Monday, February 1, 5pm, virtual via FB Live
The artist Krzysztof Wodiczko at Galerie Lelong, next to a replica of the statue in the Lincoln Memorial. A video projects the faces and hands of Staten Island residents. (Credit: Vincent Tullo for The New York Times)
Krzysztof Wodiczko is a world-renowned artist who has realized more than 90 large-scale projections on architectural facades and monuments around the world, and has created nomadic vehicles for homeless, immigrant, alienated youth, war veterans and other operators for their survival, communication, and expression in public space.
Since 1985, he has held major retrospectives at such institutions as the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum Sztuki, Łódź; Fundacio Tapies, Barcelona; Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford CT; La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Contemporary Art Center, Warsaw; the Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; DOX contemporart Art Center, Prague; Bunkier Sztuki Art Center, Kraków, Poland; List Visual Arts Center MIT, Boston, USA; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan; Muzeum Sztuki Łódź, Poland; and in FACT in Liverpool, as a part of Liverpool Biennale in June 2016. Krzysztof Wodiczko’s work has been exhibited in Documenta (twice), Paris Biennale, Sydney Biennale, Lyon Biennale, Venice Biennale (twice), Architectural Venice Biennale (International Pavillion), Whitney Biennial, Yokohama Triennale, International Center for Photography Triennale in New York, Montreal Biennale (2014), Magiciens de la Terre, and in many other international art festivals and exhibitions. Wodiczko is Professor in Residence of Art, Design and the Public Domain at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and Professor Emeritus at MIT.
This presentation is hosted by the UMBC Intermedia and Digital Art [IMDA] MFA Program and the Department of Visual Art, with support from CIRCA.