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Magdalena Kreis, Natalia Romaszkan and Ewa Służyńska

Wrocław
On the other side of the table
born: (Polski) Magdalena Kreis 1987 / Natalia Romaszkan 1989 / Ewa Służyńska 1990
discipline: photography / visual arts / urban art / illustration
residency city: San Sebastian

During their residency in San Sebastian (Donostia) in November 2014, Magdalena Kreis, Natalia Romaszkan and Ewa Służyńska jointly carried out the project “On the other side of the table”, exploring the phenomenon of Basque cuisine. They were also organizing workshops for elementary school students and prepared two murals. The result of their research is an artistic book which serves as a kind of map of flavours and places which are related to them. The artists collected many interesting recipes, customs and tidbits about the Basque culinary tradition coupled with illustrations. In 2015 as part of the Open Lab of Basque Culture BASK the artist presented not only their book but also the traditional Basque cooking utensils and cookbooks they found .

Magdalena Kreis – she graduated from cultural and social studies and art education at the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław. She is associated with BWA Wrocław – Gallery of Contemporary Art where she conducts her own artistic and educational programme for kids “3D czyli Dizajn Dla Dzieci”. She is a member of a network “Flying Animators of Culture and Sociologists” functioning as part of activities realized by the Association of Creative Initiatives “ę”. She also co-works with the WRO Art Center.

Natalia Romaszkan – she graduated from the Individual Interdepartmental Humanistic Studies and cultural studies at the University of Wroclaw. Her career is focused around education and socio-cultural animation. She is a curator, an interior designer and a co-author of the educational and artistic project for kids “3D czyli Dizajn Dla Dzieci” in the BWA Wrocław – Gallery of Contemporary Art.

Ewa Służyńska – a student of art mediation at the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław. She made her debut in 2013, preparing an individual exhibition of drawings “Everyday Struggle” in Studio BWA Wrocław  – Gallery of Contemporary Art. She has collaborated with the Open Lab of Basque Culture and Laboratory of the Street – CITY-PROJECT. She has participated in many exhibitions, i.e. at Wozownia gallery in Toruń, Entropia Gallery in Wrocław and V9 gallery in Warsaw. In 2015, her second individual exhibition – “Upadek swobodny” was held in POCO gallery in Wrocław.