Romuald Demidenko
(born 1985)
curator, researcher and producer

About me

I am based between Warsaw and Brussels and work as curator, researcher and cultural producer currently focused on the exploration of the impact that increasing digitalization and social media have on quotidian real life events, as well as on individual and collective artistic practices.

Projects I have been working on recently

2017 Open Triennale (8th Young Triennale) at the Polish Sculpture Center in Orońsko (alongside of Aurelia Nowak and Tomek Pawłowski), Commissions for 2017 International Office Art Biennale in collaboration with Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Assembled, Disassembled in Zachęta Project Room, Warsaw and All the Time at Work in BWA Tarnów (2016) and solo shows of Zuza Golińska — Common Ground at GGM1 Gdańsk City Gallery (2016) or Anna Maria Luczak’s Trust Speakers and Gregor Rozanski’s Green Card — both at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle (2015).

Institutions I have collaborated with

Adam Mickiewicz Institute from 2015 on the project International Office Art Biennale (alongside of Ewa Borysiewicz); Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw from 2014 to 2015 as assistant curator (Jota Castro and Ewa Toniak), and as curator of solo shows of Anna Maria Łuczak and Gregor Różański. Between 2012 to 2014 I co-curated project Millennium Park (alongside of Marta Gendera and Wojciech Kozłowski) as a joint project of BWA Zielona Góra and Salony Foundation. From 2009 to 2012 I assisted Anda Rottenberg on her major show Side by Side. Poland-Germany. 1000 years of Art & History presented at Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin (in co-operation with Royal Castle in Warsaw). Amongst other institutions and galleries I have worked with there are: Gdańsk City Gallery, Zachęta Project Room, BWA Tarnów, Het Plafond in Rotterdam, Contemporary Museum Wrocław, BWA Design in Wrocław

Artists I have worked with

Alicja Bielawska, Maciek Chorąży, Zuza Golińska, Anna Maria Łuczak, Simone Ruess, Gregor Rozanski, Magdalena Starska, Jan Tomza-Osiecki, Wojciech Tubaja, Annemarie van den Berg, Monika Zawadzki (solo); Ghislain Amar, Simon Asencio, Francisco Camacho, Nicholas Grafia, Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir, Anna Maria Łuczak, Gregor Różański, Līga Spunde, Susan Pietzsch & Miho Shimizu, Beata Wilczek, Annemarie van den Berg (Meet Me at the Metro Station); Brud, Michał Linow, Nomadic State (Karolina Mełnicka & Stach Szumski), Noviki, Pakui Hardware (Neringa Cerniauskaite & Ugnius Gelguda), Polen Performance (Justina Los & Mikołaj Sobczak), Princ Polo, Katarzyna Przezwanska, Gregor Różański (Assembled, Disassembled); Ghislain Amar, Tymek Borowski, Attila Csörgő, Jan Domicz, Agnieszka Kurant, Anna Maria Łuczak, Daniel Malone, John Menick, Cezary Poniatowski, Gregor Rozanski, Aleksandra Wasilkowska, Beata Wilczek (All the Time at Work); Anna Maria Łuczak, Karolina Mełnicka, Gregor Rozanski (Unreal Estate); Ghislain Amar, Annemarie van den Berg, Andrew Birk, Tymek Borowski, Debora Delmar Corporation, Rafal Czajka, Jaś Domicz, Manuel Forte, Piotr Grabowski, Hard-Core, PiotrŁakomy, Anna Maria Łuczak, Noviki, Pikaso, Gregor Rozanski, Kym Ward, Beata Wilczek (Is it Art or Is it Just); Alicja Bielawska, Daniel Malone, Bartosz Mucha, Franciszek Orłowski, Katarzyna Przezwańska, Michaela Schweiger, Kajetan Sosnowski, Henryk Stażewski, Oskar Zięta (Selected Projects)

Publications I have edited

All the Time at Work (including texts by i.e. Sabrina Chou and Kym Ward), Common Ground (including comprehensive introductory text by Anda Rottenberg and interviews with Zuza Golińska), Vilnius at Work (including interviews with Antoine Donzeaud, Nicholas Matranga, Pakui Hardware, Tim Steer, David Stein), Local Visions (including contributions by Ewelina Bartosik, Martyna Cziszewska, Agnieszka Dragon, Karolina J. Dudek, Kornelia Dzikowska, Ewa Dyszlewicz, Synthia Griffin, Keith N. Hampton, Dorota Pabel, Polen Performance, Łukasz Radziszewski, Iza Smelczyńska, Patrycja Swierż, Jaśmina Wójcik), Trust Speakers (including text by Jan Verwoert and interview with Anna Maria Łuczak), Undoing Object (including texts by Jacek Schodowski and Jan Tomza-Osiecki), Is it Art or Is it Just (including contributions from Ada Avetist, Andrew Birk, Billy Gallery, Anne de Boer, Eloise Bonneviot, Sebastian Cichocki, Gerardo Contreras, Martyn Richard Coppel, Debora Delmar Corporation, Guia Cortassa, Travis Egedy (Pictureplane), Julie Grosche, Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir, Sæmundur Þór Helgason, Blair Kneppers, Piotr Łakomy, Perla Montelongo, Museum of Internet, Kubiat Nnamdie, Wyatt Niehaus, Lauren Reid, Manuel Roßner, Gregor Różański, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Manuel Solano, Johannes Thumfart, Guus Vreeburg, Beata Wilczek, Weronika Zielińska), Deep Chrome Msg (including interview from Gregor Różański), Selected Projects (including texts by Boris Groys, Wojciech Kozłowski, interviews by Katarzyna Roj, Marcin Szczelina and drawings by Annemarie van den Berg), Monica (including interviews with Monika Zawadzki)

Publications I have contributed to

Here There for Studio of Spatial Activities, La Start Up edited by Dorothee Dupuis and After Socialist Statues edited by Rael Artel, Print Control by Magdalena Heliasz

Magazines I have contributed to

Domus, Dwutygodnik, K MAG, KubaParis, Notes Na 6 Tygodni, Artpunkt, Punkt, Purpose, Zwykłe Życie

Residencies and scholarships I have received

Residency programme Rupert, Vilnius (2016) and Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland (2015)

Many thanks

Anda Rottenberg, Wojciech Kozłowski, Piotr Stasiowski, Magda Kardasz, Ewa Łączyńska Widz (BWA Tarnów), Naomi Langan, Maya Tounta, Jan Verwoert; Magdalena Heliasz + Ada Avetist, Andrew Birk, Billy Gallery, Anne de Boer, Eloise Bonneviot, Sebastian Cichocki, Gerardo Contreras, Martyn Richard Coppel, Debora Delmar Corporation, Guia Cortassa, Travis Egedy (Pictureplane), Julie Grosche, Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir, Sæmundur Þór Helgason, Blair Kneppers, Piotr Łakomy, Perla Montelongo, Museum of Internet, Kubiat Nnamdie, Wyatt Niehaus, Lauren Reid, Manuel Roßner, Gregor Różański, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Manuel Solano, Johannes Thumfart, Guus Vreeburg, Beata Wilczek, Weronika Zielińska; Boris Groys, Katarzyna Roj, Marcin Szczelina, Annemarie van den Berg + Anna Bargiel, Anna Smolak, Magdalena Ziółkowska, Zuza Golińska, Ewa Borysiewicz, Aurelia Nowak, Marcin Ludwin, Dorothee Dupuis, Magdalena Heliasz, Guus Vreeburg & Willem Besselink, Rael Artel + Bogdan Łapiński

Contact

Romuald Demidenko
contact@romualddem.info
BE 0032 485 395 585
PL 0048 721 422 558

Social Media

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Diary

• Zuza Golińska’s new work Common Ground (Grid) is now presented at MOS, Gorzów Wielkopolski and All the Time at Work with works by Ghislain Amar, Tymek Borowski, Attila Csörgő, Jan Domicz, Agnieszka Kurant, Anna Maria Łuczak, Daniel Malone, John Menick, Pakui Hardware, Cezary Poniatowski, Gregor Różański, Aleksandra Wasilkowska, Beata Wilczek is on display at Labirynt Plaza, Lublin with its brand new (!) accompanying publication including texts by i.e. Sabrina Chou and Kym Ward (III 2017)

Meet Me at The Metro Station is the first chapter of Guest Rooms featuring work by Ghislain Amar, Simon Asencio, Francisco Camacho, Nicholas Grafia, Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir, Anna Maria Łuczak, Gregor Różański, Līga Spunde, Susan Pietzsch & Miho Shimizu, Beata Wilczek, Annemarie van den Berg, visualized within private spaces, as an attempt to deal with and discuss the ambiguity of real lifespaces as potential art networking spaces. Featured by AQNB and Footnotes on Art (III 2017)

• The solo exhibition of new Zuza Golińska’s work Common Ground, presented at GGM1, Gdańsk featured on KubaParis and Footnotes on Art (IX 2016). Its accompanying publication include comprehensive intro text by Anda Rottenberg and interviews with the artist (VIーIX 2016)

• The series of interviews with Tymek Borowski, Debora Delmar Corp, Jan Domicz Richard Grandmorin is featured on International Office Art Biennale (VーVIII 2016)

• The exhibition Assembled, Disassembled presented at Zachęta Project Room, Warsaw with works by Brud, Michał Linow, Nomadic State, Noviki, Pakui Hardware, Polen Performance, Princ Polo, Katarzyna Przezwanska, Gregor Rozanski is featured by O Fluxo and Footnotes on Art (VII 2016)

Sejsmograf is a joint project between Bunkier Sztuki in Cracow, BWA Tarnów and BWA Sokół in Nowy Sącz aimed at promoting work by emerging artists (VI 2016)

• The exhibition All the Time at Work presented at BWA Tarnów with works by Ghislain Amar, Tymek Borowski, Attila Csörgő, Jan Domicz, Agnieszka Kurant, Anna Maria Łuczak, Daniel Malone, John Menick, Cezary Poniatowski, Gregor Różański, Aleksandra Wasilkowska, Beata Wilczek is featured by KubaParis and AQNB (IVーV 2016)

• The publication Local Network aims to explore ties between social media and real life events released online in Polish version (for now) thanks to scholarship of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland (XII 2015ーII 2016)

Vilnius at Work is a title of conversations series and meetings with local residents whose work is potentially influenced by technologies aiming to investigate the boundaries of their daily rituals. Produced and released online in frames of the residency programme at Rupert, Vilnius (IーIII 2016)

• The series of workshops with young practitioners exploring ties between social media and real life events with i.a. Multicultural Center in Warsaw and A-I-R Laboratory CCA Ujazdowski Castle (IXーXII 2015) is part of the scholarship from Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland (2015)

• The workshops Offline Impact accompanied the solo shows of Gregor Rozanski at Mieszkanie Gepperta and Barbara in Wrocław by Marcin Ludwin, and at Zona Sztuki Aktualnej in Szczecin by Aurelia Nowak (XーXI 2015)

• The exhibition of Gregor Rozanski ー Green Card and Anna Maria Łuczak ー Trust Speakers were both presented at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (VーVIII 2015) with accompanying publication including introductory text Dreams in Pieces by Jan Verwoert, designed by Magdalena Heliasz

• The show Unreal Estate with Anna Maria Łuczak, Karolina Mełnicka, Gregor Różański was presented at Poligon project space in Warsaw (VI 2015)

• The exhibition Natalia LL. Secretum et Tremor presented an oeuvre of Natalia LL curated by Ewa Toniak at Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle (IーIV 2015) and was accompanied with a comprehensive publication designed by Błażej Pindor.

• Jota Castro curated the Slow Future exhibition presented at Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle featured new work by David Adamo, Bigert & Bergström, Bianca Bondi, Tania Bruguera, Fernando Bryce, Ella de Búrca, Luis Camnitzer, Jota Castro, Joachim Coucke, James Deutsher, Maarten Vanden Eynde, Kendell Geers, Nuria Güell, Patrick Hamilton, Cinthia Marcelle, Tiago Mata Machado, Gordon Matta-Clark, Ingrid Wildi Merino, Mariele Neudecker, Wilfredo Prieto, Aleksandra Wasilkowska, David Zink Yi (VIーIX 2014) with accompanying publication designed by Magdalena Heliasz

Is It Art or Is It Just started as an informal residency stay at Het Plafond, Rotterdam making an occasion to present samples of new work by Andrew Birk, Debora Delmar Corp and Gregor Rozanski (VIIーVIII 2013). The project continued at BWA Zielona Góra as an exhibition featured new work by Ghislain Amar, Annemarie van den Berg, Andrew Birk, Tymek Borowski, Debora Delmar Corporation, Rafal Czajka, Jaś Domicz, Manuel Forte, Piotr Grabowski, Hard-Core, Piotr Łakomy, Anna Maria Łuczak, Noviki, Pikaso, Gregor Rozanski, Kym Ward, Beata Wilczek (IIーIII 2014). Its accompanying publication included contributions by Ada Avetist, Andrew Birk, Billy Gallery, Anne de Boer, Eloise Bonneviot, Sebastian Cichocki, Gerardo Contreras, Martyn Richard Coppel, Debora Delmar Corporation, Guia Cortassa, Travis Egedy (Pictureplane), Julie Grosche, Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir, Sæmundur Þór Helgason, Blair Kneppers, Piotr Łakomy, Perla Montelongo, Museum of Internet, Kubiat Nnamdie, Wyatt Niehaus, Lauren Reid, Manuel Roßner, Gregor Różański, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Manuel Solano, Johannes Thumfart, Guus Vreeburg, Beata Wilczek, Weronika Zielińska. Designed by Magdalena Heliasz

newartcenter.info is a platform for promoting new work by emerging artists (co-founded with Gregor Rozanski, 2013ーongoing)

• The Deep Chrome Msg’s Gregor Rozanski solo show presented at Contemporary Museum Wrocław (VIーVII 2012) with a publication designed by Magdalena Heliasz

• The exhibition Selected Projects around the issues of overlapping practices by visual artists and designers presented at BWA Zielona Góra. It featured new work by Alicja Bielawska, Daniel Malone, Bartosz Mucha, Franciszek Orłowski, Katarzyna Przezwańska, Michaela Schweiger, Kajetan Sosnowski, Henryk Stażewski, Oskar Zięta. The accompanying publication featured texts by Boris Groys, an introduction by Wojciech Kozłowski plus interviews with Katarzyna Roj and Marcin Szczelina. Design by Moonmadness