Irena KOSSOWSKA

Full Professorship, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Pologne.

Programme "Profession Culture" à l'INHA en 2008.

irena.kossowska @ gmail.com

 

Professor of Art History at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun and member of the Polish Institute of World Art Studies.

She lectured at the Warsaw University, School for Humanities, Collegium Civitas, Academy of Fine Arts, and the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. She specializes in the field of nineteenth- and twentiethcentury visual arts, art theory and criticism in Europe and the United States. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including from the Bogliasco Foundation (Bogliasco), the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts and the Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC), Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte (Munich), National Humanities Center (Research Triangle Park, NC), Institut national d’histoire de l’art (Paris), and Henry Moore Institute (Leeds, UK). While at the INHA in 2008 she was carrying on a project titled “En réinterprétant le passé. Art et idéologie en Pologne et en France dans les années 20. et 30".

Prof. Kossowska has written extensively on Polish and European art, including “Artistic Reconquest: Art in Interwar Poland and Europe”, “The Search for Cultural Identity in Eastern and Central Europe 1919-2014”, “Symbolism and Young Poland”, “Reinterpreting the Past: Traditionalist Artistic Trends in Central and Eastern Europe of the 1920s and 1930s”, “Bruno 2 Schulz: El pais tenebroso”, “Medieval and Modern: Direct Carving in the Work of Gill and Barlach”, “Witold Wojtkiewicz: une fable polonaise”, “Le Symbolisme polonaise”, “Polonia fin de siglo 1890-1914”, “The Beginnings of Polish Original Printmaking 1897-1917”, “Fin-desiècle. Polnische Graphic 1890-1916”.

Signs of Freedom: About the Endurance of the Polish National Identity (co-editor with Tadeusz Wolsza and co-author), Warsaw: The Royal Castle in Warsaw, 2018

Artystyczna rekonkwista. Sztuka w międzywojennej Polsce i Europie, Torun: Nicolaus Copernicus University Press, 2017

The Search for Cultural Identity in Eastern and Central Europe, Torun : Nicolaus Copernicus University Press, 2015

Masters of Dreams: Symbolism in the Bohemian Lands 1880-1914 (with Otto M. Urban and Adam Hnojil), Cracow: International Cultural Centre, 2014

Bruno Schulz. Rzeczywistość przesunięta (with Jerzy Jarzębski, Jan Gondowicz, Łukasz Kossowski), Warsaw: Museum of Literature, 2012

1911 r. W stulecie Bazaru Polskiego. Henryk Grohman i grafika Młodej Polski, (with Zbigniew Moździerz and Wanda Maria Rudzińska), Zakopane: Wladyslaw Zamoyski Art Gallery, 2011

Symbolizm i Młoda Polska. Malarstwo polskie (with Łukasz Kossowski), Warsaw: Arkady 2010

Reinterpreting the Past: Traditionalist Artistic Trends in Central and Eastern Europe of the 1920s and 1930s. Proceedings of an international conference organized by the Institute of Art (editor and co-author), Polish Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Art History, Jagiellonian University, Warsaw: Instytut Sztuki PAN, 2010

Henryk Stażewski (with Agata Małodobry), trans. Beata Havelská, and Erik Samek, Bratislava: Milan Dobeš Museum, 2008

Bruno Schulz. El pais tenebroso (with Monika Poliwka), Madrid: Circulo de bellas artes, 2007

Władysław Podkowiński 1866-1895, Warsaw: Edipresse, 2006

Tadeusz Makowski 1882-1932, Warsaw: Edipresse, 2006

Witold Wojtkiewicz 1879-1909, Warsaw: Edipresse, 2006

Medieval and Modern: Direct carving in the work of Gill and Barlach. Henry Moore Institute Essays on Sculpture (with Susanne Deicher), Leeds: Henry Moore Institute, 2005

Mistyczny świat Antoniego Michalaka. Katalog twórczości Antoniego Michalaka 1902-1975 (with Lechosław Lameński, Waldemar Odorowski, and Jerzy Wyczesany), Kazimierz Dolny: Muzeum Nadwiślańskie, 2005

Witold Wojtkiewicz: une fable polonaise 1879-1909 (with Elzbieta Charazinska and Ewa MickeBroniarek), Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble: Actes Sud 2004

Bruno Schulz. La république des rêves (with Serge Fauchereau, Georges Lisowski, Jerzy Ficowski and Jerzy Jarzebski), Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme, Paris: Éditions DENOËL, 2004

Le Symbolisme polonais (co-author), Paris: Somogy Éditions d’art, 2004

Antoni Łyżwański 1904-1972. Academy Presents. Die Kunstakademie präsentiert (with Danuta Jackiewicz, and Wojciech Klemm), Olszanica: BOSZ, 2004

Polonia fin de siglo 1890-1914 (with Monika Poliwka, and Anna Krol), Madrid: Fundacion Cultural MAPFRE VIDA, 2002

Mityzacja rzeczywistości. Bruno Schulz 1892-1942 (with Małgorzata Kitowska-Łysiak, and Łukasz Kossowski), Lublin: Marii Curie-Skłodowska University Press, 2002

Narodziny polskiej grafiki artystycznej 1897-1917, Cracow: UNIVERSITAS, 2000

Stanisław Hiszpański – malarz osobliwy (with Janusz Pasierb, Jerzy Czarnota, and Bogumiła Hiszpańska), Warsawa: Instytut Sztuki PAN, 2000

Słownik malarzy polskich. Vol. 2, Od dwudziestolecia międzywojennego do końca XX wieku (with Małgorzata Kitowska-Łysiak, and Maryla Sitkowska), Warsaw: Arkady, 2000

Simply the Best (with Łukasz Kossowski), Coutts Contemporary Art Foundation, Warsaw: Polswiss Art, 2000

Fin de siècle. Polnische Graphik 1890-1916 (with Ewa Milicer), Düsseldorf : Stadtmuseum, and Polnisches Institut; Aachen : Ludwigs Museum; Warsaw: Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie, 1998

Francisco Goya. Los Caprichos – Kaprysy (with Maria Poprzęcka), Toruń: Muzeum Okręgowe w Toruniu, 1998