Andrzej Syska

University of Arts in Poznan

Poznan, Poland

Professor, head of the Studio of Space Forming and Transformations, Intermedia Department at Multimedia Communication Faculty.

Since 2008 Vice-Rector (Vice-President) in charge of international cooperation and research programmes at University of Arts in Poznan, Poland.

Graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan (now the University of Arts in Poznan) in 1985 (diploma with distinction in painting and artistic education). He received his doctorate degree (PhD) in 1993, Faculty of Painting, Graphics and Sculpture, AFA Poznan. Habilitation in 1999, Faculty of Multimedia Communication, AFA, Poznan. The professorial title awarded by the Polish President in 2004.

Has held numerous solo exhibitions and featured in a broad range of group exhibitions and art projects in Poland and abroad. Andrzej Syska’s main art fields are sculpture, painting and the "new" media. Has completed many multimedia projects, installations and films.

Has been working at the Poznan University of Arts since 1987. 2000-2002 Held the position of Vice - Dean and then Dean of the Faculty of Multimedia Communication 2003 - 2008. Furthermore in 2001-2008 Headmaster of High School of Arts in Poznan. Coordinator of various research projects, workshops and art exhibitions curator.

Led many many international projects. For example, a project entitled NATURE, which lasted two years and had a budget of 250.000 Euro. Since September 2013 Chair of the Steering Committee of PARADOX the Fine Art European Forum.

Art residences / fellowships and stipends:

  • The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada
  • Nordic Institute for Contemporary Arts, Helsinki, Finland
  • Kultursekretariat Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Republic of Poland

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