Dominik Ritszel (b. in 1988 in Rybnik) cinematographer, visual artist, film director and 3D artist. Working with film, video and multimedia, creating objects and installations. In his works, he refers to phantasms and images of masculinity set in historical, cultural, and political contexts. His art constitutes a critical reflection on issues related to power, institutions and mechanisms of exclusion.
B.A. Graphics graduate from Academy of Fine Arts (Katowice, 2013), doctoral degree graduated from Academy of Fine Arts (Katowice, 2020). Since 2022 he has been working at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, where he runs the Experimental Film Studio. Lives and works in Katowice, Poland
He has had recent significant solo exhibitions including Szara Gallery, BWA Tarnów, CSW Kronika, Studio Tommaseo, Bank Pekao Project Room. Selected group exhibitions: Pastificio Cerere, Another Vacant Space, TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art, Zachęta Project Room, Studio Tommaseo, Rauma Art Museum.
His films were shown at international film festivals such as Vancouver International Film Festival (2022), Glasgow Short Film Festival (2022), Short Waves Festival (2022, 2023), Les Rencontres Internationales (2018), Festival Internacional de Videoarte (2017), Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels (2016).
Dominik Ritszel was awarded the Young European Artist Trieste Contemporanea Award (2015). The Prize Winner of the 14th Short Waves Festival (2022) and International Art Competition Photographic Memory (2019). Listed in Forbes magazine in category of Arts (2016). His works were distinguished during the International Contest 4th Attempt (2017), The 9th Biennale of Young Art Rybie Oko (2018).
Works in public and private collections (Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, City Gallery in Kalisz).