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Marcin Dudek

Marcin Dudek (b. 1979, Krakow) studied at the University of Art Mozarteum, Salzburg in 2005, then received his MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, London in 2007.


Dudek works with objects and installations, video, performance and collage, always investigating the psychological and sociological mechanisms and hierarchies within politics, power, and societal control. Violence, aggression, rioting and hooliganism, as they emerge from the anxieties of the working class, have been topics that constantly arise in his research, inflected by his own youth in post-Soviet Poland. Abstraction and the collapse or disintegration of images characterise his compulsive approach.


His work has been exhibited internationally at institutions including the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Salzburger Kunstverein, the Arad Art Museum, Bunkier Sztuki and the Goethe-Institut Ukraine. His installation “The Cathedral of Human Labor” (2013) is on permanent view at the Verbeke Foundation in Antwerp.
In 2015, Dudek created the site-specific work, HUFF (House Under Four Flags), in Gillman Barracks, Singapore. This hand-crafted 10 x 10 m wooden sculptural installation and artist’s studio was not simply made as a reflection of Dudek’s passion for craftsmanship, but also as a statement against the ready-made aesthetic.


Recent solo presentations include a two-part solo exhibition at Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels and Edel Assanti, London titled Steps and Marshes. In 2018, Dudek will have solo presentations at Yeo Workshop, Singapore, the Wroclaw Contemporary Museum and a large installation at Manifesta 12, Palermo.


Dudek lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.

Biography

Marcin Dudek (b. 1979, Krakow) studied at the University of Art Mozarteum, Salzburg in 2005, then received his MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, London in 2007.


Dudek works with objects and installations, video, performance and collage, always investigating the psychological and sociological mechanisms and hierarchies within politics, power, and societal control. Violence, aggression, rioting and hooliganism, as they emerge from the anxieties of the working class, have been topics that constantly arise in his research, inflected by his own youth in post-Soviet Poland. Abstraction and the collapse or disintegration of images characterise his compulsive approach.


His work has been exhibited internationally at institutions including the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Salzburger Kunstverein, the Arad Art Museum, Bunkier Sztuki and the Goethe-Institut Ukraine. His installation “The Cathedral of Human Labor” (2013) is on permanent view at the Verbeke Foundation in Antwerp.


In 2015, Dudek created the site-specific work, HUFF (House Under Four Flags), in Gillman Barracks, Singapore. This hand-crafted 10 x 10 m wooden sculptural installation and artist’s studio was not simply made as a reflection of Dudek’s passion for craftsmanship, but also as a statement against the ready-made aesthetic.


Recent solo presentations include a two-part solo exhibition at Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels and Edel Assanti, London titled Steps and Marshes. In 2018, Dudek will have solo presentations at Yeo Workshop, Singapore, the Wroclaw Contemporary Museum and a large installation at Manifesta 12, Palermo.

 

Dudek lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.

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