Jozef Robakowski, born February 20th, 1939 in Poznan, is a leading figure in the Polish avant-garde of the last thirty years. He is the author of films, photos, video records, installations, drawings, conceptual projects, and is the initiator of many events, exhibitions and actions. He studied at the Department of Fine Arts at Mikolaj Kopernik University in Torun and at the Department of Film Photography in the State Theatrical Film and TV College in Lodz. In 1970-81 he was an academic teacher. Since 1978, he manages a private, contemporary art gallery, Galeria Wymiany - Exchange Gallery. Robakowski led a lifelong struggle for the recognition of a free and independant art in Poland. This artist took part in Europe`s most prestigious exhibitions and stands among the most respected initiators and leaders for several generations. In a country where expressionism is a much valued art form, Robakowski offers an alternative: that of structuralism. Since 1995, he teachs film art at The Film School in Poland.