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Ambassadors – Research Programme

[ Artists and Curators ]

Roman Dziadkiewicz

Born in 1972 in Opole, studied at the High Pedagogical School in Opole and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków. Currenty he lives and works in Kraków. An artist, activist, head of the fundacja36,6, and occasional artist-curator.
He is interested in investigating the relationships between art activity and socio-political and cultural processes. He is engaged in theme-based projects, projects in progress, actions, workshop strategies, graphic design and text projects and also collective activity on the border of art, social and educational spheres.
His interests are particularly oriented around the question of challenging and disintegrating the artwork, and conflicts and correlations between daily life and politics. Questioning the notions and roles of art in a socio-culture landscape, and the dichotomy of reality and fiction in creative art processes, Dziadkiewicz works specifically on a local level within the public sphere.
selected projects, activities or solo exhibitions:
The establishing of SAOZ (art association health centre, 1999-2002)
the Eating Holiday- social space, 2001, 02, 03
The Camel Workshop - road performance- 2002-2004
Dom (Home)- co-creating of collective place for live, art, work and play; Kraków, 2002
Money - no funny (Pieniądze szczęścia nie dają), workshop and exhibition, Manhattan gallery, Łódź, 2002
The establishing of the Fundacja36,6 (f36,6), Opole-Kraków, 2003
The Workshop of thinking (with f36,6) - Malinowe, 2003; Mumbai, 2004
SFX: Prolog Prószków- f36,6 project on social contexts of art activity (curatoring), 2004
Switzerland in the Middle East (the workshop project accompanied to the Symposium 'Geography of changes'), Kunstmuseum Bern, 2004.
SFX-publiczność, art research project, Poland / Germany, 2005
selected group exhibitions:
Pop Elite - New class of Polish art, Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków, 2001
Germinations13 - Get out! An exhibition on the subject of going away, Arsenał, Białystok, 2002
Novart.pl - Polish Young Art Festival, Kraków, 2002
A way of life / Sposób na życie, Centre of Contemporary Art 'Laznia', Gdańsk, 2002/03
simon sais 'aloha to polish art', sthm art fair, Stockholom, 2003
Dialog Loci (with f36,6), public and social space, Kostrzyn, 2004
Hamlet or (rather) Much Ado About Nothing, CCA Laznia, Gdansk, 2004
Nova Huta, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Muenster, 2004
BHP(with f36,6), Institut of Art 'Wyspa', Gdańsk, 2004
Lódź Biennale, Łódź Museum, 2004
Easter Lights, Motorenhalle, Dresden, 2004
Grants: Ministry of Culture RP (2001, 2003, 2005), Fundacja Kultury (2003), Pro Helvetia (2004), KulturStiftung des Bundes (2005)
Selected publications: 'chusteczki higieniczne' (eng. tissues, poems, 1995), catalogues: project wzgórza/hills project (99, 00, 01); Pop Elita (2001); Germinations13/Get out! (2002); The Workshop of thinking/ World Social Forum (flyer, 2004); Dialog Loci (2004); Hamlet/Re:location Shake (2004), Anxiety of influence (2004).

Dorota Grobelna

The art historian Dorota Grobelna lives in Pozńan. Until 2002 she worked for the AMS Outdoor Gallery (contemporary art in public space, especially on billboards). Since then she has freelanced as a curator, e.g. for the project “Marszałkowska - Champs Elysees: covering images” as part of the “Polish Season” in France (2004). Her fields of activity are art in public space and “Words Art” (visual poetry).

dr Małgorzata Jankowska

Malgorzata Jankowska studied art history at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, where she earned her doctorate in 2003 (dissertation: “History of Polish Video Art: Video, Video-Installation, Video-Performance in Poland”). Since 2002 she has taught at Nicolaus Copernicus University’s Fine Arts Department.
Selection of her curatorial work: “Present / Action” (series with presentations of video and performance art, talks, and discussions), Wozownia Gallery, Toruń. since 1999; “Protest Show – Iwona Liegmann”, Wozownia Gallery, Toruń, 2002; “Anna Baumgart – I got it from my mum”, Wozownia Gallery, Toruń, 2003; “The Studio’s Meeting Project. 04 European Intermedia Meeting – Strategy of Interaction”, Wozownia Gallery, Toruń, 2004.

Anna Płotnicka

Anna Plotnicka was born in Wrocław and studied painting, graphics and sculpture at the Wrocław Academy of Art.
Anna Ploticka works with photography, performance, net art and video art. She is known for such works as the cycle “Performance on Demand”. In 2001 and 2004, she inspired and was curator of the exhibitions “Krzatanina 1 und 2” which were shown in Wrocław and Zielona Góra respectively. For these expositions, she was able secure the cooperation of many of Poland’s most prominent artists.
“Visible – Invisible”, P.S.1 Museum, New York, 1991;
“International Media Art Biennale WRO '96”, Wrocław, 1996;
“Forum East-West, Bergisch Gladbach”, 1996;
“Nieskonczone performance” (Incomplete Performance), Centre for Contemporary Art, Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, 1997;
“International Media Art Biennale WRO '97”, Wrocław, 1997;
“Hef” Apollohuis, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 1997;
“For seeing and for watching", BWA Gallery, Breslau;
“Do widzenia – Do patrzenia“, Video- und Ntzarrangement, Performance, BWA Gallery, Wrocław, 1998;
“Zywe obrazy”(Live Images), exhibition “DO – OD”, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, 2000;
“Performance na zadanie” WRO Media Art Biennale, Wrocław, 2001;
“Live Stories” Laznia, Gdansk, 2001;
“Woman and Images” (Video performance), KONT Gallery, Lublin, 2002;
“Kazdy dzien jest zupelnie inny”(Every Day is Completely Different), installation for the exhibition “Pamiatka z enir from Wrocław), BWA Gallery, Wrocław, 2003;
“Slowniczek Podreczny”(Small Dictionary), exhibition “Zanurzenie”(Going deep), Centre for Contemporary Art, Kiev/Ukraine, 2004;
“Strzepki i inne rzeczy”(Scraps and other Things), Adlergasse Gallery, Dresden, 2005.

Florian Zeyfang

The artist Florian Zeyfang lives in Berlin. His works have been shown internationally, most recently at the 2nd Tirana Biennial, ICA Moscow, Kunstverein Hannover, Kunsthaus Dresden, the 6th Werkleitz Biennial in Halle (Saale), and Kunst-Werke Berlin. He developed projects for the 8th Havanna Biennial, Houston FotoFest, Museum für Angewandte Kunst (MAK) in Vienna, MAK Schindlerhaus in Los Angeles, Swiss Institute New York, and other institutions. He has published in, e.g., “springerin”, “Tagesanzeiger” (Zürich), “starship”, “netzeitung”, “telepolis”. His most recent and forthcoming publications are: “Fokussy” (catalogue, Frankfurt 2004), “I said I Love. That is the Promise. Die TVideopolitik von Jean-Luc Godard” (eds. James/Zeyfang, Berlin 2003), “N.N., Projekt Kuba” (ed., with RAIN, Berlin 2005).
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