Oskar DawickiBORN 1971, Kraków
He is a graduate of the Fine Arts Department of the Nicholas Copernicus University in Torun (1996). In 2001-2010 he was a member of the AZORRO Supergroup. Despite his traditional arts education, he is primarily known as a performance, video, and installation artist. All of his works are post-conceptual; they cultivate a slightly grotesque, ironic, and sometimes even absurdist aura. Frequent motifs are reflections on his institutional status as a contemporary artist and on man’s mortality. Dawicki stresses that a key figure for his identity as an artist is Zbigniew Warpechowski – the Nestor of performance art in Poland.
He is the main character in the book Half Empty (2010) and the film Performer (2015).