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Berlin: Pola Dwurnik
October 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
STUDIO VISIT at Pola Dwurnik’s Berlin Atelier
Meeting point in front of the building at 7 p.m.
Pola Dwurnik was born in 1979. She works with paint, drawing and collage and has also been active as a self-publishing artist, editor and song writer. She studied painting and drawing at her parents’ studios: Edward Dwurnik, painter and Teresa Gierzyńska, photographer. Between 1998-2003 Pola Dwurnik studied Art History at Warsaw University, where she also founded the art magazine Sekcja and ran Galeria Zakręt, a debut gallery for many young Polish artists. Between 2004 and 2005 she was Artist-in-Residence at Stiftung Laurenz-Haus in Basel.
In 2008 she was nominated for the Henkel Art Award 2008 for Contemporary Drawing (international final) in Vienna. In 2010 she was Artist-in-Residence of The Knot, a mobile platform for art in Berlin, Warsaw and Bucharest. She has published four art books: “Świetlica” (2003, Galeria Raster), “Living in Basel” (2007, Christoph Merian Verlag), “Kronika Towarzyska” (2008, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle) and “A Song for Wojtek” (2016, Wrocław Contemporary Museum). In 2013 Dwurnik published “Girl on Canvas”, an art book about her painting and its reception including intellectual and emotional responses to her paintings from over thirty different contributors. In 2014 “Girl on Canvas” received a Distinction in the competition The Most Beautiful Books 2013 at the Polish Book Publishers Association in Warsaw. Pola Dwurnik has been a member of BERLINERPOOL Arts Network and Mobile Archive in Berlin since 2012. Dwurnik’s works are part of the collections of the National Museum in Gdańsk, the Museum of Contemporary Art MOCAK in Kraków, the Contemporary Museum Wrocław in Wrocław and of private collections worldwide. Since 2015 the artist has been cooperating with Galerie Idea-Fixa in Basel.
In the frame of Polenbegeisterungswelle –
– Cultural Topographies of Polish Berlin
a project of agitPolska e.V. – Polnisch-Deutsche Initiative für Kulturkooperation and ARTUM Foundation ewa partum museum,
supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) and by the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation
Curators: Jagna Anderson PhD, Iwona Bigos, Berenika Partum