The Inner Public
Krzysztof Wodiczko, Professor in Residence of Art, Design, and the Public Domain at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, is world-renowned for his pioneering, large-scale video projections on landmark architecture and public monuments that explore the relationships between art, democracy, war, trauma, and healing. His practice, Interrogative Design, combines art and technology to highlight marginal social communities and add legitimacy to cultural issues that are often given little design attention.
He has realized more than eighty public projections in Australia, Austria, Canada, England, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States, and, since 1985, held major retrospectives at many prominent institutions, such as the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Fundació Tàpies, Barcelona; La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Contemporary Art Center, Warsaw; de Apel, Amsterdam; and the Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw. His work has been exhibited in Documenta, Paris Biennale, Sydney Biennale, Lyon Biennale, Venice Biennale, Whitney Biennial, Kyoto Biennale, Yokohama Triennale, and in many other major international art festivals and exhibitions.
Professor Wodiczko is the recipient of a number of highly prestigious awards, including the Hiroshima Prize for his contribution as an artist to world peace, the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture, the Georgy Kepes Award, the Katarzyna Kobro Prize, and the "Gloria Artis" Golden Medal from the Polish Ministry of Culture. His work has been the subject of critical publications and anthologies, including Counter Monuments: Krzysztof Wodiczko's Public Projections (1987), Critical Vehicles: Writings, Projects, Interviews (1999), Krzysztof Wodiczko: Guests (2009), and City of Refuge: A 9/11 Memorial (2010).