Born in 1964, Waldemar Tatarczuk graduated from Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin.
Waldemar has made performance art since 1988. He works with installation and video.
“Performance is ephemeral actions that usually happen once in real space. I’d like to leave trace after definite performance. What it can be, how to show the viewers something that has just happened and has been addressed to the definite people in definite time and definite place”.
Waldemar took part in Infr’Action – Festival International d’Art Performance (Paris/ France Harta Performing Monza (Monza / Italy), Blurrr – International Biennial of Performing Arts (Tel-Aviv / Israel), Asiatopia (Bangkok / Thailand), Open festival (Beijing / China), stated Territory (Solo / Indonesia), 7а * 11d (Toronto / Canada).
His curatorial projects: Festiwal Art Kontakt (2000 Lublin), Discovering Europe (2004, Lublin), EPAF Festival (2004, Lublin, 2006-2011, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw), Days of Performance Art (2006-2007, Kyiv) Days Performance Art in Lviv (2008-2010). Performance ARSenał (2009, Białystok).
Waldemar is a founder and curator of Performance Art Centre in Lublin (1999-2009), a founder and first president of Lublin Society for the Fine Arts Promotion (Lubelskiego Towarzystwa Zachęty Sztuk Pięknych).
Since 2010 he has been a director of the Labirynt Gallery in Lublin. The Labirynt Gallery (Lublin, Poland) exhibits the most important Polish artists and also cooperates with such foreign authors like VALIE EXPORT, Esther Ferrer, Richard Long and others, among them the Ukrainians Mykyta Kadan, Alevtyna Kakhidze, Yaroslav Futymskyi.
Waldemar holds performance workshops based on his own experience of an artist, curator and investigator of performance art.
He lives and works in Lublin, Poland.
Performance by Khrystyna Ovsianyk (Lviv), shown at the "Days of Performance Art" in Lviv. Waldemar Tatarchuk School (Poland).