photo: Andrzej Świetlik
photo: Andrzej Świetlik
Diploma in art history, Warsaw University 1970. Critical activity since 1966. Articles and essays published in most European languages as well as Japanese and Korean; books include. Art in Poland 1945-2005 (2005;2021); Draught – texts on Polish art of the 1980s (2009); Please go ahead (2009;2021); Already Difficult (interview by Dorota Jarecka) 2014; Berlin Depression, 2017; List, 2019; From Poland with Love, 2019 (in English), 2021 (in Polish); Approaches, 2020; Social and emotional cuisine, 2021; numerous monographs and albums on Polish and foreign artists.
Since 1980, curator and co-curator of Polish and international exhibitions, including Der Riss im Raum, Berlin, 1993; I Kwanju Biennale, South Korea. ; Aspects-Positions 1949-1999, 50 Years of Art in Middle Europe (Vienna-Budapest-Barcelona-Birmingham 2000); L’Autre Moitie de l’Europe (Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume 2000/2001, Paris); Where is Abel, Thy Brother, Zachęta Gallery, Warsaw, 1995; Forgetting, Weseburg Museum, Bremen, 2000; Continental Breakfast, Belgrade 2004; Warsaw/Moscow/Moscow/Warsaw, Zachęta Gallery Warsaw/Tretiakowskaya Gallery Moscow, 2004/2005; Beside. Poland-Germany, 1000 Years of History in Art, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 2011; Void, Nowy Sącz, 2012; UNI/JA-UNI/ON, Lublin 2013; Progress and Hygiene, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, 2014/2015; Perspective on the Age of Adolescence, Szapocznikow, Wajda, Wróblewski, Silesian Museum Katowice, 2018; MO Museum in Vilnius 2021; Robert Kuśmirowski/Four-Bidden Museum/ 7th edition Oko Nigdy Nie Śpi, Galeria Miejska bwa in Bydgoszcz 2020; Marek Chlanda/ Miracle/VIII edition Oko Nigdy Nie Śpi, Galeria Miejska bwa in Bydgoszcz 2021.
Commissioner of the Polish Pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale 1993 – 2001 and Polish participation in the Sao Paulo Biennale 1997, 2002, 2004, 2006.
Scientific work at the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences 1973-1986. Founder of, among others, the EGIT Foundation (1986), Soros Center of Contemporary Art, Warsaw (1992), Foundation Institute for the Promotion of Art (1995); Director of the Zachęta National Art Gallery in Warsaw (1993-2001), Chairman of the Program Council and Program Director of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2005-2007).
Didactic work at Jagiellonian University, Warsaw University and the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Guest lecturer at Bard College, USA; Aalto University, Helsinki; Kunstakademie, Munich.
Consultant to the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2001-2002).
Member of the Board of Directors of the Manifesta 1 Foundation; Member of the Selection Committee for the Director of Documenta 12 and of the international associations AICA, CIMAM, IKT.
Fellow Wissenschaftkolleg zu Berlin 2015/2016
She currently hosts the author’s program Andymateria on TOK FM Radio and the Culture Section of the monthly magazine Vogue.pl, and also works as an independent author and curator.