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Karol Radziszewski

He works with film, photography, installations and creates interdisciplinary projects.
Born in 1980 in Bialystok, Poland. Lives and works in Warsaw, Poland, where he received his MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2004.  His practice extends to magazines, artist books, fashion as well as curatorial concept projects. Publisher and editor-in-chief of DIK Fagazine.

Residencies:
2014 FUTURA Center for Contemporary Art, Prague
2011 Residency Unlimited, New York
2009 New Media Center_kuda.org, Novi Sad
2007 Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
2006 PROGR, Bern

Awards and Honors:
2009 Paszport Polityki Award
2009 Minister of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship
2007 Deutsche Bank Foundation Prize finalist
2006 Minister of Culture Scholarship
2006 Samsung Art Master Prize
2002 Minister of Culture Scholarship

Institutional Collections:
Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw
Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery, Krakow
Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok
Society for the Encouragement of the Fine Arts, Lodz

Selected Solo Exhibitions/Projects:
2019
The Power of Secrets, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
QAI/CEE, The Multimedia Cultural Centre, Split
Queer Archives Institute, Schwules Museum / HAU, Berlin
2017
QAI/CEE, Centrala, Birmingham
2016
Ali, BWA Warszawa, Warsaw
Queer Archives Institute, Videobrasil, Sao Paulo
2015
Art in America, Manhattan Gallery, Lodz
Tomorrow will be different, (with Josef Rabara), Fotograf Gallery, Prague
2014
In the Shadow of the Flame, BWA Warszawa
The Prince and Queens. The Body as an Archive, CCA, Toruń
America Is Not Ready For This, Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow
Greetings from America!, Laznia Center for Contemporary Art, Gdansk
America Is Not Ready For This, FUTURA Center for Contemporary Art, Prague
2012
America Is Not Ready For This, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw
LOVE, Raster, Warsaw
DIK. Archive, Kolonie Gallery, Warsaw
Invitation, Starter Gallery, Warsaw
2011
Heal The World, Muzeum Sztuki / ms2, Lodz (curatorial concept project)
Body of Work, Splatterpool Artspace, New York
Backstage, Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery, Krakow
2010
Balance Exercises, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok
2009
To Pee in a Bun, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (curatorial concept project)
Ready 2 Die, video-performance, Muzeum Sztuki / ms2, Lodz
Fag Fighters in Riga, Supernova Gallery, Riga (LV)
MARIOS DIK, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
2008
Oh!, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok
Pissing Chapel/DIK Fagazine, White Cubicle Toilet Gallery, London (UK)
2007
Man, it must be great, Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv (IL)
I Always Wanted, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
The Structure of an Artistic Fact, BWA Gallery, Zielona Gora
2005
Fags, private apartment, Warsaw
Office, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2017
The Beguiling Siren is Thy Crest, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
Late Polishness. Forms of national identity after 1989, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
The Dynamics of Decline, BWA Warszawa, Warsaw
2016
The Morality Reflex, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Common Affairs, Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin, Germany
Why are we afraid of sunsets?, Gdansk City Gallery, Gdansk, Poland
QAI/BY, Y Gallery, Minsk, Belarus
Sui Generis, Dello Scompiglio, Italy
Masters Peasants Peasants Masters, BWA Sokół Gallery, Nowy Sącz, Poland
The Wild West. A History of Wroclaw’s Avant-Garde, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
Our Heart Is a Foreign Country, Studio Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2015
IV Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art, Odessa
Test of Spirit, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
Someone will remember us in the future, National Academy of Art, Sofia
Imagined Communities, Personal Imaginations, Budapest Gallery, Budapest
AIDS: Based on a true Story, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden
Slash: In Between the Normative and the Fantasy, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga
Cannibalism? On Appropriation in Art, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
Midnight Show III. Taken, Design BWA Wrocław Gallery, Wroclaw
Procedures for the head. Polish Art Today, Kunsthalle Bratislava
2014
Devils!, Biała Gallery, Lublin
Private Nationalism, Kunsthalle, Kosice, Slovakia
Crimestory, Center of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Torun
Private Nationalism, Divus, Prague
The Emperor's New Apparel, Karlin Studios, Prague
2013
PERFORMA 13, New York
Learning from Warsaw, Museum Bärengasse, Zurich
Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Goteborg
8th Photography Biennial, Poznan
The Dangerous Liaisons, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
15th WRO Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw
Mum, I just really need to focus on my art right now, Arsenal Gallery, Poznan
The Emperor's New Apparel, Trafo Gallery, Budapest
Enchanting Forms, IDEAS 40203, Louisville, Kentucky
I Salute the Potter’s Clay, Czarna Gallery, Warsaw
Tribute to Robakowski, Lokal 30, Warsaw
2012
The Call of Fashion, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
Rosa Arbeit auf goldender Strasse, xhibit Gallery, Vienna
Ten Percent White, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
Drawing is coming back in a big way, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok
4th Artboom Festival, Krakow
Happy Birthday Mr. Fluxus, "Zamek" Culture Centre, Poznan
2011
Spectrum. From the Zacheta Video Collection, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (A)
Thymós. The Art Of Anger 1900 – 2011, Centre of Contemporary Art Torun, Torun
14th WRO Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw
Desire is WAR, The Contemporary Art Gallery of The National Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu (RO)
2010
Peep Generating, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz
Ars Homo Erotica,The National Museum in Warsaw, Warsaw
Residency Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad (RS)
Working Title, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
Animal Manifesto, Raster Gallery, Warsaw
Fancy Success, Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery, Krakow
Self Publish, Be Happy, The Photographers’ Gallery, London (GB)
2009
Prague Biennale 4, Karlin Hall, Prague (CZ)
Workers Leaving the Workplace, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig (D)
New York Photo Festival, DUMBO, New York (USA)
Vogue, Laznia - Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk
Smell it!, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, (AT)
Live Archive (The Generational: Younger Than Jesus), New Museum, New York (USA)
2008
The Young and Evil, tank.tv / Tate Modern, London (UK)
Just Different!, Cobra Museum, Amsterdam/Amstelveen (NL)
Another City, Another Life, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
Red eye effect. Polish photography of the 21st century, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
Queer Zines, New York Art Book Fair, New York (USA)
TIT FOR TAT, < rotor >, Graz (A)
Bat-Yam International Biennale of Landscape Urbanism, (szu szu), Bat-Yam (IL)
Under the Skin: New Video from Poland, New Museum, New York (USA)
2007
Consequences and Proposals, Biennale of Young Artists, Tallinn (EST)
Collection of Art of the 20th–21th Centuries, Draft 2: Power of Formalism, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz
Views 2007, The Deutsche Bank Foundation Award, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
Concrete legacy. From Le Corbusier to the Homeboys, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
5th Biennale of Photography, Arsenal Gallery, Poznan
2006
Poza, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, (USA)
MEGAZINES, Visionaire Gallery, New York, (USA)
Love and Democracy, Laznia - Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk
Samsung Art Master, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
2004
Duty and Rebellion, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
Last Few Days of Laboratory Space, (szu szu), CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
Nova Polska 70-80, (szu szu), Maison Folie de Moulins, Lille, (F)
Drang nach West(end), compact/space, Berlin, (D)

Film Festivals:

10th PLANETE+ DOC Film Festival, Warsaw
Kinomuzeum Film Festival / Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
12th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival, Wroclaw
10th Pink Screens Film Festival, Brussels
57th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen