Ryszard Piegza was born in 1954. He is a sculptor, a graduate of art academies in Poland and France, a filmmaker, creator of video works and spatial installations, and above all a performer who has lived permanently in Paris since 1982. In 1979-1982, he led the formation of the Lingua Embassy . In 1988, he founded Wizya Video Art Action, a center dealing with the organization and documentation of artistic meetings and activities in the field of performative arts. He is also a co-founder of the artistic collective Flying Carpet. Since 1991, he has been working on the project „Paintings remembered”. He is the author of the film “Performer’s notebook”’, created in 1997. In 1998, together with Michel Giroud and Charles Dreyfus, he co-organized the international conference Dada – Fluxus. He is also a co-creator of the „Interakcje” Art Festival, which takes place annually in Piotrków Trybunalski. As an artist, regardless of the circumstances and proportions constituting the substance of action, he strives to free himself from stillness by creating interactive relations between objects and people, images and words. In his geometric realizations there is always some intrigue, a separate story. From considering the laws of statics, their rules and inconsistencies, to political or existential aspects.
Ryszard Piegza is a French artist of Polish origin, born in 1954, who has lived in Paris since 1982.
He works in the fields of actionism, performance, video art and art installations. What materials would be used as situations, it seeks a break with stillness, creating a space for visual, sonic interactions, expressed by gestures between objects, between objects and people, between images and words (via the Internet). Or how to run an always-flying carpet, or a labyrinth as a Perpetuun mobile in constant motion, never here or there, but always in between, always in between, never sitting, always, stationary, dead butterfly in the Museum. Interactive exchange has been the basis of its activity since the 1980s as a crossroads.
From 1978 to 1982, he founded and managed the Lingua Embassy in Poland. He is the founder of the association Vidéo Art Action visa in 1991. He is the author of an actionist film called Performer's bloc notes.
In May 1998, together with Michel Giroud (artist) and Charles Dreyfus, he organized a video conference, DADA-FLUXUS, at the Center for Contemporary Art in Vilnius. He is the founder of the Flying Carpet Airlines project and is the co-founder of the first Franco-Polish festival Interactions in Piotrków Trybunalski in central Poland.