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New professorship awarded

A professorship has been awarded by Norwich University of the Arts (NUA): Krzysztof Fijalkowski, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art and a research supervisor at the University, has been awarded a Chair in Visual Culture for his distinguished career as an educator and researcher.

Professor Hilary Carlisle, Dean of Design and Architecture at NUA, says: “Krzysztof joins the University’s Professoriate at an exciting time as we develop our Research Strategy and consider further the ways that we will support and work with staff, students and the wider academic community. In this regard Krzysztof brings extensive experience of academic and gallery collaboration as well as a distinguished track record as author and translator.”

Professor Fijalkowski received his doctorate from the University of East Anglia in 1990. He has been based at NUA for more than 20 years, working first in the gallery and then joining the academic cohort, teaching, supervising and examining across a range of subject areas on BA and MA courses at the University. He is an internationally recognised expert in the 20th century avant-garde in art, design and literature, and the study of international Dada and Surrealism in particular, and supervises and examines PhD students working in these areas. Key publications – including Surrealism Against the Current (with Michael Richardson, 2010) and the translation of Gherasim Luca’s The Passive Vampire (2008) – have helped to reveal and establish significant new territory for scholarship in the field.

Dr Fijalkowski has also worked on major curatorial projects including Picasso Peace and Freedom (Tate Liverpool, Albertina Vienna and Louisiana Copenhagen 2010-11), Surreal House (Barbican Gallery, 2010), Kathleen Fox: The Spaces of the Unconscious (Freud Museum, 2010) and Surreal Things (V&A, 2007). Current and future projects include a joint-edited book, Surrealism: Key Concepts (2016) and the Bloomsbury Encyclopaedia of Surrealism (2017), a major project focusing on ‘Surrealist Knowledge’ and a monograph considering Surrealism as an interdisciplinary phenomenon.

Krzysztof Fijalkowsi

Professor Krzysztof Fijalkowski

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