Wojciech Puś

b.1978, lives and works in Lodz.

In his works applies light and film. His light installations, interactive objects, films and video works contemplate in a particular way the notion of cinematics and refer to the phenomena sourced in nature. Artist’s objects and installation works, by means of the specific use of light, i.e. Garden 2006 (Museum of Art in Lodz , Leto Gallery) , Paparazzi 2009/2013 (Entropia Gallery, Leto Gallery, Louis Vuitton Warsaw Department Store) , Cinema 2013 (Bunkier Sztuki in Cracow), or color – i.e. Praia da Luz 2011 (Leto Gallery), or sound , i.e. FC13 2013 ( MS2 Museum of Art in Lodz ), have an effect on the surrounding space and put the viewer in the position of a participant in the abstract, potentially fictional situations, which border between the reality and the plot of the film. The videos INSTANT (2008) and Given ( 2011) blur the boundaries between the recording of real intimate situations and a plot based on media facts (the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Given). Wojciech Puś is a graduate and lecturer at the Faculty of Cinematography in Lodz Film School.

www.wojciechpus.com

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Selected exhibitions and shows

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, Bunker of Art, Cracow, 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 Gallery, 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