Agata Szymanek

was born in 1990, she lives and works in Mysłowice, Poland. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, where she obtained a doctorate. She is also a certificate student at the New Centre for Research and Practice (Seattle). An author of the research publication Spiritual Exercises published in 2020 by the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. The book contains interviews with artists on magical and esoteric motifs in their artworks, shedding new light on these topics on the Polish art scene. In 2020, she received a scholarship in the field of culture from the Marshal of the Silesian Voivodeship and the scholarship program of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland – Culture in the network. She has collaborated with institutions and galleries such as Stiftung Künstlerdorf (Schöppingen, DE), Youth Biennial (Belrgrade, SRB), Hornsey Town Hall Arts Center (London, UK), Christmas Steps Gallery (Bristol, UK), Dumbo Arts Festival (New York, USA), Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki (Warsaw), Bwa Awangarda (Wrocław, Poland), Galeria Bielska BWA (Bielsko-Biała, Poland), Rondo Sztuki (Katowice), Centre for the Meeting of Cultures (Lublin), Artists’ Colony (Gdańsk, Poland), Silesian Museum (Katowice, Poland), and City Museum (Tychy).
ORCID: 0000-0002-8979-5