Artur Zmijewski

Visual artist Artur Żmijewski, born in 1966 in Warsaw (Poland), works almost exclusively with the media of photography and film. He is particularly interested in the power of art and its relation to politics. From an almost anthropological viewpoint he investigates social norms, morality and representations of power in today's society and the effects that art have on it. Żmijewski studied in the sculpture class of Professor Grzegorz Kowalski at the Warsaw Art Academy from 1990 to 1995 as well as at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam in 1999. His work has been internationally shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions. In 2005 he represented Poland at the 51st Art Biennale in Venice. He is member of the Polish political movement "Krytyka Polityczna" and the art director of the magazine of the same name. He is the appointed curator of the 7th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2012). Żmijewski lives and works in Warsaw.

Artur Żmijewski: Applied Social Arts
Artur Żmijewski in conversation with Gerald Matt in August 2007
Artur Żmijewski in conversation with Miklós Erhardt in January 2008