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Andrzej Tarasiuk (Gdynia, Poland. 1980)

After graduating the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2005 he focused on using public space as a studio and stage. The Vendart Project, which he co-founded and directed, received a wide range of acclaim with installtions in Toronto, New York and Montreal and articles in Canadian Art, National Post, Soma(Germany) to name a few. He received a BFA in Drawing & Painting from Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2014. His first solo show was at Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery in 2015. In 2016 he completed two self-directed residencies, Un poco del Chocó – Nature Reserve and Biological Field Station in Ecuador and Esperanza Verde a Wildlife Rescue Centre in Peru. In 2017 his installation was featured at the Artist Project a Toronto Art Fair with BlogTO featuring him as one of 30 “exciting artists in Toronto right now”.  In August of 2018 he will be attending LABVERDE in Brazil.

His work appeared in group shows, installations, and performances in Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Winnipeg, Ottawa, New York, Boston, Venice and Dublin. It is also part of A.I.R. Gallery and other private collections.

Portraiture photo by Tintype
Words by Alex Bowron