About the Artist: Konrad Smoleński

Polish Pavilion at the 55TH Venice Biennale
May 24, 2013 10:00PM

Konrad Smoleński describes his work as a mix of “spectacular pyrotechnic effects” and “minimal punk aesthetic.” Smoleński’s works frequently have an audio component, which might take the form of noise, music, or noise music. Speakers and microphones are also frequent motifs in his installations, appearing in overwhelming configurations and quantities, often alongside combustible materials and flames. The artist has an openly anarchic disposition, which manifests in the works as a sense of anxiety, disorientation, and awe. Smoleński works in multiple mediums including photography, videos, installation, sculpture, and performance. He is also an active experimental musician, and performs in guerrilla concerts with his group BNNT.

Image credit: Production of the exhibition Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More, 2013, photo by Bartosz Górka, CC BY-SA.

Polish Pavilion at the 55TH Venice Biennale
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