Joanna Wowrzeczka

Cieszyn, Poland

An artist and a sociologist. As a sociologist, she explores the field of art in Poland, as an artist, a dominated problem and public space. Since 1999, she has been working as a professor at the Institute of Art of the University of Silesia. Since 2010, she has been coordinating the Political Critique in Cieszyn. Co-founder of the “Szara” Gallery (of contemporary art), its curator in the years 2001 – 2005. From 2018 she has been a councilor of the City Council of Cieszyn.

Cieszyn is a border town in southern Poland on the east bank of the Olza River, and the administrative seat of Cieszyn County, Silesian Voivodeship. The town has 30000 inhabitants and lies opposite Český Těšín in the Czech Republic. Both towns belong to the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia, and formerly as one town composed the capital of the Duchy of Cieszyn.

In the network of cross-border cities, goods multiply. The common good makes sense and is active.