Hidden Entropy

Monika Niwelińska


Monika Niwelińska is a visual artist working in the media of drawing, installation, painting, printmaking and photography. Her artistic practice embraces the areas of memory and perception, especially the internal recording of place and time and its visual translation into a tangible image.

Monika Niwelińska is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland – Faculty of Graphic Arts (Master of Fine Arts degree, diploma with honors, 2004) and the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada – Department of Art and Design (Master of Fine Arts, 2007). She also studied philosophy at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. PhD degree in Fine Arts obtained from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland (2013), where she teaches as a full-time faculty at the Department of Drawing and Painting.

Scholarships received from Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna, Austria and the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada (an internship and teaching training in The Department of Art and Design).

She has received major Polish grants and awards, i.e. prestigious Young Poland Scholarship (Stypendium Młoda Polska), an Award of the City of Krakow, a Grant of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

Monika is a Fulbright alumni. Thanks to the prestigious Fulbright scholarship (Fulbright Senior Award 2016-2017), she completed a one-year residency at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence, RI, USA, working on a project "Hidden Entropy".

She has contributed to numerous individual and collective exhibitions in Poland and worldwide.

Lives and works in Krakow, Poland.