Andrzej Kramarz

ABOUT
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Andrzej Kramarz is a Polish- American artist, lecturer, curator, and editor of photography books.
Using photography, found pictures, archives, audio and video, Andrzej is primarily a conceptual artist who creates installations that explore the function of people, places, and objects in the construction of mnemonics – those fictions by which we revivify the past, extrapolate the future, and invent the present.
    
   
EDUCATION
BA.    Institut of Creative Photography (ITF), Czech Republic
MFA  Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts. Poland

EXPERIENCE
Kramarz has exhibited, and curated numerous exhibitions in Europe and the United States.

Prior to the fall of communism in Poland Andrzej managed an underground art-zine and improvised music band. Early in his photography practice he was employed by the daily Gazeta Krakowska (1993–1996). For the next few years he freelanced and published in major Polish weeklies. In 2007–2008 he was Deputy Art Director at the Photo Month in Cracow. In 2006-2010, he was chairman of Imago Mundi Foundation (Poland). In 2010-2013 he was part of the Photo Proxima research project carried out by the Ethnographic Museum in Cracow, in collaboration with the Fratelli Alinari Museum (Italy), studying private collections of families’ photographs. He taught photography at Academy of Photography in Poland and was visiting lecturer to the Ethnography and Anthropology Department at the Jagiellonian Univeristy in Cracow.

Since moving to the United States in 2010, Andrzej has had solo exhibitions at galleries and museums both in Europe and the U.S.  In 2016 he served as Artistic Director at East Hawaii Cultural Center. He lectures on photography at Hawai'i Community Collage and University of Hawaii in Hilo.