Agata Szydłowska was born in Warsaw on 13th October, in 1983. She graduated in Art History at the University of Warsaw. She has continued her studies at the School of Social Sciences at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, where she is working on her doctoral thesis on the relationship between Polish graphic design and national identity since 1945.
From 2006 to 2011, she worked at the Poster Museum in Warsaw, where she contributed to arranging and coordinating the International Poster Biennale. She collaborated with the Victoria & Albert Museum in London on the project "Designing Democracy: Posters and the Political Transformation of Europe 1989-1991". She has co-ordinated or organised numerous other poster and graphic design exhibitions in Poland, Bulgaria, Great Britain and Spain. She has also participated in design conferences in Poland, Great Britain, Russia and Slovakia. She regularly writes for 2 + 3D magazine.
Her area of interest is the social and political functioning of design, and the methodology of research on graphic design and its history.
She cooperated with the Association of Graphic Designers (STGU), which, as a part of the Cultural Programme for the Polish Presidency in the EU in 2011, organized the Design for Freedom - Freedom in design. Polish Graphic Design 1981-2011 exhibition in Tokyo and Berlin.
Transl. GS, 27.08.2014
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