Curriculum Vitae

Magdalena Furmanik-Kowalska

Education:

Department of Modern Art History, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun
Ph.D. in Art Studies (2014)
Thesis: Culture Trouble: The Contemporary Art of Japanese and Chinese Women
Advisor: professor Jerzy Malinowski, Ph.D.
Master in Cultural Heritage Preservation (2006)
Thesis: In search of new identity. Asian immigrant women artists between the currents of world art and native culture.

Institute of Applied Social Sciences, The University of Warsaw
Postgraduate certificate course: Gender Studies (2009)
Thesis: Relation between woman and water as a context of art by Sigalit Landau
Advisor: Bożena Umińska, Ph.D.

Scholarships and grants:

May - October 2014 - grant of Faculty of Fine Art, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun
September 2010 - grant of Polish Academy of Science (a study visit in China)
2008-2012 - doctoral scholarship of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun
2008-2009, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012 - scholarship for best Ph.D. candidates, founded by Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun

Membership:

AICA - Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art, since February 2013
Polish Institute of World Art Studies, since June 2011 (Secretary of Research Council, June 2014 - March 2016; Associate Director of Study Center, since March 2016)
Polish Society of Oriental Art (Treasurer, 2007- 2011)

Professional experience:

2016 March - until now
Associate Director of the Study Center of Polish Institute of World Art Studies

2015 September - until now
finance manager of the research project "Katalog dzieł malarskich Henryka Siemiradzkiego" ["Catalogue of painting by Henryk Siemiradzki"]

2014 June - October
secretary of the publication "History of Polish Art" in Chinese, Adama Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw and Polish Institute of World Art Studies

2014 May - August
secretary of the publication "Catalogue of works of Polish and Jewish artists from Poland in the collection of Israeli museums", The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland

2010 March - June
Lecturer in post-graduate courses "Art of Women and Feminist Art" in "Gender Studies" of Institute of Applied Social Sciences, The University of Warsaw

2005 January - February
Assistant of a museologist in the Asian and Pacific Museum in Warsaw - internship

Papers and participation in conferences:

2015
The 8th Annual CCVA Conference on "Transdisciplinary China - Research in Practice", Centre for Chinese Visual Arts, Birmingham City University
Paper: Culture Trouble: The Significance of Cultural Context in Art Historian’s Research on Chinese Contemporary Art

International Conference "East Asian Theatres: Traditions - Inspirations - European / Polish Contexts", Polish Society of Oriental Art and Museum of Japanese Art and Technology "Maggha", Krakow
Paper: Chinese opera as a significant element of contemporary artwork

Seminar of Warsaw Branch of Polish Institute of World Art Studies
Lecture: East Asian Art at the Hong Kong's art fair (Art Basel and Art Central) in 2015

Interdisciplinary symposium "(No) willed identity", Center of Contemporary Art "Znaki Czasu" in Torun
Paper: Sytuacja psychicznie chorych w Chinach a ich (nie)obecność w sztuce współczesnej (The situation of the mentally ill in China and their (non-) presence in contemporary art)

2014
Asian Academy, Five Flavour Festival, Warsaw
Lecture: Seksualność i nagość w sztuce chińskiej (Sexuality and nudity in Chinese art)

2013
Seminar of Warsaw Branch of Polish Institute of World Art Studies
Lecture: Uwikłane w kulturę. O twórczości współczesnych artystek japońskich i chińskich (Culture Trouble: The Contemporary Art of Japanese and Chinese Women)

2012
The 7th Meeting of Art Historians and Conservators of the Oriental Art, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland
Paper: Tradycyjne rzemiosło w chińskiej sztuce współczesnej (Traditional craft in contemporary Chinese art)

National Conference "Costume - mirror of culture, Polish Institute of World Art Studies and Museum of Asia and Pacific in Warsaw
Paper: Rola kimona w sztuce współczesnych artystek japońskich (Kimono in the contemporary Japanese women art)

2011
International Conference "Old Art Inspirations in the Art of the 20th and 21st Century", Modern Art Association and Center of Contemporary Art "Znaki Czasu" in Torun
Paper: Culture and globalization in Wang Qingsong’s photography

2nd International Conference "Reality - Expression -Silence in the Philosophy and Culture of the East", Jagiellonian University, Krakow
Paper: Białe pejzaże - przestrzenie kontemplacji we współczesnej sztuce chińskiej (White landscapes - spaces of contemplation in contemporary Chinese art)

2010
International Conference "Art of Japan, Japanisms and Polish-Japanese Art Relations", Polish Society of Oriental Art and Museum of Japanese Art and Technology "Maggha", Krakow
Paper: Cultural performance in photography of Japanese women artists

The 6th Meeting of Art Historians and Conservators of the Oriental Art, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland
Paper: Elementy kultury japońskiej w sztuce współczesnych artystek (The elements of the Japanese culture in contemporary women art)

National Conference "Power of the Fairy-Tale", Jagiellonian University, Krakow
Paper: Bohaterki bajek w fotografiach współczesnych artystek (Fairy-tales heroines in photography of contemporary artists)

2009
National Conference "Ugly in Fine Arts. Ugliness, Deformation and Expression in Modern Art", Modern Art Association and Center of Contemporary Art "Znak Czasu" in Torun
Paper: Krwawy sznur. Kilka kontekstów cyklu fotograficznego ‘Bind’ Ryoko Suzuki (Bloody Rope. Some context of photographic series ‘Bind’ by Ryoko Suzuki)

International Conference "Negotiating Difference. Contemporarty Chinese Art in the Global Context", Freie Universität Berlin

The First Conference of Polish And Chinese Historians of Art "Poland - China. Art And Cultural Heritage", Polish Society of Oriental Art and Confucius Institute in Krakow, Poland
Paper: Threads between past and future: Installations of Lin Tianmiao

2008
The 5th Meeting of Art Historians and Conservators of the Oriental Art, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland
Paper: ‘Św. Sebastian’ według Fiony Tan (‘Saint Sebastian’ by Fiona Tan)

International Conference "Art of China", Polish Society of Oriental Art and State Ethnographical Museum in Warsaw
Paper: Artystki chińskie o sobie i swojej kulturze (Chinese women artist about themselves and their culture)

2007
National Conference "The Art of Japan", Polish Society of Oriental Art and State Ethnographical Museum in Warsaw, Poland
Paper: Rola artystek w kształtowaniu się japońskiej sztuki współczesnej (A role of women artists in the development of contemporary Japanese art)

2006
National Conference of Students and Researchers "The Past without History", University of Silesia, Katowice (Poland)
Paper: W poszukiwaniu zaginionej tożsamości Chinki (In search of lost identity of Chinese woman)

The 4th Meeting of Art Historians and Conservators Oriental Art, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland
Paper: Miejsce Japonek wśród prekursorek sztuki wideo (A role of Japanese women artists among forerunners of video art)

2005
The 2nd National Conference of Orient Researchers "ORIENT – Civilization, Cultures, Societies, Languages", Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
Paper: Elementy kultury i tradycji we współcznesnej sztuce azjatyckiej (The elements of culture and tradition in contemporary Asian art)