BIOGRAPHY // ENGLISH

gotoweBorn in Szczecin in 1979. Connected with Toruń, where she lives. From 2015 on, co-founder of the artistic group Piñata. From 2016 on, she has been the president of the board of the Piñata Foundation. In 2006 she graduated from easel painting, painting in architecture (wall painting and stained glass), she also defended the annex from drawing at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Winner of the Professor Stanisław Borysowski Award in the discipline: painting 2003/2004. In 2004 – 2006 she graduated from the Pedagogical College of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. In the years 2006 – 2012 she was associated with educational and cultural institutions, among others: the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz (2007 – 2009), Gallery and Artistic Work Center of Children in Toruń (2010 – 2016). Author of educational programs, art workshops and painting plein-airs. She participated in individual and collective exhibitions at home and abroad (Germany, Ireland). From 2007 on, member of the Polish Artists’ Union. She deals with broadly understood contemporary painting, painting in architecture, design and digital experimental photography as well as digital sound installations, engages in experimental drawing in her own techniques.

Education:

  • since 27.06.2007 – Contract teacher qualification
  • 2000/2001 – 2005/2006 – Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun

Faculty: Painting

Subject: Easel painting

Speciality: Painting in architecture:

Mural painting, stained-glass work

Annex: Drawing

  • 2004 – 2006 – Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun – Pedagogical Studies (four terms)

ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES

PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • 2003/2004 Stanisław Borysowski’s Prize in painting ,UMK Torun

  • since 2007 A member of the Polish Union of Artists

  • 2018 Distinction in the contest „3rd Kujawsko-Pomorskie historical travels – X-XVth century. Regional art competition for the award of the Marshal of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Toruń

 

  • Since 2017, he has been cooperating with the Glaza Art Gallery EXPO design in Gdańsk

 

  • In 2018, he collaborates with 101PROJEKT Gallery of Contemporary Art in Warsaw

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2018 „Pinata Crusades” with Alicja Wieczorek and Grzegorz Wawrzyńczak, West Pomeranian Museum in Bytów

  • 2018 „AQUAPRESJA 04” with Alicja Wieczorek and Grzegorz Wawrzyńczak The Center of Culture and Art. Water Supply Tower, Konin
  • 2017 „TRES PINTEROS” with Alicja Wieczorek and Grzegorz Wawrzyńczak GOK, Raciążek
  • 2017 „AQUAPRESJA” with Alicja Wieczorek and Grzegorz Wawrzyńczak, Gallery 011 club From Nowa, The Hall of Pomp Museum of water supply and sewage system, Toruń
  • 2017 „All along the watertower” with Alicja Wieczorek and Grzegorz Wawrzyńczak / Dom Muz, Toruń
  • 2017 „DYFUZJE” / Academic Space of Arts, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń
  • 2017 „AQUAPRESJA 03” with Alicja Wieczorek and Grzegorz Wawrzyńczak / Water Tower Gallery, Płock
  • 2017 „AQUAPRESJA 02” with Alicja Wieczorek and Grzegorz Wawrzyńczak / Galeria Wieży Ciśnień, Museum of water and sewage systems, Bydgoszcz
  • 2015 „Przestrzeń zilustrowana – Illustrated Space” with Alicja Wieczorek / The Museum of Writing and Printing in Grębocin
  • 2014„Irij” Community Cultural Centre in Raciążek

  • 2009„Painting”Individual exposition, House of Muses, Toruń
  • 2006„Internal stratosphere„- Individual exposition accompanying New Art Exhibition, „ Piwnica Pod Aniołem”, Toruń

  • 2005„Painting„- Individual exhibition, Children’s Creative Art Centre and Gallery in Torun

JOINT EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2017 „SPACE” / Mazovian Institute of Culture, TEST Gallery, Warsaw
  • 2017 The After Plein-Air Exhibition „Plener Hawaje” / Stara Wiśniewka
  • 2017 „17th Mogilyn Art Meetings” Fundamental Activities „On the Road”, Mogilno
  • 2017 „ITER PER TEMPUS – OR BACK TO THE PAST” exhibition accompanying the project, Culture Center Teutonic castle, Pinata Toruń Foundation
  • 2017 AQUAPRESJA – intermedia exhibition, Water Supply Tower of Old Bielany, Torun
  • 2016 ORGANIZATION OF THE PLEIN-AIR, collective exhibition for the Museum of Writing and Printing, Grębocin
  • 2016 „Kręgi” – an open air exhibition of ZPAP members, ZPAP Gallery, Toruń
  • 2016 „I Kujawsko-Pomorskie historical journeys”, regional art contest, Cultural Center Teutonic Castle, Toruń
  • VIII Polish Art Festival , „Celtic – Slavic vision of woman”, The Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland 2014

  • 2014`Galernicy” -Collective exhibition, House of Muses, Toruń
  • 2011„Presentations” The Hothouse of Palace Complex in Lubostroń

  • 2011XXXVII Competition of Polish Artists Association in district of Toruń .` Masterpiece of the year 2010`, The Wozownia Art Gallery, Toruń
  • 2010Collective exposition of Polish Artists Association in district of Toruń.` Masterpiece of the year 2009`, The Wozownia Art Gallery, Toruń
  • 2009XXXV Competition of Polish Artists Association in district of Toruń.` Masterpiece of 2008 the year`, The Wozownia Art Gallery, Toruń
  • 2008XXXIV Competition of Polish Artists Association in district of Toruń.` Masterpiece of the year 2007`, The Wozownia Art Gallery, Toruń
  • 2007VII Biennale of Small Painting forms, The Wozownia Art Gallery, Toruń

  • 2006/2007„Diploma” Gőttingen University, Gőttingen, Germany

  • 2006„Diploma„, The Interior Gallery Arpol , Toruń

  • 2006„Postmodernism in Art„, Feliks Nowowiejski Musical Academy, Bydgoszcz
  • 2005/2006„Artists of Torun School from the Collections of Andrzej Lubawy„, Ks. dr Władysław Łęga Museum, Grudziądz

  • 2005The post open-air exhibition of Polish National Open Air Painting „Master and the Students„, Dębno; The Pomeranian Dukes’ Castle , Szczecin

PINATA FOUNDATION / ARTISTIC GROUP PINATA PROJECTS BETWEEN 2016 – 2018 ( Katarzyna Wendland, Alicja Wieczorek, Grzegorz Wawrzyńczak)

  • 2018 „YOUTH ART TRADE FAIR OF 2018” project implemented thanks to the funds of the Marshal of Kujawsko-Pomorskie and the Municipal Office of the City of Toruń.Artus Court, Toruń

  • 2018 „STRUNA ŚWIATŁA” original educational project for seniors implemented from the funds of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Toruń

  • 2018 „GLINIAKI HOMOLUTUM” educational project based on the Torun Cultural Agenda as part of the „Micro-support” project
  • 2017 “ITER PER TEMPUS – means a return to the past” educational and artistic project carried out with the resources of the City Council of Toruń, Teutonic Castle, Toruń
  • 2017 „ALL ALONG A WATERTOWER” artistic project accomplished from the resources of the Torun Cultural Agenda as part of the „Micro-support” project

  • 2016 „ROMANUSY I GOTOKI” – original educational project: accomplished from the resources of Toruń Cultural Agenda as part of the „Micro-promotion” project, Toruń 2016

  • „2016 /⦁ „HYDROZAGADKA” – co-author of an educational project accomplished from the resources of the Torun Cultural Agenda as part of the „Micro-promotion” project, Toruń

  • 2016 ORGANIZATION OF THE PLEIN-AIR, collective exhibition of the Museum of Writing and Printing, Grębocin

CULTURAL ANIMATION – CHOSEN PROJECTS BETWEEN 2007 – 2015

  • 2007 Own program, conducting and implementing of the open air painting workshop for teenagers between 15 and 18 years old in Lipnica Murowana

  • 2010 Own artistic workshops for Commune Libaries on behalf of County Office in Łysomice,

  • 2010a coordinator of The 17th International Biennial of Children and Youth Graphic Art , organized with The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Warsaw, Toruń

  • 2011XI Toruń Science and Art Festival, workshops called „Hip, hop i bęc”, Toruń

  • 2011a coordinator of the project “Sztuka, sztuka pokaż rogi”, leader of art workshops for children and teenagers, Children’s Creative Art Centre and Gallery in Torun with financial 2011 support of The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Warsaw

” The author and leader of workshops – “Experimental spaces”, “Search for the third dimension”, “”Wire mobile”, ” New meanings of old objects ” , „Stars constellations”, „Accident”, Toruń

  • a coordinator and leader of art workshops during the 18th INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE GRAPHIC ART, Organised with The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Warsaw, Toruń 2012

  • coordinator and leader of art workshop of the 17th international children and youth art competition „Always green, always blue” , organised by The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Warsaw, Toruń 2013)
  • XIII Toruń Science and Art Festival, workshops „ArtLight” (co-author) author of „Aqua – traces” workshop , Toruń 2013

  • Co-author of „Typogra” project , art. Workshops for children and teenagers. Children’s Creative Art Centre and Gallery in Torun, financed by The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Warsaw. Author of workshop – „Wibracje”, „Druciany anagram”, „Cyber miasto liter”, „Studia nad literą”, „Game over”, Toruń 2013

  • 2013 Author of workshop „Chopinowskie konstelacje” in Płocka Galeria Sztuki Dzieci i Młodzieży in CH Atrium Mosty within „Chopin- inspirator wyobraźni”. With cooperation of The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Warsaw,as a part of program “Fryderyk Chopin 2010 – Promesa” ,Płock
  • 2014 XIV Toruń Science and Art Festival, workshop „Podziemiuszki” (co-author)
    workshop author – „Zwierzaki druciaki” Toruń
  • 2014 a coordinator and leader of art workshop during XIX INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE GRAPHIC ART, Organised with The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Warsaw,, Toruń

  • 2015 XIV Toruń Science and Art Festival, workshops (co-author) author of „Walking city” workshop , Toruń

  • 2015 coordinator and leader of art workshop of the 17th international children and youth art competition „Always green, always blue”, organised by The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Warsaw, Toruń 2013) workshop autor – „Drutozwierze”,”Mechanical birds”
  • Co-author of „Lightpreviev” project , art. Workshops for children and teenagers. Children’s Creative Art Centre and Gallery in Torun, financed by The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Warsaw.Author of workshop – „The way towards the sun”, „The most distant galaxy by Jackson Pollock”, „Road to infinity”, „light environment”, Toruń

ORGANIZATION OF EXHIBITIONS:

CHOSEN EXHIBITIONS BETWEEN 2010 – 2015 (in Children’s Creative Art Centre and Gallery in Torun)

-curator of exhibition „Exhibition of works by children from China” Toruń, 2011

– curator of exhibition „Works of children from Bulgaria” in Bulgarian Cultural Intitute in Warsaw, Warsaw 2011

curator of exhibition „Children work from Iran, Toruń 2013

– curator of exhibition „20 000 miles of undersea journey”,Toruń 2013

curator of exhibition „Toruń – Copernicus– Space”, Toruń 2013

– curator of exhibition of Natalia Miedziak’s photography, Toruń 2014

– curator of exhibition „Raindeer’s footsteps” Toruń 2014

– curator of exhibition „Galernicy” House of Muses, Toruń 2014

– curator of exhibition of pupils in „Zakladnej Umeleckiej Skoly” in Pilzno, Czech Republic „Children from Pilzno”, Toruń 2015

– curator of exhibition „teenage illustrators” Toruń 2015