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Simon, Janek
Janek Simon was born in 1977 in Kraków. He studied psychology and sociology at Kraków’s Jagiellonian University. He is considered to be one of Poland’s most interesting young artists and works on objects, media art projects, films, and interactive installations inspired by computer games. His works reflect popular culture, catastrophic images spread by the media, and criticism of globalisation.
Exhibitions (selection):
“2020 home gallery”, Bucharest, 2004;
“A Walk in Army Training Grounds”, Goethe-Institut Krakau, Kraków, 2004;
“Departure”, Galeria Potocka (Kraków), 2004;
“Games and Plays”, Galeria Arsenał (Białystok), 2004;
“Game Scenes”, Yerba Buena Center for Arts (San Francisco), 2004;
“No Football”, ON Gallery (Poznań), 2005;
“Oldest Fire In Poland + Home Made Electronic Watch”, Galeria Hit (Bratislava), 2005;
“Cracovians like it clean”, Zachęta National Gallery of Art (Warsaw), 2005;
“2th International Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Prague SECOND SIGHT” (group exhibition), National Gallery Prague, 2005;
“Beauty or Painterly Effects” (group exhibition), BWA Galeria Wrocław, BWA Galeria Zielona Góra, 2005.
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