Artist-in-residence programme for 2016
In 2016, the following artists will be carrying out projects as part of the artist-in-residence programme: "Open Museum – Education in Action”:
- Maya Schweizer (France/Germany), January 2016
Maya will be working in Warsaw on an experimental film about monuments in the capital city, and would like to know what type of cultural memory they represent.
- Sharon Lockhart (USA), March 2016
The activity that Sharon plans to undertake during her residency in Warsaw will be the continuation of her cooperation with the residents of the Rudzienko Boarding School for Girls. She will be carrying out a number of activities, using the pedagogical writings of Janusz Korczak for inspiration.
The jury who chose the above-mentioned projects to be carried out in 2016 was composed of these members:
- Ewa Chomicka – Supervisor of the Adult Education Section
- Jolanta Gumula – Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Museum Collections
- Renata Piątkowska – Manager of the Department of Documentation and Collection Maintenance
- Agnieszka Pindera – Expert on education
- Zygmunt Stępiński – Deputy Director for Educational and Cultural Programming
- Tamara Sztyma-Knasiecka – Curator of exhibitions
Both the fruits of Maya Schweizer and Sharon Lockhart's projects, as well as the results of all previous residencies dating back to the beginning of 2014, will be presented at an exhibition that opens at POLIN Museum in the spring of next year, i.e. on 10 March 2016. The public will have a chance to see the works of: Luísa Nóbrega, Eliane Esther Bots, Konrad Smoleński and Noa Shadur, Tamara Moyzes and Shlomi Yaffe, Jasmine Bakalarz, Itay Ziv, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Hubert Czerepok, Florencia Levy, Asli Çavuşoğlu together with Simone De Iacobis and Małgorzata Kuciewicz from the CENTRALA project group, Lukas Ligeti, Maya Schweizer, and Sharon Lockhart.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication edited by Ewa Chomicka and Agnieszka Pindera, both curators, with texts about the projects carried out as part of the artist-in-residence programme, written by Adam Lipszyc, Ewa Klekot, Katarzyna Słoboda, Joanna Ostrowska, Iwona Kurz, Paweł Smoleński, Dariusza Brzostka, Waldemar Kuligowski, Jerzy Elżanowski, Paweł Cichocki, and others.
The activity “Open Museum – Education in Action” is carried out within the project “Jewish Cultural Heritage”, component “Faces of Diversity”. Supported from the Norway and EEA Grants by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.