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Krzysztof Wodiczko — Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture
February 1 at 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents celebrated artist Krzysztof Wodiczko, who is renowned for his large-scale slide and video projections on architectural facades and monuments. He has realized more than 90 such public projections in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Holland, Northern Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.
Since the late 1980s, his projections have involved the active participation of marginalized and estranged city residents. Simultaneously, and also internationally, he has been designing and implementing a series of nomadic instruments, vehicles and other cultural equipment with the homeless, immigrants, alienated youth, war veterans and other operators for their survival, communication and expression in the public space.
Since 1985, he has held major retrospectives at such institutions as the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum Sztuki, Łódź; Fundacio Tapies, Barcelona; Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford CT; La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Contemporary Art Center, Warsaw; the Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; DOX contemporart Art Center, Prague; Bunkier Sztuki Art Center, Kraków, Poland; List Visual Arts Center MIT, Boston, USA; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan; Muzeum Sztuki Łódź, Poland; and in FACT in Liverpool, as a part of Liverpool Biennale in June 2016.
Krzysztof Wodiczko’s work has been exhibited in Documenta (twice), Paris Biennale, Sydney Biennale, Lyon Biennale, Venice Biennale (twice), Architectural Venice Biennale (International Pavillion), Whitney Biennial, Yokohama Triennale, International Center for Photography Triennale in New York, Montreal Biennale (2014), Magiciens de la Terre, and in many other international art festivals and exhibitions.
This presentation is funded by a block grant from the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA), and is hosted by the Intermedia and Digital Arts [IMDA] MFA Program and the Department of Visual Arts.