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Jernajczyk Jakub

University professor Jakub Jernajczyk

ac. prof. Jakub Jernajczyk

Dean of the Doctoral School at the Academy of Arts and Design in Wrocław

Faculty of Graphics and Media Art

Department of Media Art

Visual Recognition Studio

Subjects taught

    Visual Recognition – Media Art, 2nd and 3rd year of the BA programme, 1st and 2nd year of the MA programme

    Issues of Research in Art - Media Art, 1st year of the MA programme

    Visual Recognition in Art and Science - Doctoral School

In 2003 he graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, at the University of Wrocław, majoring in Mathematics, and in 2008 from the Faculty of Graphics, at the Academy of Arts and Design in Wrocław, majoring in Graphic Design.

In my creative, research and academic work, I focus on relations between art and science. I am mainly interested in the cognitive aspects of perception and visual imagination and the role of art in explaining scientific problems. The multimedia installations I create usually refer to aspects from the field of mathematics and philosophy. To distinguish this type of artistic activity in which the leading role is played by the cognitive and knowledge-creative value of the work, I use the term 'art of cognition'. My research interests include such specific issues as: methodological archetypes in science and art, visual components of cognitive metaphors, analogue and discrete information coding systems.

Awards and scholarships

2017 – Award of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for didactic achievements

2014 – Third Award in the INTER competition of the Foundation for Polish Science

2012 – Scholarship of the Minister of Science and Higher Education for outstanding young scientists

2010 – Distinction at the National Student Drawing Exhibition in Toruń

2009 – Award of the President of Szczecin at the International Festival of Visual Art inSPIRACJE SPACE


2021 – INVISIBLE - the International Graphics and Media Art Exhibition, group exhibition, College of Creative Arts Toi Rauwhārangi at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

2020 – Exemplary Exhibition, group exhibition (original concept and curator), Entropia Gallery, Wrocław, Poland

2017 – Philosophical Zoo, individual exhibition, Szewska Pasja, Wrocław

2015 – MathArt, individual exhibition, the Commission of National Education Pedagogical University, Kraków

2013 – Spaces of Discrete Movements, individual exhibition, the Ossoliński National Institute, Wrocław


2020 – Seminar: 10 years of the Academy of Young Scientists and Artists, lecture: Difficulties of interdisciplinarity, Wrocław Academic Centre, Wrocław

2019 – The 4th Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference Mathematical Transgressions, lecture: Thinking in images – mathematical inspirations in contemporary conceptual art, the Commission of National Education Pedagogical University, Kraków

2018 – the National Scientific Conference Philosophy in Computer Science IV, lecture: Pattern and copy – meta-principle present in philosophy, computer science and craft arts, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw

2017 – the National Scientific Conference Philosophy in Computer Science III, lecture: Grains of thought – on discrete representation of words and images, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań

2016 – The MATRIX Conference, Geometric cognitive metaphors - the coexistence of mathematics, philosophy and art, University of Leeds, UK


2020 – How to show what cannot be shown? On the imaging of non-measurable numbers, Studia Philosophica Wratislaviensia vol. XV, fasc. 3, Wrocław University Press

2019 – The principle of pattern and copy - on the similarity of methods used in crafts, philosophy and programming, [in:] Virtual Objects, ed. P. Stacewicz, B. Skowron, Warsaw Technical University Press

2018 – Grains of thought – on the properties of discrete forms of information representation, [in:] Problems of philosophy of mathematics and computer science, ed. R. Murawski, J. Woleński, Poznań University Press

2018 – Circle and sphere – geometrical speculations in philosophy, together with Bartłomiej Skowron, [in:] Mathematical Transgressions 2015, ed. P. Błaszczyk, B. Pieronkiewicz, Universitas

2015 – Irrational images - the visualisation of abstract mathematical terms, "MATHEMATICA APPLICANDA" Vol. 43, No 2.