Patrycja Żyżniewska is a visual creative that works at the border of design and art, combining both conceptual and commercial approaches. In her practice she explores theory of art and design through writing and translating it to a visual language. Speculative design is a field where her design and art competencies meet.
Patrycja Żyżniewska graduated from Graphic Design at the Academy of Art in Szczecin (Poland), post-graduate studies in History and Critique of Design at the School of Form, SWPS in Warsaw (Poland) and a masters degree in Experimental Film and Animation at the Academy od Art in Szczecin.
From 2019 she is a lecturer at the Multimedia Publishing and Publications Studio at the Faculty of Design at the Academy of Art in Szczecin, where the main focus is on self publishing and visual communication as a tool for a social commentary.
While approaching design from the practical and theoretical side, she also curates design exhibitions, writes essays and articles about speculative design, initiated and edited translation of Speculative Everything by Anthony Dune and Fiona Raby to polish language (publication date spring 2023), and initiated and organized cyclical events What's Next since december 2019.
She co-runs the Pełnia Visual Communication Studio in which she collaborates with cultural institutions.
She works collectively, designs,
organizes, and extrapolates.
What's Next exhibition of the First Students Diplomas from Design Department of Academy of Art in Szczecin 2019 and conference with the same tittle initiated a cycle of events under the same name. She co-curated the exhibition and the conference with Patrycja Makarewicz.
The monograph includes first diplomas from our department but also articles from lecturers form Design Department of Academy of Art in Szczecin, among others Two voices on speculative design that she wrote in a collaboration with Agnieszka Polkowska.
monograph editors: Agata Kiedrowicz, Magda Małachowska
book design: Anna Witkowska
photo: Emilia Łapko
Article Sexy like Apple, accessible like wikipedia for the monograph Design as a platform for modeling social relations.
monograph editors: Waldemar Wojciechowski, Anna Sienkiewicz
book design: Anna Witkowska
photo: Aleksandra Hojczyk
more about the monograph
Exhibition Zinzinatti of art books and zines in the TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art in Szczecin.
curators: Danuta Dąbrowska, Patrycja Żyżniewska
production: Anna Sienkiewicz
photo: Anna Orlikowska
Translation of the iconic Speculative Everything by Anthony Dune & Fiona Raby coming spring 2023 in the publishing house of Academy of Art in Szczecin
editor and initiator: Patrycja Żyżniewska
translation: Andrzej Wojtasik
language editing: Paulina Bieniek
book design: Pełnia Studio