Krzysztof Wodiczko (born April 16, 1943) is a Polish artist renowned for his large-scale slide and video projections on architectural facades and monuments.
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Graduate School of DesignHarvard University Graduate School of DesignHarvard GSD
He lives and works in New York City and teaches in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he is currently professor in residence of art and the public domain for the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD).
Wodiczko, son of Polish orchestra conductor Bohdan Wodiczko, was born in 1943 during the Warsaw Ghetto uprising and grew up in post-war, Soviet-occupied Poland.
He was the father of the Polish-American artist Krzysztof Wodiczko.
His 2005 exhibition at Galerie Lelong in New York City, If you see something…, his 2009 installation in the Polish Pavilion for the 53rd Venice Biennale, Guests, position the viewer in relation to the consequences of global capitalism and the conflict produced as a result of the inequitable distribution of resources and opportunities.
Alexis Krasilovsky at California Institute of the Arts
Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA)
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Contemporary artists often associated with urban interventionist practices are Daniel Buren, Gordon Matta-Clark, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Thomas Hirschhorn, Francis Alÿs, Harrell Fletcher, the Red Peristyle group, Banksy and many others.
The Ydessa Gallery
The gallery represented such artists as Kim Adams, Shelagh Alexander, Tony Brown, FASTWÜRMS, Andreas Gehr, Rodney Graham, Noel Harding, Nancy Johnson, Ken Lum, Liz Magor, John Massey, John McEwen, Peter Hill, Sandra Meigs, Jana Sterbak, Jeff Wall and Krzysztof Wodiczko.
Polish Americanslist of Polish Americans
BiennaleVenice BiennialVenice Biennale
MOCAKMuseum of Contemporary Art - MOCAK
The museum houses works by such artists as AES+F, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Beat Streuli, Ragnar Kjartansson, Robert Kuśmirowski, Tomasz Bajer, Krištof Kintera, Maria Stangret, and Edward Dwurnik.
While at M.I.T., he was teaching assistant to Joan Jonas, Antoni Muntadas and Krzysztof Wodiczko.
"Though not purpose-built, the gallery was the first physical space in the city to be professionally devoted to the arts. The Orchard established itself on a minimal budget, and McGonagle found that international artists were attracted by the concept of addressing the issues of communities in conflict. In his first prominent role as a curator, McGonagle saw the gallery as "a facilitator for things to happen". Here, he advocated community involvement and brought in challenging international exhibitions. People came to the Orchard for seminars, book fairs, punk rock sessions, performing arts, audio art, and photographic exhibitions. In the early days of the gallery, Feargal Sharkey and The Undertones played there regularly. Notable exhibitions during McGonagle's tenure include Richard Long, Les Levine, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Derry Guildhall, Colin Harrison, Derek Hill, Felim Egan, and Robert Ballagh.
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On the other, through pointing at the incongruities of existing public sculptures and memorials, such as in Krzysztof Wodiczko’s video projections onto urban monuments, or in the building of counter-monuments (1980s) and Claes Oldenburg’s Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks (1969-1974), a giant hybrid pop object – a lipstick – which base is a caterpillar track.
With a strong international presence, she worked alongside such artists as Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Gordon Matta-Clark, Lawrence Weiner, Hannah Wilke, Martha Wilson, Francesc Torres, and Krzysztof Wodiczko, among others.
Muzeum SztukiMuseum of Art in ŁódźArt Museum in Łódź
Stanisławski’s efforts led to the acquisition of the first painting from Roman Opałka series of “counted” paintings (others were to follow), the collection of early works of Krzysztof Wodiczko, Mirosław Bałka, and representatives of Warsztat Form Filmowej [Film Form Workshop].
In 2014 her team is one of the six finalists of the competition for the design of the Canadian National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa, with the teams of Yael Bartana, Daniel Libeskind, Krzysztof Wodiczko, David Adjaye or Gilles Saucier.
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The Walker Art CenterWalker Art CenterWalker Arts Center
The Walker's in-house design studio has created countless exhibition catalogues dedicated to the art of Marcel Broodthaers, Trisha Brown, Huang Yong Ping, Kiki Smith, Kara Walker, Andy Warhol, and Krzysztof Wodiczko, among many others, as well as books on design, architecture, social practice, and other topics in contemporary art.
She worked as associate curator and specialized in commissioning new projects with artists including Alfredo Jaar, Jeff Wall, and Krzysztof Wodiczko.
Past participants in the program include Sophie Calle, Daniel Buren, Haim Steinbach, Guenther Uecker, Krzysztof Wodiczko (2004), Monika Sosnowska (2008), Wilhelm Sasnal (2009), Raqs Media Collective (2011), Joe Kubert (2011) and Harun Farocki (2012).
Krzysztof Wodiczko's Bunker Hill Monument Projections and Do-Ho Suh's Public Figures can be considered examples of anti-monumentalism.
Center for Advanced Visual Studies
Piene retired in 1994 and the CAVS was taken over by Krzysztof Wodiczko, who, after a hiatus, continued as director.
He promoted artists he saw as exemplifying this vision, among them Dara Birnbaum, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Allan McCollum, Martha Rosler, and Krzysztof Wodiczko.