Krzysztof Wodiczko


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Krzysztof Wodiczko, born in 1943 in Warsaw, Poland is an artist renowned for his large-scale slide and video projections on architectural facades and monuments. He has realized more than 80 such public projections in Australia, Austria, Canada, England, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.

War, conflict, trauma, social injustice and displacement are some of the major themes of his projects. In his Public Projections he animates city monuments and public edifices with the motion images of bodily expressions and voices of marginalized urban residents such as the homeless, immigrants, survivors of domestic violence, war veterans and others. He is also an author of Vehicles and Instruments designed and implemented with estranged city dwellers who struggle to regain their voice and presence in public space. He received the Hiroshima Prize "for his contribution as an international artist to world peace" and represented Canada and Poland in the Venice Biennale. He lives and works in Boston and New York City, and he is professor of Art, Design, and the Public Domain at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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