KATARZYNA ZIMNA 

Artist and researcher, born in Lodz, Poland. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Lodz, Faculty of Graphic Art and Painting (2002), and Faculty of Visual Education (2004). She obtained her PhD from the School of Art and Design, Loughborough University, UK in 2010. Habilitation in fine arts in 2019. Her research focuses on the role of play/game as a concept in art theory and philosophy, and a model for artistic creation in modern and postmodern art. Participant in numerous national and international exhibitions. She explores intersections of aesthetics and everyday life using the medium of print as a primary conceptual tool. Her practice also includes painting, textile and object art. Associate professor at the Institute of Architecture of Textiles at the Lodz University of Technology. 

Katarzyna Zimna ukończyła studia na Wydziale Grafiki i Malarstwa oraz na Wydziale Edukacji Wizualnej Akademii Sztuk Pięknych im. Wł. Strzemińskiego w Łodzi (dyplomy z wyróżnieniem, 2002 r. i 2004 r.). W latach 2005–2010 studiowała  w Loughborough University School of Art and Design w Wielkiej Brytanii, gdzie obroniła pracę doktorską na temat gry/zabawy jako pojęcia w estetyce i strategii twórczej w sztuce modernizmu i postmodernizmu. W 2019 roku uzyskała tytuł doktora habilitowanego w dyscyplinie sztuki plastyczne. Pracuje na stanowisku profesora uczelni w Instytucie Architektury Tekstyliów Politechniki Łódzkiej. Główny nurt jej twórczości związany jest z technikami druku, zwłaszcza linorytu, traktowanymi jako sposób myślenia i punkt wyjścia do poszukiwań w zakresie sztuki obiektu, tkaniny artystycznej czy malarstwa. 


EDUCATION / Academic degrees

Habilitation in Fine Arts (post-doctoral degree), 2019

Faculty of Graphic Art and Painting, Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland

PhD in Contemporary Art Theory, 2010 

Loughborough University, School of Art and Design, UK, Thesis: Play in the Theory and Practice of Art

MFA in Visual Education, 2004

Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland, Specialization: Art education

MFA in Fine Arts, 1997-2002

Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland, Specialization: Printmaking and Painting

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

since 10.2011: Associate Professor, Institute of Architecture of Textiles, Lodz University of Technology

09.2011-09.2021: Assistant Professor, Institute of Architecture of Textiles, Lodz University of Technology

2010/11: Teaching Assistant, Studio of Painting and Drawing, Faculty of Visual Arts, Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Lodz, 3-months work placement

2009/10: Dissertations Tutor, School of Art and Design, Loughborough University, UK

2003 – date: Freelance Designer, Illustrator & Desktop Publisher

Spring 2005: Teaching Assistant, Studios of Drawing and Printmaking, Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Lodz, work placement

1997 – 1999: Freelance Journalist, Gazeta Wyborcza, Kalejdoskop, Tygiel Kultury, Art&Business, Poland: reviews from exhibitions and artistic events, illustrations

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2022

11 International Biennial of Small Forms 2022, Pleven, Iliya Beshkov Gallery, Bułgaria

Relacje. Kilim gliniański: Rekonstrukcja - Interpretacja, group show, Galeria Biblio-Art, Politechnika Łódzka

Mini Print Cantabria Collection, group show, UMSC University Gallery, Lublin, Poland

DO NOT TOUCH, solo show (with Irena Keckes), UWE Bristol, virtual exhibition at Impact 12, UK

Hybrids, group show, curator: Aleksandra Janik, F Block gallery, Bower Ashton, Bristol, UK

Thinking of Place III, group printmaking show, UWE Bristol, UK

International Printmaking Biennial, Cacak 2022, House of Culture, Cacak, Serbia

42nd Mini Print International of Cadaques 2022, Barcelona, Spain

Biennale Internazonale per I'Incisione, Acqui Terme, Piemont, Italy

Stand up for Ukraine, group show - charity action, Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz

Thinking of Place III, group printmaking show, NorthSite Contemporary Arts, Cairns, Australia

9. exhibition of members ot the SMTG in Krakow, Międzynarodowe Centrum Sztuk Graficznych, Kraków

2021

Bałuty tożsamości, group show, Balucka Gallery (Municipal Art Galleries in Lodz), Lodz

22. International Printmaking Triennial „Mini Print 2021” Grenchen, Switzerland

International Printmaking Triennial in Cieszyn, Poland (online)

Love Letters, group show/online project, Almanac, London (online)

Beads (with Irena Keckes), exhibition at Impact 11, Hong Kong 

Mini Print Cantabria Collection, group show, 26.05-09.07. 2021, Cervantes Institute in Bordeaux, France 

Pandemia Book Art, group online show, Book Art Museum, Lodz, Ctrl+X, kwiecień-grudzień 2020, Łódź, Zgierz – Pandemia Book Art

Modern Issues, Traditional Solutions, group show, Isla Center for the Arts, Guam, USA

2020

17th International Triennial of Small Graphic Forms, Lodz-Poland 2020 (Honorary medal)

Seedlings, online solo show, accompanying the conference 'Kant, aesthetics and contemporary art', Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff University, University of Exeter, UK, Seedlings by Katarzyna Zimna – Kant, aesthetics and contemporary art

Printmaking without borders, The art of print in the five continents, Villa Benzi Zecchini, Caerano di San Marco, Italy

8. exhibition of members ot the SMTG in Krakow, Międzynarodowe Centrum Sztuk Graficznych, Kraków  

Biennial of Graphics in Cacak, 2020, Serbia

2019

Seedlings, solo show, Paradox European Biennial Art Forum, Riga Art Academy, Latvia

Frontera, group show, Wilow Street Gallery, Washington, USA

Sztuka za Sztukę (3), group exhibition /happening during the Festival of Science, Technology and Art, 2019, Lokal, Łódź

Mini Print International Cantabria 2019, Santander, Hiszpania, Centro de Arte Faro Cabo Mayor, Santander, Spain

2018

Grafiki niecodzienne, group show, Biblio-Art Gallery, Lodz

Printmaking Exhibition, group show, Isla Center for the Arts, University of Guam, USA

Bonding (with Irena Keckes), exhibition/action accompanying Impact 10 International Multidisciplinary Printmaking Conference, CC Cazoña, Santander, Spain

I Mini Print Biennial The Sea and the Lighthouses, juried show, Centro de Arte Faro Cabo Mayor, Santander, Spain

Frontera, an exhibition of international graphic exchange accompanying A Collaborative Turn Midwest Printmaking Conference, Wyoming, USA

Four seasons of anxiety, solo show, Chimera Gallery (Municipal Art Gallery in Łódź), ul. Wólczańska 31, Łódź, 03-29. 07. 2018, curator: Monika Nowakowska; poster, (catalogue)

Four seasons of anxiety, solo show, ODA Art Centre, ul. Sieradzka 8. Piotrków Trybunalski, 11.05-03. 06. 2018, curator: Andrzej Hoffman; (poster)

Transformation of matter, solo show, Okno na Sztukę Gallery, KDK, ul. Stanisława Żółkiewskiego 4, Kutno, 08-28. 02. 2018, curator: Dariusz Kaca; (poster, folder)

10 years of Biblio-Art Gallery, jubilee exhibition, Biblio-Art Gallery, Lodz University of Technology, Łódź; (catalogue)

2017

Post-digital Printmaking: Redefinition of print (Grafika Post-cyfrowa: Redefinicja odbitki) group show, Neon Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, Poland

Contemporary Art - BEYOND, group show, Gallery Bayer, Stara Zagora, Bulgary

Wielość brzmień, group show, Biblio-Art Gallery, Lodz

3 International “Enter into Art” Installations 2017, group show, Cologne, Kulturbunker Cologne-Mülheim; Nassau: Municipal Museum of Nassau; Diez, Cultural Center “House Eberhard”, Germany (catalogue)

Nasty Women Exhibition, group show, Byker Community Centre, Newcastle, UK

2016

Podwójna natura (The Double Nature), solo show (with Aleksandra Wereszka), Biblio-Art Gallery, Lodz (folder, poster)

Memo, solo show, Balucka Gallery, Lodz (folder, poster)

The 2nd Jogja International Miniprint Biennale 2016, juried show, Sangkring Art. Project, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 

Relation in Print #2, group show, Miracle Print, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

8th International Printmaking Biennial Douro 2016, Portugal (catalogue)

12th Gielniak Graphic Arts Competition, juried show, Muzeum Karkonoskie in Jelenia Góra, (catalogue)

Printed Matter: Katarzyna Zimna and the students of Design from the Lodz University of Technology, Faculty of Graphic Arts, University of Zagreb,

Zagreb, Croatia

2015

Autographic, solo show, Amcor Gallery, Lodz, Poland (catalogue)

Colouring Book, solo show, Sanshang Art Gallery, Hangzhou, China

7. International Print Biennial Splitgraphic 2015, juried show, Old City Hall, Split, Croatia

International Print Biennial Varna 2015, juried show, City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev", Varna, Bulgary

Global Print 2015, Alijo, Portugal

Bałuty XXI, exhibition-action, Wojska Polskiego, Lodz

2014

Getto XXI,group show, Monopolis,Lodz


14th EuropeanBiennial Competition for Graphic Art, City Museum of Brugge, Belgium


Exhibition of Textile Miniatures from the collection of the Museum of City of Gdynia, Kunstlerhaus Gallery, Nuremberg, Germany


12th Gielniak Graphic Arts Competition, Art Gallery in Bydgoszcz; Art Gallery in Legnica


15th International Triennial of Small Graphic Forms – Lodz’13, juried show, The Municipal Art Gallery in Lodz, Poland, (catalogue)

Milagro/ Cud, group show, National Gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica; Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz

2013

Tetris - graphics and objects, solo show, Gallery of Contemporary Art Chłodna 20, Suwałki

9th International Baltic Mini Textile Triennial, juried show, Museum of the City of Gdynia, Gdynia, (catalogue)

9th Biennial of Painting Miniature, juried show “Wozownia” Gallery, Torun, (catalogue)

       Przebieralnia / Dressing Room / Vestuario, solo show, Escuela Superior De Diseno de la Rioja (Esdir), Logroño, Spain

Art-Object-Registration 5, group show, 5th Art and Documentation Festival , Miejski Punkt Kultury Prexer, Lodz, (poster)

12th Gielniak Graphic Arts Competition, juried show, Muzeum Karkonoskie in Jelenia Góra, (catalogue)

2012

Back to the Avant-garde, group show, 4 Coultures Festival, Zielona 1, Lodz

Open Show, group show, Special Economic Zone, Lodz

2011

The 9th National Quadrennial of Woodcut and Linocut, juried show, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Olsztyn, Poland, (catalogue)

Night with a Master, group show, 4 Coultures Festival, Piortkowska 118, Lodz, Poland

4th National L. Meidner Printmaking Contest, juried show, Olesnica, Poland (honorary mention)

Wasser und Licht, group show, Gallerie am Kietz, Oder-Schwedt, Germany, (catalogue)

The 14th International Triennial of Small Graphic Forms – Lodz’11, juried show, The Municipal Art Gallery in Lodz, Poland, (catalogue)

us, the inheritors? Legacy of Wladyslaw Strzeminski in the theoretical and artistic output of the tutors and students from the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, group show, Kobro Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, (catalogue)

Education, solo show at the Faculty of Visual Arts Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz

Presentation of paintings from the series 'Promised land' at the online gallery of the first issue of the journal Re-Visions (School of the Arts, Loughborough University, UK) http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sota/research/re-visions/OnlineGallery.html

2010

The Michalik Triennial of Young Polish Painting, The Municipal Gallery, Czestochowa, Poland, (catalogue)

2009

Grand Prix Young Polish Graphic Art Krakow 2009, The Gallery of Contemporary Art Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland, (catalogue)

2008

The 13th International Triennial of Small Graphic Forms – Lodz’08, juried show, The Municipal Art Gallery in Lodz, Poland, (catalogue)

2007

Katarzyna Zimna and Ludovic De Vita, Echange Symetrique project, Museum of Cinematography, Lodz

Katarzyna Zimna et Jean-Robert Franco, les Ateliers Portes Ouvertes, Association Le Genie de la Bastille, Atelier rue Gobert, Paris, France

Open Show, City Gallery, Leicester, UK

The 9th National Quadrennial of Woodcut and Linocut, juried show Gallery of Contemporary Art, Olsztyn, Poland, (catalogue)

2006

The playground, solo show, Balucka Gallery, Lodz (folder, poster)

Polish-German project – The Tower of Babel, group show, the Municipal Gallery of Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland

2005

1st International Biennial Exhibition of Ex-Libris and Small Graphic Forms Europe in Signs, juried show, Collegium Europaeum Gnesnense, Gniezno, Poland (catalogue)

International d’art miniature, Presbytere Saint-Nicolas, Quebec, Canada

2004

Miniprint Finland 2004 – 5th International Miniprint Triennial, Lahti, juried show, Art Museum, Lahti, Finland, (catalogue)

Grafik&Textile – Exhibition of works from Workshops of Textile and Printmaking from the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, group show, Polish Institute, Leipzig, Germany

3rd Lessedra World Art Print – Miniprint, juried show, The National Palace of Culture, Sophia, Bulgary, (catalogue)

Egeria 2004 – 12 Polish Art Presentation, juried show, Powiatowa Galeria Sztuki, Ostrow Wielkopolski, Poland, (CD, folder)

Collaboration, Kolaboracja, Samarbeid, group shows, Gallery of the J.Wayne Reitz Union, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA; Galleri fiSk, Bergen, Norwey, Teatr Miejski, Sieradz, Poland

2003

The 8th National Quadrennial of Woodcut and Linocut, juried show Gallery of Contemporary Art, Olsztyn, Poland, (catalogue)

5th Biennial of Painting Miniature, juried show “Wozownia” Gallery, Torun, (catalogue)

6 roots of temptation, exhibition of Koncept Association, group shows: Mazowieckie Centrum Kultury, Warsaw; Balucka Gallery, Lodz, (folder)

 

GRANTS

01. 2016 Teaching staff mobility Ceepus scholarship, University of Zagreb, Croatia

05. 2013 Teaching staff mobility Erasmus scholarship,  Esdir, Logroño, Spain

11.2010 Conference Grant, Ministry of Culture, Spain

2007/08 – 2008/09 Loughborough University Studentship

06.2009 LUSAD Travel Grant (Venice Biennale)

04.2006 and 02.2005 Ministry of Flemish Community Frans Masereel Residency Fellowship, fully funded 3 week residencies at Centrum voor Grafiek Frans

Masereel, Kasterlee, Belgium

2004 Support stipend for a one month stay at Can Serrat International Art Center, El Bruc, Spain

 

AWARDS

2020 Honorary Medal at the 17th International Triennial of Small Graphic Forms, Lodz-Poland 2020

2011 honorary mention at the 4th National L. Meidner Printmaking Contest, Olesnica, Poland




 

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