WRO 09 Expanded city
   

WRO 09 Expanded city
   

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13th Media Art Biennale WRO 09 Expanded City
5-10th May 2009

The WRO 09 theme was the city as a structure entirely becoming a contemporary medium. One of the first foreign performances of the Russian anarchist art group, Voina, had taken place during the Biennale.

Ukryta Dekada (The Hidden Decade) – an exhibition and a publication – was the first summary of Polish media art of the 80s and 90s of that size. Mobilny Nadajnik Radiowy (the Mobile radio transmitter), a performance by Kasia Krakowiak, an artist who had represented Poland in the 2012 Biennale of Architecture in Venice, has been given during the events.

Małe WRO (Little WRO) – a special educational programme for the youngest audience had been included in Biennale’s program for the first time. It soon became an example of a good practice for other well-known festivals focused on the aspect of learning.

WRO Biennale has not only been mentioned among the most important media art festivals but among the most significant media biennales of contemporary art. (Edward Shanken, Art and Electronic Media).

WRO 2009 original website

COMPETITION & AWARDS

COMPETITION

77 works selected from 1397 submissions were presented

JURY

Anetta Mona Chisa (RO/CZ)
Grzegorz Borkowski (PL)
Bruce Checefsky (USA)
Gabriel Soucheyre (FR)

FIRST PRIZE

Wei Liu (CN), Hopeless Land, 2008, 7:16

HONORARY MENTION

Juliana Borinski (BR/DE), Pierre-Laurent Cassière (FR), Sine (digital/analog converter), 2008

HONORARY MENTION

Nicolas Provost (BE), Plot Point, 2007, 13:39

HONORARY MENTION

Istvan Kantor (CA) – (The Never Ending) Operetta, 2008, 35:00

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