Marcin Dudek research-based practice encompasses site-specific installations, performance, and all manner of object-making. His work investigates mechanisms of control in society, against the backdrop of crowd dynamics and group identity. Dudek’s ongoing investigation into the sociopolitical context of football hooliganism has autobiographical roots, retracing his steps as a teenage member of Cracovia football fan club.
Marcin Dudek studied at the University of Art Mozarteum, Salzburg, and Central Saint Martins, London, graduating in 2005 and 2007 respectively. Recent exhibitisons include The Crowd Man, MWW Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, 2019; The Lure of the Arena, MNAC National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, 2019; Giochi Senza Frontiere, Palazzo Mazzarino, Manifesta12, Palermo, 2018; Steps and Marches, Edel Assanti, London & Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, 2017. Dudek’s immersive installation The Cathedral of Human Labor, 2013, is on permanent view at the Verbeke Foundation in Antwerp. His work is included in international collections including MWW Wroclaw Contemporary Museum and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest. Dudek lives and works in Brussels.