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FOUNDATION

The Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation was founded by Katarzyna Kozyra in 2012 in Warsaw. Her road to national and international recognition was long and not easy. For that reason, she established a Foundation to help female artists and women working in culture in Eastern-Central Europe promote their work.
Today, there are only 6 people working in the Foundation. We are small but we know that we can make changes. During last 8 years our projects and everyday work have been dedicated to the values we believe in. In a nutshell, it is:

 

  • To fight against invisible barriers.
  • To question social norms that legitimize the low representation of women in art.
  • To build a strong professional community and a social network around the female art in Eastern-Central Europe.

 

Since the creation of  Foundation, we’ve organized a lot of projects, exhibitions and festivals. We help women in art to promote their work, shoot documentaries, publish books. We are working with the most fascinating female artists of the Eastern-Central Europe – both young and aged, famous and unknown, recognized and unfairly forgotten. All these artists point out different roles and perspectives for women in culture and we are happy to support them.

 

The Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation operates across a number of fields, including:

MONITORING: THE PRESENCE OF WOMEN IN ART INSTITUTIONS AND ART MARKET.

Apparently, equal presence of women in the cultural system is a very fragile state that requires constant control. As a continuation of the “Little Chance to Advance” survey from 2016, the Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation is monitoring the situation of women in selected areas of cultural life in Poland in the changing situation after 2015. We are analyzing the changes taking place in the management teams in cultural institutions, the participation of women in competitions to positions in public institutions and private galleries, as well as the salary gap between women and men art workers.

SUPPORT YOUNG FEMALE ARTISTS AND ARCHITECTS.

The Foundation holds meetings and discussions focused on investigating the reason for the low representation of women in international architecture and history of art.

SECONDARY ARCHIVE: EASTERN-CENTRAL EUROPEAN WOMEN ARTISTS.

The project aims to create an online archive and a platform for cooperation between artists and art institutions in Central and Eastern Europe in order to discover, rediscover and promote the most valuable women artists.

DISCOVERING and REDISCOVERING FEMALE ARTISTS.

A series of exhibitions, seminars and lectures finalized to rediscover great women that produced colossal changes in the society and art, but are generally unknown.

Zespół

Katarzyna Kozyra

FOUNDATION'S PRESIDENT

PARTNERS:

Since the beginning, we worked with many institutions and museums in Poland and abroad: Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, in Warsaw,

the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, the National Museum in Warsaw, Kulturhuset, City of Stockholm Cultural Department, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Beijing, etc. 

 

We also cooperated with: Planete+ Doc Film Festival and Against Gravity, Spielart Festival, Monachium, “Anares” Association Bulstat, Sofia Queer Forum, Sofia, Women’s Congress Association, Warsaw, Feminoteka Foundation, Warsaw, Postmasters Gallery in New York, The Naggar School of Photography, Media, New Music, Visual Comm. and Phototherapy in Musrara, Jerusalem, Atlas Sztuki, Łódź, State Gallery of Art in Sopot and FILIGRAN TRAEGERSYSTEME GmbH Co. KG., etc.

FRIENDS, Foundation support program

FRIENDS program was created to help the Foundation implement its program in support for women artists, consisting of research projects, exhibitions, book publications, seminars. We invite you to join the group of the Foundation’s Friends and support us with a financial contribution. In exchange, we would like to offer to potential members exclusive access to a range of specially dedicated activities organized by the Foundation and exclusive collections of the art works as a token of gratitude. 

CONTACT

Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation

ul. Bukowa 12

02-708 Warsaw

katarzynakozyrafoundation.pl

foundation@katarzynakozyra.pl

 

KRS: 0000423059

NIP: 5213632117

Regon: 146161069

 

ING Bank Śląski:

[transfer to PLN account] PL 77 1050 1025 1000 0090 9627 8172

[transfer to EUR account] PL 20 1050 1025 1000 0090 8001 1522

Please title the transfer: Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation Friends support program

 

ING Bank Śląski S.A.

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