Parakino: Piotr Wyrzykowski Thursday January 28 2010, 18h Centrum Sztuki Wspólczesnej Laznia ul. Jaskólcza 1, 80-767 Gdansk, Poland
Piotr Wyrzykowski (b. 1968) is one of the most interesting Polish video artists. He studied interior architecture and painting at the Fine Arts Academy in Gdansk and earned the M.Arts degree at Pi, Professor Witoslaw Czerwonka's intermedia studio. He launched his artistic career as a performer. Today, he combines many media, beginning with the Internet to public space. His most renowned works include: "Copyright", "Beta Nassau", "Runner", "Cyborg's Sex Manual", "There Is No Body", "Atomic Love"; and, with CUKT group: "Wiktoria Cukt's presidential campaign" and "The Art Day". He uses video, digital animation, photography and the Internet. In the 1990s, he was an active personality of artistic scene in Gdansk (member of the SAS, Social Activity Association, member of Open Atelier Foundation, vice-president of Wyspa Progress Foundation). In 1995 he became co-founder and art director of CUKT group (meaning: Central Office of Technical Culture). In 1995 he was awarded First Prize at WRO festival, and in 1997 - Second Prize. Nominated to Spojrzenia Award of Deutsche Bank's Culture Foundation in 2003. Known also as VJ Peter Style. Stage designer for film productions. He lives and works in Kiev and Gdansk.