Krzysztof Wodiczko

Krzysztof Wodiczko was born in 1943 in Warsaw, Poland. Since 1980 he has created large-scale slide and video projections of politically-charged images on architectural facades and monuments worldwide. By appropriating public buildings and monuments as backdrops for projections, Wodiczko focuses attention on ways in which architecture and monuments reflect collective memory and history. In 1996 he added sound and motion to the projections and began to collaborate with communities around chosen projections cites, giving voice to the concerns of heretofore marginalized and silent citizens. Krzysztof Wodiczko lives in New York City and Cambridge, Massachusetts.