Krzysztof Wodiczko

Krzysztof Wodiczko is an artist, theorist, and educator; Professor in Residence of Art, Design, and the Public Domain at the Harvard Graduate School of Design; and a former director of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT. He is renowned for his large-scale slide and video projections on architectural facades and monuments. He has realised more than eighty such public projections in Australia, Austria, Canada, the UK, Germany, Holland, Northern Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and the United States. Since the late 1980s, his projections have involved the active participation of marginalised and estranged city residents. Simultaneously, he has been designing and implementing a series of nomadic instruments and vehicles with homeless, immigrant and war veteran operators for their survival and communication. Since 1985, he has held many retrospective exhibitions at international institutions, more recently at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea (2017). Among many awards, Wodiczko received the Hiroshima Prize in 1998 for his contribution as an artist to world peace. The Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery in Nantes, France, is a permanent public art project he developed in partnership with architect Julian Bonder which opened to the public in 2011. His major publications include Critical Vehicles: Writings, Projects, Interviews (MIT Press, 2003) and a comprehensive monograph Krzysztof Wodiczko (Black Dog, 2011).

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