Franek Wardyński
  
    / About Franek Wardyński


Franek Wardyński (b. 1989) is a multidisciplinary artist and designer based in London. Wardyński’s main focus is cultural criticism, themed around Archives for Future Memories, Cannibalism of Culture, Matters of Translation and Creative Survival. He explores these concepts through challenging the boundaries between craft, digital production, art and design, using a diverse range of media as well as printmaking, sculpture and performance.

Educated at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art, Wardyński founded his own studio in 2015. Specialising in designing narratives, his work incorporates research, visual creations and installation for museums, non-profit organisations, galleries, operas, educational institutions and publishers. He has, for instance, designed over twenty books, installed neons in a bar, created a digital platform for a school and designed visuals for an opera.

His work has been exhibited worldwide in galleries such as the Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, //Galerie 102, Berlin, Art Dubai at Madinat Jumeirah, Art Safiental Biennale, Switzerland, Convex Warehouse, Kyoto, SW1 Gallery, London and TR Warszawa, Warsaw.

Wardyński is also a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art London, Central Saint Martins and Chelsea College of Art, where he teaches Critical Practice, Visual Communication and Graphic Design.

He has worked with the Royal College of Art, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Art, Paju Typography Institute, Book From the Future, Flying Object, Dazed & Confused, Stylus.com, Paradise Row, Spread the Word, Open School East, Åbäke, Carroll/Fletcher Gallery, Clayground Collective, Warsaw Bar Project, Lonely Planet, Warszawska Jesień, Camden Council, RISE Projects, Walford Wilkie, Hand & Eye Letterpress, Centre for Possible Studies (Serpentine gallery).



Exhibitions:
Reunification of the Motherland (Solo), South Kiosk, London, 2018.
Tinted Lines (Solo),  //Galerie 102, Berlin, 2018.
Ahat Ilī – Sister of Gods, Sacrum Profanum Festival, Kraków, 2018.
Horizontal—Vertical, Art Safientale Biennale, Safiental, 2018.
Living in Hyperreality, FaB 1, Fringe Arts Bath Festival, Bath, 2018.
Chelsea#6, Triangle Gallery, London, 2018.
B.Y.O.B., Openform.space, London, 2017.
RCA Secret 2017, Dyson Gallery, London, 2017.
Performance Society, The Evening Classes, London, 2017.
Language Game[s], Chelsea College of Art, London, 2017.
Practices of Enquiry, Cookhouse Gallery, Chelsea College of Art, London, 2016.
Ridley Road Records, Doomed Gallery, London, 2016
The Air is not Visible
, Royal College of Art, London, 2016.
RCA Secret Dubai, ART DUBAI MINA A’ SALAM, Dubai, 2016.
Theater SCOPE Project #03, Convex Warehouse, Kyoto, 2015.
Seascapes, Royal College of Art, London, 2015.
Show 2015, Royal College of Art, London, 2015.
Balance Sheets, Eduard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, 2015.
Hyperstore 2, Holdron's Arcade, London, 2015.
Hyperstore 1, What's Next?, London, 2015.
The Isle of Lost and Found, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London 2015.
Work in Progress, Royal College of Art, London 2015.
Show 2, Central Saint Martins, London, 2012.
Nova Awards Show, SW1 Gallery, London, 2012.
The Third Factor, Sassoon Gallery, London, 2011.
Few and Far Between, The Rag Factory, London, 2011.
Szalony Sen Cukiernika (Solo), TR WARSZAWA, Warsaw, 2010.


Residencies:
//GALERIE 102, Berlin, 2018.
Alps Art Academy, Safiental, 2018.



Teaching:
2018 — Books From the Future, Summer School, London.
2018 — Onwards, Visiting lecturer at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.
2017 — Onwards, Visiting lecturer at MA Graphic Design Communications, Chelsea College of Art, University of the Arts London.
2016 — Onwards, Visiting lecturer at Royal College of Art, MA Visual Communication, London.
2015 — Teaching and leading design workshops at Paju Typography Institute, Ulsan University and Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea.
2015 — Teaching and leading a design workshop at Bath Spa University, Three Dimensional (3D) Design BA.


Press and links:
Theatre SCOPE PROJECT #03, Theatre Scope Projects
Balance Sheets, Mousse Magazine
Balance Sheets, South China Morning Post
Balance Sheets, Eduard Malingue Gallery
Hyperstore, Art licks
Ur Life, Central Saint Martins
Nova Award, Little Black Book
Nova Award, Central Saint Martins
Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art
Degree Shows, Central Saint Martins, Creative Review
2012.csmgraphicdesign.com


Education:
MA Visual Communication
The Royal College of Art, 2015.

BA Graphic Design
Central Saint Martins, 2012.

Foundation Diploma (Distinction)
London College of Communication, 2009.


Contact:

Franekwardynski (at) gmail.com
+44 (0) 7595 713254
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