Artur Żmijewski

Year of birth, place
1966, Warschau, Poland
Artur Żmijewski studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Faculty of Sculpture, from 1990 to 1995, where he obtained his diploma from the studio of Professor Grzegorz Kowalski. He creates installations, photographic objects, photographs, video realizations, and films. At the »Guarene Arte 2000« exhibition he received the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Per L’Arte Prize for his work »An Eye for an Eye«. In 2005 his »Repetition« was shown in the Polish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, and two years later his film »Them was shown at the Documenta 12 in Kassel. From 2007 to 2008 he was a DAAD Artist in Residence in Berlin where he prepared his project »Democracies«. Żmijewski was an editor of »Czereja« magazine and also works as an art critic and curator. In 2010 he received the Ordway Prize, administered by the New Museum in New York and Creative Link for the Arts. He was curator of the 7th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art.

[Last update: September 2015]