Founder and the first director of Wyspa Institute of Art (2004−2014) and the Centre for Contemporary Art Łaźnia (1998−2001); currently, president and artistic director of Alternativa Foundation and Director’s Plenipotentiary for establishing Museum of Modern Art within the National Museum in Gdańsk. Szyłak is an author and artistic director of International Festival of Visual Arts Alternativa. She has curated (individually and collaboratively) exhibitions like: 2014 Everydayness, 2014 Hito Steyerl: Abstract, 2014 Oliver Ressler: Pilitical Visions – The World Anew, 2013 The Field is to the Sky, Only Backward, 2012 Materiality, 2012 Buildings and Remnants, 2011 Labour and Leisure, 2010 — 2011 Estrangement, 2005 Dockwatchers, 2004 Museums Palimpsest, 2004 BHP, 2003 Architecture of Gender. She co-authored publication ‘The Curatorial. A Philosophy of Curating’ (2013). Szyłak has lectured at Bard College, New School, Queens Collage and NYU among others. She worked as a visiting fellow researcher at Academy of Arts in Mainz and University of Copenhagen. Currently she is preparing her PhD thesis Curating Context. The Palimpsest on the Quotidian and the Curatorial under Curatorial Knowledge programme at the Goldsmiths College London and University of Copenhagen. Szyłak is actively engaged with preservation of post-industrial heritage in Gdańsk.
Born in 1960, Poland. Lives and works in Lublin. She is an artist and a curator. Since 1985 she has been running the Biała Gallery with Jan Gryka. The idea behind the gallery is to build an artistic space, based on experimental and unconventional art. Biała publishes catalogues and has its own archive, consisting of the documentation of exhibitions, books on art, art magazines and films. The gallery has organised over 450 exhibitions and events. Wojciech Gilewicz, Robert Kuśmirowski and Mariusz Tarkawian had their debuts there. The gallery also exhibits artists from Germany, Israel, Belgium, the Netherlands and Czech Republic. As the artist Nawrot creates ephemeral installations and objects, using textiles, ties and flowers. Often the installations record her personal experiences, comment on wider issues related to cultural image and social stereotypes. She is the laureate of Artistic Award of Lublin from 2007.
Born in Budapest. Lives and works between Budapest and Sweden. Between 2012 and 2015 she was the director of BAC – Baltic Art Center, Visby, Sweden and previously, she worked as the curator and chief curator at the Műcsarnok /Kunsthalle Budapest between 2005 and 2011. She has organised numerous exhibitions, edited several exhibition catalogues and was a contributing editor of East Art Map magazine and book organised by the artist collaborative IRWIN in Ljubljana (2002–5). She was one of the curatorial agents of dOCUMENTA (13) and is part of the curatorial team of OFF-Biennale Budapest.