Aneta Szylak is a curator, writer, and the co-founder and current Director of Wyspa Institute of Art. Since 2010, Szylak has been Artistic Director of Alternativa, a series of exhibitions and events, which seeks new directions for art and its social role. After co-founding and running the Laznia (Bathhouse) Centre for Contemporary Art (1998-2001), she continued her career as an independent curator and researcher. Since 2004, Szylak has been responsible for programming Wyspathe intellectual environment for contemporary visual culturein the Gda?sk Shipyard. In 2005, she received the Jerzy Stajuda Award for independent and uncompromising curatorial practice. Szylak has a long interest in located practice, and her exhibitions are characterized by a strong response to cultural, political, social, architectural, and institutional particularities. She has taught and lectured at many art institutions and universities including Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem, New School University, Queens College, New York University, Florida Atlantic University, Goldsmith College, Copenhagen University, and worked as a guest professor at the Akademie für Bildende Künste in Mainz, Germany. Currently she is finalizing her PhD thesis entitled Curating Context. The Palimpsest at Goldsmiths College in London and Copenhagen Doctoral School, Copenhagen University.
Aneta Szylak Thursday, September 5, 2013 78:30pm The Segal Theater, The Graduate Center CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10016 FREE Aneta Szylak (Director of Wyspa Institute of Art, Gda?sk, Poland) will present on the developments of the independent art scene in Poland, as well as on her own practice, as part of The […]read more »