About WRO ART CENTER
The WRO Art Center was opened in 2008 by the WRO Center for Media Art Foundation, Poland’s first institution working at the intersection of contemporary art, media and communication. Our original exhibition, educational, research and publication programs are based on experimental arts and organization practices. Culminating in Polish and international projects, they showcase the creative potential of new technologies and explore the innovative relationships of image, sound and perception in the context of contemporary art and cultural reflection.
The WRO Art Center shares much of its history with the WRO new-media festivals. From their inception in 1989, the WRO festivals have been dedicated to audiovisual art created using electronic media. Since 1993 the WRO festivals have been held every two years, and in 1995 their name was changes to the WRO Media Art Biennale, with its 19th edition of 2021.
About WRO Atelier - alternative residency space
Kuznicza 29a, Wroclaw, Poland
WRO Atelier is the seat of the WRO Center for Media Art Foundation. For a decade, there have been the organizational offices of the international WRO Media Art Biennale, an extensive archive of the Biennale works and documentations, and the digitization laboratory; currently, the space serves as a workroom / studio for artists participating in residency programs, a library and a place for classes with students of Art Mediation Faculty at the Academy of Fine Arts.
The WRO Foundation has Poland’s most extensive and one of the largest in Europe collection of media works by artists from all over the world. Many years’ activities of WRO (since 1989) have turned Wroclaw to the “capital of new media” in this part of Europe. WRO’s collection is systematically elaborated and made available to the public in the WRO Art Center’s Media Library.
Available facilities for residents of WRO Art Center or WRO Atelier / location depending on the timeframe of the residency stay in Wroclaw
(included for free as a standard):
for WRO Atelier: multifunctional studio space of 45m2 on the 2nd floor of the historical building in the Wroclaw Old Town
for WRO Art Center: multifunctional studio space of 20 m2 located at the headquarters of WRO with the access to the main gallery space (200 m2)
multifunctional studio space of 45m2 on the 2nd floor of the historical building in the Wroclaw Old Town
working place equipped with:
- table and chairs
- computer workstation
- keyboard + mouse
- projector 16:9 or 4:3
- internet access (WLAN, LAN)
- access to an online WRO Collection of the Media Library (more than 1500 items)
Additionally, WRO Art Center as a place of production with its own lab and exhibition venue is equipped with a basic set of equipment which can be made available for free depending on its current accessibility (daily program activities). The set of equipment includes:
- sound equipment
- monitors, projectors, players
- postproduction softwares (Adobe Creative Cloud)
In case of any need to use more specialized technical equipment we gladly provide contact to our commercial providers.