Krzysztof Zarębski


Krzysztof Zarębski (Poland)

bio: Krzysztof Zarębski was born on July 22nd, 1939 in Warsaw. He is a performance artist, painter, sculptor and set designer. He has a diploma in painting (Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, 1968) and is one of Poland’s first performance artists. He has worked with Helmut Kajzar and Kazimierz Braun, designing sets for productions of plays by Różewicz and Beckett, amongst others.

He has lived and worked in New York since 1981, and has worked with the New York artistic group Rivington School. He has presented his works in Palais de Beaux Arts Brussels, Malmö Konsthall, Experimental Intermedia New York, Studio gallery Warsaw, Franklin Furnace New York, International Institute Detroit and PS1 New York.  He has also taken part in the International Performance Festival ‘Zamek Wyobraźni’.

He uses stage props, everyday objects, his body, plants, blocks of ice. He has incorporated music since his earliest performances, an element which plays an important role in his work, and he often collaborates with musicians, for example with Krzysztof Knittel.

documentation: performance Kontakt bezpośredni (Direct contact, 2007)

1. Messages
2. Vinyl
3. Frog
4. Composition for Helmut
5. Helmut’s Voice

realization: Piotr Weychert