Professor Krzysztof Fijalkowski
Krzysztof is Professor of Visual Culture teaching across both BA Fine Art and Postgraduate Research.
Since completing a PhD on the Surrealist Object in 1991, my major area of research and publication has been the history and theory of Surrealism, leading to a range of publications in books, academic journals and exhibition catalogues (for institutions such as Tate, V&A, Vitra Design Museum and Barbican Galleries).
Recent areas of particular interest have included the relationships between Surrealism and design; Surrealism in Central and Eastern Europe; and Surrealism and photography.
Other public outcomes have included involvement in the curation of exhibitions, essays for artists, and more experimental critical writings for a range of independent journals and publications, as well as translation.
Professor Krzysztof Fijalkowski is a member of the Pattern and Chaos group of collaborative, interactive and networking designers, artists, theorists and innovators in education, all of whom are based at Norwich University of the Arts.
- 2021: ‘Beards: The Grain of the Face’, in Tangible Territory, no. 2, spring 2021. Online here.
- 2020: ‘Secret Noise: Marcel Duchamp and the (un)sound object’, Journal of Sonic Studies, no. 20, autumn 2020. Online here.
- 2020: ‘The Unsurpassable: Dada, Surrealism and the Situationist International’, in Alastair Hemmens and Gabriel Zacarias, eds., The Situationist International: A Critical Handbook. London:Pluto Press.
- 2019: ‘Lyrical Forms, Divergent Functions: Between Surrealism and Design’, in Mateo Kries, ed., Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924–Today. Weil am Rhein: Vitra Design Museum.
- 2019: Dawn Ades, Krzysztof Fijalkowski, Steven Harris, Michael Richardson and Georges Sebbag, eds. The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism. 3 volumes and digital platform. London: Bloomsbury.
- 2017: ‘Complications and Attacks on the Beauty of Unity’: Le Corbusier and Louis Soutter’, Art History, vol. 40, no. 5
- 2016: Krzysztof Fijalkowski and Michael Richardson, eds. (2016) Surrealism: Key Concepts. Abingdon and New York: Routledge.
- 2016: ‘Dada and Surrealism in Eastern Europe’, in David Hopkins, ed. (2016) The Companion to Dada and Surrealism. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
- 2015: (joint translator and editorial advisor) Dawn Ades and Michael Richardson with Krzysztof Fijalkowski, The Surrealism Reader: An Anthology of Ideas. London, Tate publishing
- 2015: ‘Cubomania: Gherasim Luca and Non-Oedipal Collage’, Dada/Surrealism, 20 (2015), special issue From Dada to Infra-noir: Dada, Surrealism, and Romania ir.uiowa.edu/dadasur/vol20/iss1/12.
- 2014: ‘Gherasim Luca: Le désir désiré’, in Monique Yaari (ed), « Infra-noir », un et multiple: Un groupe surréaliste entre Bucarest et Paris, 1945-1947. Oxford: Peter Lang
- 2013: ‘Poétique / politique: Picasso, Surrealism and Politics after 1944’, in Jonathan Harris and Richaerd Koeck, eds., Picasso and the Politics of Visual Representation: War and Peace in the Era of Cold War and Since. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.
- 2013: With Michael Richardson and Ian Walker, Surrealism and Photography in Czechoslovakia: On the Needles of Days. Farnham: Ashgate.
- 2011: 8 catalogue texts, Christoph Grunenberg, ed. Magritte A-Z. Liverpool: Tate publishing.
- 2010: The Incompletist: Notes on the Collection, text/multiple, Kaavous-Bhoyroo editions, commissioned for the exhibition A Skvader, Castle Museum Norwich
- 2010: ‘Marcel Duchamp, Surrealist Exhibitions and the Restless Place’, in Jane Alison, ed., Surreal House. London and New Haven: Barbican Art Gallery/Yale University Press
- 2008: translator and introduction, Gherasim Luca, The Passive Vampire. Twisted Spoon Press, Prague
- 2008: ‘Néon’, Eye, no.68, summer 2008.
- 2007: ‘Black Materialism: Surrealism Faces the Commercial World’, in Ghislaine Wood, ed., Surreal Things: Surrealism and Design. London: V&A Museum.
- 2007: ‘The Encounter with the Real’, interview with John Stezaker and Lynda Morris, in Richard Flood et al., Collage: The Unmonumental Picture. New York: New Museum.
- 2005: ‘Emila Medkova, the Magic of Despair’, Tate Papers, no.4 (autumn 2005) http://www.tate.org.uk/research/publications/tate-papers/04/emila-medkova-the-magic-of-despair.
- Ongoing: Research Degrees Committee
- To 2011: Research Committee
- 2007-2010: Academic Board
- Currently supervising 3 PhD students; 5 PhD students supervised to completion; 19 PhD examinations.
See more work by Krzysztof on the NUA Research Repository.