Barbara Mydlak, born in Biłgoraj, Poland.

EDUCATION:

2017-
University of the Arts Poznan, Faculty of Painting and Drawing, PhD candidate, Poznan, Poland

2014-2017
The Strzemiński Academy of Art, Faculty of Visual Arts, Master of Arts, Lodz, Poland

2011-2014
The Strzemiński Academy of Art, Faculty of Visual Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Lodz, Poland

2008-2011
University of Warsaw, Faculty of History, specialization: archaeology, Warsaw, Poland

2003-2007
Bernardo Morando Fine Arts State Secondary School in Zamosc, specialization: woodcarving, Zamosc, Poland


EXPERIENCE, CONFERENCES, LECTURES, WORKSHOPS (SELECTED):

Young to Young 2020 International Collaborative Curriculum, "A healing Illusion - your own safe place" project - leading a series of lectures, workshops, tutorials;
participating in seminars; final exhibition, School of Design & Innovation, China Academy of Art (CAA), Hangzhou, China (15.06-20.07.2020)

Lecturer, Textile Design Studio, Faculty of Design, Art Academy of Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland (from October 2019 - October 2021)

International Conference The New Crafts International Emerging Artists Group Exhibition & Symposium "The warp and weft’s boundary and future",
Tsinghua University, Academy of Arts & Design, Beijing, China (04.01.2020) / speech, presentation

Kaohsiung Zuoying District Shengli Elementary School, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan R.O.C. (november 2019) / workshops

"Seminar on the Splendid Languages of Paper", Zhejiang Art Museum (ZAM), Hangzhou, China (09.08.2019) / speech, presentation

Tainan National University of The Arts (TNNUA), Department of Material Arts and Design, Tainan, Taiwan R.O.C. (september 2018) / workshops, lectures

International Conference "2018 Textile Design & Product Development Workshop", ZHI ZHI REN STUDIO, Kaohsiung, Taiwan R.O.C. (july 2018) / workshops, lecture

PIER-2 ART CENTER, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (july - september 2018) / workshops, artist talks

Taimei Educational Foundation, Pingdung County, Pingdung, Taiwan R.O.C. (august 2018) / workshops


ART RESIDENCY:

B#Side War vol. 6 / 2020, IoDeposito, Venezia Giulia, Gorizia, Oslavia, Italy (2020)
Pier-2 ART CENTER, Kaohsiung, Taiwan R.O.C. (2018)
Museum of Papermaking in Duszniki-Zdrój, Poland (2016)


INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS:

2021
Fiber Art Exhibition, Ewa Latkowska-Żychska and Barbara Mydlak, White Art Space Gallery, Shanghai, China (20.07-10.09.2021)

2020
Hope, Ewa Latkowska-Żychska, Barbara Mydlak, Han Chunyang, White Art Space Gallery, Shanghai, China (27.09-22.10.2020)
Gates, outdoor exhibition, organized by IoDeposito, Oslavia, Italy (opening and inauguration / 17.09.2020)

2019
Essential with a Polish touch, Ewa Latkowska-Żychska and Barbara Mydlak, White Art Space Gallery, Shanghai, China (09.11–10.12.2019)
OCD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Barbara Mydlak and 鄭安利、蔡寬銘, 182ArtSpace Gallery, Tainan City, Taiwan R.O.C. (08.06–14.07.2019)

2018
TAKE AWAY, Pier-2 ART CENTER, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan R.O.C. (20.09.2018-30.09.2018)
Mourning Diaries, Jak Gallery, Poznan, Poland (20.04.2018-11.05.2018)

2017
Common Area, Magdalena Soboń and Barbara Mydlak, P_art Gallery, Polish Institute in Vienna, Vienna, Austria (14.11.2017-07.02.2018)
Polyphony, prof. Ewa Latkowska - Żychska, Magdalena Soboń, Barbara Mydlak, Museum of Papermaking in Duszniki-Zdrój, Poland (28.07.2017-07.01.2018)

2016
Master and student, Tętno Art Gallery, Magdalena Soboń and Barbara Mydlak, Wroclaw, Poland (25.11-09.12.2016)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2021
International Biennial PAPER FIBER ART 2021/22, National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute Gallery, Caotun, Taiwan R.O.C (12.11.2021-10.04.2022)
2021 Shanghai International Paper Art Biennale, Fengxian Museum, Shanghai, China (25.09-25.11.2021)
Triennale Umenia Knihy / Artist's Book Triennial Martin, Turiec Gallery, Martin, Slovakia (21.10.2021-09.02.2022)
BFC Art Festival, Shanghai, China (26.03-12.04.2021)
11th "From Lausanne to Beijing" International Fiber Art Biennale Symbiosis and Coexistence, Beijing, China (online exhibition 16.01-16.02.2021)
“Il Limes e l’invasione”, EContemporary Gallery, collaboration with Trieste Film Festival, Trieste, Italy (15.01-03.02.2021)

2019
The New Crafts International Emerging Artists Group Exhibition, Art Gallery of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (22.12.2019–08.01.2020)
5th International Triennial Textile Art of Today, Muzeum Historyczne w Bielsku-Białej, Stara Fabryka, Bielsko-Biała, Poland (15.11-31.12.2019)
International Creative Arts 2019 Exhibition, Fukuoka Exchange Gallery, 56th Fukuoka Citizen’s Arts Festival, Fukuoka, Japan (26.10-29.10.2019)
16th International Triennial of Tapestry, Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland (05.10.2019-27.07.2020)
THE SPLENDID LANGUAGES OF PAPER: CONTEMPORARY ART ON CHINESE PAPERMAKING CULTURE, Beijing 81 Art Museum, Beijing, China (01.10–13.10.2019)
International Paper Art Biennale "Feasts on Paper", Fengxian Museum, Shanghai, China (10.09-10.11.2019)
2nd Biennial of Textile Art, Main Exhibition, National Museum in Poznan, Poznan, Poland (27.08-10.10.2019)
5th International Triennial Textile Art of Today, Pesti Vigadó Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (24.08-22.09.2019)
THE SPLENDID LANGUAGES OF PAPER: CONTEMPORARY ART ON CHINESE PAPERMAKING CULTURE, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China (09.08-19.09.2019)
Correlations, Art Week, Poznan, Poland (30.05-06.06.2019)
5th International Triennial Textile Art of Today, Gallery Moravian Museum, Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic (18.04-23.06.2019)
5th International Triennial Textile Art of Today, Tatra Gallery in Poprad, Slovak Republic (01.02-16.03.2019)

2018
10th International Fiberart Biennale "From Lausanne to Beijing", Tsinghua University Beijing Art Museum, Beijing, China (15.10-15.11.2018)
Horizon, Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan R.O.C. (06.10-01.12.2018)
5th International Triennial Textile Art of Today, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava, Slovak Republic (08.09-11.11.2018)
Paper Art from the Museum of Papermaking in Duszniki-Zdrój Collection, New Gallery of Paper Art, Museum of Papermaking in Duszniki-Zdrój, Poland (28.07-28.12.2018)
6th Textile Art Triennale of Szombathely, Savaria Museum, Szombathely, Hungary (29.06-10.2018)
"Picture by Picture", open space exhibition, Jastrowo, Poland (24.06-08.07.2018)
The 6th Riga International Textile and Fibre Art Triennial Tradition & Innovation, The Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia (06.06.2018-09.09.2018)
(NAD)RYSOWAĆ, International Exhibition of Student Drawing, The Wozownia Art Gallery, Torun, Poland (11.05-03.06.2018)
"Sztuka to kłamstwo, które pozwala uświadomić nam prawdę", Rektorat Gallery, University of Zielona Gora, Poland (11.05-29.05.2018)
Projekt Edukacja Artystyczna, nationwide competition of the best graduation projects of the Art Education Faculty, University of The Arts Poznan and ZAMEK Culture Centre, Poznan, Poland (14.02-23.02.2018)
Prime Time 2017, The best graduation projects of The Strzemiński Academy of Art, Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland (01.02.2018–04.03.2018)

2017
1st Textile Art Biennial, Main Exhibition, Jak Gallery, Poznan, Poland (27.10.2017–08.12.2018)
The International Paper Fiber Art Biennale 2017/2018, National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute, Caotun, Taiwan R.O.C. (06.10.2017–03.2018)
2nd International Textile Biennial 2017, Gemeenschapscentrum Den Breughel, Haacht, Belgium (04.03-12.03.2017)
Made by Hand, Gallery of Contemporary Art, The Strzemiński Academy of Art, Lodz, Poland (23.02-10.03.2017)
Art Confrontations, Test Gallery, Mazovian Culture Institute, Warsaw, Poland (25.01–23.02.2017)

2016
Textile Art of Today, Gallery Moravian Museum, Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic (24.11.2016–15.01.2017)
9th International Fiberart Biennale "From Lausanne to Beijing", Guan Shan Yue Art Museum, Shenzhen, China (10.09-26.09.2016)
Rómer Flóris Művészeti és Történeti Múzeum, GYŐR, Hungary (17.09–16.10.2016)
9. International Textile Biennial of Linen Textile "Z Krosna do Krosna", BWA Gallery, Krosno, Poland (20.08–16.09.2016)
Tangent Gallery / Hastings St. Ballroom Milwaukee St., Detroit, USA (05.08–06.08.2016)
18. výstava textilnej miniatúry Zoči voči, Galéria Umelka, Bratislava, Slovakia (18.05-12.06.2016)
Gallery of Photography ŁTF name of Eugeniusz Haneman, Lodz, Poland (14.05–03.06.2016)
Textile Art of Today, Historical Museum, Bielsko-Biala, Poland (11.05-08.2016)
Student’s Textile, Kobro Gallery, The Strzemiński Academy of Art, Lodz, Poland (09.05–24.05.2016)
International Biennial of Miniature Arts, Mansarda Gallery, Timisoara, Romania (25.04–20.05.2016)
Around DRAWINGS, Gallery of Contemporary Art Academy of Fine Arts, The Strzemiński Academy of Art, Lodz, Poland (20.03-16.04.2016)
SET DESIGN, Gallery of Contemporary Art Academy of Fine Arts, The Strzemiński Academy of Art, Lodz, Poland (01.03-18.03.2016)
Textile Art of Today, Tatra Gallery, Poprad, Slovak Republic (12.02-10.04.2016)
New Space, Lodz Philharmonic, Lodz, Poland (12.02-06.04.2016)
18th Miniatures International Exhibition, ULS, Akademija Likovnih Umjetnosti Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (11.01-16.01.2016)

2015
Textile Art of Today, Slovak National Museum, Bratislava, Slovak Republic (17.09–13.12.2015)
Japan Concept, Kobro Gallery, The Strzemiński Academy of Art, Lodz, Poland (10.2015)
"Wymiary Scenografii", Polish Centre of Scenography, Silesian Museum, Katowice, Poland (11.09–27.09.2015)
GHETTO XXI, Lodz, Poland (18.08–30.09.2015)
18th Miniatures International Exhibition, ULS, Novi Dvori, Croatia (12.06–28.06.2015)
In Blanco Gallery, Lodz, Poland (12.06-15.08.2015)

2014
Humanoid II, PTAPTY GALLERY, Poznan, Poland (09.05–27.05.2014)
Humanoid, Konduktorownia Gallery of Contemporary Art, Czestochowa, Poland (07.02–21.02.2014)
Narrations, Kobro Gallery, The Strzemiński Academy of Art, Lodz, Poland (10.04-17.04.2014)

2013
"Painted with hope", Andels Hotel in Lodz and Manufaktura Gallery, Lodz, Poland (11.03.2013–24.03.2013)
Se – ma - for Stop Motion Animation Museum, Lodz, Poland (09.10.2013–28.10.2013)
Participant of The International Painting and Sculpture Workshop in Rodowo Małe, Poland (2012)

STOP MOTION ANIMATION AND EXPERIMENTAL FILM:

WATCH, 2017
BEHIND, 2016
I NA NNA, 2014
POCHLEBA, 2013

SELECTED FILM FESTIVALS:

XXX FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DEL CINEMA D'ANIMAZIONE E DEL FUMETTO - RIMINI, Italy
ST. PETERSBURG INETRNATIONAL FESTIVAL of Debut and Student Films Beginning, Russia
The Anima - Sao - International Animation Festival in São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2016 OUT TO SEE Festival, Animation Nights New York "April Animation", New York, USA
7th INTERNATIONAL PARIS ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL CROQ’ ANIME, PARIS, France
5th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DEL CORTOMETRAJE FIC, BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
9° FESTIVAL DE CORTOMETRAJES “RELATOS CORTOS”, Buenos Aires, Argentina
XXI MUESTRA INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJE IXTENCO MEXICO, Mexico
Macedonian International Animation Festival Animax Skopje Fest, Macedonia
INTERNATIONAL OPUZEN FILM FESTIVAL IN CROATIA, Zagreb, Croatia
Anim!Arte International Student Animation Festival of Brazil, Brazil
STOPTRIK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Maribor, Slovenia
15th POLISH FILM FESTIVAL LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA
Inetrnational Film Festival EUROSHORTS, Gdansk, Poland
14th Aakruti International Film Festival, Mumbai, India
International Se-ma-for Film Festival, Lodz, Poland
XIX Animation Festival OFAFA in Cracow, Poland
6th SOLANIN FILM FESTIVAL, Nowa Sol, Poland
Festival of Polish Animations O!PLA, Poland
Viewster Online Film Festival, Zurich, Switzerland
Southeastern Film Festival, Nashville, USA
Student Art Film Festival, Florida, USA
Springfield International LGBT Festival, USA
Quarzazate International Film Festival, Marocco
A long week of SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL, Shanghai, China

SELECTED WORK PUBLICATIONS/CATALOGUES:

Pier-2 Artist in Residence: 2018, Pier2Art Center, Kaohsiung City 2019, ISBN: 978-986-5416-10-2
16th International Triennial of Tapestry, Central Museum of Textiles in Lodz, Lodz 2019, ISBN: 978-83-60146-73-6
Przekroje/wątki/raporty, 2nd Biennial of Artistic Textiles in Poznan, Poznan 2019, ISBN: 978-83-955422-1-3
This is paper, by Ewa Latkowska-Zychska, Lodz 2019, ISBN 978-83-66037-19-9
Textile Art of Today 2018, Bratislava 2018, ISBN: 987-80-973111-0-0
(NAD)RYSOWAĆ, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu, Torun 2018, ISBN: 978-83-231-4100-6
Identity, Tradition&Innovation, LNMM Riga 2018, Latvia, ISBN: 978-9934-538-19-3
10th International Fiber Art Biennale "From Lausanne to Beijing", China Architecture&Building Press, October 2018, Beijing, ISBN: 978-7-112-22746-4
ECO-sublime, Biennial International Paper Fibre Art 2017/18, Taiwan Ministry of Culture, National Craft Research and Development Institute, Caotun, December 2017, ISBN: 978-986-05-5042-9
Prime Time 2017, The Strzemiński Academy of Art, Lodz 2018, ISBN: 978-83-65403-82-7
Faculty of Textile and Fashion Design, The Strzemiński Academy of Art, Lodz 2018, ISBN: 978-83-65403-73-5
Polyphony, Latkowska | Soboń | Mydlak, The Museum of Papermaking in Duszniki – Zdrój 2017, ISBN 978-83-60990-31-5
Artist-in-Residence Programme A-i-R Wro, Wroclaw 2016, ISBN: 978-83-946924-4-5
Art Confrontations, The Mazovian Culture Institute, Warsaw 2016, ISBN 978-83-63427-98-6
Transversalidades 2016 – fotografia sem fronteiras, Guarda, Portugal, ISBN 978-989-8676-11-5
CINEWOMEN, http://issuu.com/cinewomen/docs/cin_wom_1516b__cine_art_doc/62
Perceiveart.com, http://perceiveart.com/18-medunarodna-izlozba-minijature-u-vrsilnici/#more-8457
TVP KULTURA, laureates of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Award, reportage, 2015
Archäologisches Korrespondenzblat International Magazine, Volume 42, No. 3, Verlag des Römisch - Germanischen Zentralmuseums, Mainz 2013, ISSN 0342-734X
Archeological Reports, IAIE PAN, Cracow 2014, Poland, PLISSN 0081-3834
"Location Guide" Catalogue, Warsaw 2013, Poland, ISBN: 978 – 83- 63427-37-5
After Images/visual essays, Cage on the head / cooperation with Grzegorz Małecki, Lodz Filmschool 2013, ISBN: 978 83 87870

SET DESIGN / COSTUME DESIGN / ANIMATION IN MOVIES:

Influence, dir. Łukasz Barczyk, dop. Karina Kleszczewska (decoration elements)
Music video Chingaling, chingaling, music by Daddy’s Cash & John Lee Hooker Jr. (costume design)
Mother Earth, dir. Piotr Złotorowicz, dop. Nicolas Villegas Hernandez (costumes II)
Scanonization, dir. Jan Grobliński (set design)
Outside Song, dir. Przemysław Brynkiewicz (costume design)
Door, dir. Kamil Krukowski, dop. Jan Grobliński (set design)
Splot, dir. Kamil Krukowski, dop. Paweł Jóźwicki (set design and costume design)
Hawk’s eye, dir. Tomasz Sajewski (set design)
The Bus, dir. Jan Grobliński (set design)
Marzanna, dir. Mikołaj Szczęsny, dop. Jan Grobliński (costume design)
The Visit, dir. Mikołaj Szczęsny, dop. Jan Grobliński (set design and costume design)
Tomorrow, dir. Mikołaj Szczęsny, dop. Jan Grobliński (set design and costume design)
Television Theatre Passion dir. Aleksandra Maciejczyk, dop. Jakub Stolecki (set design)
Workshops Od Faktu do Fikcji, Lodz Filmschool Production (set design and costume design)
After Tomorrow, dir. Mikołaj Szczęsny, dop. Jan Grobliński (set design and costume design)
ROBERT KUTA, dir. Mikołaj Szczęsny, dop. Michał Modlinger (animation)
Bedside, dir. Mikołaj Szczęsny, dop. Franklin Henriksen (dir. assistant, costume design)
Scherlock in Filmschool, dir. Jan Grobliński (set design)
Music video 'Help Yourself', Cute Mess, dir. Aleksandra Maciejczyk, dop. Krystian Stępień (set design)
Mira, dir. Mikołaj Szczęsny, dop. Michał Modlinger (set design)
Ciele, theatrical performance, dir. Katarzyna Lesisz (stage design)

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS:
Museum of Papermaking in Duszniki-Zdrój, Poland
Zhejiang Art Museum (ZAM), Hangzhou, China
Private collections in Poland, Italy, China, USA, Taiwan R.O.C., Romania