Ryszard Wasko

The International Artists’ Museum

The International Artists' Museum was founded in 1990 by Ryszard Wasko in Lodz, Poland, during Construction in Process III. The museum was created by Construction in Process participants to connect artists and intellectuals from diverse backgrounds, locations, and disciplines, and to give shape and voice to the global community of artists. Construction in Process has been the museum’s main international event.

Since its inception, a number of International Artists' Museum offices have been opened around the world. The museum has organized and sponsored over 100 major international events, including an extensive project by artists & poets for the 2001 Venice Biennale, exhibitions, meetings, panels, concerts, readings, grants, and projects focusing on concepts of art, culture, borders, community, and identity.

Emmett Williams, American poet, artist, and a founding member of Fluxus International, has been its president since the museum was established. The museum's board is comprised of distinguished international artists: Vito Acconci, Ay-O, Emilie Benes-Brzezinski, Tom Bills, Hartmut Bohm, Daniel Buren, Peter Downsbrough, Marcia Hafif, Alison Knowles, Sol LeWitt, Rune Mields, Robert C. Morgan, David Nash, Dennis Oppenheim, Nam June Paik, Micha Ullman, Ken Unsworth, Gregory Volk, and Lawrence Weiner.


Robert C. Morgan, “Actions in Lodz, Gniezno, and Bydgoszcz,” NY Arts Magazine, June 2000.

The International Artists' Museum originated in Lodz, Poland during the ferment of the Solidarity Movement and now has branches in seven countries.

Tova Beck-Friedman, The Artists’ Museum @ Kasel, Germany, June 2002.

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