Christian Tomaszewski was born in Gdansk, Poland and currently lives and works in New York. He has been predominantly working in multi-media installation exploring various aspects of cinema, architecture and experiments with reconstruction or deconstruction of a narrative. In his work, he has been also interested in adapting different roles and definitions of an artist, balancing between making things out of sincere or self-induced obsession and critical calculation.
His work has been exhibited widely in the United States and Europe - in such venues as Sculpture Center and The Bronx Museum in New York, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten (Marl), Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz (Chemnitz), the National Gallery in Prague (Czech Republic), Tufts University Art Gallery (Boston, MA), Bureau for Open Culture at Columbus College of Art & Design (Columbus, OH), University Art Gallery-Mandeville Center (San Diego, CA), His work has been also included in the First Biennale of Polish Art in Lodz, Poland and 2nd Athens Biennial in Greece among other places.
Tomaszewski’s new projects will be presented in the upcoming exhibitions at Nottingham Contemporary (Nottingham, UK), Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle (Warsaw, Poland) and Performa’09 - the Third Biennial of Performance Art in New York City.
He is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland and past participant in several prestigious residency programs including the American Academy in Rome, the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York City and recently the Artpace in San Antonio. Tomaszewski is recipient of numerous grants and awards including past support form the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and 2008 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.