A Dream Of Warsaw, 2005

Artur Żmijewski
A Dream Of Warsaw, 2005
18 minutes
Polish with English subtitles
Installation view
Photo by Alfredo Rubio


Artur Żmijewski creates installations, objects, photographs that explore human behaviour and physicality as a form of social activism.

His intellectually reflective approach became the springboard for Czereja, an arts periodical he published in the late 1990s. Żmijewski was part of the Polish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2005 and he has received several awards for his work.

Żmijewski’s exhibitions include Kritik und Krise. Kunst in Europa seit 1945, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin (2012–2013); Moving Forward, Counting Backwards, MUAC, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City (2011); There is always a cup of sea for man to sail, 29th Sao Paulo Biennale, Sau Paulo (2010; and Artur Żmijewski, Gallery TPW, Toronto (2008).

He studied at the Faculty of Sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw (1990-1995) and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (1999).

Born in 1966 in Warsaw, he continues to live and work in Warsaw.

SAF participation:
Sharjah Biennial 10


Żmijewski, Artur

A Dream of Warsaw

A Dream of Warsaw documents the work leading up to an exhibition by Polish architect, urban planner, theorist and teacher Oskar Hansen.