Joanna Zielińska (b. 1976, Poland)
Joanna Zielińska is an art historian, writer and curator. She collaborates with the Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor – Cricoteka in Kraków. Zielinska is the former Chief Curator at the Znaki Czasu Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA) in Toruń, Poland, where she curated the inaugural exhibition and the institution’s program from 2008–2010. She has collaborated with websites and art magazines, contributed to art catalogues and published over sixty articles. From 2003 to 2007, Zielinska worked with the curatorial collective Exgirls.
She was a guest curator at the Postgraduate Studies Programme in Curatorial Practice and Theory at the Institute of Art History of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków.
In 2010/2011 she was in residence at International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York.
Currently, she is working on a long-term project on artist novels (2012–2013), in collaboration with David Maroto.
Interests: syllogomania, collecting, various aspects of escapism, burelque, re-performance, urban farming, anthropology of eating, cook books, new narrative modes in visual arts, puppet theatre, social design.