Work experience

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

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 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 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

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,
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
Februrary 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

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

Workshops

Internet tools for cultural workers
agitPolska e.V., Berlin, Germany
December, 2015
• Communication: Facebok, Twitter, LinkedIn, Meetup, local networks
• Presentation: Prezi, Booktype und Aortime, Sourcefabric, Mailerlite, thematic mailinglists
• Management: Hootsuite, Jotform, doodle, SurveyMonkey
• Documentation: WordPress, Soundcloud, Vimeo, Youtube

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 practise of Berlinerpool members and professionals travelling 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 aritsts database of Berlinerpool, receive guidence 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 portfilio!
Berlinerpool, September 2014, 2013

GUEST LECTURE – conversations with art professionals build up around various concepts of 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 CONGRESSWrocław, Poland, September, 2011

TO CULTURE WITH LOVE. MANAGEMENT2011 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 2008, A Soul for Europe, Berlin, November 2008

ART SWAP EUROPE International meeting of artist-run initiatives, Akademie der Künste, Berlin,
October 2008

IF I WERE A MIGRANT: YOUTH PERSPECTIVES ON MIGRATION Rome, Italien, May 2007

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, IT and Communication platform support,
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 local community with 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, Linux
Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Quarkxpress
Wordpress, Typo3, Joomla
Gantt, Mindjet MindManager, yEd Graph Editor

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