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Ryszard W. Kluszczynski
* 1952, currently based: Lodz, Poland
Affiliated institution: Łódź University, Department of New Media and Digital Culture

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Professor of cultural and media studies at Lodz University, Poland, where he is a Chair of School of Media and Audiovisual Culture. Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź.

2001 – 2006: Professor of Media Art and Media Theory, Academy of Fine Arts, Poznan. 2004: Visiting Professor, Film and Media Theory, Karlstad University, Sweden, and Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania. 2001: Professor of Media Art and Communication, Coker College, Hartsville S.C., USA.

He writes about new media arts, cyberculture, theory of media and communication, information and network society, experimental cinema and video art. He critically investigates the issues of contemporary art theory, avant-garde, and recent art practices.

In the years 1990-2001 Kluszczyński was a Chief Curator of Film, Video and Multimedia Arts in the Centre for Contemporary Art – Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw. He curated numerous international art exhibitions. In 2010 Kluszczynski co-curated with Tsutomu Mizusawa Beyond Mediations, the main exhibition of The Second International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Poznan, Poland ( Since 2011 Artistic Director of Art & Science Meeting Project in the Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdansk. Co-curator (with Anna Bitkina and Sinziana Ravini) of the traveling exhibition United States of Europe (2011-2013). Since 2011 Artistic Director of Art & Science Meeting Project, Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, and curator of numerous exhibitions there.

Member of Advisory Board of the conferences on the Histories of Art, Science and Technology: Re-live, Melbourne 2009, Re-place, Berlin 2007, Re-fresh!, Banff, 2005. Member of International Programming Committee for ISEA 2009 Belfast, ISEA 2008 Singapore, ISEA 2004 Helsinki – Stockholm – Tallin; ISEA 2000 Paris.

Juror of numerous media art festivals and competitions, e.g. Baltic goes Digital - An Open Digital Art Contest, Art Line / NCK, City Gallery, Gdańsk (2012), Docks Docs Gdańsk Remix (2011), Filmteractive Festival, Łódź (2011), International Festival of Film and New Media, Split, 2000; International Media Biennial, Wroclaw 1999; International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, 1996; International Video Festival, Locarno, 1995; International Biennial Film + Architecture, Graz, 1995; International Video Festival, Bauhaus-Dessau, 1993.

Member of Inter-Society for Electronic Art, International Association of Art Critics (AICA), Cultural Studies Committee of Polish Academy of Science, and Polish Society of Cultural Studies. Editor of "Art Inquiry", a yearbook on contemporary art, and „Cultural Studies Review".

Since 20011 until now Artistic Director of the "Art+Science Meeting Project" at the Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdańsk, Poland
2011 - 2013 Co-Curator of the travelling exhibition "United States of Europe", which started in Łódź, Poland
2009 - 2010 Co-Curator at the Mediations Biennale in Poznań, Poland
2008 Chair of the School of Media and Audiovisual Culture at the University of Łódź, Poland
2004 Visiting Professor of Film and Media Theory at Karlstad University, Sweden
2001 - 2006 Professor of Media Theory at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poland
2001 Professor of Media Art and Communication at Coker College, Hartsville, SC
1999 Editor of "Art Inquiry"
1999 Postdoctoral Degree (Habilitation)
1993 - 2000 Contributing Editor of Quarterly "Art Magazine"
1990 - 2001 Chief Curator of Film, Video and Multimedia Arts at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Poland
1988 Founder of the Polish Video Art Data Bank (currently: Media Nomad)
1987 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Art and Media Theory at the University of Łódź, Poland
1982 - 1987 Postgraduate Studies
1976 Master of Arts (MA) at the University of Łódź, Poland
1971 - 1976 Student of Literature, Aesthetics, Philosophy, Art, Theater and Film at the University of Łódź, Poland

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Conference of the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies

The University of Lodz and Warsaw School of Social Psychology jointly organize the ninth conference of the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies, which will be held on 18-20 June 2015 in Lodz. The theme of this year's meeting is Archives of / for the Future.

Exhibitions & Events
Publications & References
Kluszczyński, Ryszard W.. »Towards Posthuman Creativity: From Kinetic to Bio-Robotic Art.« In Art Line: A Baltic Collaboration, edited by Magdalena Mróz-Grygierowska and Torun Ekstrand, 94-101. Karlskrona: Blekinge Museum, 2014.
Kluszczyński, Ryszard W.. »Experience – Memory – Identity: Media Experiences as the Foundations of Hybridized Identity.« Art Inquiry XV, no. XXIV (2013): 31-46.
Kluszczynski, W. Ryszard. »From Artificial Ecosystems to Critical Reflection. An Introduction to the Analysis of the Work of Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau.« In Wonderful Life: Laurent Mignonneau + Christa Sommerer, edited by W. Ryszard Kluszczynski, 92-111. Gdańsk: Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, 2012.
Kluszczyński, Ryszard W.. »The Aesthetics of Reason and Care.« In Crude Life: The Issue Culture & Art Project: Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr, edited by Ryszard W. Kluszczyński, 72-91. Gdańsk: Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, 2012.
Kluszczyński, Ryszard W.. »Spaces of Generativity: An Introduction to the Art of Wojciech Bruszewski.« Art Inquiry XIV (2012): 71-80.
Kluszczyński, Ryszard W.. »art@science: About Relations between Art and Science.« In Towards The Third Culture: The Co-Existence of Art, Science and Technology, edited by Ryszard W. Kluszczyński, 32-42. Gdańsk: Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, 2011.
Kluszczyński, Ryszard W.. »From Digital Identity to Architecture of the Nanoworld: Remarks on the Art of Victoria Vesna.« In Blue Morph: Victoria Vesna + James Gimzewski, edited by Marta Korga and Anna Zalewska, 5-9. Gdańsk: Baltic Culture Center, 2011.
Kluszczyński, Ryszard W.. »Living between Reality and Virtuality: Remarks over the Work of Monika Fleischmann and Wolfgang Strauss.« In Performing Data: Monika Fleischmann + Wolfgang Strauss, edited by Krzysztof Miękus, 6-20 pages. Gdańsk: Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, 2011.
Kluszczyński, Ryszard W.. »Nomadic Images: Transmediality and Hybridity in Contemporary Media Art.« In The Homelessness of Art, edited by Grzegorz Sztabiński, 119-134. Łódź: Łódzkie Towarzystwo Naukowe, 2011.
Kluszczyński, Ryszard W.. »Strategies of Interactive Art.« Journal of Aesthetics & Culture 2 (2010): 1-27.
Kluszczyński, Ryszard W.. »Praise of Diversity.« In Mediations Biennale: BEYOND MEDIATIONS, edited by Marta Kabsch and Joanna Przygońska, 12-21. Poznań: 2010.
Kluszczyński, Ryszard W.. »Theoretical, Philosophical and Cultural Contexts of Interactive Art.« In Interactive Media Arts, edited by Antoni Porczak, 7-53. Kraków: Academy of Fine Arts, 2009.
Kluszczyński, Ryszard W.. »From Film to Interactive Art: Transformations in Media Arts.« In MediaArtHistories, edited by Oliver Grau, 207-228. Cambridge, MA/London: MIT Press, 2007.
Kluszczyński, Ryszard W.. »Re-Writing the History of Media Art: From Personal Cinema to Artistic Collaboration.« Leonardo 40, no. 5 (2007): 469-474.
Kluszczyński, Ryszard W.. »Orlan, Stelarc and the Art of the Virtual Body.« Art Inquiry VII (2005): 85-94.
Kluszczyński, Ryszard W.. »Artistic Gesture: Expression, Communication, Participation.« In Mirosław Rogala: Gestures of Freedom, edited by Ryszard W. Kluszczyński. Kraków: Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, 2001.
Kluszczynski, Ryszard W.. »The Art of Installation.« Art Inqiry II (2000): 53-73.
Kluszczyński, Ryszard W.. »Art of Virtual Bodies.« Digital Creativity 9, no. 1 (1998): 38-42.
Kluszczyński, Ryszard W.. »Between Public and Private Space: The Art of Sanja Iveković.« In Sanja Iveković: Is This My True Face, edited by Tihomir Milovac, 5-15. Zagreb: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1998.
Kluszczynski, Ryszard W.. Awangarda. Rozwaźania teoretyczne. Łódz: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 1997.
Kluszczyński, Ryszard W.. »The Context is the Message: Interactive Art as a Medium of Communication.« In ISEA 96 Proceedings: Seventh International Symposium on Electronic Art, edited by Michael B. Roetto, 36-40. Rotterdam: 1997.
Kluszczyński, Ryszard W.. »(Audio)Visual Labyrinths: Non-Linear Discourses in Linear Media.« In Catalogue of the 43rd International Short Film Festival, edited by Birgit Konopatzki and Ilona Traub and Andreas Krönung, 138-144. Oberhausen: 1997.
Kluszczyński, Ryszard W.. »The Material versus the Virtual: On Dialectics of Dalibor Martinis' Art.« In Martinis – Observatorium: Video/Audio/Interactive Installations [La Biennale di Venezia. XLVII Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte], edited by Berislav Valušek, 40-47. Rijeka: Moderna galerija, 1997.
Kluszczynski, Ryszard W.. »Trans-media Art. On the Art of Ryszard Wasko.« In Ryszard Wa ś ko. Retrospective 1970-1990 (photography, film, video), edited by Ryszard W. Kluszczynski. Lodz: Galeria FF, 1997.
Kluszczyński, Ryszard W.. »Phenomenological Traits in Polish Film Studies.« Polish Art Studies IX (1988): 259-273.