Wojciech Puś

b. 1978, lives and works in Łódź (PL) and Berlin (DE).

Holds an M.A. in cinematography (2004) and a PhD (2013) in film/multimedia from the National Film School in Łódź. Assistant Professor at the Depart­ment of Multimedia in the Faculty of Cinematogra­phy at the National Film School in Łódź. Puś is a filmmaker, artist, lighting and set designer. His works mainly take the form of spatial installations that use moving pictures, light and sound to create an experimental cinematic medium. His works are rooted in extensive research into the cinematograph­ic and semantic character of motion pictures. They refer to the realm of queer abstraction, of spirituality and intimacy, which are balanced on the edge of reality and magical realism, creating a mysterious, poetic aesthetic. His treatment of queer themes is characterised by a post-emancipatory stance of the artist functioning as a spectator who documents his subjects in an entirely abstract manner. His films have been presented at: New Ho­rizons International Film Festival in Wrocław and Art­ists’ Film Biennial at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London. He was a participant of the Feature Expanded film residency (2016), which supports visual artists in their feature cinema debuts.

Works are held in the following collections:
– Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
– Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Kraków
– Osman Djajadisastra Collection, Germany

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Selected exhibitions and shows

2018
– Endless, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– Praia da Luz, Studio Plac, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– Pride and Prejudice, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, PL
– Endless (performance), Palais de Jacques Cœur, Bourges, FR

2017
– From Artificial Reality to a Selfie, BWA Wrocław, PL
– 10 Summer Afterimages, LETO, Warsaw, PL
– Late Polishness, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL
– Hoolifemmes, Museum of Modern Art at Open’er, Gdynia, PL (architectural concept and set design)
– Endless: imma GIRL (performance), Contemporary Art Festival Blask|Brzask, Łódź, PL

2016
– Endless (Party), Studio Teatrgaleria, Warsaw, PL
– La Voix Humaine, Francis Poulenc, Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, Warsaw, PL
– Love Performance, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, PL
– Entoptic Screening, Galeria Salon Akademii, Warsaw, PL

2015
– You’ve Fallen in Love with Someone That Doesn’t Exist, Narodowy Stary Teatr im. Heleny Modrzejewskiej, Cracow, PL
– Garden, ArtBrussels 2015, Brussels, BE
– A | N, LETO, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– Procedures for the Head. Polish Art Today, Dom Umenia, Kunsthalle Bratislava, SK

2014
– Show with a Lovely Title, LETO, Warsaw, PL
– Your City Is a Battleground, Warsaw Under Construction Festival 6, Warsaw, PL
– The Day After Everyday, Artists’ Film Biennial 2014, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, GB
– Not a Movie At All, Bunker of Art, Cracow, PL (solo)
– As You Can See. Polish Art Today, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, PL

2013
– Instant Curiosities, 8th Biennale of Photography, Arsenal Municipal Gallery, Poznan, PL
– Cinema, Bunkier  Sztuki Gallery, Kraków, PL
– Themersons and The Avant-Garde, Art Museum, Lodz, PL
– Tristan da Cunha (with Angeliką Markul), PAVILION 0, Palazzo Dona, Venice, IT
– Transcryptum, Grand Theatre – National Opera in Warsaw (light installation for site specific opera piece by Wojciech Blecharz)

2012

– Garden, Warsaw Gallery Weekend, LETO, Warsaw, PL
– Slow Man – Malta Festival (film for opera piece by Nicholas Lens and John Maxwell Coetzee), Grand Theatre, Poznań, PL

2011
– Given, CCA Ujazdowski Castle / LAB Cinema, Warsaw, PL
– The Chamber of Light, Art Museum, Lodz, PL
– Given, LETO, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– New Horizons International Film Festival 2011, Wroclaw, PL
– PQ11: Light&Sound, Lighting Design exhibition, Prague, CZ
– Storyteller, The Museum of Czartoryscy, Cracow, PL
– Survival Art Review 2011 (project with Karol Jurkanis); public space, Wroclaw, PL
– 666, Artissima 18, Torino, IT

2010
– Pointing to the center, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, DE
– Entropia of Art 1, Entropia Gallery, Wroclaw, PL
– Schöne Spiele, Exchange Gallery, Lodz, PL (solo)
– Given, Entropia Gallery, Wroclaw, PL (solo)
– The Promised City: X-APARTMENTS/MIESZKANIA X, public space, Warsaw, PL

2009
– Człowiek śpiąc nie grzeszy, Nowy Teatr, Warsaw, PL
– Instant, open presentations, LETO, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– Kunst ist Macht!: INSTANT, BrotFabrik, Berlin, DE (solo)
– Instant, Museum of Cinematography, Lodz, PL (solo)
– SITE INSPECTION 01, Entropia Gallery, Wroclaw, PL

2008

– Instant [videos and polaroids], Entropia Gallery, Wroclaw, PL (solo)
– Transfert, Polish Institute in Rome / Galeria Stefanii Piga Vaselli, Rome, IT

2007

– Time Loops, public space, Lodz, PL

2006 

– Mirages of Józef R., Art Museum, Lodz, PL

Scholarships & Residencies:

2016

– Feature Expanded Residency, Manchaster – Florence

2010

– Ministry of Culture and National Heritage scholarship as part of the ‘Young Poland’ (Visual Arts) program