Pasha Radetzki is a visual artist working in Manhattan, New York, since 1997. He works primarily with sculpture, performance, painting and drawing.

His artworks received the Future Art Award from Mozaik Philanthropy in Los Angeles in 2022, CodaWorx Award in 2014 and the ArtsLink Award in New York in 2002.

In 2023, his public artwork was awarded the Creative Engagement grant from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and City Council.

In 2006, Anne Pasternak (then of Creative Time) referred to his  East Village public art sculpture as ‘brilliant solution for the site!’ Marina Abramović introduced him as a ‘great performance artist’.

Currently, New York Foundation For The Arts awarded him a fiscal sponsorship grant for public art LOV Sculpture to be presented in Union Square Park in Manhattan in May-October of 2024.

Thematically Radetzki’s works focus on unity and interdependence of human experience placed within the challenging context of contemporary social and natural environments.

His works further experiment with conceiving of the new modes for community living, governing and human relations in order to serve as creative catalysts for regeneration of urban and natural environments as well as for transformative social-aesthetic interrelations.


The artist presented solo exhibitions in New York, U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Belarus and China. His works were featured at dOCUMENTA 13 (Hauptbahnhof, Kassel, Germany), Manifesta 11 (Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, Switzerland), 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, 4th Moscow Photo Biennial (Manezh); Manifesta 4 (Frankfurt, Germany) and 8th Cordoba Photo Biennial (Spain).

Notably, the artist's works were censored at Beijing 798 Biennale in China by the Communist Party officials.

Over the years, Radetzki conducted a series of independent 'field-artworks' which took place at the ecologically significant natural and urban sites and geographically remote locations in the delta of Amazonas, Great Himalayas and Andean Puna, among others, and which comprise a unique group of works within his oeuvre.

The artist lives and works on Manhattan island.

Contact: pashara [at] gmail [dot] com

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