posted by: Jaroslaw Lubiak
Biographic information about the Polish artist Janek Simon
Janek Simon (born 1977, lives in Krakow, Poland) employs and experiments in his work with scientific theories as well as such disciplines as geography and economics. Facing the totalising aspirations of global culture and production to involve ever-wider aspects of reality, Simon attempts to expose cracks in systemic knowledge, celebrating the absurd, chance, exceptions and rare, improbable trajectories.
His solo shows include: National Budget for 2010, Państwowa Galeria Sztuki, Sopot, Poland, 2011; The Sea, Raster, Warsaw, Poland / Arnolfini, Bristol, UK, 2010; Tristes Tropiques, Platan Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, 2009; Fuga, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok, Poland, 2008; Gradient, Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków, 2007; Fire in a Firebrigade Headquarters, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland.
His group exhibitions include: For you, Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, Poland, 2012; Workers Leaving the Workplace, Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, 2010; Craftivism, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK, 2009; Unusually Rare Events, Distribution of Neo-avant-garde, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland, 2009; Manifesta 7, 2008; and Manifesta 9, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Trentini, Italy, which is to take place in 2012.
posted by Jaroslaw Lubiak