Zbigniew Libera

(b. 1959) is a Polish interdisciplinary artist working in the media of film, video, photography and installation.

His artistic past dates back to December 1981, when he began to design and print anti-state leaflets and posters in the then People’s Republic of Poland. After the collapse of communism he devoted his art practice to depicting the stereotypes of the newly emerging consumer society in Poland. Zbigniew Libera had his solo exhibitions at the most prominent Polish cultural institutions (such as Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle and Zachęta National Art Gallery) and numerous minor galleries. His works were also displayed at major institutions abroad (such as MUMOK, Vienna; Kunst Werke, Berlin; Hamburger Banhof, Berlin; Jeu de Paume, Paris). In 1997 Zbigniew Libera was appointed to represent Poland at the 46th Venice Biennale, but his work Lego – Concentration Camp was withdrawn from the show due to censorship.

For Auditorium Moscow, Zbigniew Libera has realized a series of photographs that shows his view of the city today, after a break of almost twenty years. This series of popular landmarks (the Allunion Exhibition of Economic Achievements/VDNKh, central squares, and the new business city on Lesnaya Street) and the people on them will be shown in the form of a slide show, emphasizing the ephemeral dynamic of urban change.