Aneta Szylak, curadora e teorizadora de arte, é cofundadora e, atualmente, Diretora Artística da Alternativa e diretora do Instituto de Arte Wyspa nas antigas instalações do estaleiro de Gdańsk, na Polónia. Em 1998, fundou juntamente com Grzegorz Klaman o Centro Laznia para a Arte Contemporânea, do qual foi diretora até 2001. As suas exposições caraterizam-se por uma forte resposta face à especificidade cultural, política, social, arquitetónica e institucional e incluem, entre outras: 2012: “Materiality” com Inês Moreira, Leire Vergara e Arne Hendriks” no Wyspa; 2011: “Labour and Leisure” bem como “Estrangement” (com Hiwa K) e “As if it was here before” em Kunstburero, em Viena, “Estrangement” com Hiwa K, na galeria The Showroom, em Londres, “Over and Over Again” no Wroclaw’s Centennial Hall; 2008: “Translate: The Impossible Collection” no Wyspa, “Chosen” no Digital Art Lab em Holon (Israel), em colaboração com Galit Eilat; e a exposição coletiva “You won’t feel a thing: On Panic, Obsession, Rituality and Anaesthesia” em Kunsthaus Dresden e “Artur Zmijewski: Selected Works” no Wyspa. Tem publicado na Aprior Magazine, n.paradoxa, Art Journal, ArtKrush, e Art Margins. Atualmente, está a escrever a sua tese de doutoramento na Universidade de Copenhaga e na Universidade de Goldsmiths em Londres.
Aneta Szylak, curator and art theorist, is co-founder and currently Artistic Director of Alternativa and director of Wyspa Institute of Art in the former Gdansk Shipyard premises in Poland. In 1998, founded with Grzegorz Klaman the Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art and was its Director until 2001. Her exhibitions are characterised by a strong response towards the cultural, political, social, architectural and institutional specificity and include among others: in 2012 “Materiality” with Ines Moreira, Leire Vergara and Arne Hendriks” at Wyspa, in 2011 “Labour and Leisure” as well as “Estrangement” (with Hiwa K) and “As if it was here before” at Kunstburero, Vienna, “Estrangement” with Hiwa K at The Showroom, London, “Over and Over Again in Wroclaw’s Centennial Hall, in 2008 “Translate: The Impossible Collection“ at Wyspa, “Chosen“ in Digital Art Lab in Holon (Israel) in collaboration with Galit Eilat, a group show “You won’t feel a thing: On Panic, Obsession, Rituality and Anaesthesia” in Kunsthaus Dresden and Artur Zmijewski: Selected Works at Wyspa. Her writings have been published in Aprior Magazine, n.paradoxa, Art Journal, ArtKrush. Art Margins. Currently she is writing her PhD thesis at Copenhagen Doctoral School Copenhagen University and Goldsmiths in London.