Joanna Mytkowska is a curator, art historian and critic. Since 2007 she has been the Director of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. She previously worked as a curator in Centre Pompidou in Paris. Co-founder of the Foksal Gallery Foundation (1997). In 2005, she was the curator of the Polish Pavilion during the 51st Venice Biennale where she presented Artur Żmijewski’s exhibition Repetition.
Joanna Mytkowska curated and co-curated exhibitions in Poland and abroad, including: Never Again. Art Against War and Fascism in the 20th and 21st Centuries (Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, 2019), Edi Hila. Painter of Transformation (Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, 2018), The Beguiling Siren is Thy Crest (Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, 2017), Alina Szapocznikow, Sculpture Undone 1955–1972 (Centre d’Art Contemporain Wiels, Brussels; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2012–2013), Les promesses du passé (Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2010), Awkward Objects (Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, 2009), Les Inquiets. Cinq artistes sous la pression de la guerre (Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2008), Le Nuage Magellan (Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2007) and Oskar Hansen. A Dream of Warsaw (Foksal Gallery Foundation, 2005). She was the editor of books Henryk Stażewski. Ekonomia myślenia i postrzegania (2006) and Edward Krasiński (1997).
photo: Tadeusz Rolke