Wojciech Bąkowski (born 1979)
Wojciech Bąkowski is a multidisciplinary artist: creator of animated films, sound installations, drawings and performances, and leader of the bands KOT, Czikita and Niwea. He also writes poetry, for which he is often compared to Miron Białoszewski. In 2007, he co-founded the Poznań art group Penerstwo. His work focuses on the apotheosis of experiencing banal reality, with a brutalist, lyrical fascination for “mundane, basic facts and objects”. Awarded the "Views" Deutsche Bank Foundation and Zachęta National Gallery of Art Award (2009), and the Polityka "Passport" Award (2010). Wojciech Bąkowski is represented by the Stereo Gallery in Warsaw.