Jaros?aw Koz?owski was born in Schrimm, Poland in 1945. From 1963 to 1969 he studied painting at the State Academy for Fine Arts in Posen, where he was an instructor beginning in 1969 and the director from 1981 to 1987. In 1972, Koz?owski, together with Andrzej Kostolowski, wrote NETZ – a manifesto that was sent to more than 400 international artists with the demand to come into contact with one another and exchange ideas. Arising as a result were projects such as the Fluxus Festival (1977) in the gallery founded by Koz?owski, Galeria Akumulatory 2 (1972–1989), where he also organized solo exhibitions of Fluxus artists. From 1991 to 1993 he was a curator at the Center of Contemporary Art in Warsaw. In his work, Koz?owski is occupied with linguistics, as well as with concepts of space and time; for example, when he reinterprets his own artistic practice in order to view it again and question it in a changed context. Koz?owski has had numerous solo exhibitions, for example, at Galerie Foksal, Warsaw (1972), Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz (1994), Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (1986), Brno House of Arts, Brno (2000), Contemporary Art Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow (2009), and Profile Foundation, Warsaw (2012). He was represented at the 8th Sydney Biennial (1990) and the 27th Sao Paulo Biennial (2006). In 2009 the artist’s writings were published in the book Jaros?aw Koz?owski. CON–TEXT which documents his continuous activity as an author across many years. Jaros?aw Koz?owski lives and works in Posen.