Born in 1976 in Gdansk, Poland, Paulina Olowska lives and works in Rabka-Zdrój and Krakow, Poland. She has had one-person exhibitions at Kunsthalle Basel; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw. Olowska received the prestigious Aachen Art Prize in 2014, with an associated exhibition at the Ludwig Forum for International Art, Aachen, Germany. She has also staged performances at Tate Modern, the Carnegie International, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Olowska presented the ballet Slavic Goddesses—A Wreath of Ceremonies at the Kitchen, New York, in 2017 and Slavic Goddesses and The Ushers at the Museo del Novecento in Milan in 2018, among others.
Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art History at Marymount Manhattan College Jason Rosenfeld, Ph.D., has curated the exhibitions John Everett Millais (Tate Britain, Van Gogh Museum), Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde (Tate Britain and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.), and River Crossings (Olana and Cedar Grove, Hudson and Catskill, New York). He is a co-author of the monograph Cecily Brown (Phaidon, 2020), and a Senior Writer and Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.
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Poet Gia Gonzales lives and works in New York City, where she was born. She was a co-curator of the Fall 2018 Segue Reading Series with Rebecca Teich, and organizes an ongoing reading series with her queer poetry & performance collective, The Anchoress Syndicate. Her work has appeared in No Issue, Femmescapes, The Recluse, and Bomb Cyclone.
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