ABOUT US

International Artist in Residence Programme (MPRA) aims to facilitate dialogue, exchange of experience and skills across not only geographical or ethnic boundaries but also transgressing boundaries of various disciplines of art, culture and science. We believe that this program will allow cross-border collaboration of artists with other artists, cultural workers and scientists from many countries, contribute to the overthrow of the many myths, spread understanding and, in long term development, effects in many innovative projects equally in the field of arts and science.

MPRA grew out of experiences of the Parallax Venice – an international organization of artists, curators, managers, and educators from around the world created during 53rd Venice Biennale. Exchange of ideas and experience between members of Parallax resulted in a unique artistic and educational programme. More information about the activities of Parallax Venice.

MPRA intends to facilitate such exchanges by organising a network of residence centres in various countries. The programme aims to intensify cooperation between artists, curators, educators and managers of culture and other professionals from the world of arts and science at the international level. MPRA liaises with local organisations in creating conditions for creative collaboration, exchange of ideas and opportunity to share skills both through formal education – organized lectures, seminars, workshops as well as via less formal activities – assisting residents in establishing contacts with local representatives of the world of art and science, and offering direct cultural experience of the place and culture. MPRA promotes and deepens artistic education by offering local residents possibility of direct experience of international contemporary art and culture, cooperation with artists, scientists and educators from many countries, and supporting collaboration between representatives of art, science and business.

WHO is it for: artists, writers, art critics, art historians, art educators, art managers -art professionals from beyond Poland. For more details about the programme visit: www.m-pra.org/programme.

Selection process: The residents are selected under the suggestion of MPRA Partner Organisations and members of MPRA Advisory Board. Recommendations of international artists for the programme from individuals, institutions, galleries, publishing companies and other bodies active in the art scene are welcome. A recommendation demands that a contact to the international artist is established beforehand in order to verify if the artist is interested and if s/he has the practical possibility to take part in the residency.

STAFF:
Dobrochna Futro – director , e-mail: d.futro@m-pra.org.
Joanna Woźniak
– residency manager, e-mail: j.wozniak@m-pra.org.
Adrian Kuciński – production, promotion specialist and marketing, e-mail: a.kucinski@m-pra.org.

PRODUCTION – INTERNSHIP:
Martyna Łukasiewicz – coordination of residence Liliana Basarab.
Katarzyna Krzywińska –  cooperation in the coordination of residence Liliana Basarab.
Agata Rogowska –  coordination of residence Lenka Vítková and Das ist doch keine art! group.
Mateusz Woliński – cooperation in the coordination of residence Lenka Vítková and Das ist doch keine art! group.
Katarzyna Hoffmann – photographer.

COLLABORATORS:
Joanna Falkowska
– head of translation, consecutive interpreting, website tutaj.
Magdalena Kubicka – translator.
Kasia Krajewska – translator.
Agnieszka Woźniak  – translator.
Katarzyna Naklicka – translator.
Magdalena Dopierała – translator.
Ewa Wrzesińska-Skrypko – proofreading and editing content on the website.
Maja Frąckowiak – promotion, Internet communication.
Monika Wapniarska – promotion, Internet communication.

COLLABORATED WITH US:
Mariusz Urban – coordination of residence Patrik Kovačovský.
Zuzanna Szczerbińska – coordination of residence Veronika Tzekova.
Agata Walas – cooperation in the coordination of residence Patrik Kovačovský.
Adrian Garczarek – cooperation in the coordination of residence Veronika Tzekova.
Michał Kępski – cooperation in version.
Paweł Lewandowski – coordination of residence Sinead B. Cashell and Erika Miklóšova.
Karolina Rosiejka – coordination of residence Hannah Champion and Milan Loviška.
Anna Wnuk – coordination of residence Björn Drenkwitz and Angelo Romano.
Agata Rozpendowska – cooperation in the coordination of residence Sinead B. Cashell and Milan Loviška.
Patrycja Rup – cooperation in residence Veronika Tzekova.
Małgorzata Kapała – consultant for the development of local programs.
Ewa Dulcet – social media.
Milena Pawlak – social media.
Kasia Wobszal – fundraising.
Ewa Włoszczuk