Oct 2019 - Jan 2020
Born 1982 in Poland.
Krzysztof Gutfrański is curator, editor and researcher. His contextual research practice is pivoted on issues of social engagement, alternative education, theory of value, and non-functional thinking in the era of systemic and technological transformations. Krzysztof has worked in curatorial departments of institutions including the Centre of Contemporary Art in Toruń/Poland (2009–2011), National Gallery of Art Zachęta in Warsaw/Poland and Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, where he is currently Chief Editor for quarterly OBIEG.
He has worked as researcher for leading Polish and Brazilian NGOs. His curated and co-curated projects include: Dis-Othering: Beyond Afropolitan and Other Labels (OBIEG, Bozar, Savvy Contemporary, 2018–2019); País do futuro at Ateliê Espai in Belo Horizonte/Brazil and long-term research projects Trauma & Revival (Bozar in Brussels/Belgium, Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella/Italy, 2017–2018) and the Game of States archive, presented amongst others in Palais de Tokyo in Paris/France: Le Bord des mondes, Paris (2015). He has continued his long-term project based on alternative economy of agromining and impacts of terra-deformation in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais since 2014. From 2010 to 2015, he was chief editor of Alternativa for the Wyspa Art Institute in Gdańsk. Gutfrański’s practice involves extensive work in editorial research focused on using the publications in the era of information overload.
Krzysztof Gutfrański studied art history at Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń (2001–2006) and curatorial studies at Jagiellonian University, Kraków (2007–2008).