I am Zofia nierodzinska for the most of my day, however, sometimes I take a proud figuration of the Femo energeticus – Sofi da East, the Master in Eastern Energy and graduate from the Virtual Feminist University.
I am an editor of the online art platform: Magazyn RTV
In February 2018 a romantic relation with the sweet water creature transformed me temporarily into mermaid: https://mermaidsyrenki.org
Now I am Homo sapiens again, a member of the Interspecies Community: MSZAK
I am recently based in Poznan, where I am a deputy director of the Arsenal Municipal Gallery.
I am localised in Poznan and Berlin, gradated from the University of Arts in Berlin (MA Art in Context) and from the Art University in Poznan (Ph.D)
As Zofia nierodzinska, Sofi da East, mermaid and a curator I co-created and participated in the collective events like:
19.02.2020 Discussion: Political Nature: Philosopher, Weeds and the Magic od Engagement / Arsenal Municipal Gallery
Poznań with no evictions, exploitation, and poverty! 25 years of Rozbrat! / Arsenal Municipal Gallery
Exhibition based on the archive of Rozbrat – the oldest squat in Poznan
Academy of Particular Care, or how to ameliorate an institution / Arsenal Municipal Gallery
Discussion panel on accessibility of institutions for people with disabilities as part of the Queer Fest in Poznan
The Ingredients of an Instant Soup / Arsenal Municipal Gallery
Talk with Aliaxey Talstou: artists and curator based in Minsk on Belarusian contemporary art
YOUNG POLISH ART MAGAZINES. ART CRITIC NOW / Arsenal Municipal Gallery
Event on new Polish art magazines: Ostrov, ŁAŁOK, MAGAZYN RTV, PostMedium
Moderation: Tomek Pawłowski
WE ARE THE GRANDDAUGHTERS OF THE WITCHES YOU COULDN’T BURN / PANEL AT THE WARSZAWA-MUNICH FESTIVAL / Muenchner Kammerspiele
VISUAL AIDS: Alternate endings, activists rising
Videos screening and the discussion as a part of the World AIDS Day
D’EST Screening Chapter #5: We Are Family at the Pawilon in Poznan
Film screening event with the D’EST Platform from Berlin and the curators: Nataša Ilić and Jelena Vesić.
Entwining autobiographical, historical, and fictional narratives, We Are Family speaks about generational, personal, and political frictions, as well as rifts and entanglements that take place in the dystopian context of the post-1989
“Girlhood&COVEN Berlin presents: BEDTIME” – curated series of sleepovers and exhibition in process at the Municipal Gallery Arsenal
“Curating Sickness” – a panel by Iga Zimprich at Alpha Nova Galerie Futura in Berlin, active participation
“Porno Syrenki” – mermaids’ perfromance at the Municipal Gallery Gdansk during the finissage of “W Dzikiej Kocham sie Wisle / The Wild Wisla River I Love” curated by Agnieszka Brzezanska, Ewa Ciepielewska and Tomek Pawlowski
10.05 – 10.06
„Collaborative Conference with FF, Help it Grow“, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin
04.2014 Workshop “Aesthetic and Bias”. Performance: „Womanize the Architecture“ with K.Kubik, Jerozolima, Izrael
02.2014 “State In-Between”, Migrating Art Academies, OKK Projekt Raum, Berlin „Formal States“, Performance with R.Busechian
2012 “Acupuncture“, Kordegarda Gallery, Warsaw. Paintings: “Tornerai”
2011 “Beautiful Weather”, Foksal Gallery Foundation (FGF), Warsaw. Paintings and Drawings Installation: “And the One Doesn´t Stir without the Other”
2011 The 8th Edition of the Samsung Art Master. Group exhibition, Center of Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw. Paintings, Drawings and Film Installation: “The Discovery of Slowness”
“Mein Körper meine Wahl”, article at Missy Magazine about the black protest in Poland https://missy-magazine.de/
„Where is the Academy? Critical Institution and Science Fiction, towards the Virtual Feminist University“, Czas Kultury, 3/2015, Poznan, Poland
„Formal States“, Migrating Art Academies, Displace, Vilnus Academy of Arts Press, 2014.
Visual Essay: „Good Life in Taloqan“, Punktmag 12, Arsenal Gallery, Poznan, Poland, 2013.
2015 – DAAD Abschlussstipendium, Berlin, Germany
2015 – Ministry of Science and Higher Education Scholarship, Poznan, Poland
2011 -The Third Prize at the 8th Edition of the Samsung Art Master, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland.
As Zofia nierodzinska I studied at:
10.2011 – 01.2012 Guest student, Cultural Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin. Seminar: “In the Eye of the Beholder, Gaze and Representation of Race and Gender in Visual Culture”
09.2006 – 01.2007 Philosophy, Social Communication, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
25-27.02.2016 Politiken der Für_Sorge/ Politics of Care, Universität Hamburg. Participation
11/12/13.2014 „Materialität neu denken. Materialität anders denken. Feministische Interventionen“, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main. Participation
01-11.04.2014 “Esthetic and Bias”, Workshop in Jerusalem (Bezalel) and Tel Aviv. Presentation: “Womanize the Architecture”