CoCA’s Virtual Gallery presents a virtual exposition accompanying the Millennium School project, containing Krzysztof Zieliński’s previous photographic series inspired by the provinces: Seens, Hometown and Random Pleasures.
Krzysztof Zieliński was born in Wąbrzeźno in the north of Poland in 1974. He’s currently living in Berlin. He left his hometown at the age of 18 and has never come back there to stay but the town, revisiting it and confronting the past with the presence have dominated his artistic activity so far. The artist lived away from his hometown in the 1990s, the period of massive social and economic transformation. The series Hometown was created from 2000 to 2003. Two following projects, Random Pleasures (2002-2005) and Seens (2006-2007) drew upon the artist’s private experiences – the documentary gave in to emotions. Millennium School (2007) combines the two approaches: the objective documentary character of Hometown and the emotional intensity of Random Pleasures. Zieliński graduated from the prestigious Department of Photography at the FAMU in Prague. He debuted in Poland in Galeria Zderzak in Kraków in 2001. He participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions both in Poland.