WRO

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The WRO Center for Media Art Foundation (formerly the Open Studio/WRO coöperative) was founded in 1989 in Wroclaw where in 2008 it opened The WRO Art Center.

Initially an international festival of media art, WRO (the first edition of which took place in 1989, under the name WRO being an acronym standing for Polish Wizualne Realizacje Okolomuzyczne - International Sound Basis Visual Art Festival, starting from 1993 in a two-year cycle as an International Media Art Biennale) has surpassed its role of just a cyclical event, operating since 1998 as the WRO Center for Media Art Foundation and initiating a number of innovative artistic projects.

The WRO Center for Media Art Foundation is currently an independent cultural institution that has the status of a public utility foundation, operating in the area of new media art in its broad sense. Starting from 2007 the main location for organizing Biennale, regularly showcasing and rendering accessible the collection along with documenting media art works is the WRO Art Center; a new gallery and cultural institution of exhibitory and workshop character, recently brought into existence by funds of the Municipality of Wroclaw, located at Teatralny Square 5, Wroclaw, in the attics of the former Stiebler’s coffee roasting plant.

The Foundation Board: Piotr Krajewski (president), Violetta Kutlubasis-Krajewska,
 Zbigniew Kupisz
The Foundation Council: Joanna Kiliszek, Joasia Krysa, Józef Robakowski.

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