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

2019 – UV.2 / utopias visuelles / Elbirou Art Gallery – Sousse, Tunisia
2019 – SEGOU YELEN International Light Art Project SEGOU’ART Festival – Segou, Mali
2018 – GB Light Experiance Roma Glocal Brightness – Rome, Italy
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

2019

2019 – Interactive video installation „SUN” – UV.2 / utopias visuelles / Elbirou Art Gallery – Sousse, Tunisia
2019 – Digital print, collages from series „Addicted to Plants” and „ART” – collective exhibition – Art Gallery Central Tunis, Hammamet, Tunisia
2019 – Workshop – Candela Media Art Lab and NOKS collective – Tunis-Medina, Tunisia
2019 – Site-specific installation, video painting “MOON” – Noks Collective & Central Tunis, Tunis-La Marsa, Tunisia
2019 – CANDELA MEDIA ART LAB resedencies in the Médina of Tunis
2019 – 360° video projection / cud krammer / Kolegium miasta lüdenscheid / lüdenscheid, Germany
2019 – Tutor at Lichtcampus innovation through light Wismar, Germany
2019 – MY AFRICA Site-specific architecture projection with sound / International Light Art Project SEGOU’ART / project SEGOU YELEN for Mali – Segou, Mali

2018

2018 – site-specific light installation “No.79 41°53’01.2″N 12°32’30.1″E” / RGB Light Experiance Roma Glocal Brightness – Rome, Italy
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, Italy
2015 – Video installation „W poszukiwaniu codzienności – instalacja na 3 wózki z Biedronki, 3 tradycyjne telewizory i 3 odtwarzacze DVD” – postgraduated exhibition for 70. anniversary of Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk – Gdansk, Poland
2015 – Collages – International group exhibition „360 minutes ART” – B90 – Gdansk, Poland
2015 – Projection installations – Interference Festival –Shakespeare Theater– Gdańsk, Poland
2015 – Large formatted outdoor projection – Tauron Nowa Muzyka festival – Katowice, Poland
2015 – Interactive installation „Your Planet” – Altonale festival – Hamburg, Germany
2015 – Projection installation „Shipyard; homecoming” – Altonale festival – Hamburg, Germany
2015 –Interactive installation „Dzień Dziecka” – Trafostacja Sztuki art gallery – Szczecin, Poland
2015 – Video installation – City intervention – Non Iron Salon – Gdynia, Poland
2015 – Video installation „10 TV sets” – Gdansk’s Shipyard, Poland
2015 – Video installation „Egg or Chicken? installation for a shopping cart, one traditional TV and one DVD player” – group exhibition „MOTYWY ZWIERZĘCE” – Dwie Zmiany gallery – Sopot, Poland
2015 – Workshop and exhibition for Art Academies Students – Hanna Szumska, Karolina Kardas, Aleksandra Kalisz i Urszula Sakowska, Adrian Lewandowski, Ada Matwiejczuk, Jan Siwilewicz, Magda Stępień, Karolina Szelc – Gdansk, Wroclaw, Poland
2015 – Paintings/collages solo exhibition „Endless Summer, letters to Geisha” – Dwie Zmiany – Sopot, Poland
2015 – Paintings/collages solo exhibition „Cashubian in Wroclaw” – Macondo – Wrocław, Poland
2015 – Paintings/collages live streaming online exhibition – Galeria w Domu – Internet

2014

2014 – Paintings/collages – Exhibition accompanying the first auction of paintings in Gdansk City Gallery
2014 – Inetractive installation „Dzień Dziecka” – Gdańska Galeria Miejska, Poland
2014 – Paintings/collages „The endless summer” – MiTo – Warszawa, Poland
2014 – Video installation „In two shifts.” – Dwie Zmiany/ Fringe fest – Sopot, Poland
2014 – Video installation „Japanese TV” – Long Night of Museums – Salon Batycki – Gdynia, Poland
2014 – Pictures „calendar” – Bagatela 10 – Warszawa, Poland
2014 – Video installation and posters „Calendar” – Interventions in Public Space – Gdynia, Poland
2014 – Video installation „At the new year” – Interventions in Public Space – Gdynia, Poland

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 – 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 – 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 // Gdansk City Gallery and artMUSE Germany

2010

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

2009

2009 – noniron.tv – netART – project in progress [2009-2012]
2009 – non iron group – video performances – VJ – live acts with electronic music DJs in Poland

2008

2008 – videointerpretation “All sunrises” – improvisation to the Grieg’s “Peer Gynt”, Ibsen and Kittelsedn’s illustrations NCK Gdansk, Poland
2008 – video installation “Everyday” – “Without contract” group exhibition – 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 -Poland
2007 – 2deBeat – VJ – poster design

2006

2006 – video installation “followINto” – Sfinks 15th Anniversary Exhibition – Sfinks Foundation – Sopot, Poland
2006 – roberto in Africa
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 Interdisciplinary Art Workshop and Exhibition, Poland; Gdynia 2003
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 Painting in 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 – as a student Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Poland