Meet the jury of our competition!

Antoni Burzyński

contemporary art curator. Chief curator at Krupa Art Foundation, board member at Tadeusz Kantor Foundation. Previously for many years worked at “In Situ” Contemporary Art Foundation, involved in “Contexts – Ephemeral Art Festival” in Sokołowsko. His other experience includes work for the National Museum in Warsaw and Adam Mickiewicz Institute as well. Curator of artist-in-residency programme at Tadeusz Kantor House in Hucisko. Recently involved in Polish–Ukrainian artistic collaboration projects. He is also creating projects and exhibitions showcasing Polish contemporary art abroad. Based in Warsaw.

Pola Dwurnik

visual artist born in 1979 in Warsaw. She has been working mainly with oil painting, various drawing media and collage. She has been also active as an author of artbooks and editor. Her works are included in many public collections, among others in The Bunker Artspace in West Palm Beach, National Museum in Gdańsk, Museum of Contemporary Art MOCAK in Kraków, POLIN in Warsaw, The Warsaw Museum and Contemporary Museum Wrocław. Pola is a founder and president of Edward Dwurnik Foundation.

Sylwia Krupa

Chairperson of the Jury. Together with her husband, Piotr Krupa, she is the founder and member of the Board of the Krupa Art Foundation and the president of Krupa Gallery, a KAF’s sister organization. With Krupa Art Foundation, she aims to create a new, independent center dedicated to contemporary art, while with Krupa Gallery, she focuses on presenting the current condition of the young art scene in Poland and Eastern Europe by representing a diverse group of emerging artists while emphasizing socially engaged themes. An art lover, collector and philanthropist; co-initiator of the charitable ”See Me Foundation”, which helps children with chronic illnesses and disabilities.

Katarzyna Młyńczak-Sachs

graduated from the Wrocław University of Economics and the University of Wrocław. PhD at the Willy Brandt German and European Studies Centre in Wrocław. Last ten years she is engaged into culture management, 2014-2017 she worked as Head of International Relations in European Capital of Culture Wroclaw 2016. After 2018 she moved to her favorite sector that is visual arts. She was appointed to develop the Krupa Art Foundation and Krupa Gallery. Privately mom of two girls, loves contemporary art, skiing, swimming in the sea; plays bridge since the beginning of pandemia.
photo: Bartosz Sadowski

Oleksandra Pogrebnyak

curator based in Kyiv, Ukraine. She holds a position of a junior curator at PinchukArtCentre. Oleksandra has curated several notable exhibitions, including ‘United’, a group exhibition of the artists nominated for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2022, together with Ksenia Malykh; ‘How River Roars’ (2023) at Krupa Art Foundation (Poland), together with Antoni Burzyński. Her latest exhibition, co-curated with Björn Geldhof and Ksenia Malykh and entitled ‘I Feel You’ (2024), is an international group exhibition that goes from empathy to our ability to listen. It has recently opened at PinchukArtCentre. She is a co-author of the book on curatorial practices in Ukraine entitled Curatorial Handbook (2020), together with Dmytro Chepurnyi and Kateryna Iakovlenko.

Aleksy Wójtowicz

art historian, critic, editor of “Szum” magazine. Interested in visual culture, sociology of art, history of the Polish field of art after 1989. Member of AICA and the informal group Consortium of Post-Artistic Practices; co-initiator and organiser of the Anti-fascist Year initiative.