Paweł Leszkowicz

Paweł Leszkowicz is author of the book Love and democracy: Reflections on the issue homosexuality in Poland and curator of an exhibition by the same title. He has done research at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and was a Fulbright lecturer at the New School for Social Research Center for Democratic Studies, NY. His Ph.D. dissertation The iconography of subjectivity: Helen Chadwick was published by Cracow academic publisher Aureus. The exhibitions Love and democracy and Realm of the senses under the patronage of Poznan's Fine Arts Academy, as well as the GK Collection (the collection of Grażyna Kulczyk - from Jacek Malczewski and Bruno Schulz to Andy Warhol and Katarzyna Kozyra) took place in the Old Brewery Business and Art Centre in Poznan. The second edition of Love and democracy and Vogue, were held at the Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdańsk. Leszkowicz is also the author of many academic and non-academic publications on gay and lesbian art, as well as articles in the PWN Great Universal Encyclopedia, Die Tageszeitung, Kunst und Kirche, Roczniki Historii Sztuki, Zagadnienia Naukoznawstwa, Obieg and Czas Kultury. Recently, he has been preparing an exhibition titled Ars Homo Erotica at the National Museum in Warsaw. His book Art Pride: Polish Gay Art is forthcoming.

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