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contact@katarzynaholda.com

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based in

Lublin, Poland

About Me

Born in 1976.

My main interests are spirituality and roots of culture – myths, magic, symbols. I am fascinated by religious art from prehistory till middle ages. I deal mainly with painting and dollmaking. My works are in public and private collections.

I continue tradition of the oldest dolls, known from the prehistory – magic, rithual, which always have symbolic meanning. At the same time handcraft is very important to me, it connects as to the very beginnings of humankind. 

I am also an author of number of articles about art, published in newspapers and magazines.

Education

2005-6

Bornholm Folk High School, Aakirkeby, Denmark

2000

Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, MA in sculpture and art education

1995

Fine Arts Secondary School, Lublin

Exhibitions

Individual

2017

Kore/Persephone (Kora/ Persefona), Gardzienice Gallery, Lublin

2014

Dolls (Lalki), Gardzienice Gallery, Lublin

2013

Dolls (Lalki), Wozownia Gallery, Toruń

2011

Madonnas (Madonny), Otwarta Pracownia Gallery, Cracow

Madonnas (Madonny), BWA Labirynt Gallery, Lublin

2009

Madonnas (Madonny), Galeria Interdyscyplinarna, Słupsk

Group

2019

Doll Prague Exhibition, Prague, Lucerna Palace, Czech Republic

Ask Mokosh (Zapytaj Mokoszy). Sztuka Wyboru Gallery, Gdańsk

2018/2019

Motherhood from the beginning and endless. Antropological story. (Macierzyństwo od początku i bez końca. Opowieść antropologiczna). Ethnographic Museum, Toruń

2018

Art Doll Prague, Slovansky Dum, Prague, Czech Republic

2017

Art Doll Prague Biennale –  contest exhibition (3rd prize for art doll, category “soft dolls”), Prague, Czech Republic

2015

[A]symmetries. Contemporary art in the context of the museum ([A]symetrie. Sztuka współczesna w kontekście muzeum), Lublin Museum

POLA Polish Art Doll:

  • BWA Gallery, Kielce
  • BWA Gallery, Skierniewice
  • Służew Culture House, Warsaw

2012

Motherhood (Macierzyństwo), Workshops of Culture, Lublin

Ars loci – image of the collection (Ars loci – obraz kolekcji), Lublin Society fot the Encouragement of Fine Arts – Zachęta Gallery, Lublin

Ars loci – current image (Ars loci – obraz współczesny), Workshops of Culture, Lublin

2004

Young Art Biennale Rybie Oko 3, Baltic Contemporary Art Gallery, Słupsk/ Ustka

Women Feast (Święto Kobiet), “Mute” club, Cracow

Works in public collections

  • The Lublin Museum
  • Lublin Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts

Prizes

2017

Art Doll Prague Biennale – 3rd prize in category “dolls from soft materials”, Czech Republic

Residencies

2016

Ćmielów Design Studio, Polska Fabryka Porcelany [Polish Porcelain Faktory], Ćmielów

Teaching

from 2012

Latające Warsztaty Rekodzieła (Flying Craft Workshops) – educational studio, set up and run by Katarzyna. We are the department of the Center for Culture in Lublin (Poland). We make workshops of dollmaking, design, magic, sewing etc. etc.

2015

guest instructor, Gerðuberg Cultural Center, Reykjavik, Island

2011-12

trainings for art educators, Wojewódzki Ośrodek Kultury (Voivodeship Culture Center), Lublin

2009-2010

Lublin University of Technology

2008- 2010

University of the Third Age, Lublin

before 2012

freelanced teacher in cultural and educational institutions

Texts

teksty autorstwa Katarzyny Hołdy

K. Hołda’s publications

Teksty publikowane w Obiegu dostępne TUTAJ.