Visegrad Fund
Gabriela Świtek

Gabriela Świtek, Prof. Univ. Dr. habil., head of Art Theory at the Institute of Art History, University of Warsaw. She received her post-doctoral degree (habilitation) at the University of Warsaw. She graduated from the University of Cambridge (History and Philosophy of Architecture, PhD, 1999). Her publications include The Ground and the Horizon: Interpretations of Modern Architecture and Art (Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, 2020), Art Playing with Architecture: Modern Affinities and Contemporary Integrations (Nowoczesne powinowactwa i współczesne integracje, Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika, 2013), Aporias of Architecture (Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, 2012), and Writing on Fragments: Philosophy, Architecture, and the Horizons of Modernity (Warsaw University Press, 2009). She was both initiator and editor of the series Zachęta’s Archive (Zachęta – National Gallery of Art) on exhibition histories (six volumes published in 2014–2021). From 2014–2018, she oversaw the research project The History of Exhibitions in Zachęta — Central Bureau for Art Exhibitions 1949–1970, financed by the National Program for the Development of Humanities. She curated the exhibition Transfer: Jarosław Kozakiewicz (at the Polish Pavilion for the 10th International Exhibition of Architecture in Venice, 2006). Her current research includes cooperation on the Socialist Exhibition Cultures project and completion of a book on exhibition exchanges organised by the Warsaw Central Bureau for Art Exhibitions (1949–1989).