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Karol Radziszewski: QAI/GB-NGM

Bonington Gallery

Photography negatives of two men looking over a railing.

Bonington Gallery is very pleased to present QAI/GB-NGM – a free exhibition by Warsaw (Poland) based artist Karol Radziszewski. Showcasing archival materials from Radziszewski’s Queer Archives Institute (QAI) that focus on Central and Eastern European queer history and culture, this exhibition also features materials related to Nottingham’s own queer history and culture.

  • From: Friday 21 January 2022, 10 am
  • To: Saturday 12 March 2022, 3 pm
  • Location: Bonington Gallery, Bonington Building, Dryden Street, Nottingham, NG1 4GG
  • Cost: Free
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Event details

Join us for our first exhibition of 2022, as we welcome Polish artist Karol Radziszewski to Bonington Gallery.

This show presents archival materials from Karol's Queer Archives Institute (QAI), which focusses on Central and Eastern European queer history and culture.

Consistent with previous QAI presentations, this exhibition will connect to its locality by featuring materials related to Nottingham’s own queer history and culture. This site specificity is reflected in the title of the exhibition that uses Nottingham’s International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) location code ‘GB–NGM’.

Alongside archival materials from the QAI, QAI/GB-NGM features artworks and ongoing bodies of work by Radziszewski.

QAI – the Queer Archives Institute
Established by Karol in November 2015, the QAI is a non-profit artist-run organisation dedicated to the research, collection, digitalisation, presentation, exhibition, analysis and artistic interpretation of queer archives, with a special focus on the countries of the former Eastern Bloc. It is a long-term project open to transnational collaboration with artists, activists and academic researchers. The Institute carries out a variety of activities and projects – from exhibitions, publications, lectures and installations to performances.

Artist biography
Karol Radziszewski (b. 1980) lives and works in Warsaw (Poland), where he received his MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2004. He works with film, photography, installations and creates interdisciplinary projects. His archive-based methodology crosses multiple cultural, historical, religious, social and gender references. Since 2005 he has been the publisher and editor-in-chief of DIK Fagazine. He is the founder of the Queer Archives Institute (2015). His work has been presented in institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art and Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; New Museum, New York; VideoBrasil, São Paulo; TOP Museum, Tokyo; Kunsthaus Graz, Austria; Cobra Museum, Amsterdam; Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow and Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz. He has participated in several international biennales including PERFORMA 13, New York; 7th Göteborg Biennial; 4th Prague Biennial; 15th WRO Media Art Biennale and recently The Baltic Triennial 14.

In 2021, The Power of Secrets dedicated to Radziszewski’s archival practice was published by Sternberg Press.

Opening times and visitor information

This exhibition is free and open to the public as well as NTU students and staff.

Our opening hours are:

  • Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday, 11 am - 3 pm

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Bonington Gallery
Bonington Building
Dryden Street

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