Aleksandra Kędziorek

Aleksandra Kędziorek (Poland) is an art/architecture historian and curator exploring the intersection of architecture and visual arts. She has worked at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, the Bęc Zmiana Foundation and the Museum of Architecture in Wrocław. She curated Polish Pavilion at London Design Biennale (2021), co-curated a travelling exhibition „Oskar Hansen: Open Form” presented at MACBA in Barcelona, Serralves Museum in Porto, Yale School of Architecture, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and National Gallery of Art in Vilnius (2014-17), and served as a curator of the Oskar and Zofia Hansen House in Szumin (2013-17). During her one-month residency at Rupert, she will investigate the afterlives of two independent 1950s/60s design and art movements whose histories inadvertently converged in one Vilnius building in Gedimino Ave 27. Taking two historical references as a starting point, the project aims at investigating contemporary politicization of avant-garde legacies, employing strategies of remembrance and oblivion, and methods of preserving and activating their original subversive potential.