A FEW WORDS ABOUT MSWORKZ
SHORT BIO
MY NAME IS MARTA SZMYD

I’m graphic designer and artist based in Wroclaw / Poland. I was born in 1989. In 2014 I graduated with Master’s Degree in Graphic Design and Multimedia Graphics from Wroclaw’s Academy of Fine Arts. I ended as well postgraduate studies in Post-production of Film and Television. I’m focused on gesture and expression, trying to explore the uniqueness legacy of Polish Poster School. Living in paradoxical polish reality pushes me to create distinctive, high-colored and contrastive art, which brings me a lot of fresh touch to my anyways jocund existence. I’m still looking for a way to express myself. I create posters, paintings and video-art.

EDUCATION

2008-2012 / bachelor degree
Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University
Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts
Painting Department
Major: Applies Graphics
B.A. defence: A / 5 (very good)
2009-2011 / chancellor’s scholarship

 

2012-2014 / graduate studies
Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw
Faculty of Graphic Arts and Media Art
Graphic Design Department
Major: Graphic Design
M.A. defence: A / 6 (excellent)
2013-2014 / chancellor’s scholarship

 

2013-2014 / postgraduate studies
Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw
Post-production of photography, film and television

 

2012-2016 / course
New Horizons Cinema in Wroclaw
Film Academy – History of World Cinema

POSTER BIENNIALS

2016

1st Ecuador Poster Bienal, Centro Cultural, Quito, Ecuador

12th Golden Bee Global Biennale of Graphic Design, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia

14th International Poster Biennial in Mexico, Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City, Mexico

1st PlakatFest Poster Festival, Sztygarka, Chorzów, Poland

2015

2nd CO2 Global Poster Biennial, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, USA

2nd Italian Poster Biennial, Oratorio dei Disciplinanti, Finale Ligure, Italy

2nd ISPB International Student Poster Biennale, Labirynth Gallery, Lublin, Poland

>> SPECIAL PRIZE founded by Krzysztof Dydo / Cracow Poster Gallery

FILM & VIDEO-ART FESTIVALS

2015
18th International Film Festival ZOOM-ZBLIŻENIA (VIDEO-ART section), BWA, Jelenia Gora, Poland

2013

9th International Short Film Festival Detmold (MUSIC section), Hangar 21, Detmold, Germany

2012

5th Videoholica International Video Art Festival, Varna Sea Garden, Varna, Bułgaria
>> SPECIAL SELECTION

OTHER

2016

Promotional video of 34th Season for Center for Contemporary Opera, New York, USA

2015

Poster design for „A Short Film About Killing” (dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1987) for Cineplex Development Co. 50th Anniversary, released in Taiwan. This work is a part of the collection of the Museum of Design (Museum für Gestaltung), Zürich, Switzerland

2014
Lower Silesian Film Centre (DCF) – competition for and advertising spot
>> honorable mention

2013

11 SURVIVAL Art Review, Xawery Dunikowski Boulevard, Wroclaw, Poland
[BUSH TELEGRAPH] International Art Project

2012

Don’t Panic Poland – competition for poster theme

<< honorable mention

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Post-Ecuador Poster Bienal Exhibition, Centre for the Meeting of Cultures, Lublin, Poland

Post-Ecuador Poster Bienal Exhibition, Galeria (-1) Polskiego Komitetu Olimpijskiego, Warsaw, Poland

Post-Exhibición Ecuador Poster Bienal, Antropological Museum of Contemporary Art (MAAC), Guayaquil, Ecuador

2016

G4 // Plakatfest // 4th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland, Casa cu Arcade, Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania

2013

VIDEOHOLICA SPECIAL SELECTION’2012:
– Dobrich City Gallery, Dobrich, Bulgaria
– Proccess-Space Contemporary Art Festival, Balchik, Bulgaria
– contemporary space, Varna, Bulgaria

2012

VIDEOHOLICA SPECIAL SELECTION’2012:
– Dobrich City Gallery, Dobrich, Bulgaria
– 5th International Video Art Festival NET and X-MAX gallery, Ufa & Chelyabinsk, Russia

2011
Master and Schoolboy, Galeria Oko dla Sztuki 2, Cracow, Poland
poster exhibition in hand with Prof. Mieczysław Górowski

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