Polish artist, Dorota Nieznalska, was our guest between 16th and 18th of November. She conducted a meeting on “Violence and Memory” which is the title of her latest exhibition at the Museum of the City of Gdynia. Nieznalska talked much about her works from early stage of artistic activity. She also made a  two-day workshops on methodology for the construction of research projects.  It was a very inspiring time. We invite you to see the photos from her visit taken by Jerzy Wypych.

Dorota Nieznalska was born 1973 in Gdańsk. Completed Lyceum of Fine Arts in Gdynia-Orłowo. From 1993 studied at the Faculty of Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk in the studio of prof. F. Duszenko and multimedia studio, where in 1999 she defended her diploma. She collaborated with the Wyspa Gallery and the Wyspa Progress Foundation in Gdańsk. In 2013, she obtained a PhD degree at the Faculty of Sculpture, Direction Intermedia Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk. In 2010-2017, lecturer at Department of Sculpture and Intermedia, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk.

Creates sculptures, installations, photographs and videos. Her early work made use of religious symbols. She combined the question of the powerful Catholic tradition in Poland with male domination in society. Furthermore, she addressed the subject of identity, sexuality and stereotypical roles of women and men. At present she is intrigued by social and political relations in the context of violence. Her research projects concern memory places, traces of memory/forgetting and history.

More on Dorota Nieznalska:  www.nieznalska.com; www.nieznalska.art.pl