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Photo credit: Zuzanna Zgierska

Zuzanna Zgierska

Zuzanna Zgierska (she/her) is an artist and researcher working at the intersection of ArtScience, Transmedia Storytelling, and Digital Culture. She teaches Theory in Practice at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (Preparatory Year), and Interscalar Research Methods at the Design Academy Eindhoven (MA Critical Inquiry Lab).


Her artistic practice is driven by the need for critical narratives in the age of “ex-” (extraction, exclusion, and extinction). She untangles the planetary tongues through fieldwork, geo-hacking, and interdisciplinary exchanges. From Earth Simulation Lab to the North Pole, Zuzanna creates landscape imaginaries by connecting scientific research with indigenous wisdom, challenging the existing knowledge paradigms. Since 2020, she has collaborated with paleomagnetic physicists in Europe and nomadic communities in Inugguit Nunaat on a series “Out of Focus” (co-directed with Louis Braddock Clarke). In this work, remagnetising iron meteorites became a strategy to restitute geological trophies and decolonise landscape discourses.

Zuzanna is currently a member of Politics of Knowledge Research Group 2022–24 (Lectorate Art Theory & Practice, KABK, The Hague) and a Digital Culture Fellow 2023–24 (Netherlands Film Festival). Her cinema-expanded and installation works have been shown at international festivals and galleries, including Sonic Acts Biennial (Amsterdam), Netherlands Film Festival (Utrecht), Digital Art Festival (Taipei), Noorderlicht International Photo Festival (Groningen), W139 (Amsterdam), MU Hybrid Art House (Eindhoven), and Stroom (The Hague). Zuzanna received a Talent Award 2024 (Creative Industries Fund NL), a Golden Calf in Digital Culture 2022 (Netherlands Film Festival), and a Landscape Research Award 2021 (Landscape Research Group UK). She has a studio at Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives in The Hague.

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