Piotr Uklanski

born 1969

Piotr Uklanski, ‘[no title]’ 2000
[no title] 2000
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Biography

Piotr Uklański (born 1968) is a contemporary Polish-American artist who has produced art since the mid 1990s which have explored themes of spectacle, cliche, and tropes of modern art. Many of his pieces and projects take well-known, overused, sometimes sentimental subjects and tropes and both embraces and subverts them. Untitled (Dance Floor) (1996) is one of his best known works which took a minimalist grid floor in the gallery and developed it into a disco dance floor activated with sound and lit with bright colors. His works have been featured at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Migros Museum of Contemporary Art in Zurich, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Strasbourg, and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

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Artworks

Features

  • Tate Etc

    The real exchange between east and west: Polish art

    Anda Rottenberg , Lukasz Gorczyca , Jaroslaw Suchan and Michael Wolinski

    As a year-long season of exhibitions focusing on Polish art begins nationawide, Tate Etc. brings together four Polish art professionals ...

  • Tate Papers

    Awkward Relations

    Neil Mulholland

    This paper focuses on practices that captured critical and curatorial attention in Scotland and England at the turn of this ...

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