Jarosław Lubiak

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Dr Jarosław Lubiak is an academic teacher, art theorist, and free-lance curator. In 2014-2019 he was artistic director at Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art (U-jazdowski) in Warsaw, Poland. In 1996-2014 he worked at Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź as a curator and head of the Modern Art Department. He recently curated Angelika Markul: Time Formula at Openheim, Wrocław, Poland, 2021; The Plasticity of the Planet ­– a long-term program addressing climate catastrophe, including two parallel exhibitions Human-Free Earth, Forensic Architecture: Centre for Contemporary Nature at U-jazdowski, and publications: Becoming Earth and Plasticity of the Planet: On Environmental Challenge for Art and Its Institutions (2019). Among many other projects; he co-curated (with Ula Tornau and Anna Czaban) the Lithuanian and Polish exhibition in two episodes Waiting for Another Coming at Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius and U-jazdowski, 2018-2019; curated The State of Life: Polish Contemporary Art within the Global Context in National Art Museum of China, Beijing, 2015; and co-curated with Małgorzata Ludwisiak Correspondances: Modern art and Universalism at Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź 2012. He was a member of a curatorial team of Europe (to the power of)—the project led by Barbara Steiner on behalf of Goethe Institute, London and corealized by ten partners in Europe and China (20122013) and of Scenarios about Europe—at Museum of Contemporary Art in Leipzig, Germany (20112012). He authored numerous articles and edited several books and catalogues, including Pandemics: Science, Art, Geopolitics, with Mikołaj Iwański (Szczecin – Poznań: 2018); The Afterimages of Life: Władysław Strzemiński and the Rights for Art (Łódź: 2012); Museum as a Luminous Objects of Desire (Łódź: 2007). As a curator and art theorist, he focuses on crossings between contemporary art, philosophy and the social sphere, clashes of aesthetics and politics, frictions among art institutions, political economy and environmental crises.