Bio

Robert Sochacki

Robert Sochacki PhD – born in 1971.06.14 Poland, Gdansk

PROFILE

visual artist, light art, video art, video painter, interactive installations, video animations, video performer, large-format projections, art in public space, stage design

CURRENT POSITION

lecturer (teaching/research fellow) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Poland
owner and art director of Non Iron Group / ARTandDESIGN®

EDUCATION

Doctorate [PhD] (art in public spaces / visual arts) – Academy of Fine Arts, Gdansk, Poland / 2018
– a project consisting of two parts: written thesis with theoretical background and interactive light installation – “System awakening. Art as a complex exhibition. Place of art as an interactive creative space.”

MA (department of painting) – Academy of Fine Arts, Gdansk, Poland / 1997
– a project consisting of two parts: written thesis „Scenography as a painting set in space” and scenography (set, lights and costume design) for the theatre play “Bal at Salomon” by Gałczyński – Teatr Miejski in Gdynia

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

2018 – cultural grant of Gdansk – for Interference Light Art – Tunis, Tunisia
2017 – cultural grant of Gdansk – for Djerba SEE – Djerba, Tunisia
2016 – scholarship for the best students at phd programme – first place / 2016
2015 – cultural grant of Gdansk – for Altonale – Hamburg, Germany
2014 – grant from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for „Open Creative Space. Interactive exhibition for kids”
2013 – audience award festival “Lichtrouten” – Lüdenscheid, Germany
2005 – grant for half year from Minister of Culture, Poland
2005 – award and realisation in „places” art contest supported by City Council of Warsaw, Poland
1998 – The Town of Gynia Major’s Award in Theatre for: scenographical debut

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS

2018 – LUNA Festival – Leeuwarden Urban Night Adventure / Media Art Festival – Leeuwarden, Netherlands
2018 – Lichtrouten Lüdenscheid – Lüdenscheid, Germany
2018 – The LUMINA Festival of Light – Cascais, Portugal
2018 – INTERFERENCE international light art project in the Medina of Tunis – Tunis, Tunisia
2018 – LICHTROUTENE PREVIEW – Lüdenscheid, Germany
2018 – EVI LICHTUNGEN Internationale Licht Kunst Biennale – Hildesheim, Germany
2017 – Djerba SEE – Djerba, Tunisia
2017 – Soundrive – Elektryków Street, Gdańsk Shipyard – Gdansk, Poland
2017 – Solidarty of Arts – ECS Gdańsk – Gdansk, Poland
2017 – Tauron Nowa Muzyka music festival – Katowice, Poland
2017 – Syria Art Alert – ECS Gdańsk – Gdansk, Poland
2016 – Interference Light Art – Tunis, Tunisia
2016 – Tauron Nowa Muzyka music festival – Katowice, Poland
2016 – OLaLa International Street Theatre Festival – Lienc, Austria
2015 – Tauron Nowa Muzyka music festival – Katowice, Poland
2015 – Altonale – Hamburg, Germany
2014 – Fringe – Sopot, Poland
2013 – Lichthrouten – Luedenscheid, Germany
2013 – Noche en Blanco – Lima, Peru
2012 – GGM2 Gdańsk / artMUSE#2 Germany
2011 – GGM2 Gdańsk / artMUSE Germany
2011 – Bauhaus-Farbfest – Bauhaus Dessau, Germany
2010 – Narrations – Gdańsk, Poland
2008 – Creamfields – electronic music festival – Wrocław,Poland
2007 – Creamfields – electronic music festival – Wrocław, Poland
2003 – 18th Polish Poster Biennale – Katowice, Poland

EXHIBITION AND REALIZATION

2018

2018 – Site specific large-formatted projection with sound “Leeuwarden’s Atelier” – sound by Thomas Aussenac – LUNA Festival – Leeuwarden Urban Night Adventure – Media Art Festival – Leeuwarden, Netherlands
2018 – Set designer, video installation and visual curatorial concept – “100 na 100. Dekady Wolności” – http://stonasto.pl/ – ESC Gdansk, Poland
2018 – Laser installation with sound realized with students Monika Reut i Samira Arrami “III.laser” – Laznia 2 Gdansk, Poland
2018 – Workshop – Lichtrouten Lüdenscheid – Lüdenscheid, Niemcy
2018 – Site specific large-formatted projection with sound “My Grandmother’s Picture” – Lichtrouten Lüdenscheid – Lüdenscheid, Germany
2018 – Site specific large-formatted projection with sound “of dreams and life” – The LUMINA Festival of Light – Cascais, Portugal
2018 – Workshop “Cultural Heritage – Media Art Workshop” – INTERFERENCE international light art project in the Medina of Tunis – Tunis, Tunisia
2018 – Site specific large-formatted projection with sound “I’m art” – INTERFERENCE international light art project in the Medina of Tunis – Tunis, Tunezja
2018 – Large-formatted projection “Średniowieczny Ogród” [Medieval Garden] – Museum Night – Sopot, ul. Podjazd
2018 – Interactive light installation “Katedra” [Cathedral] with LED projection and live music by classical trio from Gdansk’s Music Academy – Museum Night – PATIO ASP, Gdańsk
2018 – Light as a Creative Tool – International Conference and Workshop for Students in Public Space, sites: Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk and historical area of Gdansk’ Shipyard / Plenum – Młode Miasto [Young City]
2018 – Large-formatted projection with original soundtrack “My Grandmother’s Family Picture” – Erlöserkirche church, LICHTROUTEN PREVIEW – Lüdenscheid, Germany
2018 – Video painting – loop 2m32s “Mieszanie krwi” [Mixing Blood] – S.F.I.N.K.S. Foundation – “Rodzina Sfinksa” – Sopot
2018 – Doctorate [PhD] – a project consisting of two parts: written thesis with theoretical background and interactive light installation – “System awakening. Art as a complex exhibition. Place of art as an interactive creative space.”
2018 – interactive light installation “System awakening” – ASP w Gdańsku
2018 – Large-formatted projection with original soundtrack “Marktplaz” – EVI LICHTUNGEN – International Light Art Biennale Hildesheim, Germany

2017

2017 – lecture, workshop, large-formatted projections in public space – International Conference w. Goethe Institut in Tunisia – SEE Djerba – Djerba, Tunisia
2017 – audiovisual show – Soundrive Festival in historical sites of Gdansk’s Shipyard – Gdansk, Poland
2017 – large-formatted projection – Solidarty of Arts Festival – ECS Gdańsk, Poland
2017 – large-formatted projection – International Music Fetival Tauron Nowa Muzyka – Katowice, Poland
2017 – Set design and projections – Dwa Teatry Festival, Sopot, Poland
2017 – Large-formatted projection in public space, Museum Night – ul. Podjazd, Sopot, Poland
2017 – Visuals for a play – Musical Theatre Baabus Musicalis – Teatr na Plaży – Sopot, Poland
2017 – Large-formatted projection in public space „N° 785” – Al. Niepodległości, Sopot, Poland
2017 – Visuals for an audio performance of „The Shining” by Stephen King – Polish Radio Theatre – Teatr na Plaży, Sopot, Poland
2017 – Lecture at IKM Institute on art in public space – Gdansk, Poland
2017 – Large-formatted projection in public space „206%normy” – light art projections on historical objects – Długie Pobrzeże Gdańskie, Gdansk, Poland
2017 – Large-formatted projection– Syria Art Alert – European Solidarity Centre ECS Gdańsk, Poland
2017 – Set design and LED projections for Raz, Dwa, Trzy concert in Gdansk Philharmony – Gdańsk, Poland

2016

2016 – Video animation „Sfinks interpretacje” [sfinks interpretation] – S.F.I.N.K.S Foundation / 25 years Benefis – Sopot, Poland
2016 – Large-formatted projection in public space „I’m ART” – ul. Goyki – Sopot, Poland
2016 – Video installation in public space „Loophole” – Interference Light Art – Tunis, Tunisia
2016 – Large-formatted projections „Light Mine” – Music Festival Nowa Muzyka – Katowice, Poland
2016 – Large-formatted projection in public space „Orchestre In” – Festival O LaLa – Lienz, Austria
2016 – Participation in Seazone Music&Conference – Contemporary Art and New Technology as a Set Design – Sopot, Poland
2016 – Video installation „Entangled” – „Muzeum Osobliwości” [museum of curiosites] S.F.I.N.K.S Foundation / Sfinks 700 – Sopot, Poland
2016 – Video installation „W poszukiwaniu codzienności– instalacja na 3 wózki z Biedronki, 3 tradycyjne telewizory i 3 odtwarzacze DVD” [in search of the everyday – installation for 3 shopping carts, 3 traditional TV’s and 3 DVD players] – Exhibition of Art in Public Space Studio by dr. hab Roberta Florczaka – opening of „Atelier Żaka Bergera” – Sopot, Poland
2016 – Video installation and set design for Music Awards Gala DOKI’2015 – B90 Club – Gdansk, Poland

2015

2015 – Multimedia Art Performance – Sławek Jaskułke – sea music / Robert Sochacki – video art – Madonna di Campiglio, Włochy
2015 – Video instalacja „W poszukiwaniu codzienności – instalacja na 3 wózki z Biedronki, 3 tradycyjne telewizory i 3 odtwarzacze DVD” – Wystawa Doktorantów w ramach obchodów 70-lecia ASP Gdańsk – NCK, św. Jan – „Punkty Styczne” – Gdańsk
2015 – Obrazy/kolaże – Międzynarodowa Wystawa „360 minutes ART” – B90 – Stocznia Gdańska
2015 – Instalacje projekcyjne – Interference Festival – Teatr Szekspirowski – Gdańsku
2015 – Wielkoformatowa projekcja – Festiwal Tauron Nowa Muzyka – Katowice
2015 – Interaktywna instalacja „Twoja Planeta” – festiwal Altonale – Hamburg, Niemcy
2015 – Instalacja projekcyjna „Stocznia, powroty z pracy” – festiwal Altonale – Hamburg, Niemcy
2015 – Interaktywna instalacja „Dzień Dziecka” – Trafostacja Sztuki – Szczecin
2015 – Video instalacje – Miejskie Interwencje – Non Iron Salon – Gdynia
2015 – Video instalacja „10 telewizorów” – ekspozycja stała – kontener Ulica Elektryków 2 – Stocznia Gdańska
2015 – Video instalacja „Jajko czy Kura? – instalacja na wózek z biedronki, tradycyjny telewizor kineskopowy i jeden odtwarzacz DVD” – wystawa zbiorowa „MOTYWY ZWIERZĘCE” – Dwie Zmiany – Sopot
2015 – Projekt prezentacji studentów połączony z warsztatami, Salon Non Iron – Studenci ASP – Gdynia ASP Gdańsk – Hanna Szumska, Karolina Kardas, Aleksandra Kalisz i Urszula Sakowska ASP Wrocław – Adrian Lewandowski, Ada Matwiejczuk, Jan Siwilewicz, Magda Stępień, Karolina Szelc
2015 – Obrazy/kolaże „Niekończące się lato, listy do Geishy” – Dwie Zmiany – Sopot
2015 – Obrazy/kolaże „Kaszub we Wrocławiu” – Macondo – Wrocław
2015 – Obrazy/kolaże internetowa wystawa połączona ze streamingowym wernisażem – Galeria w Domu – internet

2014

2014 – Obrazy/kolaże – Wystawa towarzysząca pierwszej aukcji obrazów Gdańskiej Galerii Miejskiej
2014 – Interaktywna instalacja „Dzień Dziecka” – Gdańska Galeria Miejska
2014 – Obrazy/kolaże „Niekończące się lato” – MiTo – Warszawa
2014 – Video instalacje – „Na dwie zmiany” – Dwie Zmiany/festiwal Fringe – Sopot
2014 – Video instalacja „Japoński telewizor” – Noc Muzeów – Salon Batycki – Gdynia
2014 – Pictures „calendar” – Bagatela 10 – Warsaw
2014 – Video installation and posters „calendar” – Interventions in Public Space – Salon Batycki – Gdynia
2014 – Video installation „at the new year” – Interventions in Public Space – Salon Batycki – Gdynia

2013

2013 – Video projections, animations “Carousel, one day” – infoBOX Gdynia, Poland
2013 – Projection’s installation “Orchestra in” – festival “Lichtrouten” – Luedenscheid, Germany
2013 – Interactive video installation “City portrait” – infoBOX Gdynia, Poland
2013 – Video installation “One night” – festival “Noche en Blanco” – Lima, Peru

2012

2012 – Video installation “Non Iron Festival” – Interventions in Public Space – Salon Batycki – Gdynia, Poland
2012 – Interactive video projection “No entrance” – Gdansk City Gallery and artMUSE#2 Germany
2012 – Video installation “night in the old cinema” – Interventions in Public Space – Salon Batycki – Gdynia, Poland
2012 – Video installation “on the ice” – Interventions in Public Space – Salon Batycki – Gdynia, Poland

2011

2011 – Video installation “Old Movies” – Interventions in Public Space – Salon Batycki – Gdynia, Poland
2011 – Interventions in Public Space – projection on the facade – “Crystal Palace” – Farbfest, Bauhaus Dessau, Germany
2011 – Pictures “Old Movies” – Fabryka Batycki – Art & Business meeting – Gdansk, Poland
2011 – Video installation and performances – CityWalk / Share3City // artMUSE + GGM2 // Robert Sochacki / non iron group – facebook.com/Share3City – Gdansk City Gallery and artMUSE Germany

2010

2010 – Installations and Interventions in Public Space – NARRACJE 2010 in Gdansk – Gdansk City Gallery
2010 – Video installation “Everyday” – Festival Grassomania – Gdansk City Gallery and TNS Foundation
2010 – Workshop – Narracje 2010 – Gdansk City Gallery
2010 – non iron group – video performances – VJ – live acts with electronic music DJs – festivals and clubs

2009

2009 – noniron.tv – netART – project in progress
2009 – non iron group – video performances – VJ – live acts with electronic music DJs – festivals and clubs

2008

2008 – videointerpretation “All sunrises” – improvisation to the song “Peer Gynt” Edwarda Griega, Henryka Ibsena and illustrations Th. Kittelsena – Center St. Jan – NCK Gdansk, Poland
2008 – video installation “Everyday” – “Without contract”, collective exhibition – Marek Zygmunt, Manhattan Gallery, Lodz, Poland
2008 – Arszyn & Robert Sochacki – an audio-visual project
2008 – 2deBeat – VJ – poster design

2007

2007 – non iron festival – Landscape – performance, installations, video and sound – Sfinks Foundation – Sopot, Poland
2007 – non iron group – video performances – VJ – live acts with electronic music DJs – festivals and clubs
2007 – 2deBeat – VJ – poster design

2006

2006 – Video installation “followINto” – Sfinks 15th Anniversary Exhibition – Sfinks Foundation – Sopot, Poland
2006 – Roberto inAfrica
2006 – Creating web page www.ub3.org – “Whale” – video blog – project in progress
2006 – Video cooperation with Skinny Patrini’s band – VJ – concerts in Sopot and Warsaw, Poland
2006 – Audio-visual project – non iron group – concerts, performances – Gdansk, Sopot and Warsaw, Poland
2006 – “It suits you / It doesn’t suit you” – an Internet exhibition – covered by Ministry of Culture funds

2005

2005 – Installation, performance “NeoDaDa NOISE” – non iron group
2005 – Videoinstallation “the reality screaming”
2005 – Film “IKAR – we are going to Warsaw to flay” – SPATiF – Sopot , Poland
2005 – Stany/Conditions – NOISE – performance, installations, video and sound – pracownia3 – Warsaw, Poland
2005 – Performance Stany/Conditions – Teatr Znak – Gdansk-Shipyard Young City, Poland
2005 – Videoinstallation “Mass Solitude” – 1st Biennal of Young European Art Warsaw 2005, Poland
2005 – Stany/Conditions – NOISE – performance, installations, video and sound – Fundation Sfinks – Sopot , Poland
2005 – Grant for half year from Minister of Culture
2005 – Video performance “IKAR – we are going to Warsaw to flay”
2005 – Installation “IKAR” – Warszawa, Plac Trzech Krzyzy, Poland
2005 – Videoinstallation “Mass solitude” – XI INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ART BIENNALE WRO’05, Polish screening

2004

2004 – Paintings, installation, video “awakening” – Teatr Miejski in Gdynia, Poland
2004 – Elevation of the building of Teatr Miejski in Gdynia – the end
2004 – Installation “no comment…” – collective exhibition, Gdynia – Galeria’78, Poland
2004 – Videoinstallation “Mass solitude”

2003

2003 – Posters 18TH POLISH POSTER BIENNALE, Katowice, BWA Contemporary Art Gallery
2003 – Video Finding Drive Through Truth – glennSKii & Sochacki
2003 – Installation “Time spindle” – “Water Energy” – First Interdyscyplinary Art Workshop and Exhibition, Gdynia, Poland
2003 – Happening “Wounded reality” – Gallery on Sand, Summer Stage of Teatr Miejski in Gdynia, Poland
2003 – Happening “Wounded reality – procession” – Gallery on Sand, Summer Stage of Teatr Miejski in Gdynia, Poland
2003 – Performance, installation “Wounded reality” – Gallery on Sand, Summer Stage of Teatr Miejski in Gdynia, Poland
2003 – Installation “The quest for oneself” – Gallery on Sand, Summer Stage of Teatr Miejski in Gdynia, Poland
2003 – Installation “Angels of Death” – public square in front of Teatr Miejski in Gdynia, Poland
2003 – Elevation of the building of Teatr Miejski in Gdynia – the south wall
2003 – Scenography (set, lights, costume and poster design) “Ontological Proof of my Existence” by Joyce Carol Oates – Teatr Miejski in Gdynia, Poland
2003 – Morcheeba “Part of the process” – CD cover

2002

2002 – Scenography (set, lights and costume design) “Birds” by Aristophanes – Teatr Bogusławskiego in Kalisz, Poland
2002 – Installation, triptych “Touched – Cleansed” – Gallery on Sand, Summer Stage of Teatr Miejski in Gdynia, Poland
2002 – Installation “Touched”, “Cleansed” – “Black Nights of the Bikers” Teatr Miejski in Gdynia, Poland
2002 – Installation “Chairs” – street in front of the Teatr Miejski in Gdynia
2002 – Elevation of the building of Teatr Miejski in Gdynia – the front wall
2002 – Installation “Angels” – hall of University of Warsaw Library, Warsaw, Poland

2001

2001 – Photography “Pictures from the Movie Set – The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” – Teatr Miejski in Gdynia
2001 – Scenography (set, lights and poster design) “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” by Bertolt Brecht – Teatr Miejski in Gdynia
2001 – Installation “Angels’ Gates” – Polish Film Festival in Gdynia
2001 – Installation “Charon’s Boat” – Summer Stage of Teatr Miejski in Gdynia, Poland
2001 – Elevation of the building of Teatr Miejski in Gdynia – the north wall
2001 – Scenography (set, lights, costume and poster design) “What is not Visible” by Michaela Frayne – Teatr Miejski in Gdynia

2000

2000 – Installation “Angels” – St. Johns Church in Gdansk
2000 – Installation “Angels” – Polish Film Festival, Gdynia, Poland – Silver Screen – Gemini
2000 – Installation “Angels” – “The Crash” International Festival of Theater and Fine Arts in Tczew/project: Europe/2000
2000 – Scenography (set, lights and costume design) opera “Porgy & Bess” by George Gershwin, Opera Lesna in Sopot, Poland
2000 – Scenography (set and lights design) Festival of Ukrainian Culture, Sopot 2000, Opera Leśna in Sopot
2000 – Installation “Angels” – Summer Stage of Teatr Miejski in Gdynia, Poland
2000 – Elevation of the building of Teatr Miejski in Gdynia – the south wall

1999

1999 – Installation “Clock for the End of the Century” – public square in front of the Teatr Miejski in Gdynia
1999 – Burning Painting, happening, “For Hasior, My Good Bye to the Master” – Summer Stage of Teatr Miejski in Gdynia, Poland
1999 – Installation “A Room on the Water” – Summer Stage of Teatr Miejski in Gdynia, Poland
1999 – Installation “WINDOWS” – Summer Stage of Teatr Miejski inGdynia, Poland
1999 – Scenography (set, lights and costume design) “Antigone” by Sofocles – Teatr Miejski in Gdynia

1998

1998 – Objects “Angels” – scenographers’ exhibition “Plane and Space” National Museum in Oliwa, Poland
1998 – Installation “Room on the Water – a Bad, a Bicycle, a Table and Two Chairs” – Summer Stage of Teatr Miejski in Gdynia, Poland
1998 – Installation and paintings “Labyrinth” – Summer Stage of Teatr Miejski in Gdynia, Poland
1998 – The Town of Gynia Major’s Award in Theatre for: scenographical debut

1997

1997 – Drawing “Chariots and Angels” – Teatr Miejski in Gdynia
1997 – Sculptures “Birds” – Summer Stage of Teatr Miejski in Gdynia, Poland
1997 – Installation “Windmills” – Baltic Dance Festival
1997 – Objects “Angels” – Teatr Miejski in Gdynia
1997 – Scenography Diploma and post – diploma exhibition: “Scenography as a Picturein Space” – Teatr Miejski in Gdynia
1997 – Scenography (set, lights and costume design) “Bal at Salomon” by Gałczyński – Teatr Miejski in Gdynia

1996

1996 – Scenography (set and poster design) of Summer Theater – Summer Stage of Teatr Miejski in Gdynia on the Beach in Orłowo, Poland
1996 – Space arrangement of Monte Casino Street in Sopot – International Sopot Festival’96
1996 – Objects “Chariots and Angels” for performance “Do not Stop the Play – Songs Composed by Jan Kanty Pawluśkiewicz” – Teatr Miejski, Gdynia

1995

1995 – Paintings and drawings “Portfolio” – collective exhibition, Sopot, PGS Contemporary Art Gallery

1994

1994 – Mural paintings – Witkacy Theater in Zakopane, co – creator