Mirosław Rogala

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Born 1954 in Poland. Polish-American video artist and interactive artist, known for performances and installations that challenge man's relationship to nature and to his fellow man. His work weaves transformations of imagery, collages of music and motion, and a direct challenge to the audience/user's perceptual control into a dialogue about the nature of art and existence. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) at Karlsruhe, Germany, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland, and the Goodman Theatre, Chicago. He has collaborated frequently with Chicago-based art collective (art)n laboratory.

Rogala has taught at several arts universities, including the Pratt Institute, Carnegie Mellon, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Columbia College, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He received a PhD in Interactive Arts from CAiiA/STAR Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts, University of Wales, Newport, Wales in 2000 (now known as the Planetary Collegium).

Rogala has worked with a wide span of contemporary artists, such as Carolee Schneeman, Ed Paschke, Raymond Salvatore Harmon, Zhou Brothers, Michael Iber, Lee Wells, Ken Nordine, Jennifer Guo, Urszula Dudziak, Werner Herterich, Alexander Horn, among many others.

See also

Poland#Video art, Poland#Experimental_film.2C_avant-garde_film

  • Ryszard W. Kluszczyński (ed.), Mirosław Rogala - Gestures of Freedom. Works 1975-2000, Warsaw: CSW, 2001.