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Andrzej Tarasiuk was born in Gdynia, Poland. 1980. His family moved to Canada in 92’. After receiving a diploma in Drawing & Painting from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2005 he experimented with public space, using it as a studio, a gallery and stage. The Vendart Project was one of the most successful of these, which he co-founded in 2003) and directed 2005-2007. He completed his BFA in 2014 at Ontario College of Art & Design University. His 2015 solo show “Fluidity: Actual Entities and Occasions of Experience” (Fluidity) at Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery explored reality as a fluid, interconnected process. In 2016 he attended 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’s Amazon basin, initiating his “Nature: A Space of Flows” (NaSoF) project. In 2017 Andrzej’s Fluidity installation was featured at the Artist Project leading to a “Toronto artist to watch” mention in BlogTO. In 2018 he was selected by LABVERDE, a residency in the Amazon rainforest exploring “the connection between science, art and the natural environment.”  Next, at Proyecto’acePIRAR in Buenos Aires, Argentina Andrzej explored the idea of a forest as a “biotic pump” being replaced by technology as part of his NaSoF project. At the end of the residency his work was shortly exhibited at ‘ace.

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

Portraiture photo by Tintype