WOJCIECH BĄKOWSKI

Born in 1979 in Poznań. Wojciech Bąkowski is a director of animated films and videos, a visual artist, poet, musician, and creator of audio performances and alternative music. The artist is a graduate of the Poznań Academy of Fine Arts where he studied in the Audiosfera Studio and the Laboratory of Animated Film under Leszek Knaflewski and Hieronim Neumann.

In his works, he blends image, sound and text into a coherent, inseparable whole, devoid of redundant elements likely to distort the communicated message. The artist uses minimalistic aesthetic means. His projects address issues related to daily life, they make references to reality and the immediate surroundings.

His work has been displayed at individual and collective exhibitions in Poland and Europe. He exhibited at the Gare Saint Sauveur at the Lille 3000 Festival in France, the Kunstverein in Freiburg, and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich. At New York City’s New Museum, he participated in Younger Than Jesus, the biennial showing of young art. He received the Deutsche Bank Foundation’s Views Award in 2009, chosen by an international jury for his original work over recent years.