Team

  • Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka
    • Head of the department
    • Ika is a manager of culture, curator and founder of the Ujazdowski residency programme. She graduated from Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in the Humanities (University of Warsaw) and holds the European Diploma for Culture Management (Brussels). Member of the Programme Council of Akademie Schloss Solitude and Res Artis. Her research interests centre on the significance of residencies within the fields of artistic and institutional practice. She carries out projects in which visual arts become a tool of social change and are used to shape and promote alternative models of social development.
    • Contact: i.sienkiewicz-nowacka@u-jazdowski.pl
    •  
  • Marianna Dobkowska
    • Curator
    • Marianna is an art historian, she graduated from the Institute of Art History at the University of Warsaw and postgraduate Museum Curator Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. She has been co-creating the residency programme at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw almost since its very beginning. She views curatorial practice as a tool/method to build creative situations and relations based on long-term and often international cooperation, blending practices originating from visual arts, performance and social activism. 
    • Contact: m.dobkowska@u-jazdowski.pl
    •  
  • Julia Harasimowicz
    • Curator
    • Julia is an art historian and anthropologist. She is currently a PhD student at the Institute of Art History at the University of Warsaw. She perceives curatorial activity as a form of creative dialogue. She is particularly interested in artistic critical practices and those which reveal general social issues in a microscale.
    • Contact: j.harasimowicz@u-jazdowski.pl
  •  
  • Aleksandra Biedka (maternity leave)
    • Office Manager
    • Aleksandra graduated from the Institute of Polish Culture (University of Warsaw). Behind the scenes of the residency programmes production she works on residency logistics, project reports and budget monitoring. She also works in close cooperation with other Ujazdowski departments.
    • Contact: a.biedka@u-jazdowski.pl
    •  
  • Dorota Arent
    • Office Manager
    • Dorota has completed degrees in both history of art, and management. She is standing in for Aleksandra, currently on leave, and supporting the artistic residencies team as regards the formal aspects of our projects. Her principal scope of responsibility includes budget reconciliations, logistics and staying in touch with visiting artists, from the weeks leading to their arrival up to the very end of their respective residencies.
    • Contact: d.arent@u-jazdowski.pl
  •  
  • Katarzyna Sztarbała
    • Residency Projects Coordinator
    • Katarzyna is a cultural manager, producer as well as a coordinator of residential projects. She is a graduate of Sociology from the University Carlos III de Madrid and has undergone postgraduate studies in the area of translation and intercultural communication at the University of Alcalá de Henares in Spain. She has cooperated with the Cervantes Institute and Aula de las Artes in Madrid where she coordinated international artistic projects, conferences, and festivals. In Poland, she is connected to the performative scene as well as contemporary dance.
    • Contact: k.sztarbala@u-jazdowski.pl