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
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  • 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
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  • Aleksandra Biedka
    • 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
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  • Joanna Tercjak
    • Residencies Coordinator
    • Joanna has been active in the field of cultural management and animation for a decade, both professionally and as a social activist. Graduate of cultural studies (University of Lodz), during the last few years she has travelled and worked in various countries, such as UK, Indonesia, Mexico and Colombia, collecting experiences which she finds very handy in her current role.
    • Contact: j.tercjak@u-jazdowski.pl