Franciszek Orłowski (b. 1984 in Poland, lives and works in Poznań) deals mainly with specific locations, the sphere of meaning in his works mostly extends beyond the gallery. His social sculptures link the public and private spheres, expressing stories of specific places and the people there. Orłowski’s works betray the influence of Joseph Beuys, among others.
Orłowski graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań in 2010 in interdisciplinary arts. He has participated in various group exhibitions in Poland – including in Warsaw, Poznań, and Białystok – also in the exhibition After Socialist Statues (2011) held in the KIM? Contemporary Art Center in Riga. In 2012 the Galeria Arsenal in Białystok held Orłowski’s personal exhibition Potential City.