Piotr Rypson

Piotr Rypson

Art and literary historian, critic, columnist, and curator. He studied Mediterranean archaeology at the University of Warsaw, where he also wrote his doctorate on Old-Polish visual poetry. He was a guest lecturer at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence and the Miami Ad School Warsaw. In the years 1990-1994, he was the editor-in-chief of the Obieg art magazine, he worked as the Chief Curator of the Collection and the Gallery at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle (1993-1996), in 1999, he was a member of the Art Board at the Ministry of Culture and Art, he was also a member of the Culture Foundation Promotion Board (1994-2005) and a vice-chairperson of the Polish section of the AICA International Association of Art Critics (1999-2003). Curator of numerous exhibitions, including those of the works of: Zbigniew Libera, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Jarosław Modzelewski, Dick Higgins, Andrzej Dłużniewski, Maria Jarema, and Stefan and Franciszka Themerson, and a number of joint exhibitions. Co-organiser of the exhibition entitled Design for Freedom – Freedom in Design. Polish Graphic Design 1981-2011, which was held in Berlin and Tokyo in 2011 on the occasion of the Polish presidency of the European Union. Chairperson of the Programme Board of the Foksal Gallery Foundation and deputy director of the National Museum in Warsaw. Author of six books, including: Obraz słowa. Historia poezji wizualnej (1989), Piramida, słońce, labirynty (2002), and Nie gęsi. Polskie projektowanie graficzne 1919–1949 (2011), and more than 150 articles, essays, texts in catalogues, and reviews printed in Poland and abroad. He is currently working on a book about the influence of technology on poetry and on an album on graphic design in Poland in the interwar period. For a meeting with Piotr Rypson we would like to invite to The Pod Baranami Palace on 23rd October at 6:00pm.