Piotr Krajewski

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Born 1956. Curator, critic and lecturer, expert in issues of contemporary art and media culture, Piotr Krajewski completed his degree in Theory of Culture at Wrocław University in 1980. In 1989 Krajewski co-founded the WRO International Biennale for Media Art, and he serves as artistic director of that festival to the present day. Founder of WRO Center for Media Art in Wroclaw (1998). He is also artistic director of the PRIX VISIONICA International Televised Creation Festival (2006) (http://prixvisionica.pl). Krajewski has curated numerous exhibitions and media presentations in Poland and abroad, including exhibitions at the Kunsthalle in Vienna and the National Museum in Wroclaw; and he has served as juror at many international festivals, including Transmediale (Berlin 2002), Internationale Kurzfilmtage (Oberhausen 2004), the European Media Art Festival (Osnabrueck (2006). In collaboration with Violetta Kutlubasis-Krajewska, he has developed over 200 television programs devoted to media art and culture broadcast on TVP's Channel 2.

Author of many publications, editor of the books From a Monument to Market. Video Art and the Public Space (2005), and Energetic Pictures of Jozef Robakowski (2007). Krajewski has authored texts published in Poland, Austria, Germany, Brazil, the UK, the US and Japan; he has given lectures worldwide, including presentations at conferences at Tate Modern in London and Centre George Pompidou in Paris; in 2005 he served as European Union expert in the Culture 2000 grant program. Krajewski is currently a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan and at the Cultural Studies Department of Wrocław University in Wroclaw. He is a member of the AICA, a member of the Programming Board of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, and a member of the board of the Lower Silesian Fine Arts Association Zachęta.

  • Piotr Krajewski and Violetta Krajewska (eds.), From Monument to Market. Video Art and Public Space, Wroclaw: WRO Art Center, 2005 [1]
  • Piotr Krajewski (ed.), Józef Robakowski. Energetic Images. Bio-mechanical Recordings 1970 - 2005, Wroclaw: WRO Art Center, 2007 [2]

See also: Poland#Video_art