Grzegorz SztwiertniaBORN 1968, Cieszyn
Sztwiertnia is interested in issues of the body and its disciplining. Inspired by the aesthetics of the anatomy compendium or surgery textbook, he creates images of human afflictions, accompanying them with quasi-scientific comments. He practices painting, installation art, video, and performance art. He graduated with an honorary mention from the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts, with a degree in Prof. Jerzy Nowosielski’s studio (1994). Represented by Cracow’s Zderzak Gallery since 1992. He currently teaches, together with Jerzy Sałaj, in the Interdisciplinary Studio, Faculty of Painting, Cracow Academy of Fine Arts (since 2006). He publishes theoretical essays that also serve as his artistic manifestoes. He lives and works in Cracow.