Piotr Uklanski
Born in Warsaw, Poland 1968. Lives and works in New York, USA and Warsaw, Poland. Piotr Uklański works with sculpture, photography, collage, film, performance, and promiscuously absorbs diverse cultural references. He emerged on the art scene in New York in the mid1990s with a sculpture that fuses Minimalism with popular entertainment. Uklański's willingness to take on potentially controversial subjects draws polemical reactions. In 2006, Uklański debuted his first feature-length film “Summer Love: The First Polish Western”. His solo shows include: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2015), Dallas Contemporary, Dallas (2014), Bass Museum, Miami (2013), Sezession, Wien (2007), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2007), Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (2004),The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2000). His group shows include: Documenta14, Kassel (2017), Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice (2014), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2013), PAC, Milan (2010), Whitney Biennale, Whitney Museum, New York, USA (2010), Tate Modern, London (2009), the 5th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2008), Guggenheim Museum, New York (2007), MART, Rovereto (2006), the Lyon 8th Biennale of Contemporary Art, Lyon (2005), the 26th Biennale of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo (2004) and the 50th Venice Biennale, Venice (2003). massimodecarlo.com Photo by Łukasz Ostalzi. Image courtesy of the artist and Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong