Krzysztof Wodiczko (b. 1943, Poland) lives and works in New York City, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Warsaw, Poland. Wodiczko is renowned for his large-scale slide and video projections on architectural facades and monuments. He has realized more than 90 such public projections in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Holland, Northern Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.
Since the late 1980s, his projections have involved the active participation of marginalized and estranged city residents.
Simultaneously, and also internationally, he has been designing and implementing a series of nomadic instruments, vehicles and other cultural equipment with the homeless, immigrants, alienated youth, war veterans and other operators for their survival, communication and expression in the public space.
Since 1985, he has held many major retrospectives at such institutions as the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum Sztuki, Lodz; Fundacio Tapies, Barcelona; Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford CT; La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Contemporary Art Center, Warsaw; the Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; DOX contemporart Art Center, Prague; Bunkier Sztuki Art Center, Krakow, Poland; List Visual Arts Center MIT, Boston, USA; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan; Muzeum Sztuki Lodz, Poland; and in FACT in Liverpool, as a part of Liverpool Biennale opening in June 2016.
Krzysztof Wodiczko's work has been exhibited in Documenta (twice), Paris Biennale, Sydney Biennale, Lyon Biennale, Venice Biennale (twice) Architectural Venice Biennale (International Pavillion), Whitney Biennial, Yokohama Triennale, International Center for Photography Triennale in New York, Montreal Biennale (2014) and at Magiciens de la Terre and in many other international art festivals and exhibitions.
He received the Hiroshima Art Prize "for his contribution as an international artist to the world peace", and represented Poland and Canada in Venice Biennale (Canadian Pavillion and Polish Pavilions). He is also recipient of Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture, the Georgy Kepes Award, MIT, the Katarzyna Kobro Prize, and "Gloria Artis" Golden Medal from Polish Ministry of Culture.
-Taken from the artist's personal website.