Krzysztof Wodiczko (born 1943 in Warsaw, Poland) lives and works in New York City, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and in Warsaw, Poland. Wodiczko is a former director of Interrogative Design Group at MIT, and presently a professor emeritus of Art, Design and the Public Domain at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. He received his PhD in 2022 in Visual Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland.
Wodiczko is renowned for his large-scale projections on architectural facades, and monuments. He has realized over ninety of such projections in twenty countries. Since the 1980s, through his projections and communicative instruments, he works with marginalized city residents on enforcing their public voice and expression. Wodiczko's work was presented at Documenta, Venice Biennale, Whitney Biennial, Liverpool Biennial, Montreal Biennale, Yokohama Triennial and many other international art exhibitions and festivals. He is a recipient of 4th Hiroshima Art Prize "for his contribution as an artist to the world peace". He has held retrospective exhibitions at Walker Art Center, Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, and other museums and art centers. Wodiczko is an author of Critical Vehicles (MIT Press), City of Refuge: A 9/11 Memorial, The Abolition of War, The Transformative Avant-Garde, and other books including a large monograph Krzysztof Wodiczko, published by Black Dog Press, London. His work is presented in PBS television series Art in the Twenty-First Century. The documentary film Krzysztof Wodiczko: The Art of Un-War,directed by Maria Niro, has been released this year.