Karolina Wilczyńska is currently a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Art History at Adam Mickiewicz University. Her doctoral dissertation is about Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ maintenance art which is considered in terms of the broadly understood relation between art, labor and “the choreography of bodies” within the New York City’s neoliberal transformation. The subject of her thesis is a part of a broader research program aimed at a critical revision of socially engaged art, its methodology as well as its history in a changing context of western/eastern art. She supported the work of „The Legacy of Piotr Piotrowski” and helped in organization of the East-Central European Art Forum. In 2019 she received Library Research Grant at the J.F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies in Berlin. She is a Fulbright scholarship holder (Fulbright Junior Research Award 2021, CUNY New York).