Ufo art gallery kraków


Michał Smandek

He deals with the interdependence of human activities and nature. He critically reflects on anthropocentrism and materialism and draws attention to environmental degradation. His practice is based on travel experiences. He invites and engages local communities in collaborative activities, makes spatial modifications to the landscape, and translates the relationships observed in nature into the language of art. His philosophy of moving with a backpack and tent determines his strategies and working methods, during which he blurs the boundaries between interference and “noticing,” that is, encountering a situation with a high art factor. He creates sculptures, installations, and photographs and initiates collective-performative actions. He works at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice and collaborates with Rodriguez Gallery.


Gallery exhibitions

group show

28.10 – 26.11.2022