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About Krzysztof Wodiczko
Krzysztof Wodiczko (b. 1943, Warsaw, Poland) is an artist who lives and works in New York and Cambridge, Massachusetts where he serves as Professor in Residence of Art, Design and the Public Domain at Harvard University. He is a recipient of the Hiroshima Art Prize in 1998 “for his contribution as an international artist to world peace,” and his work proposes possibilities for society to divert from a worldwide culture of war and questions the idea of what a monument should be. He is visiting the Philippines as a guest of Bellas Artes Projects exploring the post war history of Bataan which contains memories of trauma of World War II and the Vietnam War.
Since 1980, Wodiczko has created more than ninety large-scale slide and video projections of politically charged images on architectural façades and monuments worldwide. Projecting images of community members’ hands, faces, or entire bodies onto architectural façades, and combining those images with voiced testimonies, Wodiczko disrupts our traditional understanding of the functions of public space and architecture. Wodiczko’s work has been exhibited in Documenta (twice), Paris Biennale, Sydney Biennale, Lyon Biennale, The Venice Art Biennale (Canadian and Polish Pavilions) in Magiciens de la Terre exhibition, Paris, Venice Biennale of Architecture, The Whitney Biennial, Yokohama Triennale, International Center for Photography Triennale, New York, The Montreal Biennale ( 2014), The Liverpool Biennale ( 2016) and other international art festivals and international exhibitions.