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Wincenty Dunikowski-Duniko (born in 1947 in Piekary Śląskie) - a Polish artist, sculptor and painter.

Wincenty Dunikowski-Duniko was born in 1947. In 1974 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. He currently lives and works in Bonn, Berlin and Cracow.

Duniko’s experiments are rooted in artistic changes initiated by conceptual art experiences. His interdisciplinary artistic activities can be divided into two areas. The first one is focused on the issue of form development and integrates almost all means of creation – he practiced crossover in his art long before the term was established. His leitmotiv is a motto I am always changing (1972) and extensive theory Power of Conceptualization - Art Energy (1972/3).

The second area is connected with broadening the notion of art. Intellectual explorations are usually accompanied by rebellious syndromes which are expressed by the to be is to be against manifesto (1973) – he has often been described as “anarchist without a cause.” He had already earned international recognition in the mid-1970s for his work series called Albums (1971), Projections (1973/4) and Moment Art (1976), which have won prizes at prestigious exhibitions in Poland and abroad. He participated in Polish 1970s avant-grade exhibitions.

In the 1980s and 1990s he focused mainly on installations and works from the above-mentioned series Ready for Use and Current Programme, which were exhibited in Kassel, Heidelberg, Mulhous, Berlin, Ludwigshafen, Orońsko, Warsaw and Melbourne. The break of the 20th and 21st centuries was marked by retrospective exhibitions which included series from the 1980s and 1990s (in Cracow, Heidelberg and Orońsko).

Works by Wincenty Dunikowski-Duniko can be found in many collections, including the National Museum in Warsaw, Nationalgalerie in Berlin, Schering Kunstverein in Berlin, Bank of America in San Francisco, Moderna Galerija in Ljubljana, Museum of the Southwest in Midland, Texas, and others.