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Janik Aleksandra

Professor Aleksandra Janik

Head of the Studio of Digital Printing and Experimental Techniques

In 1996 she graduated from the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Faculty of Printmaking, field of studies: printmaking.

Relationships, dependencies and connections between a human being and a place, their dynamic transformations, everyday practices and events, needs and desires, journeys remain invariably my basic artistic workshop and source of inspiration. My artistic and research interests include the peripheries of graphic and photographic media, intermedia graphics, hybrid graphics, post-digital graphics.

Awards and scholarships

2020 – NAWA Scholarship of the M. Bekker programme for the execution of the Hybrid Graphics project in Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan 2011 – First Prize, Professional Women Photographers (PWP) Contrasts International Women's Exhibition, SohoPhoto Gallery, New York, USA

2011 – Opoliensis Arte Laureato Award of the Marshal of Opolskie Province for achievements in artistic creation, popularization and protection of culture

2008 – Jury Award (third award), The 15th German International Exhibition of Graphic Art, Frechen, Germany

2007 – Jury Award (one of three ex-aequo awards), The 14th Tallinn Print Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia


2020 – Orbis Interior/ Orbis Exterior, individual exhibition, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan (2020); NEON Gallery, CSU.CI, Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław (2019) 2019 – Everything Has Its Time, individual exhibition and presentation within the framework of the EU Creative Europe project Wom@rts Meet the Masters, University of Rijeka, The Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka, Croatia

2017 – Post-digital printmaking. Redefining the concept of graphic print (2017); Post-digital printmaking. Redefining the concept of matrix (2015), co-organiser of the international conference and co-curator of exhibitions, NEON Gallery, CSU.CI Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław

2015 – Jump into the Unknown, 56th Venice Biennial All the World's Futures (accompanying exhibition), Palazzo Loredan dell' Ambasciatore, Italy2015 – In Search of New Printmaking. The Polish Case (exhibition curator), CAA Art Museum, Hangzhou, China; IMPACT'9 International Printmaking Conference, Printmaking in the Post-Print Age, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China (2015); SGC International Printmaking Conference, Bridges: Spanning Tradition, Innovation, and Activism, ArtZone 461 Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA (2014)


2019 – Seventh World Congress of Polish Studies, title of speech: Current Tendencies and Present-day Strategies in Polish Printmaking, University of Gdańsk

2018 – IMPACT 10 International Printmaking Conference Encuentro, participation in the international panel Place, Memory and the Imaginary, title of speech: Meeting Place, Santander, Spain

2018 – ずれた – Zureta – the misprint International Contemporary Printed Art Exhibition & Symposium: SAFA Forum, title of speech: Post-digital printmaking. Images created by errors, misprints or coincidences, Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts, China (2018), Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan (2017)

2016 – Mid America Print Council Conference 2016 – Print Matters, Printing Matters, title of speech: Future in the Present: Printmaking and the Quest for Democracy in Poland, collaborative lecture with Prof. Endi Poskovic, Louisville, USA

2010 – SGC International Printmaking Conference Mark/Remarque, participation in the international panel Uncertain boundaries: remarks on contemporary printmaking, title of speech: Transgression printmaking – photography, Philadelphia, USA


2015catalogue of the collective exhibition Jump into the Unknown, Collateral Event of the 56th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, ASP in Wrocław, Wrocław, pp. 132–135

2008 – review, periodical "Format" No. 55, Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Wrocław, pp. 96–97

2008 – review, The 15th German International Exhibition of Graphic Art, Frechen, Germany, pp. 49–47

2007 – catalogue of the collective exhibition Kobieta szuka siebie / Woman seeks herself, Modern Art Gallery Opole

2000 – catalogue of the collective exhibition, Women of the World. A Global Collection of Art, POMEGRANATE, San Francisco, USA, p. 141