Jerzy TruszkowskiBORN 1961, Warszawa
A graduate of the Arts Education Institute of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, he took his diploma in 1986. In 1983-1986, he joined the Łódź Kaliska group, Zbyszko Trzeciakowski, and Jacek Kryszkowski, in co-creating the legendary Kultura Zrzuty and the underground Tango and Halo Haloo arts magazines. In 1985-1989 he joined Zbigniew Libera in forming the NAO Sternenhoch group. He works in performance, installation, video art, photography, painting, and art theory and criticism. He is considered part of the contemporary Polish critical art movement, though he himself prefers the term “radical artist,” which he takes to mean an artist focused on his roots, seeking the foundations of his field. The forms in Jerzy Truszkowski’s work hold political content arising from the artist’s insightful investigations into the history of Eurasia.