Robert Sochacki

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

I need to experience the world and communicate with people to create my artworks, that are usually set up in public spaces. My aim is to give way to the places and people that will interfere and communicate and give their own meaning to my art.
SEE Djerba is a project that works perfectly for me – it will give me the unique experience of living and working in a different cultural environment and I will have a chance to contribute my work and art to the local community.
I think it is also important to see this project in a complex sociological and political perspective; as an artist from Poland it is important for me to show values essential not only in art but also in life – freedom and tolerance.

SEE Djerba Site:

Cinema wall, old cinema in Houmt souk

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Photos: Amor Ben Rhouma,Robert Sochacki.

ARTISTIC APPROACH
Robert Sochacki has been related to painting since his early days as a student of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, later as a set designer in a theatre and finally as a video performer / interactive artist. Nowadays he is a fellow in the painting department of Gdańsk’s Academy, and he finishes working on his PhD concerning art in public spaces. His projects were supported by polish Ministry of Culture and National Hertiage. He calls his works ”video paintings” and usually presents them as large-format projections. His video arts were showed and awarded multiple times – from independent art galleries, throughout many art shows in Poland and around the World, up to music and street art festivals. His paintings, installations and prints are usually a complex and multi-layered story about the world around.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016| Altonale Festival | Hamburg (de)
2016| Loophole- Film Intervention – INTERFERENCE Light Art Project | Tunis (tn)
2015| Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival- intervention in public space| Katowice (pl)
2014| Endless Summer – a list of the Geisha | MiTo | Warsaw (pl)
2013| Orchestra in (projection installation ) | Lichtrouten festival | Luedenscheid (de)
2013| One night (video installation) | Noche en Blanco Festival | Lima (per)
2012| Night in the Old Cinema (interventions in public space) | Salon Batycki | Gdynia (pl)
2011| Crystal Palace (projection on the palace’s facade) | Farbfest, Bauhaus | Dessau (de)
2010| Workshop at Narracje Lost And Found – Installations and Interventions in Public Space| Gdańsk (pl)
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SELECTED AWARDS
Robert Sochacki’s video arts were showed and awarded multiple times – from independent art galleries, throughout many art shows in Poland and around the World, up to music and street art festivals.
2013| The Audience Award, third place | Festival Lichtrouten Luedenscheid | Luedenscheid (de)
1998| The Town of Gynia Major’s Award in Theatre for: scenographical debut | Gynia (pl)

DEVELOPMENT
1991-1997| Studies in Arts | Academy of Fine Arts | Gdańsk (pl)
1971| Born | Gdańsk (pl)

LINKS

ROBERT SOCHACKI | Web