Wojciech Bruszewski

b. 1947 in Wroclaw, Poland.
Lives and works in Lódz, Poland.

1970   Degree from the Cinematography Department of the National Film Academy, Lódz, Poland
  Professional freelance photographer; member of ZPAF (Association of Polish Professional Photographers)
1970-76   Member and co-founder of the WARSZTAT Group, avant-garde group of filmmakers
1973   Makes the first art videotape in Poland
1975   Degree from the Film Direction Department, National Film Academy, Lódz
1981   Member of the Internationales Künstler Gremium, Germany
  Begins to teach "Extended" Photography at the Art Academy, Poznan, Poland
1985   Assistant Professor at Art Academy, Poznan
1988   Sets up independent radio station, the Radio Ruine Der Künste Berlin, UKW 97.2 MHz
1988-93   On-going computerised radio broadcast of The Infinite Talk
1989   Establishes the Computer Arts Workshop at Art Academy, Poznan
1990-92   President of the Construction in Process Association
1991   Member and co-founder of the GUST, the Polish group of TeX users
1991-96   Associate Professor at Art Academy, Poznan
1992-98   Directs commercials for radio and TV
1997   Mention in Polish PWN Encyclopedia
1998    Associate Professor at Nicholas Copernicus University, Torun - Departament of Fine Arts

Selected exhibitions

1969   Kuznia (the final exhibition of Zero-61 group), Kuznia, Torun, Poland
1971   Continuation (first solo show), Galeria Wspólczesna, Warsaw
1972   Atelier 72 (Polish Contemporary Art Festival), Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
1973   Kinolaboratorium (first show of the first videotape made in Poland, Pictures Language, with Piotr Bernacki), Galeria EL, Elblag, Poland
  WARSZTAT Group, 12th International Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1974   5th International Experimental Film Festival, Knokke Heist, Belgium
1976   Art as Mechanical Reality, DST, Lódz, Poland
1977   Documenta 6 (experimental film section and video section), Kassel, Germany
  22 polnische Künstler, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
  Film als Film, Cologne, Essen, Stuttgart, Berlin, Germany
1978   Analyses in Media (video), BWA, Lódz, Poland
  Art, Artist and the Media (symposium), Graz, Austria
  Film as Film, Hayward Gallery, London
1979   Input-Output, GN Gallery, Gdansk, Poland
1980   New Tools-New Artistic Ideas, Stara Galeria ZPAF, Warsaw
1980-81   Horizon, Maîa Galeria ZPAF, Warsaw;
  FV Gallery, Kraków, Poland;
  Foto-Medium-Art Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland;
  in Polish Photography, tour exhibition in Japan;
  Akumulatory 2 Gallery, Poznan, Poland;
  Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany;
  Erweiterte Fotografie, Vienna
1982   Sydney Biennial, Sydney, Australia
1983   Reality, BWA, Lublin, Poland
  Présences Polonaises, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
1985   Film and Sound, MM Centre, Zagreb, Croatia
1986   Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany
1988   Video Wohen, Basel, Switzerland
1992   Über Zeit, Ruine der Künste Berlin and Bauhaus Dessau, Germany
  Construction in Process III (artist and co-organiser), Lódz, Poland
  May-Day (retrospective), Artists Museum, Lódz, Poland
1993   The SONNETS, OSTranenie 93, Bauhaus Dessau, Germany
1996   The Butterfly Effect, Mucsarnok (Kunsthalle), Budapest
1997   Sztuka Progresywna: the contemporary art of Lódz, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw
  Horizon/The Story About White Mice (a lecture), OSTranenie 97, Bauhaus Dessau, Germany


1971   Inwentaryzacja (5 min.)
1972   Klaskacz (6 min.)
  Bezdech (10 min.)
1973   YYAA (3 min.)
1974   Text-Door (2 min.)
1975   Match-Box (5 min.)
1976   Tea-Spoon (2 min.)
1977   Points (film performance) (10 min.)
  Chairs (educational film about chair as an art object) (15 min.)


1973   Picture Language (25 min.) (lost)
1971/78   Analyses in Media (45 min.)
1975/77   10 Works (30 min.)
1976   Outside (video installation)
  From X to X (video installation), Osetnica Agriculture Coop, Poland
  For Labyrinth Gallery, Galeria Labyrint, Lublin, Poland
1976/82   Some Music (7 min.)
1978   Sernmusik (video/audio object)
  TV Music (video/audio object)
  For Mr. Muybridge (video installation)
1979   TV Hen (video/audio object)
1981   Maastricht Installation, Jan Van Eyck Academy, The Netherlands
1983   Reality, BWA Lublin, Poland
  Reality/Principe, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
1988   Oliver's Train (video installation), Basel, Switzerland
1994   Radio Ruine der Künste Berlin (30 min., made for Channel 2-TVPoland)
  The Rise and the Fall of the Peanut Party (30 min., made for Channel 2-TVPoland)

Computer works

1988-93   The Infinite Talk (permanent audio installation in the Ruine der Künste Berlin, a radio station)
1991   The Poetry Machine (computer object)
  Romantica (series of interactive audio works)
1992   The SONNETS (literature work, 8 volumes)
1994   C.H.O.P.I.N (music works, CD audio)
1996   The SONNETS (computer installation), The Butterfly Effect, Mûcsarnok (Kunsthalle), Budapest


1980-81   DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) one-year residency in West Berlin

Artist Publications

1981   HORIZONT, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
1992   The SONNETS - vol. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, published by the author
  Über Zeit (catalogue), Berlin
1997   HORIZONT, OSTranenie 97 catalogue, Bauhaus Dessau, Germany

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