Saison 08


23.04.23 >14.05.23
23.04.23 > 14.05.23

Residence from April 23 to May 14, 2023.
Laureate of the internation open call.

The resident
Biography of Dominik Czechowski

The public event
Saturday 13 May
Open Public Reading Group : Performing Displacement

Writing "carte blanche"

Dominik Czechowski is a London-based independent art curator, critic and researcher.
His main area of interest lies in interdisciplinary curatorial practices, politically engaged visual strategies, and socially engaged art processes, in particular those related to collective memory and decolonial thought. He has held curatorial positions at a number of public art organisations in the UK including Modern Art Oxford, Hayward Gallery, Arnolfini Gallery, and Barbican Art Gallery and has curated exhibitions, new commissions and public programmes independently for institutions such as Freud Museum and Liverpool Biennial. He is an editor of and contributor to artist books and exhibition catalogues as well as periodical publications such as MAP, Postmedium, Foam, and Art Monthly. Dominik Czechowski is Associate Lecturer in Critical Theory and Practice at the UCA Canterbury and a member of AICA-UK (Association of International Art Critics).

During his ACROSS residency, Dominik will be researching the work of Polish modernist writer Witold Gombrowicz (who briefly lived and died near Nice) through the lens of place, psychogeography and contemporary artistic practice of French Riviera, and from the perspective of auto-fiction within art criticism.

The residency will be his first concentrated attempt to critically build on the impact that Gombrowicz’s work has had on his practice, and an opportunity to delve deeper into the discipline of life-writing at the intersections of visual art, critical theory and (auto)biographical derives.