Honorary Chair

Andrzej Syska


Since 2008 Vice-Rector (Vice-President) in charge of international cooperation and research programmes at University of Arts in Poznan, Poland.

Professor, head of the Studio of Space Forming and Transformations, Intermedia Department at Multimedia Communication Faculty.

Graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan in 1985 (diploma with distinction in painting and artistic education).

He received his doctorate degree (PhD) in 1993, Faculty of Painting, Graphics and Sculpture, AFA, Poznan.

Habilitation in 1999, Faculty of Multimedia Communication, AFA, Poznan.

The professorial title awarded by the Polish President in 2004.

Has held numerous solo exhibitions and featured in a broad range of group exhibitions and art projects in Poland and abroad.

Andrzej Syska’s main art fields are sculpture, painting and the “new” media. Has completed many multimedia projects, installations and films. Coordinator of various research projects, workshops and art exhibitions curator.

Led many international projects.
September 2013-6 Chair of the Steering Committee of PARADOX the Fine Art European Forum.
On November 2014 elected as a member of The European League of Institutes of the Arts Representative Board 2014-2016 by the ELIA General Assembly.

Art residences / fellowships and stipends:
The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Arts, Helsinki, Finland, Kultursekretariat Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Republic of Poland.

University of Arts. Poznan, Poland