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Bartolomeo Koczenasz
Born in 1988. He is a visual artist from Poland. Graduated from philosophy at Jagiellonian University in Kraków. His work focuses on public space issues and its relations with citizens. He is a cofounder of Niedzielni collective (niedzielni.org) and Kraków Art House (independent art space). Since 2008 he has been organising various social and artistic events, such as Water Critical Mass and Modraszek Collective (Common Blue butterfly). He participated in street art festivals in Poland and abroad. He is a finalist of the Amnesty International photography competition and winner of Fresh Zone prize from ArtBoom. He has been nominated for the artist of the year award within the Kulturalne Odloty 2012 (Cultural Take-offs) organised by the largest daily in Poland “Gazeta Wyborcza”. In 2018 he built moon sculpture which later traveled from Kraków to Gdańsk via Vistula river(darkrakowian.tumblr.com). Bartolomeo experiments with archive images, photographic installations and carries out site-specific art projects.

Individual exhibitions and projects:
2018  Notes from the moon, screenings in Kraków and Gdańsk (movie)
2018  Beyond the past and the present; Lindenau, Lindenow Festival, Leipzig (public space exhibition)
2018  Moon, gift from Krakowians to Pomerianians, thru Poland (sculpture)
2018  I woke up suddenly in Barcelona, Piękny Pies, Kraków (exhibition)
2018  House in particular, Kraków Art House/Krakers Gallery Weekend (exhibition)
2017/2018  Moon, Kraków Art House (sculpture)
2017  Skier, Finnish Hall, Berkeley (residency: Trust for Mutual Understanding)
2017  Beyond the past and the present; Zizkov, Nevan Contempo, Prague (exhibition)
2016  Frames of the Times; Kazimierz, JCC Kraków (exhibition)
2015  Frames of times, Wisła in Kraków, Polish Society of Aesthetics (exhibition)
2015  Map of City interventions, Kraków Photo Fringe (exhibition)
2014  Teleporter, Kraków Photo Fringe (exhibition)
2013  Three Perspectives, ArtBoom Festiwal, Kraków (installation)
2012  Photo booth RGB, Galeria Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery in Kraków (installation and exhibition)
2012  Barcelona, ArtBoom Festiwal, Kraków (mural)
2012  21 Jewish Krakowians building a 21st Century Jewish community in Kraków, Galicia Jewish Museum, Kraków (exhibition)
2011  Foto booth, 22nd Jewish Culture Festival in Kraków (installation)
2011  Indo Kid, Consulate General of Germany in Kraków (exhibition)
2011 One smile, JCC Kraków (exhibition)
2010  Smiling house, World Smile Day in Kraków (exhibition)

Selected group exhibitions and projects:
2018  New Perspectives: Leipzig meets Cracow, Archiv Massiv Spinnerei, Leipzig
2018  Common ground, Interim/Lindenow Festival, Leipzig
2018 Moon trip from Kraków to Gdańsk, Kraków City Hall (exhibition)
2018  Prophecies, cautions, signs, Kraków Art House (exhibition)
2017  Dialogues with avant garde, Doctor’s House in Zakopane
2017  Street art that does not exhist, Kraków Artistic Meetings 2017 – CONFIGURATIONS. Painting Sculpture Drawing (exhibition)
2017  Vistuliada, Kraków Art House, Wodna Masa Krytyczna
2017  Once upon the time, there were trees, Kraków Art House/Krakers Gallery Weekend (exhibition)
2017  America, utopia achieved, Kraków Art House (exhibition)
2016  Pink Potop – Kraków Art House (exhibition)
2015  New point of view, The Cracow Theatrical Reminiscences festival (installation)
2015  New point of view, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw (installation)
2015  Niedzielni’s raft and the Arab horse, Kraków (happening)
2015  4th Water Critical Mass, Kraków (happening)
2015  InsideOUT, Centrum Kongresowe ICE Kraków (exhibition)
2015 Threads out of parking (Nici z parkingu), Kraków (happening)
2014 -2015 Modraszek Collective (Common Blue butterfly), Kraków, (series of happenings)
2014 Dreamland (Raj), Galeria Bunkier Sztuki w Krakowie (series of performances)
2014  3rd Water Critical Mass, Kraków (happening)
2014  Greed of the city (Chciwość miasta), Małopolska Garden of Arts in Kraków (exhibition and happening)
2013  Snippets of Identity, Museum of Municipal Engineering in Kraków (exhibition)
2012  Lomografia Maj Dear, Fotofestiwal in Łódź (exhibition)
2012  Ulica Józefa, Kraków Photomonth Festival (exhibition and happening)
2011  Pasting in metro, Pottporus Street Urban Art Festival, Bohum, Herne (exhibition)
2011  Homeless Gallery (Galeria Bezdomna), Kraków (exhibition)
2009 Human rights within the lens, Amnesty International, Warszawa, Kraków, Wrocław, Poznań (exhibition)