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Franciszek Orlowski (Born in 1984, Poland)
Franciszek Orlowski

Franciszek is a conceptual artist, and his work has existential character. A graduate of the Department of Intermedia at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, his site-specific works skilfully incorporate political and social commentary, with the aim of challenging the viewer's senses. His previous works include 'Kiss of Love 2009', an installation produced from various paraphenalia that resulted from exchanging his clothes with homeless people, and 'Drobne / 2010 Small Change', which through the use of a British penny, focused on the circumstances of Polish migrant workers in London and a place known as the Polish Wailing Wall where they go to search for jobs (often illegal and poorly paid).
Franciszek has recently featured in a number of exhibitions including 'The artist in the time of hopelessness. The newest Polish art' at BWA Wroclaw Gallery of Contemporary Art (2013), 'British British Polish Polish: Art From Europe's Edges In The Long '90s And Today' at Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle (2013) and 'ART IST KUKU NU UT' at Prada Pravda in Estonia (2013).
British British Polish Polish: Art From Europe's Edges In The Long '90s And Today , Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle,( Warsaw,Poland,2013), The Splendor of Textiles - Zacheta ,National Gallery of Art, (Warsaw,Poland,2013) , Double Game,1.Kiev international Biennale ARSENALE 2012,Mystetskyi Arsenal,(Kiev,Ukraine,2012), Ain't no sorry ,Museum of Modern Art, (Warsaw,Poland,2008)

Stay: January 21 - March 23, 2014
Co-organized by: Agency of Cultural Affairs (Bunkacho)
Event: BYOB - Bring Your Own Beamer at AIT(February 22, 2014)
Polish Art Night: "Franek kimono king bruce lee karate mistrz"Video art and food with two emerging artists from Poland. (March 15, 2014 at Daikanyama Hillside Terrace Annex A)
Tabloid: Download (PDF / 5.0MB)
Residency report (web)


DROBNE / 2010
5 slides, 35mm
Stereo Gallery, Poznan, Poland

POD SKORA / 2008
car / asphalt
Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

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