Performance in Poland 1968-1988
Lecture by Tomasz Sikorski
The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw would like to invite you to an illustrated lecture by Tomasz Sikorski titled “Performance in Poland 1968-1988.”
Tomasz Sikorski, intermedia artist, performer and author of spatial installations, will present his personal perspective on the history of Polish and foreign performance art in the People's Republic of Poland. The unique materials shown will come from Tomasz Sikorski's personal archive and other artists’ resources.
was born in 1953 in Warsaw. He studied at Warsaw's Academy of Fine Arts Sculpture and Interior Design Department between 1974 and 1979. He is an intermedia artist who uses multiple methods and techniques. In the 1970s, as a member of the neo-avant-garde art movement, he created conceptual works. He also made films and took artistic and documentary photographs. In the 1980s he created a number of painting series and painting installations, while continuing to do performance art. He also worked with photography and made pioneer graffiti. In the 1990s he created numerous sculptural-architectural projects. He has also prepared multimedia shows, spatial installations and environments. He is the author of over 150 exhibitions and individual shows. He has participated in over 120 exhibitions and group presentations. He has curated around 20 contemporary art exhibitions. He has also written texts on contemporary art. Between 1979 and 1987 he co-managed (with Jerzy Onuch and later with Joanna Kiliszek) Pracownia Dziekanka, an interdisciplinary art and education center for Warsaw's Academy of Fine Arts and Music Academy. Since 2003 he has been a professor at the Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce where he manages the Multimedia Workshop. He lives in Warsaw and in the Jizera Mountains.