about

I am an artist working mainly with photography, Assistant Professor at the Łódź Filmschool, art historian, translator; and defended a dissertation on Michael Fried, modernism and photography, entitled “An Archeology of Modernism.” As an artist, I focus on the fate of images and objects in the (post)modern world, creating visual archeologies of museums, archives, landscapes and urban spaces & other “machines of representation.” A collection of my translations of essays by Allan Sekula was published by the Warsaw University Press in 2010. I edited the volume The Archive as Project (2011), and bought out a book about Allan Sekula and Thomas Struth – The (Post)Modern Fate of  Images (Lodz 2013). I participated in PLAT(T)FORM 2012 at the Fotomuseum Winterthur and will soon close my exhibition at C/O Berlin. On an everyday basis I am co-editor of “View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture.”
 

contact

krzysztof (at) pijarski (dot) art (dot) pl
kpijarski (at) filmschool (dot) lodz (dot) pl
 
 

projects / exhibitions

individual exhibitions

2015

Lives of the Unholy, C/O Berlin

The Negative of Sculpture / Sculpture of the Negative, Fundacja Archeologia Fotografii

2012

Warszawa / Żywoty / Ruiny (Warsaw / Lives / Ruins) (z Tomaszem Szerszeniem), plac Hallera, Warszawa

2011

Krzysztof Pijarski / Jerzy Lewczyński – Playing the Archive, Galeria Asymetria / Fundacja Archeologia Fotografii, Warszawa

2009

Dłubak – Źródła (Dłubak – Sources) , Galeria Asymetria / Fundacja Archeologia Fotografii, Warszawa

2008

MSŁ, CCA Zamek Ujazdowski

2007

eks-pozycje / ex-posed, PF Gallery, Poznań

2004

Czarne Portrety (Black Portraits), Zakręt Gallery, Warszawa

2003

Poezja Miasta – Miasto Poezji (Poetry of the City – The City of Poetry), Zakręt Gallery, Warszawa; exhibition created in cooperation with Katarzyna Bojarska

 

group exhibitions

2015

Tribute To Jerzy Lewczyński, WARTO ZAPAMIĘTAĆ! Próba nowej psychogeografii sztuki (Tribute To Jerzy Lewczyński, IT BEARS REMEMBERING! An Attempt at a New Psychogeography of Art), Galeria Asymetria, Warszawa

Koło Falenica 21.08, Falenica

Wyborny trup fotografii polskiej (The ‚Cadavre Exquise‘ of Polish Photography ), BWA Awangarda, Wrocław (w ramach festiwalu TIFF)

2014

Kałasznikow, Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków

Talents 2013, Deutsche Börse, Frankfurt/Eschborn

2013

Zdjęcie miasta. Fotografia warszawska i praktyki pokrewne / A Photo of the City. Warsaw Photography and Related Forms of Art from the End of WWII Until Now, Nowy Teatr, Warszawa

Jerzy Lewczyński / Krzysztof Pijarski, Galerie Fotohof, Salzburg

2012

RECOMMENDED BY… Aktuelle Tendenzen in der polnischen Foto- und Videoszene, Fotogalerie Wien

Communism Under Construction, Galeria Asymetria at Paris Photo

Sztuczność / Artificiality, Fundacja Archeologia Fotografii, Warszawa

2011

Prague Biennale 5, Inside – Outside: Some Aspects of Contemporary Polish Photography

2009

Central Archive, Photomonth in Krakow

2008

Efekt czerwonych oczu. Fotografia polska XXI wieku / Red Eye Effect. Polish Photography of the 21 Century, CCAZamek Ujazdowski

2007

Antyfotografie (Antiphotographs), main exhibition of the 5 Photography Biennial in Poznań, Municipal Gallery “Arsenał”

Prague Quadriennial of Stage Design (slide projection of the project MWP in the Polish Pavillion)

2006

W samym centrum uwagi: nowi dokumentaliści (At the very Centre of Attention: The New Documentalists) at the CCA Zamek Ujazdowski

2005

Exhibition in the context of the project The Experimenter & the Art of Perception, Artpool, Art Research Center, Budapest (www.artpool.hu)

 

published photographic projects and critical assessments

  • Krzysztof Pijarski, Krzysztof Pijarski / Jerzy Lewczyński. Gra w Archiwum, Fundacja Archeologia Fotografii, Warszawa 2011 (artist book)
  • The project Hommage á Lewczyński opens the book Historie fotografii w Polsce 1839-2009 (Histories of Photography in Poland 1839-2009) by Adam Mazur (Kraków 2009), the first history of photography in Poland after 1989.
  • Adam Mazur, Nowi Dokumentaliści (The New Documentalists), in: Idem, Kocham fotografię. Wybór tekstów 1999-2009 (I Love Photography. A Collection of Essays 1999-2009), Warszawa 2009, 197-219.
  • presentation of the project Dłubak – Źródła, [w:] Miesiąc Fotografii w Krakowie maj 2009 (katalog wystawy), red. Karol Hordziej, Wojciech Nowicki, Kraków 2009, 238-247.
  • MSŁ portfolio, “Camera Obscura” 2/2009.
  • Dłubak – Źródła portfolio, “Kwartalnik Fotografia” nr 30/2009.
  • MSŁ, http://www.obieg.pl/prezentacje/4979, 08.12.2008 (presentation of the exhibition).
  • Marianna Michałowska, Fotografia jako muzeum (Photography as Museum), “Gazeta Malarzy i Poetów” 2/2008 (67), 16-21.
  • Marcin Szeląg, Muzea (Museums), “Fotografia” nr 24-25/2008, 94-97.
  • eks-pozycje, Galeria PF (exhibition catalogue, 2007).
  • 2007, photographs from Gerard Blum-Kwiatkowski’s project in Hünfeld published in “Literatura na świecie” no 11-12/2006.
  • Magdalena Ziółkowska, Budny, Pijarski, Rosołowicz w Artpool Budapeszt, http://www.obieg.pl/prezentacje/5939 (2006).
  • 2005, photographs from the series Zamek (The Castle) published in the catalogue of the collection of the CCA Zamek Ujazdowski in Warsaw (Kolekcja CSW, ed. Adam Mazur, Warszawa, 2005).
  • 2005, publication of the project Pekin in the second issue of Tempo (www.tempomgz.com), an internet portfolio magazine run by students of the Poznań Academy of Fine Arts.