A low-residency, intensive year round program providing the conceptual, critical, historical, and practical knowledge needed to sustain a successful studio.

Visiting Artists
Monika Fabijanska
Art Historian and Curator
LECTURE
Wednesday, July 31st at 12:00pm
Anderson Hall, 333 S. Broad St
2nd Floor, Room 212
Monika Fabijanska is an art historian with over 15 years’ experience in curating, producing, and managing arts. Based in New York City, she specializes in international contemporary art and has special interest in women's art. Fabijanska curated critically acclaimed exhibition, The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women's Art in the U.S. at Shiva Gallery, John Jay College, NYC, 2018, with a catalog and symposium. Hyperallergic named it one of twenty best NYC art shows in 2018, and it was reviewed by The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art in America, Artforum, The Brooklyn Rail and Art Papers, among the others.

She provided initiative, consulting, and institutional support for the purchase and exhibition by The Museum of Modern Art of works by Polish feminist sculptor Alina Szapocznikow (2012), and collaborated on two eponymous feminist exhibitions: WACK! Art in the Feminist Revolution with curator Connie Butler (MoCA, Los Angeles, 2007; MoMA P.S.1, NYC); and Global Feminisms with curator Maura Reilly (Brooklyn Museum of Art, 2007).

She co-produced presentations of Artur ?mijewski at MoMA (2009-2010), Krzysztof Wodiczko at ICA Boston (2009-2010), Christian Tomaszewski and Joanna Malinowska at Performa (2009), Tadeusz Kantor at The Jewish Museum (2008-2009), Zbigniew Libera at the University of Michigan (2006), Wilhelm Sasnal at Berkeley Art Museum (2005). She organized and spoke at the international conference Art and Theater of Tadeusz Kantor at the Graduate Center CUNY and curated Tadeusz Kantor's "Theatre of Death" screenings series and an exhibition at La MaMa E.T.C., NYC, (2008-2009). She curated the exhibition of 28 artists, Polyphony of Images (De Lamar Mansion, NYC, 2006, catalog). She produced and assisted the curator of Architectures of Gender. Contemporary Women’s Art in Poland, the exhibition of 16 installations at SculptureCenter, NYC (2003, catalog). In 2003 she launched Poland-US Artist-in-Residence Exchange Program, in collaboration with Location One in NYC, Headlands in Sausalito, CA, Spaces in Cleveland, OH, and CCA Zamek Ujazdowski in Warsaw, Poland. The program served dozens of artists.

Monika Fabijanska was Poland's cultural attaché in New York, 2000-2010, serving as Deputy Director and later Director of the Polish Cultural Institute, where she produced or co-produced more than 600 visual and performing arts projects with the best US cultural presenters. She conceived and in 2010-2013 served as Director/Curator of Poland-US Campus Arts Project, a program she developed with Harvard, MIT, Yale, Princeton, and University of Michigan. She was Co-Director in charge of curatorial program and relations with museums and institutions at ART 3 gallery in Brooklyn, 2014-2015.

She holds Master of Arts degree in History of Art from the University of Warsaw.
Monika Fabijanska