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ZBIGNIEW LIBERA - RESUME
Born July 7, 1959 in Pabianice, Poland. Lives and works in Warsaw.
Conceptual installation artist also designing objects, photography, and drawing. In the 80's he made several movies and video installations.


Selected Solo Exhibitions:
  • 2006 Zbigniew Libera Retrospective 1984-2004, The Slusser Gallery, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, U.S., Feb.-Mar. 2006; exh. & international symposium
  • 2004 Positives, RLBQ Gallery, Marseilles, France; Des corps desinvoltes dans l'histoire /Off-hands Bodies in History /Positives//, Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France; Positives, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg; Mistrzowie i Pozytywy (Positives and Masters), Library of Plock Scienctific Association, Plock, Poland; Mistrzowie i Pozytywy, City Gallery Arsenal, Poznan, Poland; Mistrzowie i Pozytywy, BWA Awangarda Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland; Mistrzowie i Pozytywy, State Art Gallery, Sopot, Poland; Mistrzowie i Pozytywy, Gallery of Art Atlas, Lodz, Poland
  • 2000 The Other Type of Prison, American-European Art Associates, New York City
  • 1998 Correct Me If I'm Wrong, Guy McIntyre Gallery, New York City
  • 1997 Gallerie Wang, Oslo, Norway; Gallerie Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1996 Urzadzenia korekcyjne (Correcting Devices), Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1993 Prace z powietrzem i elektrycznosci (Works with Air and Electricity), Na Mazowieckiej Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1992 Laboratorium Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1982 Fotocollages and Drawings, Strych Gallery Lodz, Poland

Selected Group Exhibitions:
  • 2005 - Faites vos jeux, Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, Germany, Dec. 2005; book launching: 63 Illustrations by Libera, text by Darek Foks, Nov. 2005; Polish Contemporary Art, Kunsthalle, Regensburg, Germany, July 2005; II BIENNALE in Prague, Czech Republic, June 2005; Faites vos jeux, Kunstmuseum, Lichenstein, Vaduz, June 2005; How to Talk About Art, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Poland, May 2005; Revenge on Realism, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria
  • 2004 Paisatges mediatics, Centre Cultural de la Fundacio la Caixa, Lleida, Spain; E.U. Positive - Kunst aus dem neuen Europa, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Germany; Memoires du temps de l'immaturite, Passage de Retz, Paris, France; Rencontres internationals de la photographie 2004, Arles, France; Privatisierungen. Zeitgenoessische Kunst aus Osteuropa, KW Kunst-Werke Berlin e.V. Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany; De Ma Fenetre, des artistes et leurs territoires, Ecole des Beux Arts, Paris, France; Pod flaga bialo-czerwona (Under the White-Red Flag), Estonian Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia; Pod flaga bialo-czerwona, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania; Warszawa - Moskwa / Moskwa - Warszawa, Zacheta, Warsaw, Poland; Apparemment Leger, Semaine Europeenne de l'images, Le Havre, France; From Repression to Promotion, BWA Arsenal, Poznan, Poland
  • 2003 Neuropa, XXI Gallery, Warsaw, Poland; Integracja, Program Gallery, Warsaw, Poland; Sztuka III RP (The Art of Third Polish Republic), Center of Polish Sculpture, Oronsko, Poland
  • 2002 Mirroring Evil, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY, U.S.
  • 2001 Ironia, Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain; Irreligia, Museum Atelier 340, Brusseles, Belgium; Anteprima Bovisa Milano Europa 2000, Milan, Italy; Negocjatorzy sztuki (Negotiators of Art), Bunker of Art, Krakow, Poland; Na wolnosci / w koncu (At Large / At Last), National Museum, Warsaw, Poland; Zimna Wojna (Cold War), Theatrical Association Laznia, Krakow, Poland
  • 2000 Scena 2000, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland; In Freiheit / Endlich (At Large / At Last), Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany; After the Wall, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany; Postindustrial Sorrow, Kunsthalle, Wiesbaden, Germany; What, How, and For Whom, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia; L'Autre Moitie de l'Europe, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France; The Toy Show, Nicolai Fine Art, New York City
  • 1999 Aspects and Positions, MMKSLW, Vienna, Austria; After the Wall, Moderna Musset, Stockholm, Sweden; Negocjatorzy sztuki (Negotiators of Art), Centre for Contemporary Art Aaznia, Gdansk, Poland; Refleksja konceptualna w sztuce polskiej. Biezace praktyki, ruchome horyzonty (A Conceptual Reflection in Polish Art: Current Practices, Mobile Horizons), Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland; Generacje. Sztuka polska konca / poczatku wieku (Generations. Polish Art at the End / Beginning of the Century), Manege - Central Exhibition Hall, Pushkin Gallery 10, St. Petersburg, Russia; Rondo, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary; Rosa für Jungs/Hellblau für Mädchen (Pink for Boys, Blue for Girls), Neuen Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany; Absence and Presence, Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, U.S., Persuasion, Lombard and Fried Gallery, New York City;
  • 1998 Medialization, Edsvik Konst, Stockholm, Sweden; W tym szczególnym momencie (At the Time of Writing), Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland; Janine Antoni, Wim Delvoye, Christian Lemmerz, Zbigniew Libera, Marc Quinn, Faurschou Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1996 Universalis, XXIII BIENNALE, Sao Paulo, Brasil; The Thing Between, Technische Sammlungen der Stadt, Dresden, Germany; Second Biennale of the New Art, Zielona Gora, Poland
  • 1995 Antyciala (Antibodies), Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland; Beyond Belief, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, U.S.; Z. Libera, M. Przyjemska, R. Stanczak, Skuc Galerija, Lubljana, Slovenia; New I's For New Years, Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
  • 1994 Europa, Europa, Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany; Videoprzestrzenie (Videospaces), State Art Gallery, Sopot, Poland; Medienbiennale - Minima Media, Kunsthalle Elsterpark, Lepzig, Germany
  • 1993 Emergency, Aperto 93, XLV BIENNALE di Venezia, Venice, Italy; Unvollkommen, Museum Bochum, Bochum, Germany
  • 1992 Current situation 3:3, Otso Gallery, Espoo, Finland; Perseweracja mistyczna i roza (Mystical Perseverance & Rose), State Art Gallery, Sopot, Poland
  • 1991 Doppelte Identitat (Double Identity), Landesmuseum, Wiesbaden, Germany; Kunst Europa, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany; Bakunin in Dresden, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw; Polak, Niemiec, Rosjanin (A Pole, a German, a Russian), Norblin's Facilities, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1990 Bakunin in Dresden, Kunstpalast, Duesseldorf; Kampfnagelfabrik, Hamburg, Germany; Querspure Videofestival, Linz, Germany; AVE Festival, Arnheim, Germany
  • 1989 Supplements: Contemporary Polish Drawing, John Hansard Gallery Southampton, United Kingdom
  • 1988 Teraz jest teraz (Now is Now), Wyspa Gallery, Gdansk, Poland; 21 Obrazów z Historii Polskiej Awangardy Filmowej (21 Images from the History of Polish Film Avant-Garde, ADK, Lodz, Poland
  • 1987 Erotic and Satire, Foto-Galerie Gauss Stockholm, Sweden; Video projects, in cooperation with The Museum of Art, Lodz, Poland; Co slychac? (What's up?), Norblin Facilities, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1986 Ekspresja lat 80-tych (Expression of the 1980's), BWA Gallery, Sopot, Poland; Pozdrawiamy Urzedników Sztuki (Greetings to Art Officers), Pod Jaszczurami, Kraków, Poland
  • 1985 Porno Tango, Strych, Lodz, Poland; III Festiwal Filmu Prywatnego "Nieme Kino' (III Festival of Private Film "Silent Movies"), Strych, Lodz, Poland
  • 1984 II Festiwal Filmu Prywatnego "Nieme Kino" (II Festival of Private Film "Silent Movies"), Strych, Lodz, Poland

ZBIGNIEW LIBERA - SELECTED BIBLOGRAPHY

Books
  • Ernst van Alpen, Art in Mind. New Contemporary Images Shape Thought, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago & London 2005, pp. 181, 184, 187, 189-191, 195, 197-199, 202, ill. 67, 69
  • Ernst van Alpen, Holocaust Toys: Pedagogy of Remembrance through Play, in: Impossible Images. Contemporary Art After the Holocaust, New York University Press, New York & London 2003, pp. 158, 161, 163, 165, 168, 169, 170, 711,172, 173, 176
  • Izabella Kowalczyk, Body and Power: Polish Critical Art of the 1990's, Sic!, Warsaw 2002

Exhibition catalogues
  • Jaroslaw Lubiak, L'art de passe-passe médiatique, trans. Mariusz Grygielewicz, in: Zbigniew Libera. Positives, Semaine no. 18, RLBQ Gallery, Marseilles, France 2004
  • Sebastian Cichocki, Death and Resurrection: Remarks about the "Critical Trend" in the newest Polish Art, in: Contemporary Identities Current Artistic Creation in Poland [transl.], Saison Polonaise in France, Nova Polska 2004
  • Kazimierz Piotrowski, Anomia pseudoawnagardy, Atlas Sztuki, Lodz 2004
  • Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery/Recent Art, ed. Norman Kleeblatt, The Jewish Museum, New York: New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press 2001
  • Zbigniew Libera in conversation with Piotr Rypson, Universalis, XXIII Biennale in Sao Paulo, Oct. 1996
  • Piotr Rypson, Zbigniew Libera. Correcting Devices, objects, Center for Contemporary Art Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw 1996
  • Marek Gozdziewski, Taniec wokol punktu, in: Zbigniew Libera, Center for Contemporary Art Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw 1992

Selected Articles
  • Krzysztof Jurecki, Masters and Positives According to Libera, in: Oronsko Sculpture Quarterly, 1-2 (54-55) 2004
  • Marcel Andino Velez, Pamiec genetycznie modyfikowana, in: Przekroj, Warsaw, Feb. 15, 2004
  • Darek Fokus, Nokturn polski: na cudzym pastwisku, in: Exclusiv, Oct. 2003
  • Sven Spieker, The Living Archives: Public Memory, Implanting Content, Context (Libera, Haacke, Wodiczko), in: Second Texts, No. 4 (64), Warsaw 2000
  • Piotr Piotrowski, The Meanings of Modernism, in: Rebis Poznan 1999, pp. 245-248
  • Lukasz Gorczyca, The Stakes in Art, in: Znak (The Sign), 12/1998, Krakow 1998
  • Zbigniew Libera, Discussion, Bulletin Trimestriel de la Foundation Auschwitz, Brussels, special no. 60, July-September 1998
  • Anthony Lane, The Joy of Bricks. What have the Danes done for children?, in: The New Yorker, Apr. 27 & May 4, 1998
  • Judith Stein, Out of the East, in: Art in America, Apr. 1998
  • Roxana Marcoci, The Antinomies of Censorship: The Case of Zbigniew Libera, in: Index, 1998
  • Andrew Boardman, Zbigniew Libera, Warsaw 1998
  • Zbigniew Libera interviewed by Bozena Czubak, The Art of Legalizing Rebellion, trans. Tadeusz Z. Wolanski, in: Magazyn Sztuki, Gdansk, Feb.-Mar. 1998
  • Mass Distraction in Poland, in: The Economist, Feb. 21-27, 1998
  • Dean E. Murphy, Lego Blocks Build a Polish Art Dispute, The Herald Tribune, May 24-25, 1997


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