Łukasz SurowiecBORN 1985, Rzeszów
A graduate of the sculpture department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Surowiec did his PhD at the Art Department of Krakow’s Pedagogical University. He had previously studied in Poznań and in Berlin at the Universität der Künste. He is an interdisciplinary artist and a declared social activist. Some of his work could not be strictly defined as art, as it bears all the hallmarks of social work, focused on the public space, against economic divisions and unequal rights.
His creative activist projects have included Tear Purchase (with Alicja Rogalska), the Leveler project at Poznań’s Arsenał Gallery (an attempt to equalize all the gallery workers’ jobs), the Don’t Cry Papa mural on a Katowice bloc housing project (calling attention to the issue of unemployment in Upper Silesia), and a range of other activities dealing with marginalized groups in Polish society.
He lives and works in Bytom.