Born: 5th January 1953 in Stalinogród (now Katowice), Poland.

Education: Secondary education at the Liceum Plastyczne (a state grammar school specializing in art), Krakow. Commenced a course of study at the College for Psychiatric Nursing at Kobierzyn, Krakow, but left to enrol in the Faculty of Painting, Graphics and Sculpture at the PWSSP (State College for the Fine Arts), Wroclaw in 1972, and transferred in 1973 to Krakow, to the Faculty of Painting in the Academy of Fine Arts, where he completed his diploma course (M.F.A. - awarded a distinction) in Professor Adam Marczynski studio,1978.

Any media or discipline divisions do not restrict his art. Interested in conceptual design and the theory of art. Since 1974 he has been exhibiting and presenting his works in Poland and abroad.

• Vice-President of the Painting Section of Polish Artists Union in Krakow (ZPAP) 1979-1981

• Member of the Board of Solidarity of Artists Trade Union (Solidarnosc), 1981 - 1989

• Co-founder of KONGER Performance Movement (1983)

• Creator of GT Gallery in Krakow 1986-89

• Member of the local board of the organizing committee of ZPAP (Polish Artists Union)

• Art Director of the PRYZMAT Gallery 1990-93

• Vice-President of the Polish Artists Union in Krakow (ZPAP) 1990-1993

• General Consul of the Nomad Territories in Poland

• Member of the Programming Board of BWA (Town Gallery) in Krakow 1994-1996

• Curator of the Polish Performance/Installation Show in Quebec City, 1995

• Curator of 10th International Cracovian Meetings - 'Free Town of Krakow', BWA Municipal Gallery - 1995

• Member and co-founder of Association of “Fort Sztuki” in Krakow (1995)

• President of Fort Sztuki Association (1996 until 2007)


Artur Ryszard Tajber


• Member of the Curators Council of Bunkier Sztuki Gallery in Kraków (1996-1997)

• Curator of permanent performance programme AKCJA (ACTION) at Bunkier Sztuki, municipal gallery for contemporary art in Krakow (1996-2002)

• Co-Curator of "Raum und Bewegung", an exhibition and festival of Polish Performance and Processual Art, Kunstverein Friedrichshafen, Bodensee Festival, Germany, 1998

• Co-Curator of “End of Millennium”, PAF, Bergen, Norway 2000

• Curator of “Fort Sztuki – Polish Artists at TBGS”, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, 2001

• Member of the Association of Artists and Art Theorists

• Member of IKG (Internazionales Kunstler Gremium)

• Founding member of IAPAO (International Association of Performance Artists and Organizers)

• Operating director and member of editorial board of the quarterly arts magazine FORT SZTUKI (from 2004) 

• Member of International Board of INTER art actuel magazine, Quebec City (from 2005)

Academic Career: Lecturer, Assistant, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Visual Arts, Faculty of Industrial Design, Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, 1982-1996

PhD – 1997

Associate Professor, Professor, head of the master studio at the Dept. of Visual Arts, Faculty of Industrial Design, Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, 1996 until today.

Instigator and director of the Inter-Faculty Studio for Intermedia, Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, from 2001 until 2007.

Co-instigator of the Department of Intermeda and its BA and MA programme, head of Performance Art Master Studio - from 2007.

Lectures, residencies, tutorials at - Arts College, Ulster University at Belfast; Illinois State University – Bloomington-Normal, Ill; Kentucky State University, Lexington; Elgin Community College, Ill.; Academy of Fine Arts, Poznan; Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Academy of Music, Krakow; McMaster University, Hamilton; Jagiellonian University in Krakow,and others.