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  1. Zofia Klajs is a graphic artist, poster designer and printmaker based in Warsaw, Poland. Fulbright Visiting Researcher and Kosciuszko Foundation short term Scholar at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City (2014, 2016), PhD candidate at the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
    Laureate of the Golden Debut Award at the International Poster Biennial in Warsaw and numerous prizes in the Warsaw Graphic Print Competition. Her works have been shown at the Golden Bee Biennial in Russia, Italian Poster Biennial, International Print Triennial in Cracow, among other places, and at solo exhibitions in Poland and Germany.
    Currently based in Warsaw, Poland, and travelling (recent art & design trips: to Bretagne, France in 2017; to Quebec, Canada in 2017; to New York, USA in 2014–2016).

     

     

    EDUCATION:

    Sep 2016–Dec 2016 – The Kosciuszko Foundation Short Term Scholar, Parsons The New School for Design, NYC, USA

    June 2015 – "Implementing Impact, Strategies for Creative Intervention" Program, School of Visual Arts, NYC

    Aug 2014–Feb 2015 – Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher, Parsons The New School for Design, NYC, USA

    2011–present – PhD student, Faculty of Graphic Arts, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland

    2006–2011 – MFA in Graphic Design, additional specializations in Printmaking and Painting, Faculty of Graphic Arts, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland

    2008–2010 – BA in the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw, Poland

    2004–2007 – Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Lodz, Poland 

     

    SELECTED AWARDS:

    2016 – The Kosciuszko Foundation Research Grant 2016/2017

    2014 – Fulbright Fellowship, Junior Advanced Research Award 2014/2015

    2017 – distinction at the See & Say Portfolio Overview by KTR

    2017 – Art Residency in Brittany, France; by l’Association Petites Cités de Caractère de Bretagne 

    2013 – 2nd Prize of the Year 2013, Warsaw Graphic Print

    2012 – Henryk Tomaszewski Golden Debut Prize, 23rd International Poster Biennial in Warsaw, Poland

    2011 – 2012 Art Grant of the City of Warsaw, Downtown District

    2011 – 3rd Prize of the Year 2011, Warsaw Graphic Print

    2008–2013 – Warsaw Graphic Print monthly awards

     

    SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

    2018 – 13 Golden Bee Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design, Russia

    2018 – 3rd Shenzhen International Poster Festival, China

    2018 – Trnava 10th Poster Triennial 2018, Slovakia

    2018 – 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art: “Strange Attractors” project, Germany

    2018–2019 – “l’Art dans les Cités – Graphistes Polonais”, travelling exhibition in different towns of Brittany (i.e. Châteaugiron, Moncontour-de-Bretagne, Jugon-les-Lacs, Roscoff, Bazouges-la-Pérouse, Bécherel, La Roche Bernard, Combourg, Pont-Croix, Le Faou) in France

    2018 – 26th International Poster Biennale in Warsaw, Poland (participant + organizing commitee)

    2017 – 25th Biennale of Polish Poster, BWA Katowice, Poland

    2017 – 3rd International Poster Biennale Lublin, Poland

    2014 – Golden Bee Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design, Russia

    2013 – "Multigenerational perspectives", individual poster exhibition, Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut, Heidelberg, Germany

    2013 – 1st Italian Poster Biennial, Finale Ligure, Italy

    2013 – exhibiting and curating "The Art of Poster. Young Polish Artists", Polish Institute Sofia, Bulgaria

    2013 – Salon of Polish Poster, Wilanów, Warsaw, Poland

    2012 – International Print Triennial in Cracow, Main Exhibition, Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow, Poland

    2012 – 23rd Warsaw International Poster Biennial: The Henryk Tomaszewski Golden Debut Exhibition, Sinfonia Varsovia, Warsaw, Poland

    2012 – Student Printmaking Biennial, Poznan, Poland

    2012 – individual poster exhibition, Poznan, Poland

    2012 – "Love no candy", AMS's finalists exhibitions, Royal Łazienki & Plac Bankowy, Warsaw, Poland

    2012 – Kissprint: Grand Printmaking Exhibition, SOHO Factory, Warsaw, Poland

    2012 – MFA 2011 Painting Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland

    2009–2013 – "Grafika Warszawska" Warsaw Graphic Print annual exhibitions, 2008–2012 editions