Saturday, February 05, 2011

ART: Anna Smolak’s stay at GeoAIR residency (

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Anna Smolak (born 1976), curator. Graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, faculty History of Art as well as Cultural Diplomacy Postgraduate Studies at the Collegium Civitas and Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw. From 2004 working for the Contemporary Art Gallery Bunkier Sztuki in Krakow. Before she had run private “Sito” Gallery promoting young artists. Co-curator of the TRANSKULTURA project (2006-2008). In 2008 she organized international conference accompanying European Year of Intercultural Dialogue entitled “Transkultura: Art and Fluid Reality of the XXI Century”. Co-curator of the “Follow the White Rabbit” exhibition exploring the bounds of children’s perception of contemporary art (2010). She took part in the International Summer Seminar for Art Curators “Post Socialism and Media Transformations: Strategies of Representation” (AICA; Yerevan, Armenia, 2007) and “Galicia. Historical region of Europe” seminar (International Cultural Center; Krakow-Lviv, 2001). She is particularly interested in projects that involve different disciplines.
Anna Smolak’s stay at GeoAIR residency is part of her in-depth research project based on studio visits to source the most up-to-date art, which, frequently, is created in opposition to the official idiom, outside of the institutional framework, and which reacts most sensitively to even the least social changes. The result of the research is an exhibition of contemporary art from Caucasus region at Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery, which will also make use of public spaces in Kraków.

ანა სმოლაკის კვლევითი პროექტის და გეოეარის რეზიდენციაში სტუმრობის მხარდამჭერები არიან:/ Anna Smolak's research project and residency stay at GeoAIR is supported by: Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) in collaboration with the Open Society Institute (OSI) through the STEP beyond Travel grants:

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