Anna Smolak’s stay at GeoAIR residency
10 February, 2011

Anna Smolak’s stay at GeoAIR residency is part of her in-depth research project based on studio visits to source the most up-to-date art which is created in opposition to the official idiom, outside of the institutional framework, and which reacts most sensitively even to the least social changes. The result of the research is an exhibition of contemporary art from the Caucasus region at Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery, which will also make use of public spaces in Krakow.

Smolak (born 1976), is a curator, who  Graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, faculty of History of Art as well as Cultural Diplomacy Postgraduate Studies at the Collegium Civitas and Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw.
From 2004 she is working for the Contemporary Art GalleryBunkier Sztuki in Krakow. Before that she ran a private “Sito” Gallery, promoting young artists. She was a joint curator of TRANSKULTURA project (2006-2008). In 2008 she organized international conference accompanying European Year of Intercultural Dialogue entitled “Transkultura: Art and Fluid Reality of the XXI Century”. Co-curator of the “Follow the White Rabbit” exhibition exploring the bounds of children’s perception of contemporary art (2010). She took part in the International Summer Seminar for Art Curators “Post Socialism and Media Transformations: Strategies of Representation” (AICA; Yerevan, Armenia, 2007) and “Galicia -Historical region of Europe” seminar (International Cultural Center; Krakow-Lvov, 2001). She is particularly interested in projects that involve different disciplines.