Tomasz Konart was born in 1955 in Warsaw. In the seventies and eighties, he actively participated in the neo-avant-garde movement, creating works in the field of film, video, installation, and photography. Particularly associated with the artistic communities of Łódź and Warsaw, he was a co-founder of the Group T and co-founder of the Gallery Mospan and Gallery P.O. Box 17.
In the years 1975-1980 Konart studied at the Lodz Film School; he was one of the founders of the Group T operating at the Lodz Film School since 1980. Earlier, in the years 1977-1978, Konart co-hosted the Mospan Gallery in Warsaw, and then in 1979, the P.O. Box 17 Gallery - both with Tomasz Sikorski. It was at the Mospan Gallery that the first individual Konart presentation took place - The Walk in 1977. The next individual exhibitions of Konart's works were held, among others in the Foto-Medium-Art Gallery in Wrocław, Workshop Dziekanka in Warsaw, Mała Galeria in Warsaw, Labirynt 2 in Lublin and Piwna 20/26 in Warsaw - small, original galleries and studios created by neo-avant-garde milieus.
In the 1990s, Konart emigrated to Canada, where in 1999 he started studying at the New Media Department of Ryerson University in Toronto. In addition to experimental film, video, and photography, he also practices net art. His works can be found in the collections of the Museum of Art in Łódź, the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, the Bureau of Art Exhibitions in Lublin and the New Museum in New York. Konart lives and works in Toronto and Berlin, constantly maintaining contact with the artistic establishment in Poland.
Tomasz Konart, http://tomaszkonart.net/#!bio.
- Warszawa, Warsaw, Poland
- Stanczyk, Xawery