Piotr Rypson is Deputy Director for Research at the National Museum in Warsaw and holds a PhD in literary studies (University of Warsaw, 2002). He is guest lecturer at various universities and colleges in Europe and USA; visiting professor of graphic design and visual communication at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA (1997 – 2003), as well as curatorial studies at the Department of Art History, University of Warsaw. Between 1990 – 2009 he curated numerous exhibitions of contemporary art, design history, artists’ books and visual literature, etc. He is the author of 7 books and over 200 articles on art, information architecture, visual communication and literature, as well as co-author of a TV documentary scenarios “Man and his Signs”.
Recently Piotr Rypson has published a monograph on Polish graphic design 1919 – 1949 (Against all Odds; Karakter: 2011) and has co-authored a book on Polish avant-garde poet, Jan Brzekowski (Kilométrage. Jan Brzekowski und seine Künstlerwelten, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter Koenig: 2011). Currently works on an exhibition on Tadeusz Peiper and a series or texts on design and literature & technology.