About The Artist
Paweł Wojtasik (b. Łódź, Poland) creates poetic reflections on cultures and ecosystems in his films and large-scale installations. His investigations into the overlooked corners of the environment have led him to pig farms, sewage treatment plants, wrecking yards, autopsy rooms and cremation sites. Wojtasik received an MFA from Yale University. From 1998 until 2000 he was a resident at Dai Bosatsu Zendo Buddhist monastery. His work has been shown at festivals such as Berlinale, New York Film Festival, and Hong Kong International Film Festival where his film Pigs won the grand Prize in the short film category in 2011. Wojtasik was a featured filmmaker in the 2009 Flaherty Film Seminar. His installation work includes the immersive 360° Below Sea level, about post-Katrina New Orleans, exhibited at MASS MoCA and included in Prospect.2 Biennial; as well as Single Stream, shown at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York. The cinema version of Single Stream was presented at the 2014 Whitney Biennial and at Ann Arbor Film Festival. His first feature film End of Life (co-directed with John Bruce) premiered at DocLisboa in 2017 and had its US premiere at the 2018 New York Film Festival. Paweł's most recent feature film Every Pulse of the Heart Is Work, shot in Benares and Kerala, India, had its NYC premiere at The Museum of Modern Art in New York as part of Doc Fortnight 2020.