Krzysztof Wodiczko

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Krzysztof Wodiczko, Personal Instrument, 1969-1972.
Born April 16, 1943(1943-04-16)
Warsaw, Poland
Based in New York City, United States
Collections Walker 23, Mocak Kraków 11, MS Łódź 9, MAC Lyon 5, Macba 2, Pompidou 1, MSNW Warsaw 1, MCA San Diego 1, MoMAK Kyoto 1, MMCA Seoul 1, Art Bank Ottawa 1
Wodiczko, The Homeless Vehicle, 1988-1989 (5th Avenue, New York City, 1988).

Krzysztof Wodiczko (1943) is an artist renowned for his large-scale slide and video projections on architectural facades and monuments.

War, conflict, trauma, memory, and communication in the public sphere are some of the major themes of an oeuvre that spans four decades. His practice, known as Interrogative Design, combines art and technology as a critical design practice in order to highlight marginal social communities and add legitimacy to cultural issues that are often given little design attention.

He has realized more than 80 public projections in Australia, Austria, Canada, England, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.

He lives and works in New York City and teaches in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he is currently professor in residence of art, design, and the public domain for the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). Wodiczko was formerly director of the Interrogative Design Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he was a professor in the Visual Arts Program since 1991. He also teaches as Visiting Professor in the Psychology Department at the Warsaw School of Social Psychology.


  • Critical Vehicles: Writings, Projects, Interviews, MIT Press, 1999, 227 pp.
  • September 11: City of Refuge, 2009.
  • Guests, Charta, 2009.
  • Krzysztof Wodiczko, London: Black Dog Publishing, 2011, 368 pp. A collection of installations and projects. Contributors: Rosalyn Deutsche, Lisa Saltzman, Andrzej Turowski, Dick Hebdige, Denis Hollier, Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Dora Apel. [1] [2]
  • The Abolition of War, London: Black Dog Publishing, 2013.
    • Obalenie Wojenby, MOCAK, 2014. Expanded edition. (Polish)
  • Transformative Avant-Garde and Other Writings, London: Black Dog Publishing, 2016. Collection of writings.
    • 크지슈토프 보디츠코 지음, 〈변형적 아방가르드〉, trans. 정주영 옮김, Seoul: Workroom, 2017, 424 pp. [3] (Korean)
  • with Adam Ostolski, Socjoestetyka, Warsaw: Krytyka Polityczna, 2016, 352 pp. Excerpt. [4] (Polish)
Essays, talks


  • Krzysztof Wodiczko, ed. Maria Morzuch, Łódź: Muzeum Sztuki w Łodzi, 1992, [47] pp. [6] (Polish)
  • Krzysztof Wodiczko. Na rzecz domeny publicznej, ed. Bożena Czubak, Łódź: Muzeum Sztuki w Łodzi, 2015, 367 pp. [7] [8] (Polish)
    • Krzysztof Wodiczko. On Behalf of the Public Domain, Łódź: Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź, 2015, 367 pp. [9] (English)
  • Krzysztof Wodiczko: Monument, New York: Madison Square Park, 2020, 87 pp. (English)