WRO 2011 Alternative Now

WRO 2011 Alternative Now catalogue now available at WRO Art Center
292 pages, illustrated, bilingual (EN/PL)

WRO Alternative Now on Tour at the CCCB in Barcelona


Full program of WRO Alternative Now on Tour at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB): three screening days of video works selected by Biennale’s artistic director Piotr Krajewski from the WRO 2011 Alternative Now program.

Additionally, the video survey of the WRO 2011 – WRO Flash program, as well as documentation of performances, concerts, panels and interviews with the awarded artists – will be available on a multimedia stand.

Screenings hosted by Agnieszka Kubicka-Dzieduszycka

Event schedule

Paweł Janicki’s EU_tracer in Brussels

MediaRuimte Gallery, Brussels

In collaboration with:
Sigrid Keunen, violin

The final showings this year of Paweł Janicki’s EU_tracer performance for internet and acoustic instruments, a project developed by the WRO Art Center and commissioned by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the International Cultural Program of the Polish EU Presidency.

WRO Alterantive Now on Tour in Paris

73 rue des Haies, Paris

WRO Alternative Now on Tour will be presented in Paris by artistic director of WRO Biennale, Piotr Krajewski.

WRO Alterantive Now on Tour in Berlin

uqbar project space
Schwedenstrasse 16, Berlin

WRO Alternative Now on Tour will be presented in Berlin as a part of finissage of the Young Polish Artists on Tour – Berlin | Looking into Neighbourship exhibition.

Hosted by: Gosia Sobolewska

WRO Alterantive Now on Tour @ Etiuda&Anima in Cracow

Cracow – Rotunda Cinema
Oleandry St. 1, upper hall

at the Etiuda&Anima Festival:

WRO Flash / Anti-Stories / Counteraction

hosted by Piotr Krajewski – artistic director of the WRO Biennale

Automatycznie zapisany szkic
WRO 2011 résumé

WRO 2011 résumé – exhibition at WRO Art Center
6.10.2011 – 6.11.2011

WRO 2011 Alternative Now Exhibitions

WRO 2011 Alternative Now exhibitions are open till 19th of June 2011. To be seen at the following venues:

Pokoyhoff Passage, Św. Antoniego 2-4
- media installations as well as polish and international video art programs

National Museum, Pl. Powstańców Warszawy 5
- media instalations (including two WRO award-winning installations)
opening hours: Wed-Fri: 10:00-17:00, Sat: 10:00-18:00, Sun: 10:00-17:00

WRO Atelier, Kuźnicza 29a
Igor Krenz’s exhibition: Mathematical Morphology in Teledetection
(for which Krenz received  Award of Critics and Editors of Art Magazines)
open from Wednesday till Saturday from 15:00 till 18:00,
on other days accessible after making an appointment by phone at: 71 343 32 40

WRO Art Center, Widok 7
- Moving Stories – international installations exhibition
opening hours: Tue: 14:00–18:00, Wed-Fri 10:00-18:00 and Sat-Sun: 12:00-16:00

Installations in public space:

- Red Queens Race by Krists Pudzens in front of WRO Art Center
from Tuesday till Sunday during opening hours of WRO Art Center

- Interactive Platform by  Paweł Janicki and  Dominika Sobolewska at the Main Square in Wrocław
open daily from 11:00-21:00


WRO 2011 Awards

On the night of 14th May Piotr Krajewski, the artistic director of WRO announced the awards of the 14th Media Art Biennale WRO 2011: Alternative Now.

In consistence with the motto Alternative Now we have also decided to be alternative in relation to our own tradition, and for the first time ever we have not selected a jury. With due respect to the WRO history, in consistence with its present being and caring for its future – we have decided to bestow three ex aequo awards of PLN 10,000 each. The awards go to:

Megan Daalder, USA, for her Mirrorbox installation

David Bowen, USA, for his tele-present-water installation

incite/ [Kera Nagel and André Aspelmeier], DE, for their Dualicities and Beyond performance

For the first time in the history of the WRO Biennale, a special Award of Critics and Editors of Art Magazines has been given. Grzegorz Borkowski (Obieg, Poland), Stefano Mazzoni (Artribune, Italy), Kamila Pakuło (Arteon, Poland) have decided that this year the award of PLN 5,000 goes to Igor Krenz for his exhibition Mathematical Morphology in Teledetection.

Nyorai TV / WRO / Live broadcast

WRO 2011 Live streaming video

Realization: Nyorai (: TV :) Internet Broadcasting
WRO 2011 audiovisual documentation

WRO 2011 audiovisual documentation

Audience Award

Audience Award – vote for the best work at WRO 2011

March 5, 2011

The Programming Team is close to complete the selection for the WRO 2011 Alternative Now Biennale program.

The list of chosen works will be published on the March 13th, 2011.

Registration of Entries to WRO 2011 Now Closed

Over 2000 works from all over the world have been submitted to the WRO 2011 Biennale Alternative Now, and we would like to thank all the entrants. The WRO Biennale’s artistic director and programming team are in the process of viewing the submissions, and we’ll post their decision about the works chosen for screenings and exhibitions during the Biennale shortly after February 20th

The Alternative Now Conference

The WRO 2011 program will include an international conference whose participants will include Prof. Lev Manovich, Dr Edward A. Shanken and Prof. Erkki Huhtamo.

Istvan Kantor aka “Monty Cantsin” aka “Amen!”

Among other special events, WRO 2011: Alternative Now will feature a presentation by the radically independent and eccentric Istvan Kantor: performance artist, video artist, creator of installations, industrial and electropop music, cofounder of the world Neoism movement.