The Case of Stanisław Pyjas – brochure for the exhibition by Dorota Nieznalska
The publication includes texts by Cezary Łazarewicz about Stanisław Pyjas and the details of the case, Dorota Nieznalska about the exhibition and the meaning of Pyjas’s death, and Maria Anna Potocka about the artist’s work.
Dorota Nieznalska – artist, Gdańsk Academy of Fine Arts’ Faculty of Sculpture graduate. She lives and works in Gdańsk. She has taken part in over two hundred individual and group exhibitions at home and abroad. Her works are part of collections in National Museums in Gdańsk, Kraków and Wrocław, NOMUS New Art Museum, MOCAK in Kraków, Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art, Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko, Arsenal Gallery in Białystok, European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk, Sweden’s Norrtälje konsthall and Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie in Regensburg. In 2012 she won Minister of Science and Higher Education’s scholarship for outstanding artistic achievement. In 2013 she was awarded a PhD at the Faculty of Sculpture, Intermedia specialty, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. From 2010 to 2017 she lectured at the Faculty of Sculpture and Intermedia. The works she creates explore the fields of sculpture, installation, photography, video. In her early works she made use of, among others, religious symbols. There, the issue of strong Catholic tradition, deep-rooted in Poland, was linked to male dominance in society. She also broached the topics of identity, sexuality and stereotypical roles for men and women. Currently, she is interested in violence-related social and political interactions. Research projects she is driving forward are to do with sites of memory, traces of memory/oblivion and history.
The brochure can be purchased at Bunkier Sztuki.