FACTUAL SUPERVISION

Małgorzata Gołębiewska
Małgorzata Gołębiewska
A graduate of the History of Art faculty on the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, a co-founder and curator of Contemporary Art Gallery Art Agenda Nova in Cracow (2002) and the East of Art Foundation (2006). Originator and artistic director of the Festival of Visual Arts Grolsch ArtBoom (2009-2015) and a co-initiator of Cracow Gallery Weekend KRAKERS (2012-2018) and Cracow Art Week (from 2019). Curated more than a hundred exhibitions in Poland and in other countries and organized many cultural and artistic projects, art reviews. She is a specialist consultant on the art collector’s market, an author of articles regarding contemporary art and texts published in exhibition catalogues. In 2006 she was involved in creating the Small Encyclopedia of the Art Market.
In 2007 the President of Cracow awarded her the ‘Honoris Gratia’ medal in recognition of her merits for the city and its citizens, in 2010 she received a silver statuette of ‘The Patron of Cracow’s Culture’ for the most interesting form and the efficiency of patronage. A year later the Minister of Culture and National Heritage gave Mrs. Gołębiewska a diploma for popularising Polish contemporary art and the promotion of young artists.
She was also a member of a group responsible for preparing the 2015-2016 Promotion Strategy for Cracow.
Marcin Gołębiewski
Marcin Gołębiewski
Graduate of Theology on the Papal Theological Academy in Cracow. Since the nineties he’s working with his wife Małgorzata in the area of contemporary art.
Absolwent Teologii na Papieskiej Akademii Teologicznej w Krakowie. Od lat 90-tych wspólnie z żoną Małgorzatą Gołębiewską działa w obszarze sztuki współczesnej. Co-founder and curator of Contemporary Art Gallery Art Agenda Nova in Cracow (2002) and the East of Art Foundation (2006). Originator of the Festival of Visual Arts Grolsch ArtBoom (2009-2014), artistic director of Katowice Street Art Festival 2014, co-initiator of Cracow Gallery Weekend Krakers (since 2012) and Cracow Art Week Krakers (since 2019). Curated more than a hundred exhibitions in Poland and in other countries and organized many cultural and artistic projects, art reviews. He is also a specialist consultant on the art collector’s market.
In 2007 the President of Cracow awarded him the ‘Honoris Gratia’ medal in recognition of his merits for the city and its citizens, in 2010 he received a silver statuette of ‘The Patron of Cracow’s Culture’ for the most interesting form and the efficiency of patronage. A year later the Minister of Culture and National Heritage gave Mr. Gołębiewski a diploma for popularising Polish contemporary art and the promotion of young artists.
He was also a member of a group responsible for preparing the 2015-2016 Promotion Strategy for Cracow.

COORDINATION

Katarzyna Mierzwińska
Katarzyna Mierzwińska
Born in 1990, culture expert, art historian and a photographer. Graduated culture studies with culture management specialization on the Faculty of Management and Social Communication and the faculty of the Protection of Cultural Heritage and History of Art (specialized in curating contemporary art), both on the Jagiellonian University. For more than a decade she cooperates with many of Cracow’s cultural institutions. Involved in cultural management, multiple projects and organizing exhibitions. Since 2016 associated with the East of Art Foundation and Art Agenda Nova gallery, a year later she began coordinating KRAKERS.

CONTACTING GALLERIES

Ewa Kawecka
Ewa Kawecka
Graduated the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow (with a diploma in the studio of professor Leszek Misiak in 2003) and Publishing School’s faculty of Printing and DTP. She received a scholarship on the Universität für angewandte Kunst in Vienna. Cooperated with the National Museum in Cracow. Ran the Łącznik Gallery.
With KRAKERS since the first edition, she’s the cartographer and the GPS of Kultour. She’s also responsible for contacting the galleries. She loves recycled animals, old houses, forgotten ideas, outdated software and Dutch barges.

IT

Anna Kowal
At the moment a student of the faculty of Culture and Media management at the Jagiellonian University. She has been working with KRAKERS since 2019 as a volunteer and intern, being the court IT specialist. Privately she loves literature, poetry, good TV series and everything analog. Her sould is still in nostalgic and mad 80s.

PR

Mariusz Maurycy
Mariusz Maurycy
Studied Culture Studies on the Jagiellonian University specializing in culture management and managing movie and TV production on Silesian University. Spent 10 years working in the music industry as the manager for artists such as Holak, Afro Kolektyw and Niechęć – contracted hundreds of concerts, most important Polish festivals amongst them. He is also a producer of music videos. He recently got involved in visual arts – since last year as a leader of the promotion of Konkurs 30/30 and the exhibition of the best Polish album covers. With KRAKERS since 2021 as the head of promotion.

EDUCATION

Mirosława Bałazy
Mirosława Bałazy
Graduated History of Art at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Faculty of Museum Curators at the Jagiellonian University and Postgraduate Faculty of Culture Managers at Warsaw School of Economics. Collaborated with Art Agenda NOVA, Potocka Gallery, Modern Art Gallery Bunkier Sztuki. Curated public space projects during Art Boom festival. Took part in courses regarding education and modern art in Tate Modern and other institutions. In Lesser Poland Institute of Culture in Kraków she was responsible for popularizing and contextualizing museum resources in the Internet and for conducting workshops for children and youth. Exhibition coordinator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków MOCAK.
Łucja Malec-Kornajew
Łucja Malec-Kornajew
She was a presenter for art ad culture related shows for the Polish Television and Lesser Poland Cultural Institute, wrote for Autoportret, Nowa Europa Wschodnia, Opcja…She coordinated actions durin Cracow’s Theatrical Reminiscences. She creates her own touring routes, choosing unusual topics to tell her stories. She has created the Mrs.Fishka’s Children Detective Agency – a series of tours allowing the participants to discover Cracow’s secrets.

VOLUNTEER COORDINATION

Daniel Kozik
Daniel Kozik
A crazy guy who’s got everything under control. Managing chaos in his own life for 25 years. An expert on the impossible, HR-ninja. Recruiting. Training, Not sacking. If he can’t put something into an Excel sheet – it doesn’t exist. But mostly, luckily, he can. For the last 4 years in charge of KRAKERS volunteers. He’s slightly crazy over Polish design, trying to cure this craze by looking for design gems in rubbish bins. He never looses his head – there’s always backup. And another one in the cloud.
Tomasz Janik
Tomasz Janik
A psychologist to be, going through the quarter quell crisis in the meantime. He’d rather leave everything and go to Bieszczady, but he’s got things to do. He loves things that are subjectively pretty and wise – theater, old furniture, Chopin’s nocturns and chocolate. He’s doing his best to live the way that would allow sea turtles to have a nice life too. With KRAKERS team since 2018. He thinks that only calmness can save us.

PHOTOHTAPHY

Marcin Świdziński
Marcin Świdziński
Self-taught photographer interested mostly in street reportage. Loves humor as dark as the night itself and books by sir Terry Pratchett. He is completely certain that a bike is the only reasonable way to move around Cracow which is why this is the fourth year when he rushes at breakneck speed from one event to another, battling traffic.
Martyna Szulakiewicz
Martyna Szulakiewicz
Started taking photos seriously 6 years ago. She specializes in events, landscapes and dogs. Nothing can escape her lense, so be careful while visiting the openings during KRAKERS.
Patryk Olczyk
Patryk Olczyk
Photographer feeling at his best in photojournalism. Likes watching people. Besides taking photos he’s a keen graphic and experience designer. He claims that he’s never been bored in his life, and sleep is a waste of time.