Agata Ciastoń is a freelance curator, researcher and author. She has earned a PhD degree in culture studies from the University of Wrocław. Her PhD thesis was dedicated to the dynamic relationship between photography and moving images. Having collaborated with cultural and educational institutions and publishing houses for years, has curated group exhibitions including “Poetry and Performance. The Eastern European Perspective” (2020) and “Fotografia Magazine 1953-1974" (2017), solo shows by Marta Bogdańska, Ella Littwitz, Tom Swoboda, Netta Laufer, Amir Yatziv and Guy Slabbinck among others. In 2022, she received an artistic scholarship from the Mayor of Wrocław for a project inspired by visual archives devoted to the post-Nazi A4 highway nearby Wrocław, Poland. The main interest of her work lies in topics related to borders and territories. Her projects often explore such recurrent issues as ambiguous landscapes and the relationship between humans and the world of animals, plants and things.
Ciastoń A. (2018), Conversation with Amir Yatziv & Guy Slabbinck, Catalogue of the exhibition Standby Painter, Wrocław Contemporary Museum.
Ciastoń A. (2017), Fotografia Magazine 1953-1974, Catalogue of the exhibition Fotografia Magazine 1953-1974, Wrocław Contemporary Museum.
Ciastoń A. (2017), Image Permeated with Meanings - Gordon Parks’ Documentaries, Catalogue of the exhibition I Use My Camera as a Weapon, Wrocław Contemporary Museum.
AS LONG AS WE LIVE IN A CAPITALISTIC CULTURE, COEXISTENCE OF HUMANS AND ANIMALS WILL BECOME MORE AND MORE DIFFICULT
An interview with Agata Ciastoń, Tom Swoboda and Netta Laufer.