MICHAŁ BIENIEK, born in 1980; 1999-2004 studied at the Faculty of Painting and Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław; head of the Managing Board of the Foundation for Contemporary Art ART TRANSPARENT, creator and general curator of the SURVIVAL Art Review; originator and coordinator of the contemporary art gallery Mieszkanie Gepperta (Geppert’s Apartment); since 2009 curator of the international festival “Sztuka po przejściach” (“Art with the Past”). Twice, in 2006 and 2010, he was granted the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage scholarship, and in 2004 was awarded the Marshal of Lower Silesia Prize. In 2009 and 2010 Michał was nominated for the Gazeta Wyborcza wARTo Award, which he received in 2010. Since 2010 he has been a Research Student by Project at the Curating Contemporary Art Department of the Royal College of Art in London.
ART TRANSPARENT Contemporary Art Foundation was originated in 2005 in Wrocław. People who are involved in its work are specialists in a variety of fields: artists and lecturers associated with the Wrocław Academy of Fine Arts, psychologists and specialists in the area of social sciences. The Foundation’s goals regarding contemporary art and social topics are being achieved by means of local and national projects as well as own initiatives and attempts to consolidate the artistic and intellectual environment around current social and art problems.