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"We romanticize war"  Krzysztof Wodiczko, The Art of Un-War


Krzysztof Wodiczko (born 1943 Warsaw, Poland, is a globally acclaimed artist recognized for his monumental projections on historical landmarks and institutional facades, exploring the complex dynamics between communities, history, and public spaces. His projections, evolving from still slides to live and recorded videos, bring forth narratives of pain, resilience, and loss, deeply engaging with the themes of trauma and healing.

Additionally, Wodiczko's interactive instruments and vehicles empower marginalized individuals and shed light on social injustices.


With over 90 site-specific projections in more than 40 cities worldwide, Wodiczko's  thought-provoking works have graced iconic locations such as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC (1988/2018), the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City (1989), and Kraków's City Hall Tower in Poland (1996), and countless others.

Krzysztof Wodiczko's public projections, Instruments and Vehicles have been recognized through major exhibitions, including "Krzysztof Wodiczko: Instruments, Monuments, Projections" at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, South Korea (2017), "Krzysztof Wodiczko" at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) for Liverpool Biennial in England (2016), and "Krzysztof Wodiczko: On Behalf of the Public Domain" at the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź, Poland (2015).  His works can be found in esteemed museum and public collections worldwide, including the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona in Spain, the National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto in Japan, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC.

Born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1943, Wodiczko currently resides and works in both New York and  Warsaw Poland. His artistic practice continues to challenge and provoke dialogue, urging us to critically examine our deep-rooted tendencies towards war despite our collective longing for peace.

Krzysztof Wdiczko
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