Resume

Work experience

FOUNDER

Berlin Sessions Residency Program – consulting services in the art and culture sector for specialized research and residency programs
9.2014 – present
http://berlinsessions.org/

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Deutsche Fotografische Akademie – The DFA’s central concern is encouraging discourse on photography and its role in contemporary art. Responsibilities: Concept and coordination of work on a digital archive, Functionality and structure of members profiles and portfolios, Searchable index
6.2018 – present
http://www.deutsche-fotografische-akademie.com

LOCAL EXPERT

Embassy of Poland in Berlin, Germany
Department of Public Diplomacy and Culture
Responsibilities: Culture, Higher Education and Promotion
1.2015 – 12.2016
http://berlin.msz.gov.pl/

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Berlinerpool Arts Network – mobile artists archive
1.2011 – present
https://berlinerpool.de/

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Mondaynews – info base for artists, curators and cultural operators
5.2009 – 12.2014
http://www.mondaynews.net/

CULTURAL MANAGER

culturia – artist in residence program focused on the documentation of the artistic process through the practice of notation and video interviews
12.2006 – 12.2014
http://culturia.de/

Education & Courses

POLISH LITERATURE/ COMPARATIVE LITERATURE STUDIES

University Of Silesia / Uniwersytet Slaski W Katowicach, Pl
2001 – 2006
Focused on: Theory of Literature / Polish and English Literature / Literary criticism / Linguistics / Sociology of culture / Semiotics of culture / Culture theory / Teaching Methodology
Master thesis research topic: Crooked Lines. The Anxiety of Influence. Theory of Poetry by Harold Bloom in short novels of Stefan Grabiński and Edgar Allan Poe.

Courses in Culture Management

Marketing, PR, Sponsoring, Events Management – 2010
Hans-Conrad Walter, Kulturmarken.de

Awards

AWARD FOR INDEPENDENT PROJECT SPACES AND ART INITIATIVES

With the team of Berlinerpool he received a distinction by Berlin Chancellery in 2012. 30 000 EUR

Funding was awarded to independent artistic project spaces and initiatives, that develop innovative projects and positions, took up new discourses and trends and spur new developments. Their programme is interdisciplinary and open for versatile artistic, curatorial, and theoretical circles within the field of visual arts. LINK

Workshops

From Idea to Realization Artistic and Cultural Projects in International Context


Organized within the EMAP/EMARE program WRO Art Center, Wrocław, Poland April 2018

• How to create an environment for international artistic and cultural work
• Text work and project descriptions, preparation of visual materials and portfolios.
• Planing partnerships and strategic participation in exhibitions and competitions.
• Promotion patterns, network building and documentation tasks.
• Target group: young professionals and students, artists, curators and cultural managers

How to Find Suitable Open Calls, Structure an Application Calendar and Save Time


TransCultural Exchange’s 2018 International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts: Exploring New Horizons Quebec City, Canada February 2018

• Help to set goals and timelines
• Bring the desired and sorted open calls to your mailbox.
• Politics of platforms with opportunities
• An attentive reading of open calls texts
• Management systems for various formats of portfolios, project descriptions and personal information

Internet tools for cultural workers


agitPolska e.V., Berlin, Germany December, 2015

• Communication: Facebok, Twitter, LinkedIn, Meetup, local networks
• Presentation: Prezi, Booktype und Airtime, Sourcefabric, Mailerlite, thematic mailing lists
• Management: Hootsuite, Jotform, doodle, SurveyMonkey
• Documentation: WordPress, Soundcloud, Vimeo, Youtube

Exhibitions

Mapping Berlin. Collective Narration on Imaginary and Emergent Spaces

Galerie Wedding, Berlin 07.07.2017 – 12.08.2017 Mapping Berlin is an exhibition and program of events where individually constructed systems for mapping space, time and urban history are showcased and discussed by eleven Berlin-based artists, extending an invitation to the public to participate in the making/editing/publication of a »Collective Memory Atlas« during the exhibition. Artists: Roland Fuhrmann, Michael Johansson, Margret Holz, Christine Kisorsy, Katrin von Lehmann, Sara Wallgren, Marcelina Wellmer, Sencer Vardarman, Rebecca Agnes, Stefania Migliorati and Ame Zek

PFLEGEANWEISUNGEN. The art of living together

Gallerie Wedding, Berlin December 2014 – January 2015 A botanical exhibition on the coevolution processes between a growing community of representative cultural organisms in Berlin, the conditions of the soil where contemporary art is produced and presented, and (eco) systems of care. Curated by Paz Ponce and Andrzej Raszyk in cooperation with Marianne Ramsay-Sonneck and Georg Reinhardt (Club Real). Presenting research on 15 Berlin-based art associations: AbBA, Allianz bedrohter Berliner Atelierhäuser, KGB – Kommunale Galerien Berlin, Koalition der Freien Szene, Initiative Stadt Neudenken, Haben und Brauchen, Netzwerk freier Berliner Projekträume und -initiativen, LAFT – Landesverband freie darstellende Künste Berlin, Rat für die Künste, Interflugs, NGBK – Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, NBK – Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, IGBK – Internationale Gesellschaft Bildender Künstler, BBK – berufsverband bildender künstler berlin, Deutscher Künstlerbund, VBK – Verein Berliner Künstler.

THE GRAMMAR OF THE INDEPENDENT ART SCENE

Berlinerpool August 2014 The project is a comparative research study and a dialogue initiated by Asia contemporary art platform NON Berlin and Berlinerpool Arts Network with invited independent art spaces, artist residencies, art collectives and art archives from Berlin and Korea. The public event takes the form of a presentation and archival exhibition that represents the 14 art spaces by means of documentation in an architectural frame designed to visualize a thread of intersections to enhance a net of interactions.

Grants

POLISH CULTURE AROUND THE WORLD

Travel Grant by culture.pl to attend an International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts: Expanding Worlds, Boston University and New York, USA Moderator of a panel on US Based Residency Programs, Speakers: UrbanGlass, NY; Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY; ISCP (International Studio & Curatorial Program), New York; MacDowell Colony, NH February 2016

TANDEM EUROPE – CULTURAL MANAGERS EXCHANGE

MitOst, Fondazione Cariplo, European Cultural Foundation Milan, Italy, October 2015

TANDEM TURKEY – CULTURAL MANAGERS EXCHANGE

MitOst, Anadolu Kültür, European Cultural Foundation Istanbul, Turkey, September 2011

STEP BEYOND – Travel Grant

European Cultural Foundation Istanbul, Turkey, April 2011

Internships

EFORS (Europe for Students) – WORKOUT Media 

Online media editor, June – October, Berlin 2008

WICHERN VERLAG GmbH

Print media editor, January – February, Berlin 2008

Presentations

Wrocław – Berlin Platform for creative sectors

Air Wro Talks, Wrocław, Poland March 2018 Panelists: Kama Sokolnicka, Paweł Szroniak, Christophe Knoch. Moderation: Nico Anclam

ARTISTIC RESIDENCIES AND THE LAWS OF QUANTUM PHYSICS

WRSW | BRLN residency program for artists, curators and researchers from Berlin in Warsaw (Panel Discussion). Foundation for Public Space Research TU Bar Studio Warsaw, Poland, November 2015

STRUCTURES, NETS AND ROOTS

Art and cultural projects stimulating Polish-German cooperation. University of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, in the framework of the Horizons Project by VBK Gdańsk, Poland, April 2015

PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE CURATORIAL PRACTICE
in Offspaces, Project rooms and Produzentengaleries

Rundgang OFFSPACES ­ with – Dr. Christiane Stahl, Neue Schule für Fotografie Berlin, Berlinerpool, October 2014 TALKABOUT: “ARTSPACES”, Abteilung für alles Andere, May 2014

LIVING ARCHIVE STRATEGIES

Coffee, curating and cultural management Supermarkt Berlin, April 2014

GIRL ON CANVAS

artbook by Pola Dwurnik Berlinerpool Arts Network (Panel Moderator) Berlin, January 2013

PERSONAL EXPRESSIONS

ARTWORKS of Hertie Community (Panel Moderator), Hertie School of Governance Berlin, September 2013

ARTS CLUB BERLIN

presents Berlinerpool Arts Network Verein Berliner Künstler, Berlin, June 2013

LIVING ARCHIVE STRATEGIES

Node Center for Curatorial Studies Berlin, March 2013

SKULPTUR.WERK.RAUM.

Presentation of Art and Cultural Networks in Berlin in the framework of Sculpture Network during project Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien, Mai 2012

SYMPOSIUM PERSPEKTIVE RAUM

Jenseits der Wände – vom white cube zum Handlungs- und Kommunikationsraum. Transitorische Prozesse und Aktionsfelder unabhängiger Projekträume und Kunstinitiativen München, Mai 2011

LINKING BERLIN

Independent art spaces & initiatives in Berlin PASAJist, Istanbul, Turky, April 2011

ON EXTRA-TERRITORIALS

Independent art spaces & initiatives in Berlin Kocaeli Üniversitesi, Hereke, Türkei, April 2011

HOME AND ABROAD

Triangle Arts Trust and XEREM Sintra, Portugal, November 2010

Artist-in-Residence Treffen

ON-AiR Workshop, (Panel Discussion) Dortmund, October 2010

Trans Artists

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 2010

ZEITRÄUME

Artist in Residence Program in Berlin, University of Fine Arts Warsaw, Poland, November 2009

Projects

ARTS CLUB BERLIN

Preparation of two-panel discussions under the main topic of the winter semester: Art in Europe – invisible borders. 1/ Exceeding of cultural-historical borders, 2/ Art as a strategy to change the socio-political borders VBK, November & December, Berlin 2015

MAPPING CONTEMPORARY CONCERNS

Berlinerpool, 2014 Mapping Contemporary Concerns is a series of curated project presentations. It was born from the need to discuss current issues that are present in the Berlin art context and to find a response in the art practice of Berlinerpool members and professionals traveling through the city. One evening was taken by 4-6 different presenters reaching from university professors to VJs, architects, philosophers and performing artists (with Paz Ponce)

#1, keywords: city/urbanism, collective memory/history &heritage, transformations / #2: Opening the space of the propositional: collective approaches in Berlin­Based art production. collective, participatory, performance/happening, public space/public life & social relationships, communication, authorship / #3, “Architectures of…” sound, memory, belonging, utopia, color

SLOW PORTFOLIO VIEWING FOR CURATORS

format invites curators to conduct research in the artists’ database of Berlinerpool, receive guidance on the spot and follow up with a networking brunch when artists are present. The event aims to provoke the sentence spoken by a curator to the artists: Oh, is that you? I have seen your portfolio! Berlinerpool, September 2014, 2013

GUEST LECTURE

conversations with art professionals build up around various concepts of an archive and archiving cultures. Four events, 2012

FUNDING ARTS

a series of events which has an aim to promote knowledge on project funding possibilities in the arts. Three events, 2012

FLASHLIGHTS

knowledge sharing workshops (produced with arttransponder), Eleven events in unusual venues, Mica Moca Factory, Stattbad Wedding, ZKU, 2011

Conferences

International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts: Expanding Worlds presented by TransCultural Exchange

Location: George Sherman Union,Boston University Moderation of US based Residency Programs with: • Cybele Maylone, Executive Director, UrbanGlass, NY • Jeremy Adams, Executive Director, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY • Susan Hapgood, Executive Director, ISCP (International Studio & Curatorial Program), New York • David Macy, Resident Director, MacDowell Colony, NH http://www.transculturalexchange.org/2016-conference/schedule.htm#b

a.RTISTS IN TRANSIT

How to Become an Artist in Residence 2011, Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK) Berlin, October 2011

EUROPEAN CULTURE CONGRESS

Wrocław, Poland, September 2011

TO CULTURE WITH LOVE

Potsdam, February 2011

CSC FACHFORUM KOOPERATIVE UNTERNEHMENSFORMEN IN DER KREATIVWIRTSCHAFT

Berlin, November 2010

TOWARDS A CITIZENS’ EUROPE

A Soul for Europe Berlin, November 2010

THE ARTS AND THE CITY II – KUNST MACHT QUARTIER

Kultur als Entwicklungsstrategie? Zwischen Aufwertung und Empowerment”, Bildungswerk Berlin der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Berlin, July 2010

THE BERLIN CONFERENCE A Soul for Europe

Berlin, November 2008

ART SWAP EUROPE International meeting of artist-run initiatives

Akademie der Künste Berlin, October 2008

EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP TRAINING MODULE 2: EUROPE: CONCEPTS AND VISIONS

EYC Strasbourg, Frankreich, Januar 2005

EUROPEAN YOUTH PARLAMENT KRZYŻOWA

Press officer, Kreisau Initiative Berlin e.V., Krzyżowa, Poland, October 2005

PERSPECTIVES OF THE CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES IN CENTRAL EUROPE

WSCF Spisska Kapitula, Slovakia, February 2003

Volunteering

BERLINERPOOL e.V.

Chair person Berlin, November 2011 – present

THE NETWORK OF BERLIN INDEPENDENT PROJECT SPACES AND INITIATIVES

Berlin, 2009 – 2013

CULTURIA – ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM

Management and curation Berlin, 2006 – 2014

DAY CAMP

Founder and director of a week-long English language camp for kids and youth from the local community with the participation of native speakers Jastrzębie Zdrój, Poland, 2005 – 2012

POLISH FORUM OF EUROPEAN EDUCATION

International relations officer Katowice, Poland – 2003 – 2005

CAMP LUTHERWOOD

Staff member Oregon, USA, July-September 2003

Languages

Polish – native German – TestDaF English – C1

IT-Skills

MS-Office, Open Office, Windows, Mac OS, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Quarkxpress , Wordpress, Typo3, Joomla Gantt, Mindjet MindManager, yEd Graph Editor