A. A. (Agnieszka Anna) Wolodzko

  • External PhD candidate
  • Philosophy of art
  • Aesthetics
  • Contemporary art theory

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2166
E-Mail: a.a.wolodzko@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Centre for the Arts in Society, KG Moderne beeldende kunst

Fields of interest

  • the notion of materiality in the posthuman visual culture
  • affect theory
  • new materialism and speculative realism
  • intersections between art, biotechnology and philosophy


In my research I investigate ways in which art, by using living bodies as its medium, reveal overall cultural, social and political significance of affect in the contemporary understanding of manipulated bodies. In particular I am interested in how art comes with ethical concerns and responsibilities within its creative practice revealing the aesthetico-ethical implications for the new material meaning production.

Teaching activities

Guest lecturer at ALEPH Autonomous Laboratory for the Exploration of Progressive Heuristics, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.

Curriculum vitae

2013 - present
an external PhD candidate, supervised by Prof. dr. Robert Zwijnenberg, LUCAS School of Art History, Leiden University

Philosophy of Art History, Leiden University Master of Arts
Thesis subject: Between the Body and the Eye. The Way Towards Reciprocity in Orlan’s Art

Philosophy, The University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland Master of Arts
Thesis subject: The Significance of the Receiver’s Role in the Conception of the Open Work of Art (the highest grade)

The distinction of the Dean of the Faculty of the Humanities of The University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn for the Best Thesis in academic year 2007/2008

Academic Performance Scholarship awarded by The University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland

Key Publications

2015 (forthcoming) “Against Nature – Against the Body? Ecocritical Role of Bioart” in Creative Expression and the 21st Century Education, (eds.) Małgorzata Suświłło and Adam Grabowski, Olsztyn: UWM.

2015 (forthcoming), “Between Bio(s) and Art – Intensities of Matter in Bioart” in Inside. Outside. Other. Bodies in The Work of Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault, (eds.) Ann-Cathrin Drews, Katharina D. Martin.

2015, “Materiality of affect. How art can reveal the more subtle realities of an encounter,” in This Deleuzian Century”: Art, Activism, Life, (eds.) Rosi Braidotti and Rick Dolphijn, Rodopi: Amsterdam/New York.

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