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, the year of our foundation, 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 presented an online exhibition on contemporary drawing with art from the Rhineland and Berlin.
Kasia Lorenc studied German philology and German as a foreign language in Krakow and Frankfurt am Main. Her master’s thesis dealt with the literary examination of the Nazi era in the GDR. Parallel to her studies, she completed the international Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg. As a cultural manager and literary scholar with several years of experience in project conception and organisation, she initiated and accompanied numerous events at national and international level. Since the beginning of 2020, Lorenc has been working as an assistant curator for Neue Galerie Gladbeck. In her freelance work, she advises and accompanies artists in various matters, proofreads and translates. She is an alumna of the programme Shaping Europe – Civic Education in Action of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and and the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb).
Angelika J. Trojnarski is a German artist with Polish roots who initially studied under Jörg Immendorff, Markus Lüpertz and Herbert Brandl at the Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf. In 2010, she switched to Andreas Gursky, with whom she completed her studies with distinction in 2013. International work and research fellowships at extraordinary places and settings of natural phenomena and processes, such as Texas or Iceland, influence her artistic work and define her curriculum vitae. Trojnarski was a 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