Jarosław Kozłowski was born in 1945 in Schrimm, Poland. From 1963 to 1969 he studied painting at the State College of Fine Arts (now the University of Arts) in Poznań, where he taught from 1969 and was rector from 1981 to 1987.
In 1972 Kozłowski, together with Andrzej Kostolowski, wrote NETZ - a manifesto that was sent to over 400 international artists with the invitation to get in touch with each other and exchange ideas. Subsequently, projects such as the Fluxus Festival (1977) were created in Galeria Akumulatory 2 (1972 - 1989), founded by Kozłowski, which he also directed and where he organized among others solo exhibitions of Fluxus artists. In 1979 he received a scholarship from the British Council and from 1984-1985 from the DAAD in Berlin. From 1991 to 1993 he was curator of the Gallery and Collection at the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw. Teaching positions have taken him to Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Statens Kunstakademie in Oslo, Norway, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Academy Without Walls in Lusaka, Zambia, Africa.
Kozłowski has had numerous solo exhibitions, including 1972 at Foksal Gallery, Warsaw; 1994 at Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz; 1986 at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; 2000 at Brno House of Arts, Brno; 2009 at Contemporary Art Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow; and 2012 at Profile Foundation, Warsaw. He was represented at the 8th Sydney Biennale, Australia in 1990 and at the 27th São Paulo Biennale, Brazil in 2006. In 2009, under the title Jarosław Kozłowski. CON - TEXT the writings of the artist werde edited, which prove his years of continuous activity as an author. In 2010, he received the silver medal for "Merits to Culture Gloria Artis. Since 2019, he has been managing and curating the Idea Archive Gallery. Jarosław Kozłowski lives and works in Poznan.
In his work, Kozłowski deals with linguistics as well as the concepts of space and time; for example, when he reinterprets his own artistic practice in order to subsequently revisit and question it in a changed context.read more read less