Performance Archive is a project of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw focused on gathering, archiving, studying and providing online access to materials connected with the history of performance art in Poland.
The goal is to create a fairly complete archive of the most important performances, artists and events from the genesis of this form of art in the 1960s down to the present day. The point of departure for the project is the documentation of performances already collected at the museum, included in the museum’s Filmoteka and Artist Archive, supplemented by dozens of new films and thousands of photos.
The archive is based mainly on the works of the classics of this genre, created from the 1960s to 1980s, such as Zbigniew Warpechowski, Włodzimierz Borowski, KwieKulik, Krzysztof Zarębski, Wojciech Bruszewski, Janusz Bałdyga, Józef Robakowski, Akademia Ruchu, Ewa Partum, Teresa Murak, Natalia LL, Zygmunt Piotrowski, Jerzy Bereś, Tadeusz Kantor, Jerzy Truszkowski, Zbigniew Libera, Luxus, Zbyszko Trzeciakowski, Anna Płotnicka, Ewa Zarzycka, Artur Tajber, Wiktor Gutt, Grzegorz Kowalski, Jolanta Marcolla, Teresa Tyszkiewicz, and Adam Rzepecki.
Historical realizations were supplemented by those from more recent decades in the development of performance art in Poland, presenting works by artists such as Roman Stańczak, Marek Rogulski, Wspólnota Leeeżeć , Piotr Wyrzykowski, CUKT, Artur Grabowski, Oskar Dawicki, Paweł Althamer, Daniel Rycharski, Łukasz Surowiec, Wojciech Bąkowski, Alicja Żebrowska, Artur Żmijewski, Zorka Wollny , and many others.