08.10. — 14.10.2018
Joanna Zielińska is an art historian, writer, exhibition maker, performance curator and researcher. She is interested in transdyscyplinary art practice on the crossover between visual arts, theatre and literature. In her practice she explores different formats in visual arts like: staged exhibition, artist's novel or publication.
She is the Chief of Performance Department at CCA Zamek Ujazdowski in Warsaw. From 2011 - 2015 she was a chief curator at the Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor – Cricoteka in Kraków. She curated Radical Languages (2012) and Nothing Twice project (2014) which was part of the opening of the new home of Cricoteka. Joanna Zielińska curated also Can objects Perform? during Performa 13 in New York. She is the former Chief Curator at the Znaki Czasu Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA) in Toruń, Poland, where she curated the inaugural exhibition and the institution’s program from 2008 - 2010. She has collaborated with art magazines, contributed to art catalogues and published over 100 articles. From 2003 - 2007, Zielinska worked with the curatorial collective Exgirls. In 2010 - 2011 she was in residence at International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York.
Currently, she is working on a long-term project on artist novels (2011-), in collaboration with David Maroto. The Book Lovers project was presented in different installments at: M HKA in Antwerp. De Appel in Amsterdam, Rawen Raw in London, Whitechapel in London, EFA Project Space in New York among others.