Romuald Demidenko

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.