Sculptor, actioner, creator of installations and objects, poster artist. Born on 25 July 1953 in Kraków, he lives and works in Rome and Warsaw. In 1973-1978, he studied at the Faculty of Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He has won prestigious awards, including a scholarship from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1988-1989), the Ministry of Culture and Art award for his contribution to the promotion of Polish art abroad (1998), the Katarzyna Kobro Award (2004), the Artistic Award of the “Exit” quarterly (2005), and the Golden Snare. (2005) and the Golden Owl of Polonia (Vienna, 2012). In 2011 Bednarski was awarded the Gloria Artis Gold Medal for Merit to Culture.