Academic Research/Areas of Interest
Experimenting across a variety of media, including video, installation and public practice Mikołaj's work explore strategic use of space within exhibition making, urban environments and other forms of public sphere. His practice is motivated by ongoing inquiry into the social, political and economic functions of culture.
As part of his academic research, over the past few years, Mikołaj has developed courses examining history and theory of the avant-garde as it relates to architecture and visual culture including public art, exhibiting, photography and the moving image. He has taught in the departments of architecture, art, design, and digital media at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Pratt Institute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Rhode Island School of Design. Prier to his art practice, Mikołaj has extensive professional experience working in architecture, exhibition design, theater and fabrication.
Mikołaj is from Kraków, Poland and current lives in Brooklyn, New York. He holds a professional degree in architecture from New York Institute of Technology and completed his post-graduate diploma at Cranbrook Academy of Art. He studied selective issues in modern and contemporary art history at Columbia University.