Zakład Mediów Elektronicznych UŁ
prof. Ryszard W. Kluszczyński

prof. dr hab. Ryszard W. Kluszczyński

Head of the Department of Electronic Media and Chair of School of Media and Audiovisual Culture
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Curatorial activities

Began his curatorial practice in 1988. In 1990-2001 he had a position of Chief Curator of Film, Video and Multimedia Art in the Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, where he prepared several international exhibitions and art projects, as well as many festivals and presentations of experimental cinema and video art. Curator of numerous programs presenting Polish art at international festivals and in art institutions all over the world. Curator of International Biennale of Contemporary Art „Mediations" in Poznań 2010. Since 2011 the Artistic Director of international project Art & Science Meeting in the Center for Contemporary At – Łaźnia in Gdańsk, curator of many exhibitions presented in the frames of the project. 

Selected curatorial works 
2015
Exhibition Guy Ben-Ary with Kirsten Hudson, OLeg Mavromatti, Boryana Rossa, Tanya Visosevic: Nervoplastica (program Art & Science Meeting), Center for Contemporary Art - Laznia, Gdansk, Poland

Exhibition Patrick Tresset: Human Traits (program Art & Science Meeting), Center for Contemporary Art - Laznia, Gdansk, Poland. 

2014

Exhibition Meat, Metal & Code / Contestable Chimeras: Stelarc (program Art & Science Meeting), Center for Contemporary Art - Laznia, Gdansk, Poland. 

Exhibition Ken Feingold: Figures of Speech - Stolen Voices (program Art & Science Meeting), Gdansk City Gallery, Gdansk, Poland. 

Exhibition Bill Vorn: Hysterical Machines (program Art & Science Meeting), Center for Contemporary Art - Laznia 2, Gdansk, Poland

2012
Exhibition Wonderful Life: Laurent Mignonneau i Christa Sommerer (program Art & Science Meeting), Center for Contemporary Art - Laznia, Gdansk, Poland.

Exhibition Crude Life. The Tissue Culture & Art Project: Oron Catts i Ionat Zurr (program Art & Science Meeting), Center for Contemporary Art - Łaźnia, Gdańsk. Exhibition presented also in the Science Center Copernicus in Warsaw.

2011
Traveling exhibition United States of Europe (15 artists), together with Anna Bitkina and Sinziana Ravini: Łódź (Poland) - Helsinki (Finland) - Vilnius (Lithuania) - Guimaraes (Portugal) - Nicosia (Cyprus) - Dresden (Germany) - Sofia (Bulgaria) - Paris (France) - Cork (Ireland) - Bruxelles (Belgium), 2011-2013.

Exhibition Performing Data: Monika Fleischmann i Wolfgang Strauss (program Art & Science Meeting), Center for Contemporary Art - Łaźnia, Gdańsk.

Exhibition Blue Morph: Victoria Vesna i James Gimzewski (program Art & Science Meeting), Baltic Culture Center, Gdańsk.   pdfdownload the catalogue

2010
Beyond Mediations. One of the two main exhibitions of International Biennale of Contemporary Art „Mediations" in Poznań 2010 (55 artists), together with Tsutomu Mizusawa.

2007
Exhibition of photography Yumi Machiguchi: Time - Space - Movement, Forum of Photography Gallery, Łódź.

2005
Spaces of Intimacy. Video art program (Kinga Araya, Anna Baumgart, Barbara Konopka, Józef Robakowski, Piotr Wyrzykowski), Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece; National Museum, Szczecin, Poland.

2004
Spaces of Intimacy. Video art program (Kinga Araya, Anna Baumgart, Barbara Konopka, Józef Robakowski, Piotr Wyrzykowski), La Quai, Mulhouse; Espace Apollonia, Strasbourg, France.

2001 
Exhibition Mirosław Rogala: Gestures of Freedom. Works 1975-2000, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw / Contemporary Art Gallery Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow.

Exhibition Izabella Gustowska: Passions and Other Cases, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw. 

2000
Exhibition Kinga Araya: Grounded (II), Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Program Polish Video Art - The Last Decade, medi@terra 2000. International Art and Technology Festival and Symposium, Athens, Greece.

Exhibition The Workshop of Film Form 1970-1977, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

1999
LAB 7. Translocation. International Exhibition of (Multi)Media Art (Jean-Francois Guiton, Chris Hales, Agnes Hegedus, Barbara Konopka, Atsushi Ogata & Anna Davis, Simon Robertshow, Jeffrey Shaw, Grahame Weinbren), Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Polish Video Art Data Bank. Translocation - (new) media / art, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria.

Polish Video Art of the 90's, Eystra Salt '99. Replica Theater & Art Center, Stockholm, Sweden.

Exit. International artist-made film and video exhibition, Chisenhale Gallery, London, GB (co-curator).
 
1998
Exhibition Francisco Ruiz de Infante: Flight Simulators, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Two programs: History of Avant-garde Film in Poland (1937-1980) and Recent Polish Video Art (1988-1996) presented at the festival Avant-garde films and videos from Central Europe, Lux Centre, Londyn, Great Britain.

Films of Toshio Matsumoto, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

ARF ARF Group (Marcus Bergnder, Frank Lovece, Marisa Stirpe, Michael Buckley), films and performances, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Moving Image Art Festival - experimental film and video from Great Britain, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

1997
LAB 6. International Exhibition of (Multi)Media Art (Kjell Bjorgeengen, Jean-Louis Boissier, Luc Courchesne, CUKT, Marzenna & Juliusz Donajski, Ken Feingold, Perry Hoberman, Sanja Iveković, George Legrady, Eric Lanz, Marita Liulia, Dalibor Martinis, Mirosław Rogala, Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau, Josephine Starrs & Leon Cmielewski, Bill Seaman, Jacek Szleszyński, Tamas Waliczky), Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Exhibition Vera Frenkel: ...from the Transit Bar / Body Missing, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Images at Large. Festival of Polish experimantal films, video art, animation and films on art, Mucsarnok, Budapest, Hungary.

Francisco Ruiz de Infante - video works, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Panorama de l'art video polonais, Video les Beaux Jours - Ecole des Arts Decoratifs, Strasbourg.

Two experimental film and video programs: Sityscapes (Andras Szirtes, Michael Maziere, Georgy Durst, Peter Hutton, Michael Bielicky, Gustav Hamos, Marina Abramovic) and Architecture of the moving image (Józef Robakowski, Dora Maurer, Zbigniew Rybczyński, Ladislav Galeta, Ryszard Waśko, Gabor Body, Piotr Wyrzykowski) at 3. International Biennale film+arc, Graz, Austria.

1996 
Exhibition Lynn Hershman: Captured Bodies of Resistance, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw / L. Wyczółkowski Museum, Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Exhibition of video Installation Videomentale (Izabella Gustowska, Zbigniew Libera, Józef Robakowski, Sławomir Sobczak, Piotr Wyrzykowski)Videofest Berlin, and next: Gallery Foro Artistico, Hanover, Germany.

Irit Batsry - video retrospective (Izrael), Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Robert Cahen - video from 1979-1996, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Two programs: Cinquante ans de film experimental polonais and Art Video polonais recent, festival VideoFormes, Clermont-Ferrand, Francja.
 
1995 
LAB 5. International Exhibition of Film, Video and computer art (Max Almy & Teri Yarbrow, Michael Bielicky, Simon Biggs, Gabor Body, Patrick Bokanowski, Vera Frenkel, Izabella Gustowska, Alexander Hahn, Gusztav Hamos, Lynn Hershman, Sanja Iveković & Dalibor Martinis, Laurent Mignonneau & Christa Sommerer, Daniela Alina Plewe, Józef Robakowski), Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Video polonais aujourd'hui, ELAC, Espace Lyonnais d'Art Contemporaine, Lyon, France.

British video art of the nineties, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Program History of Polish Animation Film (5 parts), Bela Balazs Studio, Budapest, Hungary.

Peter Callas - computer animation, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

1994
Exhibition Józef Robakowski: The Space of Kinetic Energy. Photographs - films - videoobjects - paintings - installations, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Program of recent Polish video art, Roma Europa Festival, Rome, Italy.

Magic, perversion, ritual - films of Kenneth Anger, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Highlights from the history of the Polish avant-garde film, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck, Germany.

International Festival Film/Video Laboratorium - LAB 4, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Program Tendencies in Polish experimental film and video, Mutations de l'Image. Deuxiemes Rencontres Internationales Art Cinema - Video - Ordinateur, ASTARTI / Videotheque de Paris, France.

1993
Films of Derek Jarman, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

The History of Video Art in Poland, I Ostranenie International Videofestival, Dessau-Bauhaus, Germany.

II International Media Meeting, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Highligts from the history of Polish experimental cinema, Arts Centre, Plymouth - Depot Studio, Coventry - Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton - Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, GB.

Cinema According To The Themersons, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

1992
Joan Jonas - video from 1972-1992, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Video polonaise Contemporaine, Centre culturel de l'education nationale, Toulon, France.

Festival International Media Meeting, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Program Neue Polnische Videos, 5. VideoFest '92, Berlin, Germany.

Video Polonaise, Les 5. Instants Video, Manosque, France.

New Video From Poland, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck, Germany.

Polish Experimental Cinema, TARt, Enschede, The Netherlands. 

Recent Polish Video Art, Image Forum Festival, Tokio-Osaka, Japan; STUC, Leuven, Belgium. 

Polish avant-garde film and video art, Saint-Gervais, Geneva, Switzerland.

1991 
The Middle of Europe. Festival of avant-garde film and video art from Austria, Czecho-Slovakia, Hungary and Poland, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Shelly Silver (USA) - program video, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Program Film Form Workshop. Films 1970 to 1975, London Film Makers Co-op, London, GB; Scratch Projections - Cinema a l'Antrepot, Paris, France.
 
Toshio Matsumoto (Japonia): films from 1971-1989, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Film Poetry. Cinema of Jeff Keen, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Pologne les annes 70, Scratch Projection, Paris, France.

David Larcher: films and videos, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Polish Video Avant-Garde, KOB 8 Filmburo / Kulturzentrum Mainz, Germany.

Polish Video Art 1980-1990, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Recent British Video Art, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Unblocked - Polish Videos, Euclid Theatre, Toronto, Canada.

Kjell Bjorgeengen (Norwegia) / Katherine Liberovskaya (Kanada) - program from the series Video art in the World, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

1990
Avant-Garde Cinema: old questions - new answers (Stan Brakhage, Hollis Frampton, Standish L. Lawder, Józef Robakowski, Paul Sharits, Andy Warhol), Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Cinema of the Great Avant-Garde: in Paris... and in other places, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Avant-garde Cinema in Poland I i IIVideo Art in Poland I i II, Second International Video Art Festival, Helsinki - Kuopio, Finland.

Films of Akihiko Morishita, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Zygmunt Rytka: video works, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Józef Robakowski: Video - art of my thoughts, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Polish Video Art, Querspur Videofestival, Linz, Austria.

Video of Michael Scroggins, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Barbara Konopka: Monstrosity of Individualism, program video, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Maciej Walczak / Wojciech Lemański, Something Is Moving - video concert, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.
 
1989
Festival Polish Avant-Garde - film i video, House of Culture, Łódź.

Program Recent Video art in Poland, Retina '89. I International Experimental Film and Video Meeting, Szigetvar, Hungary.

Programs: Searching for decision - personal cinema. The films and videos of Jozef Robakowski and Polish Avant-Garde Video in the Eighties, 33 rd London Film Festival, Londyn, Great Britain.

1988 
Program Avant-garde film and video art in Poland, International Film Forum Arsenal, Riga, Latvia.