Zuza Dolega


Zuza Dolega (Zuzanna Seweryna Dolega) was born in 1990 in Gdynia, where she lives and works in the field of visual arts. She works with pyrography, drawing, collage, concrete poetry, art installations, textiles, miniatures and analogue projections.

Since 2012, she has specialised (as one of the few in the country) in the technique of pyrography, which she always combines with paper art, artistic textiles, site-specific installations for place and people, using light and shadow play. She also creates monumental cut-out installations, collages, works in the spirit of asemic writing, blackout and redacted poetry. In her creative search, she is also preoccupied with issues from fields such as neuroaesthetics and synaesthesia in art.

Graduate of the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Assistant at the Studio Drawing Studio, the Conceptual Drawing Studio and the Narrative Drawing Studio. Lecturer and creator of the original collage workshop at the Faculty of Painting, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. She also taught at the postgraduate Art Therapy studies in Gdańsk. In 2022, she was awarded a Doctor of Fine Arts degree for her dissertation 'A sensitive reader of reality. In search of co-sensibility'.

2023 MATTERS OF THE EARTH, Festival ART&DESIGN NIE_MATERIA, Academic Design Centre, Łódź

Clouds Collection, Pionova Gallery, Gdansk (solo exhibition)

ARCHITEKskóra, w której żyję, nationwide exhibition, Academic Design Centre, Łódź
2022 lost in traslation (doctoral exhibition), Armoury of Art, Gdansk

Exuberance. Atlas of Infinite Possibilities, nationwide exhibition summarising the Hestia Artistic Journey Competition, PGS, Sopot

G8 Gimme Shelter, group exhibition of women's graphics, PGS, Goyki 3, Sopot
2021 Istanbul Artist Residency, international artist residency and exhibition, Akaretler, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey

Approach, IAPMA 2021 Congress in Toyota, Toyota City Folk Craft Museum, Japan (group exhibition)

Origins and Destinations - 35 years of IAPMA, The University of Tasmania, Burnie, Tasmania (group exhibition)

Postal Artist Books, Q Gallery Multidisciplinary Gallery from COCOA, USFQ São Francisco de Quito University, Quito, Ecuador (group exhibition)

Postal Artist Books, Pabellon de Bellas Artes UCA, in Buenos Aires, Argentina (group exhibition)

Postal Artist Books, Oswald de Andrade Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil (group exhibition)

The Nature of Man (duo exhibition with her mother-painter Maria Wróbel-Dolega), GAK Plama, Gdansk