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Polish-born, Brooklyn based visual artist, Christian Tomaszewski holds an M.F.A. degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland, and in the past, had been an artist-in-residence in such programs and places as the American Acedemy in Rome, Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, International Studio and Curatorial Program in the New York City, and Artpace in San Antonio, TX.
Tomaszewski’s work has been exhibited widely in the United States and Europe in such venues as the Sculpture Center, Bronx Museum, and Drawing Center in New York, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle and Zacheta National Art Gallery in Warsaw, Poland; Fondazione Querini Stampalia (Venice, Italy), The Standard - Art Production Fund in Los Angeles, CA; Nottingham Contemporary (Nottingham, UK), Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz (Chemnitz, Germany), Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie (Regensburg, Germany), the National Gallery (Prague, Czech Republic), Galerie Michael Wiesehoefer (Cologne, Germany), Midway Contemporary Art Center (Minneapolis, MN), Tufts University Art Gallery (Boston, MA), Bureau for Open Culture at Columbus, College of Art & Design (Columbus, OH), University Art Gallery-Mandeville Center (San Diego, CA), De Paul Art Museum (Chicago, IL) among other places. He worked on the commissioned project for the Performa’09 -Third Biennial of Performance Art in New York, and participated in the First Biennale of Polish Art (Lodz, Poland), and 2nd Athens Biennale in Greece.
Tomaszewski is a recipient of numerous grants, awards, and scholarships including past support form the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Jerome Foundation, and The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Tomaszewski’s upcoming projects involve a collaboration with artist Joanna Malinowska: Cinema in the Jungle in Bolivian rainforest, mid-carrier survey at the Museum of Modern Art in Lodz, Poland, his individual film project Sunset of the Pharaohs, and a book research project: “Architecture of the False”. Since 2013 he works under a new name C.T. Jasper.
Tomaszewski’s work has been reviewed in such outlets as The New York Times, The Village Voice, Frieze, Art in America, ArtForum, Kunstforum International, The Art Review, Time Out, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and Newsweek. Before his appointment as an Assistant Professor at the Sculpture Department of Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. he has taught at Princeton University, Internationale Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst (Salzburg, Austria) and has recently given artist lectures at Harvard University and Columbus College of Art and Design.