Author

Paweł Żukowski

Paweł Żukowski

, born 1979, Warsaw, Poland, graduated from The Warsaw School of Economics and The University of The Arts in Poznan. Paweł’s professional life has been centred around media and photography, however he avoids this medium when creating art. He prefers to focus on non-traditional, experimental forms of expression, combining art with political and social activism, in order to direct audience attention onto pressing issues in contemporary Poland. One of his most interesting events was a protest outside the offices of a homophobic newspaper: Paweł spent several days there with a cardboard poster declaring “LGBT is me.” This event was broadly reported and commented by the mainstream media in Poland, including in the national press and on TV. Following Paweł’s example, the protest gathered pace and nearly one hundred people joined him in defying the rise of homophobia and transphobia in Poland. His works have been exhibited across a range of galleries in Poland and abroad. Some examples include: the TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art in Szczecin, the Arsenal Gallery in Poznan, the Lookout Gallery in Warsaw, The Ballery in Berlin, the Museum Workshop of Ivan Kavaleridze in Kiev, the Galeria Siłownia in Poznan, CSW Znaki Czasu in Torun, Centrala Space in Birmingham, MS2 in Łódz, Galeria Nova in Poznan, the Exhibition Bureau in Warsaw, and Doris Ghetta Gallery in Ortisei.