Krzysztof Candrowicz

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Krzysztof Candrowicz - international curator, art director, researcher and educator. Since January 2014, artistic director of the Triennial of Photography in Hamburg.

In the past culture manager, founder and director of multidisciplinary independent centre – Łódź Art Center (Łódź, Poland), organizer of numerous cultural and artistic events.

Co- founder and director of the International Festival of Photography in Lodz and Foundation of Visual Education.

In 2001 he studied in Department of Economics and Sociology at the Macedonian University in Thessaloniki in Greece. He graduated Sociology of Art at University of Łódź.[3] In 2003 studied in postgraduate program of Polish Academy of Sciences – Cultural Management. He was studying photography at the International Photography Forum KWADRAT in Wroclaw, Poland.

On 9 February 2008 he was awarded with Łódź’s Citizen of the Year title.[4][5]

Krzysztof is also working as a guest curator and visiting lecturer in numerous organizations, museums, schools and festivals in Europe and worldwide. He was a member of the Jury of various art projects; e.g. Rencontres d′Arles Discovery Award (Arles, France), The Hasselblad Foundation Award, Deutsche Börse European Photography Prize, (London, UK), Historical Book Award and the Author Book Award (Arles, France), Syngenta Photography Award (Basel, Switzerland) Prix Pictet - The global award in photography and sustainability (London, UK), Robert Capa Award (Hungary).

From 2001 onwards Krzysztof Candrowicz was expert in more than one hundred portfolio reviews all over Europe as well as in the USA, China, Brazil and Russia. Besides his main work, he committed himself regularly in the fields of science and politics and creative industry. He was speaker at the TEDx Warsaw and at the European Cultural Forum – FORUM D’AVIGNON, lecturer at the University of Lodz and the George Eastman House, Rochester, USA. In 2012 he was chosen for the program 40 UNDER 40 in Europe, that promotes top European leaders and intellectuals.

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