Tomasz Domański (PL)

Tomasz Domański was born in 1962 in Giżycko. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, where he received his diploma in sculpture in 1993, and in 2003 he defended his doctoral thesis, the subject of which was ephemeral sculpture as a relative monument. He is the author of sculptures, installations, objects, performances, drawings and photographs. The artist works mostly with natural materials: water, ice, fire, wood, straw, ash, metal, using their specific processes. He creates films and animations as an integral part of many works. In 1995-96 he was awarded a scholarship by Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has received five grants from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage and from numerous foundations and institutions, including Pollock-Krasner (twice) from New York, CEC ArtsLink from New York, Laurenz Foundation from Basel, Montag Stiftung Bildende Kunst from Bonn, UNESCO-Aschberg from Paris, KulturKontakt from Vienna, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb from New York. In 1997 he was nominated for “Polityka” Passports. In the same year, he represented Poland at the 9th Art Triennial in New Delhi. Tomasz Domański’s works can be found in the collections of such institutions as: The Lower Silesian Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts (Wrocław), The National Museum in Wrocław, Wrocław Contemporary Museum, The Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko. The artist has taken part in 70 solo exhibitions and over 150 group ones. Since 2002 in the village Komorowice in Lower Silesia he has been realizing the project of the symbiotic sculpture garden Wieżogród. Major solo exhibitions: Time Machine, Wrocław Contemporary Museum (2021), Monuments of Time / Retrospective, Centre of Polish Sculpture, Museum of Contemporary Sculpture, Orońsko (2020), Monuments of Time / Retrospective, Centre for Science and Art, Museum of Industry and Technology, Old Mine, Walbrzych (2019), Jacob’s Dream – European Capital of Culture. Wrocław 2016; installation in public space (2016), Square Dome – European Capital of Culture – Umeå 2014, Sweden. Another object from the series Monuments of Time made of ice and steel was created in front of the Town Hall in the city of Umeå (2014), Middle Age – Wro Art Center, Wrocław; multimedia exhibition (2011), Recycling Program – Avant-garde BWA, Wrocław; series of objects, paintings, collages and films, sparingly sculptural realizations in elementary materials (2008), Ephemeral Sculpture – Relative Monument – doctoral exhibition, Museum of Architecture, Wrocław (2003), Acropolis – National Museum, Wrocław, installation referring in form to the ancient temple, changing through the centuries into an industrial Technochram of the 21st century (1999).

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