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About Aleksandra Toborowicz : Dr Aleksandra Toborowicz is a Polish graphic designer, muralist, painter and lecturer. PhD. Assistant Professor at the Lettering and Typography Studio and Graphic Design Studio at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. In 2008 graduated from Department of Graphic Design at the Faculty of Graphic Arts. She specialises in editorial design and typography, but also makes designs of posters, ID and websites - she is the author of the website of Virtual Museum of Erotic Art awarded internationally by: European Design Awards Silver Medal, Trnava Poster Triennale, Machina Design Awards, Transvizualia (muzeumerotyzmu.pl) in 2009. Others awards and scholarships: award of the Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Art of Packaging; scholarchip of Ministry of Culture and Heritage "Mloda Polska" in 2010 and 2002. Member the Association of Applied Graphic Designers and member of a board of the Foundation Znaczy Się (2012–2013).
STATEMENT OF ART:
“A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.” Paul Cezanne

ORGANIZATION:
Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Multimedia designer Media, graphic, printing, culture, design

EDUCATION:
2013, Graphic Designer, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, PhD candidate, CRACOW/POLAND
2008, Graphic Designer, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, MA, CRACOW/POLAND
2006, Graphic Designer, Lahti University of Applied Sciences, scholarship MA, LAHTI/FINLAND
2003, Graphic Designer, Jacek Malczewski Secondary Art School in Częstochowa, CZESTOCHOWA/ POLAND

EXPERIENCE:
2016– Assistant Professor at the Lettering and Typography Studio, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, CRACOW/POLAND
2009–, assistant lecturer at the Lettering and Typography Studio, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, CRACOW/POLAND
2008–, curator, art director, Museum of Erotic Art, CRACOW/POLAND
2012-2013, member of a board, New Art Foundation Znaczy Się, CRACOW/POLAND
2009, graphic designer, Neumannbrown, CRACOW/POLAND
2008, graphic designer, Tomatoe Printshop, CRACOW/POLAND

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
January 2017 – “Sentimental Exhibition”, Bal, CRACOW, POLAND

September 2016 – January 2017, Ren Art Gallery, Istanbul, TURKEY
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April – June 2016, “Manifestation of Dot” – lettering, multidimensional and interactive installation “Typo Noise”, 7 th Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial, SHARJAH / UAE
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November 2015, Red Gallery, Centrum Sztuki Mościce, TARNOW, POLAND
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February 2015, Exhibit Online, Communication Arts, USA
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May 2014, Centrum Gallery, Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury in Cracow, CRACOW / POLAND
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July 2013, Galeria Elektor, Mazowieckie Centrum Kultury i Sztuki, Warsaw, Poland
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January 2013 – Gallery Palace Vauxhall, Krzeszowice, Poland
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2011, typograhic installation „Typo Noise”, Onamato Gallery, CRACOW / POLAND

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
January – April 2017, “Motion”, Gruning Gallery, Kraków, POLAND
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September – October 2016, Beijing Design Week 2016, Beijing, CHINA
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2015, “The Physical Exhibition of Design at the Museum of Outstanding Design”, COMO / ITALY
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February 2017, auction exhibition of painting, Bohema Nowa Sztuka Auction Housse and Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
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January – April 2017, painting exhibition, “Motion”, Gruning Gallery, Kraków, Poland,
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September – October 2016, Beijing Design Week 2016, Beijing, China
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2015, “The Physical Exhibition of Design at the Museum of Outstanding Design”, Como / Italy
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9–28 June 2016, A’ Design Awards and Competitions: A’ Winners’ Exhibition in „mood” Ex Chiesa di San Francesco, Como, Italy
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2 July – 4 August 2016, A’ Design Awards and Competitions: A’ Winners’ Exhibition in Cube Design Museum, Museumplein, Kerkrade, Holland
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7 April – 12 May 2016, A’Winners Exhibition in Espacio Ricardo Lorenzo, 40 x 40 Exhibition Santander, Gallery the College of Architects of Cantabria, Calle de Aguayos num. 5, Spain
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July 2016, street art exhibition „Streetartzona Exit”, C.K. Norwid artzona Cultural Centre in Cracow, Poland
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2015, “Opened. Sketches of the Artists from the Circle of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow”, CRACOW / POLAND
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2014, “TYPOPLA(G)KAT”, Galerie Satelit, BRATISLAVA / SLOVAKIA
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2013, exhibition STGU, Targi Wiedzy Graficznej, WARSAW / POLAND
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2013, “Academy of Fine Arts in Bronowice”, Gallery Bronowice, CRACOW / POLAND
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2013, “Pracownia Malarstwa II”, Gallery Palace Vauxhall, KRZESZOWICE / POLAND
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2012, „Projekt Roku – Polski Konkurs Graficzny STGU 2012”, Starter Gallery, WARSAW / POLAND
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2012, „322 Love”, DOLNY KUBIN / SLOVAKIA
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2012, exhibition STGU „Overdesigned?”, Fundacja Sztuki Nowej Znaczy Się Gallery, CRACOW / POLAND
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2011, exhibition STGU „Overdesigned?”, Łódź Design, LODZ/POLAND
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2011, exhibition STGU, Rondo Sztuki, KATOWICE/POLAND
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2011, „XXX w DNA”, Zbiornik Kultury, CRACOW/POLAND
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2011, Typographic Poster exhibition, Zamek Sztuki i Przedsiębiorczości w Cieszynie, CIESZYN/POLAND
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2011, graphics and paintings, Onamato Gallery, CRACOW/POLAND
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2011, „322 Out of Space”, DOLNY KUBIN/SLOVAKIA
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2009, Awarded Design Works, Triennale in Trnava, Jan Konniarek Gallery, TRNAVA/SLOVAKIA
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2009, exhibition STGU, Rondo Sztuki, KATOWICE/POLAND
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2007, finalists’ design student exhibition, Międzynarodowe Biennale Studenckiej Grafiki Projektowej AGRAFA 2007, Rondo Sztuki, KATOWICE/POLAND
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2006, drawing student exhibition, PWST, CRACOW/POLAND
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2006, „Usti design/Sąsiedzi” USTI NAD LABEM/CZECH REPUBLIC
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2006, Poster Studio Student Exhibition, Pałac Sztuki, CRACOW/POLAND
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2006, „Granice rysunku” (drawing exhibition), W. Siemaszkowa Theatre, RZESZOW/POLAND
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2006, workshops’ painting exhibition, JAROSLAW/POLAND
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2006, III International Drawing Competition Exhibition, WROCLAW/POLAND
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2005, Centrum Rzeźby Polskiej, ORONSKO/POLAND

EVENTS:
2016, Scholarship founded by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
2015, The National Education Committee Medal, Poland
2010, "Młoda Polska" Scholarship ("Young Poland") founded by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
2002, Scholarship founded by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
2002, Scholarship founded by the Mayor of Częstochowa

AWARDS:
The “Ars Quaerendi” Award, Cracow, Poland, 2015 (“Master” category)
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Winner – 50 Books in 50 Books | 50 Covers, Design Observer and AIGA, NY, USA, 2015, 2016
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Bronze Award – A’ Design & Communication Awards, Italy, 2015
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Merit Award – Hiii Typography 2014, China, 2015
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Distinction – The Most Beautiful Books of the Year 2014, PTWK, Warsaw, Poland 2015, 2016
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2 distinctions – European Design Award, Helsinki 2012 and Turkey, 2015
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Silver Medal – European Design Awards, Switzerland, 2009
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Special Prize - Slovak Award at Triennale in Trnava, Slovakia, 2009
2015, Exhibit Online by Communication Arts, USA (album Grafika ASP Krakow)
2014, Editorial Design Served distinction, USA (album Grafika ASP Krakow)
2014, Behance distinction, USA (album Grafika ASP Krakow)
2014, The Rector's Award (The Rector of the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow) Krakow/Poland
2012, finalist, „Projekt Roku – Polski Konkurs Graficzny STGU 2012”, Polish Design Competition, WARSAW/POLAND
2011, distinction/finalist, European Design Awards, European Design Competition, HELSINKI/FINLAND
2009, Silver Medal, European Design Awards, European Design Competition, ZURICH/SWITZERLAND
2009, Special Prize – Slovak Award, Triennale in Trnava, International Design Competition, TRNAVA/SLOVAKIA
2009, distinction, Machina Design Awards, Polish Design Competition, WARSAW/POLAND
2009, finalist, Transvizualia, Polish Design Competition, GDYNIA/POLAND
2009, distinction, 2+3D Magazine Review of Best Graduation Works, International Design Competition, CRACOW/POLAND
2006, finalist, Art of Packaging, Polish Design Competition / POZNAN/POLAND

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2014, "Koncert na scianie NCK", Wiadomosci ASP, January, CRACOW/POLAND
2013, "W meandrach wyobrazni", EksMagazyn, September–October, CRACOW/POLAND
2013, "Zapis spontanicznosci. Malarstwo Aleksandry Toborowicz" Wiadomosci ASP, October, CRACOW/POLAND
2013, "Taki weekend to sztuka!", Lodolamacz, October–November, CRACOW/POLAND
2013, "Mamy czas. Krakowscy graficy mlodego pokolenia", quarterly 2+3D – grafika plus produkt nr 48, March, CRACOW/POLAND
2012, "Murale", Soul Magazine nr 22, December, CRACOW/POLAND
2012, "Dziennik Polski” nr 289, Kronika Krakowska, December, CRACOW/POLAND2012, „Gazeta Wyborcza”, December, CRACOW/POLAND
2012, „Gazeta Wyborcza”, August, CRACOW/POLAND
2011, „Gazeta Wyborcza”, August, CRACOW/POLAND
2009, "Najlepsze dyplomy Projektowe", quarterly 2+3D – grafika plus produkt, CRACOW/POLAND
2009, "Wstepnie, wstydliwie, wystepnie", Sztuka.pl, June, CRACOW/POLAND
2009, „Machina Design”, WARSAW/POLAND

BOOKS:
2015, Sketches of the Artists from the Circle of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow", 32 pages, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts Press in Cracow, ISBN: 978-83-64448-41-6
2014, "Grafika ASP Krakow" ("Graphic Arts Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków"), 432 pages, edit. Krzysztof Tomalski, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts Press in Cracow, ISBN: 978-83-64448-19-5
2014, "Krakowski Szlak Street Artu" ("Cracow Routes of Street Art"), 50 pages, Galeria Krakowska
2013, "Akademia w Bronowicach" ("Academy of Fine Arts in Bronowice"), Gallery Bronowice, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts Press in Cracow, 60 pages, CRACOW/POLAND, ISBN: 978-83-64448-02-7
2013, „Pracownia Malarstwa II”, ASP Kraków, 32 pages, edit. Stanisław Tabisz, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts Press in Cracow, CRACOW/POLAND, ISBN 978-83-62321-27-8
2012, „European Design Awards 2012”, ATHENS/GREECE
2012, „83 lata Pracowni Liternictwa i Typografii w ASP w Krakowie” ( The 83rd Anniversary of the Lettering and Typography Studio of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow"), 160 pages, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts Press in Cracow, CRACOW/POLAND, ISBN 978-83-62321-26-1
2011, „TOUCH the design of beauty!” vol. 02, Wondering Publishing Co. Ltd. edit. Chris Li, 200 pages, SHANGHAI/CHINA, ISBN 193714400-3
2011, "Liberatura - unia formy i treści", "Tekst, Tworzywo, Twórca", 264 pages, Koło Naukowe Edytorów, edit.: Justyna Niedbała, Jowita Podwysocka-Modrzejewska, LODZ/POLAND ISBN: 978-83-928185-2-6
2011, "Overdesigned?", STGU, 106 pages, WARSAW/POLAND
2010, „PGR – projektowanie graficzne w Polsce", 300 pages, Karakter Publishing House, edit. Jacek Mrowczyk, Michał Warda, CRACOW/POLAND, ISBN 978-83-927366-8-4
2009, „European Design Awards” 2009, 342 pages, ATHENS/GREECE, ISBN 97896098284-1-3
2009, „Trnava Poster Triennial 2009”, 120 pages, TRNAVA/SLOVAKIA, ISBN 978-80-85132-58-8,
2008, „Najlepsze Dyplomy Projektowe 2007/2008" (Best Graduation Projects 2007/2008), CRACOW/POLAND
2006, „Art of Packaging Dossier”, 80 pages, POZNAN/POLAND
2006, „Sousede”, USTI NAD LABEM/CZECH REPUBLIC, ISBN 80-7044-791-5
2003, "Najdoskonalsza droga", 48 pages, St. Paul's Publishing, ISBN: 83-7168-775-3
2002, „III Biennale Sztuki Komputerowej”, 12 pages, LODZ/POLAND

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English - Advanced

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash

SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
2011, "Tekst, Tworzywo, Twórca" ("Text, Material, Author"), Koło Naukowe Edytorów, Lodz University, LODZ/POLAND

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2009– , member of the Association of Applied Graphic Designers (STGU) / POLAND

2012-2013, member of a board at Fundacja Sztuki Nowej Znaczy Sie, CRACOW/POLAND

COLLECTIONS:
2014, Museum of Design, COMO/ITALY

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
2014, A Mural Competition "101 Murali dla Krakowa" (101 Murals for Cracow), CRACOW/POLAND

2013, Design Competition „Wirtualne Muzea Małopolski”, Małopolski Instytut Kultury, CRACOW/POLAND

2012, Coca-Cola, Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, CRACOW/POLAND

2012, www layout competition, Biuro Karier Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, CRACOW/POLAND

HOBBIES:
cats, traveling, painting

CLIENTELE:
HAART CORPORATION, LG, Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Znak Publishing House, "Slask" Dance and Song Ensemble

WEB SITE:
atoborowicz.tumblr.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
atoborowicz.pl

REGISTRATION DATE:
2014-09-16 03:51:56

COUNTRY:
Poland

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Academic

Awards received by Aleksandra Toborowicz


Grafika Asp Krakow Artistic Catalogue

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Graphics and Visual Communication Design Category in 2014
Aleksandra Toborowicz for Faculty of Graphic Arts At The Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow

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