Katarzyna Kobro Award for Piotr Bosacki
Wednesday, the 5th December 2018, witnessed the 16th ceremony of presenting Katarzyna Kobro Award. The idea of the prize, which is awarded by artists to artists, was to honour and appreciate progressive and innovative attitudes of artists. Piotr Bosacki is the laureate of the Award for 2017.
The justification of the decision made by the jury whose members were: Katarzyna Kozyra (Chairperson), Aleksandra Chciuk, Izabela Gustowska, Katarzyna Józefowicz reads as follows:
“Piotr Bosacki is a versatile artist. We see him in different roles of a constructor, composer, poet, and a filmmaker. In animated movies, so typical of him, filled with powerful narration, there is philosophical reflection valuable in itself as high quality literary input. On top of that, Bosacki is a consistently inconsistent artist. He combines seriousness with humour, sensuality with abstraction, minimalism with the richness of form. Irrespectively of whether he makes a film, a sculpture or draws, he is like a theoretician boiling the world down to aphorisms.
We would like to honour Piotr Bosacki with Katarzyna Kobro Award for his outstanding sense of language and poetry.”
Piotr Bosacki (born 1977) – an artists active on the borderline of a number of disciplines: music, art, animation, and literature; holds secondary education diploma in fine arts and music; between 1999 and 2004 student of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, where he currently lectures at the Department of Multi-Media Communication. Member of an informal art group Penerstwo and Wojtek Bąkowski group KOT (ceased to exist in 2011).
Katarzyna Kobro Award
The following artists have so far been honoured with Katarzyna Kobro Award:
2001 - Zbigniew Dłubak
2002 - Jürgen Blum-Kwiatkowski
2003 - Andrzej Dłużniewski
2004 - Krzysztof M. Bednarski
2005 - Teresa Murak
2006 - Krzysztof Wodiczko
2007 - Jerzy Lewczyński
2008 - Zbigniew Rybczyński
2009 - Andrzej Lachowicz
2011 - Zygmunt Rytka
2012 - Natalia LL
2013 - Cezary Bodzianowski
2014 - Robert Rumas
2015 - Jadwiga Sawicka
2016 – Karolina Wiktor
Professor Józef Robakowski is the originator of the idea of annual Katarzyna Kobro Award. Initially, the Award was granted privately at Galeria Wschodnia gallery. Since 2011 Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź has been the official organiser of the event.
Curator: Maria Morzuch
The Patron of the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź
Katarzyna Kobro Award for 2017 is sponsored by Rossmann Supermarkety Drogeryjne Polska Sp. z o.o.