Zofia Cielatkowska

I’m an independent researcher, art critic, editor and curator. I collaborate with various periodicals, magazines and newspapers (Kunstkritikk, Hyperallergic, TiqueArt etc.); I have published over 50 texts, including academic papers, articles, reviews and interviews. I hold a Ph. D. from the Faculty of philosophy (Jagiellonian University, 2013). My doctoral thesis dealt with performance and subjectivity (“Embodiment of the Subject: Philosophy and Performance within the Context of Contemporary Critique of Culture”). I’m a graduate of Philosophy (Jagiellonian University, 2006), Curatorial Studies (Art History, Jagiellonian University, 2008), and Editorial Studies (University of Warsaw, 2010)

In 2010, I received a scholarship from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York (Department of Visual Studies), which was very important to my research project. I taught philosophy courses at Jagiellonian University during my doctoral studies and was Assistant Professor at the Academy of Art in Szczecin from 2014-16 (Theory of Photography/Film/Culture Studies).

I am a member of The Norwegian Critics’ Association (Norsk kritikerlag), International Association of Art Critics – AICA (2017/2018 in the board), and an affiliated researcher at The French Civilisation Centre (Centre de civilisation française de l’Université de Varsovie). I gained my professional experience working in such cultural institutions as Aberystwyth Art Centre (Aberystwyth, Wales), Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle (Warsaw, Poland) and National Audiovisual Institute (Warsaw, Poland).

My interdisciplinary research covers such issues as Norwegian contemporary art and culture, mechanisms of power (real and symbolic violence), mechanisms of privileges, exclusions, marginalizations, women’s rights and social contexts in visual arts, theatre, and performance.

I’m living in Oslo (Norway)

Link to the interview I talk more about my research and interests.

Opera Long 2

photo: Åsmund Lahaug, 2019