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Piotr Szyhalski

Polish-born, US-based multimedia artist Piotr Szyhalski’s works move between installation, performance, moving image, painting, photography, drawing, sound, and design to explore issues related to human ecology and extreme historical phenomena. His work has been exhibited at museums, festivals, and other events worldwide. Szyhalski’s ongoing Labor Camp project (1998–) celebrates the beauty and dignity of labor through visual art, music, posters, printed ephemera, performance, and public actions. Commissioned works include projects for Wim Mertens Quartet in Brussels, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, VocalEssence, Ingenuity Cleveland, Zero One San Jose, IN Light Indianapolis, Northern Spark Festival, and Eastern State Penitentiary (2017), among others. Szyhalski is the recipient of the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Visual Artists (2009 and 2017).

Szyhalski is a professor of media arts at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design and codirector of the Art(ists) on the Verge Fellowship program.

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Census (2016) 2 min excerpt

Every Other (2015) 2 min excerpt

In Habit: Living Patterns (2012) 2 min excerpt


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Studies Project: interdisciplinary responses to the political moment

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