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fot. Max Czarnecki, Moskwa 2019fot. Max Czarnecki

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, graduate from the Virtual Feminist University, proprietor of the Advanced Certificate in Self-Photosynthesis, experienced producer and a figuration of Zoe.

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.

…and an activist, in Berlin former member of the group Ciocia Basia.

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:

26.07-29.09.2019
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

23.05.2019
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

11.04.2019
The Ingredients of an Instant Soup / Arsenal Municipal Gallery
Talk with Aliaxey Talstou: artists and curator based in Minsk on Belarusian contemporary art

28.03.2019
YOUNG POLISH ART MAGAZINES. ART CRITIC NOW / Arsenal Municipal Gallery
Event on new Polish art magazines: Ostrov, ŁAŁOK, MAGAZYN RTV, PostMedium
Moderation: Tomek Pawłowski

17.02.2019
WE ARE THE GRANDDAUGHTERS OF THE WITCHES YOU COULDN’T BURN / PANEL AT THE WARSZAWA-MUNICH FESTIVAL / Muenchner Kammerspiele

1.12.2018
VISUAL AIDS: Alternate endings, activists rising
Videos screening and the discussion as a part of the World AIDS Day

24.11.2018
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

07.09-07.10.2018
“Girlhood&COVEN Berlin presents: BEDTIME” – curated series of sleepovers and exhibition in process at the Municipal Gallery Arsenal

07.09.2018
“Curating Sickness” – a panel by Iga Zimprich at Alpha Nova Galerie Futura in Berlin, active participation

06.06. 2018
“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

“Workshops of Revolution” – curated situation (exhibition, talks, workshops, meetings) at the Arsenal Municipal Gallery and festival in Poznan (Liberty Square, Theater of the 8th Day)
20.04.2018
A talk with Karol Radziszewski “A Body is an Archive” at DISTRICT Berlin
19.01 – 01.04.2018
Exhibition at the Fotoplastikon (kaiser-panorama) at the Arsenal Municipal Gallery in Poznan. Curatorial work, text and production.
30.11.2017 
“In The Womb of Utopia”, Galeria W Y and Dom Mody Limanka, Łodź, Poland
Performative reading: Towards The Virtual Feminist University
13-20.10.2017
“Aukcja! Sztuka dla Puszczy”, Arsenal Gallery, Poznan, Poland
Curated and organized as Collective Busz
20.06.2017
“Ziemia to wirująca feministka w litosferze z Mazowsza”, Generator Malta, apartment at Wrocławska Street, Poznań.
Performative reading
16-26.06.2017
Generator Malta – co-curator with Joanna Pańczak and Agnieszka Różyńska
Sound installation on the wall: http://malta-festival.pl/pl/program/glos-bez-paszportu-2
Exhibition: http://malta-festival.pl/pl/program/pokoj-na-rejonie-fundacja-ocalenie-instytut-spraw-publicznych
28.04.2017
Illegalität und Körper” — Tagung an der HGB Leipzig
Lecture performance: “Als ich entdeckte, dass ich einen Körper habe und dass dies illegal ist. Abtreibung als Inspiration zur visuellen Geschichtserzählung”, Lecture Performance (Deutsch)
03-17.03.2017
My Ph.D exhibition with performance and series of workshops and meetings
01.09.2016
“Radical Peace. Closing The Empathy Gap“, organized with Vanessa Gravenor
Meeting at the Gallery Körnerpark
22-23.07.2016
Rundgang Exhibition at the Universität der Künste, Berlin
Lecture Performance: Materiality of Work. An Assemblage. A stone. A piece of cake.
24.06.2016
48 Stunden Neukölln “SATT”, Berlin
Film screening and installation: Sezon
27.05.2016
My paper: “Where is the Academy? Critical Institution and SF, Towards The Virtual Feminist University” selected to the 40 Wiscon, Feminist SF Conference at the University in Wisconsin in the USA
13.05-23.06.2016
“Returning to Bialowieza”, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Poland
Installation: Soaking up the Wilderness, Research on a Home-made Utopia.
10.05. 2016
Lecture at the Kunsthochschule Kassel.
Feminism matters
16.04.2016
Night Circle of FF in Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin
08.02.2016
MA Presentation at the Universität der Künste, am Institut für Kunst im Kontext, Berlin
20.01.2016
Presentation: Feminism matters 
FF Conversation Circle, Berlin
04.12.2015
„Leopardisointing“, Acud Projektraum, Berlin
Perfromance, installation: Messenger
 09-11.09.2015
Paradox Conference Poznan, Poland
Lecture-performance: Encounter at the Virtual Feminist University
11.04.2015
Conference: “Where is the Academy?”, University of Arts, Poznan. Presentation: Encounter at the Virtual Feminist University (polish)
 05.03.2015 
„Collaborative Conference with FF, Help it Grow“, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin
Performance: Encounter at the Virtual Feminist University
 02.2015
„Anthropology of Geometry“, Center of Contemporary Art, Torun
Video Installation: Womanize the Architecture (with K.Kubik)
Sound Installation: From Inside of the Wale (with K.Kubik)
 08.2014
„Real Time Controller vol.II“, MPZ, Warsaw
 Film Installation: Quietly Mincing
 06.2014
Group Exhibition: “Courage”, 48 Stunden Neukölln Festival, Berlin
Project: Hüzün; video, text, installation.
 06.2014
„Returning to Sender“, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Film: I Want

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”

Publications:

“Antywzorce” with my visual essay “Tam gdzie idę, nie zabieram ze sobą nikogo” / 2018, edited by Karolina Sikorska, published by @Galeria Miejska Arsenał, design by Bękarty,

“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

http://sklep.czaskultury.pl/?mod=produkt&id=152

„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.

 

Honours:

2015 – DAAD Abschlussstipendium, Berlin, Germany

2015 – Ministry of Science and Higher Education Scholarship, Poznan, Poland

 

Awards:

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:
10.2013 – 02.2016
Postgraduate Degree Course (MA), Art in Context, University of Arts, Berlin,
Thesis: Materialität der Arbeit. Eine Assemblage. Ein Ziegel
Supervisor: doc. Wolfgang Knapp
09.2012 – 05.2017
Ph.D, University of Arts, Poznan
Thesis: Where is the Academy? Critical Institution and Science Fiction, towards the Virtual Feminist University
Supervisor: prof. Marek Wasilewski

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

Further Education:

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”

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