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Andrzej Weclawski, Warsaw

Chairman of the Qualifying Panel, Triennial IMPRINT 2008. Andrzej Weclawski (born 1962), Professor, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw; associated with the Academy since 1986. Dean, faculty of Graphic Arts, Chair of Printmaking, 2002-2005 and 2005-2008. Member of the jury of a number of national and international competitions, and Polish Print Triennial (Katowice, 2003 and 2006), International Triennial Small Graphic Forms (Lodz, 2008); Fulbright Commission expert (2003). Curator of numerous exhibitions of Polish printmaking. His art practice incorporates printmaking, painting and drawing. His prints combine traditional with digital and other unique printmaking techniques. He received many prizes and honorary mentions: Grand Prix at the Günter Grass Foundation’s Daniel Chodowiecki Competition (2007); Prix de la Ville Sarcelles, Thirteenth Print Biennial, Sarcelles, France; Pegasus – Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw prize.


Agnieszka Cieslinska-Kawecka, Warsaw

Curator of Triennial IMPRINT 2008.
Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, 1991; Studio director, Department of Printmaking; Co-founder and Member, Graphic Quartet PAKT art group (together with T. Kukawski, P. Zaczek i K. Roziewicz), 1998; Member of the Board, Tadeusz Kulisiewicz Grants and Prizes Foundation, Warsaw; since 2002, has won 32 national prizes and international prizes, among others, at: Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Japan; The Naka-Tosa Museum of Art, Japan; recipient of the Tadeusz Kulisiewicz grant. She has had 11 one-man exhibitions and presented her works at more than 80 group exhibitions in Poland and abroad. Her works are held in the following collections: National Museum, Warsaw, The New York Public Library, USA; Frans Masereel Centre, Belgium; The Naka-Tosa Museum of Art, Japan; The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt; Guanlan Collection of Prints, China, and in other public and private collections.


Ewa Walawska, Warsaw

Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, 1967; has taught at the Department of Printmaking since 1972; Professor of Fine Arts; Director of Diploma Studio of Printmaking, Faculty of Graphic Arts, Warsaw; Member of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers, and of Grafikens Hus, Swedish association of graphic artists. Her art practice incorporates drawing and printmaking in traditional intaglio and experimental techniques. She presented her work at about twenty one-man exhibitions in Poland and abroad, in Sweden, Denmark and Germany, among others. She participated in numerous international shows, and has won about fifteen national prizes, including the 1994 Print of the Year and prizes at Clermond-Ferrand and Valparaiso. Works in the holdings of the National Museum, Warsaw; Ring House – University of Alberta, Edmonton, Kanada, and in other museums and private collections.


Ryszard Otreba, Cracow

(Born 1932), Professor, Sydney College of the Arts, Australia, 1981 and 1984; Professor, University of Connecticut, Storrs, 1991; Deputy Rector, Academy of Fine Arts, Cracow, 1987-90; President of the Organizing Committee, International Print Biennial, Cracow, 1985-89; member of the Polish Academy of Learning, since 2002. Member of the judging panels at international exhibitions: Paris, 1972; Brno, 1974; Warsaw, 1976 and 1994; Ljubljana, 1977; San Juan (Puerto Rico), 1986; Winterthur, 1987; Biella, 1989; Maastricht, 1993; Majdanek, 1993. He organized 85 individual shows in Poland and abroad, and received more than 80 prizes and honorary mentions at national and international exhibitions.


Krzysztof Szymanowicz, Lublin

(Born 1960, Lublin), graduated from the Institute of Art Education, Lublin, 1989; has taught at the Faculty of Art, Marie Curie -Sklodowska University, Lublin, since 1997; Association of Polish Artists and Designers, Vice-President of the Lublin Region, 1999 -2002; President of the Lublin Region, 2002. The City of Lublin Art Prize, 2005. He organized 16 one-man exhibitions and took part in more than 250 group exhibitions in Poland and abroad. He has won numerous prizes, including: Grand Prix, Ninth International Miniature Print Exhibition, Soeul (1996); First Prize, Seventh International Biennial of Small Graphic Forms and Exlibris, Ostrow Wielkopolski (1997); Sponsored Prize – Fourth Sapporo International Print Biennale (1998), Shared Prize – Second International Triennial of Graphic Arts, Sofia (1998), Shared Prize – Twelfth International Print Biennial, Varna (2003), Grand Prix – Eleventh Gielniak International Print Competition, Jelenia Gora (2003), Statutory Prize – Thirteenth International Print Biennial, Soeul (2004), First Prize and Gold Medal – Eighth Caixanova International Print Biennial, Ourense (2004), Medal – Twelfth International Triennial Small Graphic Forms, Lodz (2005), Second Prize – Chodowiecki Competition, PGS, Sopot (2007). His works are in museum holdings in Poland and abroad.


Wojciech Müller, Poznan

(Born 1947), graduated from State Academic School of Fine Arts, Poznaf, 1972, and has taught at Poznaf since 1974; Rector, 1990-96, 2002-05 and 2005-08 (State Academic School became Academy of Fine Arts during his first term as rector). His art practice incorporates printmaking, stage design and open-air actions. Leader of the Od Nowa Art Group (1970s), with whom he realized a number of large open-air shows. He makes prints using his own technique, based on photography, light projection, video recording and offset printing. He takes possession of and arranges space, light and sound in paratheatrical visions. He has shown his artwork at 50 individual exhibitions and participated in several hundred group shows.


Jacek Szewczyk, Wroclaw

(Born 1958, Wroclaw), graduated from the Faculty of Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture, State Academic School of Fine Arts (now Academy of Fine Arts), Wroclaw; Honours Diploma in Graphic Design, 1982; has taught at the Academy of Fine Arts, Wroclaw, since 1982; Professor of Fine Arts; Director of Studio of Creative Drawing; elected Rector, Academy of Fine Arts, Wroclaw, 2005 (term of office: 2005-2008); re-elected as Rector, 2008 (term of office: 2008-2012). His art practice incorporates printmaking, drawing, and graphic design; took part in a number of exhibitions, print and drawing competitions in Poland and abroad, where he received prizes and honorary mentions. Jacka Szewczyk’s prints and drawings are held in the following collections: National Library, Warsaw, The Ossolinski National Institute Library, Wroclaw, Print Room, Polish Academy of Science, Cracow, Boras Kunstmuseum (Sweden), Norrbottens Lans Landsting – Lulea (Sweden), Botkyrka, Lulea and Falun Kommun (Sweden), Grafikens Hus Mariefred (Sweden), and in private collections.


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Andrzej Kalina, Warsaw

(Born 1952), graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw; associated with the Warsztat Group (Andrzej Dworakowski, Marek Jaromski). His artwork incorporates printmaking, drawing, action art and book art. Between 1979 and 2006, he took part in 447 group exhibitions in Poland and abroad, and organized more than thirty one-man shows. He received 34 prizes and honorary mentions. He is one of the thirteen Polish artists included in a dictionary of world graphic artists, published in Japan, 1990. Exhibitions of Polish prints: Germany, Italy, Finland, Japan, Hungary, United States, Belgium, Luxemburg, Russia, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, South Africa, Sweden, Korea. Works in museum collections at: Gdansk, Katowice, Szczecin, Walbrzych, Warszawa, Wloclawek and London, Catania, New York, Frankfurt (Oder).


Boguslaw Deptula, Warsaw

Secretary of the Qualifying Panel. (Born 1965, Warsaw), art historian and critic. Between 1993 and 2007, writing for Tygodnik Powszechny weekly. He is now permanent contributor to TVP Kultura television. He has organized a number of one-man and group shows. He has been recently contributing texts to Zeszyty Literackie.





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