Małgorzata Niespodziewana-Rados, Ph.D. Faculty of Art, Pedagogical University of Cracow
A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków with a degree in Graphic Arts (1998), since 2013 she has been an adiunkt (assistant professor) at the Faculty of Art, Pedagogical University of Cracow, and in 2017 her doctorate was upgraded to doktor habilitowany. An important element in her work is the journal that she has kept for years, and so are her artistic travels relating to paper (especially to the Far East), in her works she refers to biographies, texts and works of avant-garde artists: Katarzyna Kobro, Erna Rosenstein, Maria Jarema. She has developed her own original artistic concept of a universal body, co-founded Grupa 13 (female graphic artists), stayed in Japan as an Artist in Residence in the Mino Paper Art Village Project in 2002 and 2006, and held a series of lectures and workshops entitled ‘Japonia Forever’. Her works have been exhibited in Poland, Japan, the USA, Italy, France, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Russia, and other countries. Niespodziewana’s works are included in the following collections: Mino Washi Paper Museum, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Uppsala Art Museum, National Museum in Krakow, Kaliningrad Art Gallery, Cremona Civic Museum, Polish Museum of America in Chicago, Luciano Benetton Collection, Polish Academy of Learning (PAU) in Kraków, and numerous private collections in Poland and abroad.