Martyna Van Nieuwland

Graduate of Interdepartmental Individual Studies in the Humanities at Silesian University (degree in philosophy and culture studies). PhD student at Helsinki University (Department of Comparative Literature). Conducted study visits to Zurich University, MoMa, International Center of Photography, New York and Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Between 2007 and 2009 she worked as a native speaker in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, seconded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. She has experience in organising numerous artistic events, such as Rawa Blues Festival, Festival Tauron Nowa Muzyka, Ars Cameralis or Helsinki Design Week. At Katowice the City of Gardens she’s in charge of both programme and organisation of Katowice JazzArt Festival and The Gardens of Sounds – World Music Festival among others.