Programme Council

About us

The Programme Council is a pro bono body established in 2018 by the Foundation's Management Board, whose aim is to set directives for the institution's development, build a long-term programme line and develop guidelines for the educational programme.


Tomasz Gutkowski - co-founder and long-term director of the Krakow Photomonth Festival, board member of the Foundation for Visual Arts. Experienced organizer and coordinator of several dozen museum exhibitions and publishing projects. Organizer of long-term digitization projects involving the preservation and popularization of the heritage of renowned Polish artists, including Zofia Rydet and Wojciech Plewiński. Member of the Council of NGOs at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2013 - 14). Recipient of a scholarship from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (2014). Lecturer on the practice of organizing cultural events at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Faculty of Art History at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Colegium Civitas in Warsaw, and the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw.

Joanna Kinowska - art historian, specializing in photography. As a curator, she has organized over 80 monographic and collective exhibitions, including Gordon Parks. The Camera Is My Weapon (2017, Zachęta National Gallery of Art and Wrocław Contemporary Museum), Kuba Dąbrowski. A Drama Feature. Film of Polish Production (2014 - Zachęta National Gallery of Art), Roadtrip as part of the 4th Warsaw Photo Days (2017, Nowe Miejsce). She has been the Head of Cultural Education at the Służew Culture Center since 2014. She worked as a photo editor of numerous photo albums, including Tymon Markowski. Flow, Marek M. Berezowski. Citymorphosis, Damian Chrobak. I See You. Judge in photo competitions, including Fotoreporter Rokur, Grand Press Photo, BZ WBK Press Photo. Portfolio reviewer at Krakow Photomonth, Fotofestiwal Łódź among others. Writer, she contributes to such magazines as Przekrój, Digital Camera Polska and the website Lecturer at the Academy of Photography.

Diana Lelonek - a graduate of the Faculty of Multimedia Communication at the University of Arts in Poznań, PhD student at the Inter-Faculty Doctoral Studies at the University of Arts in Poznań. Visual artist, involved in the Climate Movement, eco-feminist. In her work, she focuses on the topic of mutual relations between humans and other species, as well as the redefinition of the concept of nature. Winner of international competitions, including Polityka Passports in the visual arts category (2019), Show Off at Krakow Photomonth, ReGeneration 3 at the Musée de l'Elysée in Switzerland, first prize winner of the Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation (2018). Nominee in the Polish National Radio’s Talenty Trójki (2017), Grand Prix Fotofestiwal Łódź (2018). She collaborates with the lokal_30 Gallery in Warsaw. 

Krzysztof Miękus - science historian, artist, journalist. A graduate of the Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in the Humanities at the University of Warsaw, currently a PhD student at the Intermedia Faculty of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Since 2003, he has been involved in the organization and coordination of artistic events. In the years 2003 - 2006 he worked as the deputy editor-in-chief, later as editor-in-chief of the magazine Pozytyw, devoted to contemporary photography, and as curator of Yours Gallery in Warsaw. In 2007, he was the curator of the Transfotografia Festival in the Tri-City area in Poland. Scholarship winner of the Visegrad Fund, the Swiss Foundation for Culture Pro Helvetia, the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, the French Embassy in Warsaw, the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, among others. Curator of such exhibitions at IFF as the group show Single Shot, Go Home, Polish, presenting works by Michał Iwanowski or Alexander, works by Michał Siarka. 

Agnieszka Pajączkowska - culture expert, creator of photography and cultural projects, curator, visual educator, culture animator. A graduate of doctoral studies at the Institute of Polish Culture at the University of Warsaw. Member of the IFF Program Council. She created photo exhibitions and educational activities at the History Meeting House in Warsaw, the Gdynia City Museum, the City Museum in Tychy, the Archeology of Photography Foundation, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, the Society for Creative Initiatives "ę", the Foundation for Visual Arts. Creator and coordinator of the Visual Education Project at The School of Perception. Holder of a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in the field of Visual Arts (2015).

Michał Szlaga - visual artist, graduate of the Gdańsk Academy of Fine Arts. He specializes in photography and video. He made his debut with a series of staged self-portraits titled What made me?. He systematically documents Polish reality: Reality (2007), Prostytutki (2010). In the years 2000 - 2013 he photographed the Gdańsk shipyards. This celebrated project Stocznia [Shipyard] consists of photographs documenting the last years of the shipyards before their demolition, now in the collections of the National Museum in Gdańsk, Center Pompidou in Paris, Ujazdowski Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw. Winner of numerous scholarships, among them the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, distinguished with the Golden Cross of Merit for his achievements in the field of creative work and the documentation of recent history of Poland. Awarded numerous times in press photo competitions, including BZ WBK Press Photo, Canon Press Photography Contest, International Photography Awards and the Lucie Awards, winner of the Kulturysta Roku poll (2014) of Polish Radio Three station.


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