Piotr Krajewski

  • Curator
  • Theorist

Piotr Krajewski is founder and artistic director of WRO Media Art Biennale and chief curator of WRO Art Center in Wroclaw, Poland. He has a background in  Cultural Theory (Wroclaw University) and specialises in new media culture. He is currently senior lecturer at the Fine Arts Academies in Poznan, Department of Intermedia, and in Wroclaw, Department of Art Education. He has published extensively about media art, the cultural impact of the new technologies and history of video art. Recently his texts appeared in print in Germany, Japan and Poland. His most recent book "The Hidden Decade. Polish video art 1985-1995" (2011) includes a set of dvds with a curatorial programme of classical polish video works. Among his most recent curated projects are exhibitions by Mirosław Bałka, Robert Cahen, Zbig Rybczyński, Józef Robakowski, Izabella Gustowska and Paweł Janicki. The exhibition "The State of the Image" curated with Miklós Peternak has been recently shown at the ZKM Center for Art And Media in Karlsruhe, Germany. He was jury member at Transmediale Festival, Berlin (2003), Kurzfilmtage, Oberhausen (2004), and EMAF (2005), as well as has acted as an expert commentator for the European Commission and Japan Cultural Agency. He is also a member of boards: Chair of the Programme Board at Contemporary Art Museum, Wrocław (2007-2008), artistic director International Television Festival PRIX VISIONICA, Wrocław (2007), and member of the Programming Board, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2005 - 2007).