Małgorzata Dawidek Gryglicka is an artist and art theorist. She studied Painting and Art Criticism of Poznań Academy of Fine Arts, and holds a PhD in art history from the Institute of Art History of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. In 2010 she received the award of the National Centre of Culture for the best doctoral dissertation in cultural studies. She is the author of visual texts, text objects, and hypertexts displayed in public spaces and galleries, including A Brief History of Chance (1997), DE_codes (2003), and Definitions (2005), Folds up (2011). Her art is concerned with the body issues, and linguistic aspect of communication. In her theoretical work she investigates the question of text grasped in terms of the work of art. Her latest interest focuses on illness as a source of art and on imagination in illness, as well as motivations for creativity; she reads history of art and literature from this angle. She has had exhibitions in Poland (the major projects have been realized in Foksal Gallery, Warsaw; BWA Białystok; Muzalewska Gallery, Poznań; Contemporary Museum Wrocław) and abroad (Museum of Modern Art, Hünfeld/Germany; Stadtgalerie Villa Dessauer, Bamberg/Germany; del Real Sitio y Villa, Aranjuez/Spain). She publishes in cultural magazines and journals, such as Opcje, Czas Kultury, Ha!Art, Exit, Rita Baum, Zeszyty Artystyczne, Dyskurs. She edited a volume of essays Text-tura (Kraków, 2005). She is author of the book A Piece of Poetry. Conversation with Stanisław Dróżdż (Kraków, 2012). Her next book A History of Visual Text in Poland after 1967 is forthcoming in Krakow’s publishing house Ha!art. She was awarded many scholarships: of the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage (2002, 2010), the Minister of Science and Information (2006-2008), Mayor of Poznań (2005) and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation (2004-2005).
For more information see her website: http://dawidek.art.pl/