Ukraine
2003, Nomination for Deutsche Bank Award, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw
Works in collection of:
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź
Centre of Contemporary Art – Laznia, Gdansk
Centre of Contemporary Art, Warsaw
Centre of Media, WRO, Wroclaw
Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev, Ukraine
(b. 1966) – visual artist and curator, associated with the current of critical art.; a graduate of Gdańsk Academy of Fine Arts; co-founder of Wyspa Gallery in Gdańsk. He creates installations, performances and actions in public space. His works use objects of religious cult, placing them in a non-religious context. His most famous projects include Termofory X 8 (Waterbottles X 8) and Manewry miejskie (City Maneouvers).
Simultaneously to his artistic works he has been organizing space and set design in multimedia and theatre performances since 2004. He cooperates with theatres and the Opera in Wrocław, as well as with Stary Theatre in Cracow, Wybrzeże Theatre in Gdańsk and with Opera and Teatr Narodowy in Warsaw. His works can be found, among others, at Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź.
He lives and works in Warsaw.