March 5th 19:00-19:40 FRAS 1
Tropical Hurricane Piotr surprised Amsterdam without much warning on Monday. At the moment when he hit “depression” he realised that he was the only Hurricane in history named after a man. It made him so sad that he transformed himself into a cumulus cloud and suddenly started showering rain on Amsterdam and people had to hide underneath the Jumbo neon.
Piotr Urbaniec (1992, Poland). Visual artist, makes art almost from nothing, experimenting with different ephemeral mediums and materials, considering himself as a lost relative of Richard Long. Currently lives and works in Amsterdam as a participant in De Ateliers program. Graduated from the Miroslaw Balka's Studio of Spatial Activities in Warsaw (PL), in 2018 participant of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (USA). A resident at Residency Unlimited in New York (2016) and at Akrai Residency in Sicily (2018). Winner of Hestia Artistic Journey competition (2016), Grand Prix of Young Wolfs competition (2014) and 1 prize In Out Video Art Festival (2016). In 2016 he made his first solo exhibition at the U-jazdowski Castle Warsaw, group shows in Poland including MoMA Warsaw, Krolikarnia National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Center of Contemporary Art Laznia, BWA Katowice, BWA Tarnow, WRO Art Center, Dawid Radziszewski Gallery. His works were part of Moscow International Biennale for Young Art 2018, Yixian International Photography Festival 2017 (China), Rencontres Internationales in Paris and Berlin.