culture and literature
lectures and talks
- European Narratology Network (ENN)
- International Society for the Study of Narrative (ISSN)
- Comics Studies Society (CSS)
- International Bande Dessinée Society (IBDS)
- Nordic Network for Comics Research (NNCORE)
My new book
With a PhD in humanities (literary, linguistics, culture and media studies), I am a media researcher, art critic, visual communication. visual literacy and visual rhetoric expert, comics and picture book theorist. narratologist and visual artist.
I specialize in art. literature, culture and visual culture in a broad sense (concept art and others), media and journalism. Privately and professionally I am the educator, and propagator of art and culture in all fields of life.
I defended my doctoral dissertation entitled “Narrative strategies in comics. Between elite and popular culture” at the Department of Rhetoric and Media, University of Warsaw.
I am the co-author, author and projects participant in the field of art, culture and literature, for institutions among others: National Center for Culture, Polish Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Museum of the Warsaw Uprising.
I am the author of papers, introductions and educational texts, among others in the first in Poland album about concept art
I conduct thesis seminars and original courses about art, culture, media and narration, such as: understanding contemporary art, poetics of comics, visual workshops, artistic and applied narratives, storytelling in media and art, courses about art & writting an art criticism.
I also conduct creative writing and journalism courses:
writing on the Internet: theory and practice, workshops for columnists (all press genres, including art criticism() journalism and press workshops as well as local media.
I am featured as an expert in the media, including Polish television: TVP Info, TVP Kultura, TVP Polonia, TVN 24 BiS, Telewizja Republika, radio: Tok FM, Czwórka Polskie Radio, Trójka - Program Trzeci Polskiego Radia, Program 1 Polskiego Radia, Program 2 Polskiego Radia, Polskie Radio 24, Polskie Radio RDC, Muzo FM, Radio Kampus, and press: Newsweek, Rzeczpospolita, Gazeta Prawna, Bankier.pl, naTemat.
As a narratologist I am a member of the European Narratology Network and of the International Society for the Study of Narrative.
As a comics theoretician I am a member of the International Bande Dessinée Society, the Nordic Network for Comics Research and of the Comics Studies Society. I am a peer reviewer for Zeszyty Komiksowe magazine.
As a comics studies researcher I lecture at international conferences, including the WonderCon (Anaheim Comic Con) or POP Girls! PROJECT: Comic Con (Louisiana).
Wernisażeria blog about art
Together with Paweł Wocial we create installation, object, sculpture, videos and scenography. We realized projects not only in the field of art but also in design, fashion, advertising, scenography and entertainment industry.
More info here or here.
I write art blog Wernisażeria, the first lifestyle blog about art & vernissages, becuase culture and art are a lifestyle, not a trend. I write extensive vernissage columns: subjective, substantive, full of surprising digressions and specific humor texts on exhibitions, art, culture, history and literature.
The vernissage is not only an exhibition: it is also lighting, catering, music and society and my columns about vernissages are more than art criticism or witting only about art. I call this activity "vernissaging" [Polish: „wernisażing”], as an intentional reference to Ponglish, the linguistic joke based on mixing Polish- and English-language element. Polish “Wernisaż” means „vernissage” in English and suffix “ing” is English gerund, verb form which functions as a noun, so the term translated into English would be something like “vernissaging”.