Anna Dzierżyc-Horniak, Ph.D. The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin; Polish Institute of World Art Studies
Art historian, graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, currently working at the Institute of Art History of the Catholic University of Lublin. Her research interests include Polish art from the 1960s to 1980s, including, in particular, artists from the Foksal Gallery. She also analyzes contemporary artistic practices developed around the category of “archive” (the so-called “archival impulse”), and is also inspired by the research perspective captured as “Performative turn”. Author of a monograph on the painting of Maria Stangret. Prepares the publication in which she describes the genesis of the uprising and the first „heroic” period of activity of the Foksal Gallery. Member of AICA and the Polish Institute of World Art Studies.