Curated Affairs is Kasia Lorenc and Angelika J. Trojnarski.We curate pop-up exhibitions and events at various venues and in changing collaborations. In doing so, we work together with both young and established contemporary artists. Our activities reflect our Polish origins and current German homeland either in the exhibition content or in the choice of artists involved. Our projects initiate a dialog and have a thematic orientation, be it political, social, philosophical, scientific, or radically artistic. We advocate for more diversity and gender equality. Should you nevertheless discover a tendency in our undertakings, it is toward underrepresented female artists.
In 2019, we have realized four exhibitions: ROSA, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Rosa Luxemburg’s death, and a three-part series of anniversary exhibitions celebrating thirty years of town twinning between Düsseldorf and Warsaw: The Difference in Similarity and The Similarity in Difference in collaboration with the Polish Institute in Düsseldorf and As x as y at the Warsaw Palace of Culture. In 2020, we have presented an online exhibition on contemporary drawing with art from the Rhineland and Berlin. In 2021, we have curated the feminist exhibition Beuys & Girls at NAILS and initiated the artistic short residency with Warsaw – Beuys Research Grant.
Kasia Lorenc is a German-Polish cultural manager with several years of experience in project conceptualisation and organisation. She studied German philology and German as a foreign language in Krakow and Frankfurt am Main. Parallel to her studies, she completed the international Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg and was a scholarship holder of the programme Shaping Europe – Political Education in Action of the Robert Bosch Foundation and the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb). She was assistant curator of the Neue Galerie Gladbeck (2020-21). She lives and works in Essen.
Angelika J. Trojnarski is a German artist with Polish roots. She studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy and graduated in 2013 as a master student of Andreas Gursky. International work and research fellowships in extraordinary places and settings of natural phenomena and processes shape her artistic work and her curriculum vitae. Trojnarski was co-founder and curator of the Düsseldorf off-spaces Trabanten (2015–18) and ExPeZe Experimentierzelle (2011). In 2016, she curated a group exhibition at the Neue Galerie Gladbeck. She lives and works in Düsseldorf. trojnarski.com