Piotr Piotrowski †

Prof. Dr. Piotr Piotrowski †

Senior Professor


Piotr Piotrowski (1952-2015) was professor at the art history department of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, which he chaired from 1999 to 2008.

His former positions include co-editor of the annual journal Artium Quaestiones (1994-2009), director of the National Museum in Warsaw (2009-2010) and senior curator of contemporary art at the National Museum in Poznan (1992-1997).

He was visiting professor at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in the US (2001), at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (2003), at the Central European University in Budapest (2002, 2009), at the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin (2011-2012) and at the university of Warsaw and fellow – among others – at CASVA in Washington DC (1989-1990), the Columbia University (1994), the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton NJ (2000), the Collegium Budapest (2005-2006), the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown MA (2009) and the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles (2015).

He is the author of a dozen books, including Meanings of Modernism (1999), In the Shadow of Yalta. Art and the Avant-garde in Eastern Europe (2005, 2009), Art after Politics (2007) and Agoraphilia. Art and Democracy in Post-Communist Europe (2010).

For his scholarly achievements Piotr Piotrowski received among others the Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory, Barcelona, in 2010.

Further information: http://www.staff.amu.edu.pl/~piotrpio/

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Prof. Dr. Piotr Piotrowski †