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Oskar Dawicki (b. 1971), Igor Krenz (b. 1959), Wojciech Niedzielko (b. 1959) and Lukasz Skapski (b. 1958) formed the Azorro group in 2001. Azorro is not a typical artistic formation. It is - to use musical terminology - a super-group, comprised of artists previously known from their individual activities. As Azorro, they primarily realize video films in which they - not without irony - touch upon such delicate questions as the evaluation of contemporary art, the condition of exhibiting institutions and the position of the artist in both the artistic and social hierarchies. They are perspicacious, aim at undermining the current norms and tend to think subversively, critically - annoyingly 'against'. Their wining card is, however, their sense of humour and good acting - as in their first film 'We Like It A Lot', in which they visit famous exhibiting halls in Warsaw and, after leaving each of them, they praise what they have just seen in the same way, with the same sentence, over and over, ceaselessly.
Another important topic touched upon by Azorro is language and its (lack of) clarity. The particular expression of the artists' longing for the world in which nothing is lost in translation, is the film 'Pyxis Systematis Domestici Quod Dicitur' - a history of the artists' trip from Cracow to Vienna conceived in the convention of road movie, during which they speak to themselves and the people they meet only in Latin.
  Azorro



       

Selected solo exhibitions and screenings:

2006
- Sense of Humor. Azorro and Art in Poland, Kurbas Center, Kyiv, UKR

2005
- Les Figurants, Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, PL
- Film Festival, Cieszyn, PL

2004
- Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, D
- Raster / Luna Cinema, Warsaw, PL
- Galeria Priestor for Contemporary Arts, Bratislava, SK

2003
- Trafo Gallery, Budapest, H
- The House of Arts, Brno, CZ
- Display Gallery, Prague, CZ
- Everything has been done, Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow, PL
- Paula Boettcher Gallery, Berlin, D
- Deutscher Kunstlerbund, Berlin, D

2002
- Center for Contemporary Art Laznia, Gdansk, PL
- BWA Gallery, Zielona Gora, PL
- Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, PL
- Entropia Gallery, Wroclaw, PL
- Raster, Warsaw, PL

 

Selected group shows and screenings:

2008
- Spastykownie, Sektor I Gallery, Katowice, PL
- L'artista nella rinuncia 2. Mostra a cura della Galleria Raster, Instituto Polacco di Roma, Rome, I

- Fluxus East - Fluxus networks in Central Eastern Europe, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, H
- Is an artist allowed to do anything?, The house of arts  (Dom umenia), Bratislava, SK 
- Fluxus East. Fluxus Networks in Central Eastern Europe, Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow, PL
- Asteism, Lazna Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, PL
- Laughing in a Foreign Language, The Hayward, Southbank Centre, London, UK
- Poza dobrem i złem, IV Międzynarodowy Festiwal Sztuki Wizualnej Inspiracje, Szczecin, PL
- Efekt czerwonych oczu. Fotografia polska XXI wieku, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, PL

2007
- Random in Radom, Museum of Contemporary Art, Radom, PL
- Still Here, Humour in Post-communist performative video, Artspace, Sydney, AU
- Fluxus East. Fluxus Networks in Central Eastern Europe, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, D
- Asteism, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, PL
- European Attitude. Asia-Europe Mediations, School of Humanities and Journalism, Poznan, PL
- Video in Progress, RISD Museum, Providence, USA
- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, On Gallery, Poznan, PL
- Cultural Versus National Borders, Budapest, HU

2006
- Łódz Biennale 2006, Museum of the History of Łódź, Łódź, PL
- Collection of the Lubuska Zacheta Sztuki Wspolczesnej, BWA Gallery, Zielona Gora, PL
- Is it better to be a good artist or a good person?, Raster at Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2005
- Views 2005. Deutsche Bank Cultural Foundation Award, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL
- Collection of the Foundation of Malopolska Museum for Contemporary Art, Miedzynarodowe Centrum Kultury, Cracow, PL
- Egocentric, Immoral, Outmoded..., Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL
- Almagro International Theatre Festival, Barcelona, ESP
- Boys, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Cracow, PL
- How to talk about contemporary art?, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, PL
- 11th International Media Art Biennale WRO 05, Wroclaw, PL
- The Need to Document, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, CH

2004
- Videozone. 2nd International Video Art Biennial, Tel Aviv
- From My Window. Artists and Their Teritorries, Ecole National Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, F
- Obraz Kontrolny. Recent Polish Video, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Cracow, PL
- Challenge, Synagouge - Centre of Contemporary Art, Trnava, SK
- Four Roses. Kamera Skura, Kunst-Fu, Little Warsaw, Azorro, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, PL
- Far West, Near East. New Art from Poland, Forum Kunst & Architektur, Essen, D
- Motes in all eyes, The Ship, London, GB
- Palimpsest Museum. Biennial of Polish Art, Lodz, PL
- BHP, Wyspa Progress Foundation, Gdansk, PL
- Shake Gdansk, Centre for Contemporary Art Laznia, Gdansk, PL
- Memoires du temps de l'immaturite, Passage de Retz, Paris, F
- Observatory, Palais im Grossen Garten, Dresden, D
- Passage d'Europe", Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne, F
- Boys and Girls, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, PL
- New Video, New Europe: A Survey of Eastern European Video, The Renaissance Society, Chicago
- Under The Red & White Flag, New Art from Poland, Estonian Art Museum, Tallin, EST; Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, LT; Nizhny Novgorod branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Art, Arsenal, Niznhy Novgorod, RU; Nizhny Tagil Museum of Fine Arts, Niznhy Tagil, RU; National Centre for Contemporay Arts, Moscow, RU

2003
- Process, Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma, Helsinki, FIN
- RASTER. Aktuelle Kunst aus Polen, Museum Junge Kunst, Frankfurt/O, D
- Fona Festival of New Art, Rijeka, CRO
- Prague Biennal, The National Gallery, Prague, CZ
- Video Zone @ LX Pt, Lisbon
- l' Epicerie, Teatr Academia, Warsaw, PL
- Radiator, Festival for New Media Art, Nottingham, UK
- WRO 03 International Media Art Biennial, Wroclaw, PL
- Public Rituals, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, A
- Transmediale 03, Berlin, D
- Backfabrik, Berlin, D

2002
- Video-Zone. 1st International Video-Art Biennial, Tel Aviv
- Polyphony of Voices conference, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Cracow, PL
- The Polish Video, Project Space, Kunsthalle, Vienna, A
- The Centre of Attraction. 8th Baltic Triennial of International Art, Centre for Contemporary Art, Vilnius, LT
- Modelarnia, Gdansk, PL
- Polen 2002, Karlsruhe, D
- 12th Film Festival, Cottbus, D
- The Polish Cinema / Video, Duesseldorf, D
- Rowelucja, Raster, Warsaw
- Novart.pl, Cracow PL
- Junge Kunst aus Polen, Galerie der Marktgemeinde, St. Johan, A
- Polish Art, Sao Paolo
- Abzug Festival, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Cracow, PL
- Magisters & Friends, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Cracow, PL
- Four rooms, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Cracow, PL