Michalina Sablik and Aleksandra Liput work together as an independent curatorial duo called DZIDY since 2018. Based in Warsaw, they organise underground, pop-up exhibitions featuring emerging Polish and international artists, which aim to express an independent and fresh perspective on contemporary themes, such as politics, gender issues, neotribalism, post-internet. The duo experiments with different exhibition formats, showcasing novel practices and discourses in contemporary art, as well as working site-specifically in unexpected locations like abandoned commercial premises and post-industrial spaces. They collaborate closely with artists during studio visits, often commissioning artworks specifically for their exhibitions.
Michalina Sablik - curator, art writer, researcher. She graduated with a degree in history of art from Warsaw University and Jagiellonian University in Krakow. She studied postcolonial and gender studies at Utrecht University (the Netherlands). She collaborates with Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw and many art magazines e.g. Contemporary Lynx Magazine and SZUM Magazine.
Aleksandra Liput - visual artist, curator, academic, art historian. Creates paintings, soft sculptures and installations. She works at Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts as an associate in the Experimental Textiles Studio. Her works were exhibited in Foksal Gallery Foundation, Galeria Miejska Arsenał in Poznań, Galeria Labirynt in Lublin, among others.