Romuald Demidenko (1985, PL) is a curator, researcher and producer currently focused on the exploration of the impact that increasing digitalization and social media have on quotidian real life events, as well as on individual and collective artistic practices. He has recently cooperated with the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin and BWA Zielona Góra amongst others art institutions and venues. He was a recipient of a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland (2015). He furthermore is the co-curator of the 2017 Open Triennale in Orońsko (alongside of Aurelia Nowak and Tomek Pawłowski). He lives and works in Warsaw and Brussels.
For his residency stay at Rupert he proposed Vilnius at Work, a series of informal conversations and meetings with residents of Rupert, whose works are, in one way or another, influenced by pervasive technologies; while investigating the essence of their daily rituals and communication habits. Focusing on the importance of technology’s impact within their works, he has conducted interviews with Julie Bena, Antoine Donzeaud, Nicholas Matranga, Pakui Hardware, Tim Steer and David Stein. An intensive research period during the residency resulted in a subsequent presentation in form of an exhibition and a publication titled All the Time at Work, in collaboration with BWA Tarnów & Gallery Labirynt Lublin.