born 1970 in Poland
graduated in 1998 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland
currently lives in Helsinki, Finland
shifts between multiple disciplines, including photography, video and other time-based works
Regardless of the medium, a dominant thread common in his work is the use of his own body and methods of performance art, which he practices since 1996. Characteristic feature of his work is the use of spectators, active participation of the audience and improvisation. Such a strategy embeds his presentations into the tradition of understanding performance art as a process art, where the very moment of creation is essential.
His work touches on themes of travel, trust in interpersonal relationships, and the ever present potential for personal failure.
Szrama has been performing internationally in various events and festivals in Europe, Asia, North and South America. He has been an active performance art event organiser since 2005. Tomasz Szrama is currently working as a producer, designer, technical manager and is responsible for organising live art events at HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme.