JANUSZ BAŁDYGA

 
 

Selected individual presentations:



2015 - Unease - UP Gallery - Berlin

2014 - "Lecture performance" - Galeria Raczej" - Poznań (performance - wykład)

2013 - Balance.pl - Efremova 26 Gallery - Lviv

2011 - Thrown Flags - AT Gallery - Poznań

2009 -  Be careful glass – ODA – Piotrków Trybunalski

2008 - Marked places 08 – Centre of Contemporary Art. – Warsaw

2006 -   Marked places   -  Wschodnia Gallery – Lodz

2003 - Ad Depositum – Otwarta Pracownia – Krakow
2001 - Ultra Vires - Excessive burden - Avantgard Gallery - Wroclaw

2000 - Open fractures - Interdruck Schipper Patitz - Lipsk

1999 - Steps and shadows - QQ Gallery - Cracow

1999 - Steps - Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej - Warszawa

1998 - Steps - Galeria Donguy - Paryż

1998 - Steps - Manhattan Gallery- Lodz

1998 - Neue Kunst Im Hagenbucher - Heilbronn

1997 - Stillstand - E-Werk Freiburg

1996 - Horizontal result - Wschodnia gallery - Łódź

1996 - Projections - Water-tower - Bydgoszcz

1995 - Pages and projections - Galeria GI - Zielona Gora

1995 - Performance on an empty plinth - ON Gallery - Poznan

1994 - Pages - Galeria AR - Warsaw

1993 - Column projection - Galeria Laboratorium, Centre of Modern Art - Warsaw

1991 - Inclinations - Old Gallery - Lublin

1988 - 1/2 of a pyramid - Moltkerei Werkstatt - Cologne

1988 - 1/2 even performance - East Gallery - Lodz

1985 - Equilibrium - Equivalence - Kunststation, Kleinsassen,
1981 - General Center - Galeria Dziekankas

Group exhibitions:

2014 - Right of way - Manhattan Gallery. Łódź  (curator, performance)

2014 - Gogol Fest - Kiev (lecture)

2014 - Stairs - Kiev (performance)

2014 - Photo object - Gorna Gallery. Kielce (object)

2014 - Future of Immagination 9 - Singapore (performance)

2014 - The week of art - Dzyga. Lviv

2014 - Open City. Lublin

2014 - International Art Festival "Interakcje". Piotrków Trybunalski (curator, performance)

2013 - Dialogues. Włodzimierz Borowski - Kasyno Gallery. Podkowa Leśna (documentation, symposium)

2013 - La Bas - Taidehalli. Helsinki (performance)

2013 - Photo object - Propaganda Gallery. Warsaw (object)

2013 - Days of performance art - Dzyga. Lviv (workshop, performance)

2013 - Undisclosed territory #7 - Laboratory Performance Art Plesungen. Solo, Indonesia (workshop, performance)

2013 - International Art Festival "Interakcje". Piotrków Trybunalski (performance)

2013 - Fais ou tu es, pratiques contextuelles entre la Pologne - Le Lieu - Quebec City (performance)

2013 - Contexts 2013 - The 3rd International Sokolovsko Festival of Ephemeral Art

2013 - NIPAF - Nippon International Performance Art Festival - Tokio, Osaka, Nagano

2013 - Interactions 13 - Piotrków Trybunalski

2012 - Open City - Lublin

2012 - preMeditations/ imponderable - Maison 44 Basel

2011 - SCOPE Miami 2011 - Miami

2011- Acción!MAD 2011 - Matadero - Madrid

2011 – Performing the Exhibition – Kunstverein Konstanz, Chateau Mercier - Sierre

2011 – Polish Roots – New Territories – Glasgow

2009 – Performance Platform Lublin – OSP Lublin

2009 – Open City – Art in public space – Lublin

2009 – Performance Arsenał – Arsenał Gallery – Białystok

2008 – The Long Breath – Essen, Koeln

2008 – Polski Broch – Tel Aviv

2008 – Mediations Biennale – Poznań

2008 – Days of performance art – Lwów

2008 – UT – 21 Lillehammer

2008- Differences//Interaction – CCA - Warsaw

2007– el arte es accion – Centro de Arte Reina Sofia – Madrid

2007– ArtSwap 07 – Kunsthale Bergen

2007-  ZAZ International Performance Art. Festival – Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Mitzpe Ramon

2006- EPAF -  CSW Warsaw

2006-  Days of performance art. – Kiev

2006- Mentality – Lodz Biennale

2006- I P Art. – Turbine Giswil Switzerland

2005 -  TIPAF – Taipei Taiwan

2005 – Interaction 7 International Art Action Festival – Piotrkow Trybunalski

2004 – Recontre Internationale D’art. Performance de Quebec – Quebec City

2004 – Private Impact – Szczecin

2002 - Dialog II - eca - Edinburgh                                                                                                    

2001 - Collection IV – Centre of Contemporary Art - Warsaw

2001 - Navinki '01 - Minsk

2000 - Zusammenkunst - Wiesbaden

1999 - Navinki '99 - Minsk

1999 - Generations - Polish Art of the End/Beginning of the Century - Sankt Petersburg

1998 - the 2nd International Art Encounters - Katowice

1997 - Glances - BWA Lublin

1995 - Oikos - Municipal Museum, Bydgoszcz

1995 - IMMS `95 - the Azores (Portugal)

1994 - Videospaces - PGS, Sopot

1994 - Oronsko Symposium - Centre of Polish Sculpture, Oronsko

1993 - Intercity Art Project Vienna - Lodz, Galerie Theuretzbacher - Viena

1991 - The roads of European culture - Lodz, Bratislava, Brussels, Berlin

1990 - Points east - Third Eye Centre - Glasgow

1990- Construktion in process - Łódź

1989 - Art as a private gesture - BWA Koszalin

1985 - Process and Construction - Munich

1984 - lntellectual Trend in Polish Art After World War II - BWA Lublin

1983 – Records – BWA Lublin

1979 - Unidentified activity - STK, Lodz and Labirynt Gallery, Lublin
1978 – I AM Performance – Remont Gallery- Warsaw



Works in collections:

BWA Lublin, Polish Sculpture Center in Oronsko, Contemporary Art Center in Warsaw, Museum of Fine
Arts Academy in Warsaw, Museum of Modern Art in Hunfeld, Germany, National Museum in Warsaw, Munincipal Museum in Bydgoszcz, Art Museum in Lodz, Zachęta Collection Lublin.

 

Adres: 02-930 Warszawa,
ul. Sobieskiego 22.27

januszbaldyga@poczta.onet.pl


Janusz Bałdyga (born 1954 in lublin) studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw from 1974, graduating in the studio of prof Stefan Gierowski in 1979. Co-founder of the pracownia artist collective (1976-1981), co-manager of the pracownia gallery at the Dziekanka student art centre (1976-1979) in Warsaw. Member of the akademia ruchu theatre group since 1979. He is currently professor of performance art at the University of arts in poznań. Author of drawings, objects, installations, performances and street actions. He has participated in numerous exhibitions, symposiums and artistic projects in poland and abroad, e.g. at galeria manhattan, łódź; cca Ujazdowski castle, Warsaw; galeria awangarda BWA, Wrocław; otwarta pracownia, Cracow; galeria Labirynt 2, Llublin; galeria Wschodnia, Łódź; Ośrodek Działań Artystycznych, Piotrków Trybunalski; Galerie Donguy, Paris; Interdruck Schipper Patitz, Leipzig, and other venues in Germany, Netherlands, Scotland, Austria, Russia, Taiwan, Belarus, Switzerland, Israel, Norway, Spain and the United States. He lives and works in Warsaw.

Janusz Bałdyga’s main line of artistic activity is performance art. Over many years of practice, he has developed a unique style, characterised by a reduction of the language and means of articulation and the use of simple elements such as planks, nails, ropes, water, textiles or glass, which he uses to create elementary structures: the line, the circle, the rectangle, the point. he has introduced the term ‘marked places’ to denote space and its determinants, and the dynamics lent to it by human presence. The artist’s body serves also as a construction element, an instrument of describing the surrounding space, a testimony of wrestling with matter (Inclina- tions, Attention, Border). balancing around a critical point and attempting to reveal a sphere of latency are inherent to bałdyga’s work. his performances create a sense of pulling the viewer into the space and course of ritual. Their social, political or philosophical subtext leaves no doubt as to the artist’s country of origin and tradition, without, however, in any way blurring the universal dimension of his highly individual communications. As the artist says himself, ‘i am not a commentator but the creator of a particular situation which, being located in a specific space and time, cannot be free from sociopolitical references’.