Zachęta’s educational programme is tailored for individual viewers, school and preschool groups, and for teachers. We construe education broadly, not just in terms of the school curriculum, but above all as an activity serving the development and enrichment of knowledge. A special programme is designed for each exhibition, elaborating on its various themes and issues. We try to make sure that the meetings (such as curatorial and artist-guided tours, meetings with artists, discussions) take place in the exhibition halls, in direct contact with artworks. Larger events or those more loosely connected with exhibitions are held in the multimedia and workshop rooms (such as, film screenings, lectures, workshops). For those interested in contemporary art but unable to visit Zachęta, we post lecture videos, educational materials and films on our website.
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Meet our educators:
dr Paweł Freus
reads Cultural Studies as part of Warsaw University’s Interdepartmental Individual Studies in the Humanities programme. She has gained experience in education and the organisation of cultural events by participating in the project Moishe House Warsaw. Zachęta educator and youth workshop facilitator.
reads Cultural Studies as part of Warsaw University’s Interdepartmental Individual Studies in the Humanities programme. Graduate of the Faculty of Painting of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, she is a Zachęta educator and tour guide.
reads Cultural Studies at Warsaw University’s Institute of Polish Culture. Zachęta tour guide and youth workshop facilitator.
musician and performer, culture educator and animator, graduate of Polish literature studies and cultural studies at Warsaw University. He runs self-designed workshops for children, youth and adults, where artistic issues are used as a pretext for discussing all kinds of subjects, both difficult and not. His stage name is Milito.
educator, project coordinator, graduate of the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts and postgraduate pedagogical studies (Poznań). Author of numerous artistic and educational projects since 2003, at Zachęta since 2008. In her workshops, she is more interested in process than in the end result.
educator, animator and painter. She has collaborated with the Zachęta education department since 2005, running self-designed workshops for kids and families. President of Fundacja Grupa Twórcza, a foundation realising artistic and community projects (such as setting up small gardens in Praga, Warsaw).
psychology student and future psychotherapist. He gained experience in working with children during his many years in scouting where he ran a Cub Scouts group. Works as a project manager at an advertising agency. His workshops offer a break from everyday reality.
educator, animator and teacher with a degree in art history. Long-time author of Zachęta workshops for kids, youth and families. Runs art classes at the secondary school where she works.
art historian, Zachęta educator, animator of adult and children’s workshops at the Centre for Museum Education at Łazienki Królewskie in Warsaw, among other venues. As a member of Stowarzyszenie Inicjatywa Razem she is responsible for cultural events at the Zaczarowany Ogród club/café in Jazdów, Warsaw.
educator, art historian, exhibition curator, organiser of cultural events. Long-time Zachęta animator. Her key research areas include social space, postmodern and feminist criticism or critical art.
Magdalena Anna Zięba
graduate of Interdepartmental Individual Humanities Studies at Wrocław University, currently a doctoral student there. An art critic and curator. She has collaborated with the Art Transparent Foundation and the BWA Gallery in Wrocław, among other institutions.
graduate of the Łódź Academy of Fine Arts, visual artist and educator. She considers art as the broadest possible research field. She is interested in working directly with people, hence her collaboration with the education departments of Zachęta and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.
- La Seur1979
- Untitled (Priest 2), 2006, oil on canvas, 35x27 cm, private collection, Belgium, photo courtesy of Foksal Gallery Foundation
- Untitled (Maus 2), 2001, oil on canvas, 190x190 cm, courtesy of the artist and Foksal Gallery Foundation, photo J. Sielski
- Kraków - Warszawa2006
- Forest, 2002, oil on canvas, 45x45 cm, courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Zurich/London, photo A. Burger
- Portret Erykah Badu2004
- Progress, 2000, photo courtesy of the artist and Gallery Foksal Foundation