MARCIN DUDEK (b. 1979, Krakow) works within the areas of performance, installations, objects, and collages, creating situations based on the confrontation between the world of violence and the world of art. Using avant-garde means of expression, he favours referencing events that took place at football stadiums and personal histories of football fans and hooligans, which he deconstructs and reworks in his practice. The white cube gallery space becomes a place where the artist’s personal experiences clash with universal questions of crowd (mob) psychology and theories regarding architecture and the society of spectacle.

Forthcoming institutional solo show at IKOB, Eupen, Belgium (2023). Recent solo exhibitions include Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerpen, Belgium (2023), Ultraskraina, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris, France (2021); The Crowd Man, MWW Wrocław Contemporary Museum, Wrocław, Poland (2019); The Lure of the Arena, MNAC National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania (2019). Selected group exhibitions include Art of the Terraces, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK (2022); Collapsing, TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (2022); 8th Biennial of Painting, Museum Deinze and Museum Roger Ravel, Deinze, Belgium (2022); FUCK YOU, Kunstenhuis Haralbeke, Belgium (2021); DOPPELGANGER, Entreprendre & KANAL-Centre Pompidou, Brussels, Belgium (2021); Psychic Wounds: On Art & Trauma, The Warehouse, Dallas, USA (2020); Giochi Senza Frontiere, Palazzo Mazzarino, Manifesta12, Palermo, Italy (2018). Dudek’s work is included in international collections including MWW Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wrocław, Poland and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania.