Dorota Nieznalska

Dorota Nieznalska  – artist, graduate of the Faculty of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, living and working in Gdańsk. She participated in over two hundred group and solo exhibitions in Poland and abroad. Her works can be found in the collections of, among others, the National Museum in Gdańsk, NOMUS Nowe Muzeum, MOCAK in Cracow, the Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art, the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko, The Arsenal Gallery in Białystok, The European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk, Norrtelje Konsthalle in Sweden, Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie in Regensburg. In 2012, she was awarded the Scholarship of the Minister of Science and Higher Education in recognition of her outstanding artistic achievements. In 2013, she earned her PhD from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Faculty of Sculpture, Intemedia specialisation. In 2010-2017, a lecturer at the Faculty of Sculpture and Intermedia. She works with sculpture, installation, photography and video. In her early works she referred to religious symbols. She linked the problem of the strong Catholic tradition in Poland with male dominance in the society. She also addressed the topics of identity, sexuality and stereotypical male and female roles. Nowadays, she explores the problems of social and political relations in terms of violence. She conducts research projects regarding memorial sites, traces of memory / oblivion, and history.