Ryszard W. KLUSZCZYŃSKI
Hosted by: Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art
Ryszard W. Kluszczyński, PhD, media art scholar, writer and curator.
Professor of media and cultural studies, Chair of Department of New Media and Digital Culture, University of Lodz, Poland. Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz. He investigates the issues of new media arts and cyberculture, contemporary art theory and practices, avant-gardes and transdisciplinary cultural transformations, and recent interactions between art, science, technology and politics.
Artistic Director of Art & Science Meeting Program in the Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdansk (2011-). Curator of numerous exhibitions within the Program. Co-curator of travelling international exhibition United States of Europe (2011-2013). Curator of the Second International Biennale of Contemporary Art “Mediations”, Poznan 2010. Chief Curator of Film, Video and Multimedia Arts in the Centre for Contemporary Art – Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw (1990-2001).
Member of International Association of Art Critics (AICA), Cultural Studies Committee of Polish Academy of Science, and Polish Society of Cultural Studies. Editor of “Art Inquiry”, a yearbook on contemporary art, and “Cultural Studies Review”.