MeetFactory, o. p. s.
Ke Sklárně 3213/15
150 00 Praha 5
13:00 do 20:00 + based on evening program
MeetFactory - a space to live art //
Gallery. Residency. Theatre. Music.
Stanisław Ruksza – curator, art historian, author, lecturer.
Since 2017 Director of TRAFO Centre for Contemporary Art in Szczecin. Between 2008-2017 he was a programme director of the Kronika Center for Contemporary Art in Bytom.
Graduate of art history at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Curator of many exhibitions in Poland and abroad, including: White lie (Kronika, Bytom 2017), Je brûle Paris! (Cité internationale des arts, Paris 2015), Satan’s Children (Fundacja Imago Mundi, National Museum, Kraków 2015), Project Metropolis (Kronika, Bytom, Fundacja Imago Mundi, Silesian Museum, Katowice 2015), The Wall. Art Face To Face With Borders (Careof DOCVA, Milan, 2015, TRAFO, Szczecin 2017), Plica Polonica (Kronika, Bytom 2014), Romantic Manifestations (BWA Sokół, Nowy Sącz 2014), Your City is a Battlefield (Museum Of Modern Art, Warszawa 2014), Plica Polonica (Kronika, Bytom 2014), The Face of the Day. Social Costs in Poland after 1989 (ArtBoom Festival, Kraków 2014), Łukasz Surowiec. Beggars (Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków 2013), Negotiators and Dreamers (Careof DOCVA, Milan 2013), Transeuro 2012 (Kraków 2012), Collier Schorr. German Faces (Kronika, Bytom 2011), Vienna Actionism. Society’s Opposite Pole (MOCAK, Kraków 2011), Catholics in Kronika (Kronika, Bytom 2010), Umpolen (Freiraum, Museum Quartier, Vienna 2007).
He is a lecturer of Academy of Art in Szczecin and a guest lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. In 2007-2009 he lectured at the Silesian University in Katowice – the Institute of Art in Cieszyn. His theoretical research concerns the history of exhibiting art, connections between visual arts and social, political and economic transformations, the subject of death, sexuality and borderline experiences in contemporary art, and other areas. Resident of apexart in New York (2009), Careof DOCVA in Milano (2013, 2015), Cite Internationale des Arts Paris (2017). In 2014 awarded the Curator of the Year title in Poland by the artistic journal Obieg and shortlisted for the prize “Guarantees of Culture 2015″ awarded by TVP Kultura, in the “visual arts” category.
The residence is funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in the framework of the NIEPODLEGŁA multi-year program (Independent), and within the framework of the grant program of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute for Cultural Affairs (Cultural Bridges).