Emilia Moniszko is a Polish multidisciplinary artist and a social entrepreneur. Having completed BA in Fine Art at Coventry University (2014) and MA in Arts, Enterprise and Development at University of Warwick (2015), she actively promotes the city’s cultural scene through her freelance arts practice as well as through her engagement in the role of director and researcher at Kalejdoskop East-West. Emilia is a Creative Project Leader on the MA course at Warwick University (Art, Enterprise and Development) where she teaches about the importance and impact of the creative industry and the roles of arts practices within local and global development. Emilia has exhibited and performed across many local and regional spaces including: Lanchester Gallery Projects (Coventry), Fargo Village (Coventry), A.E Harris (Birmingham), Museum of Royal Worcester (Worcester), Free Range (London) and Knock Art Festival (London). Moniszko’s practice is also deeply rooted in community arts practice, mental health and well-being. Recently she spent eight months working at the Art in Minds Foundation in a role of an exhibition and publicity coordinator where she was involved in the organisation of the annual exhibition and the series of events for the World Mental Health Day. Additionally, her work produced for the foundation has won the Community Catalyst Micro-Enterprise video competition.
In her arts practice Emilia explores how we create our own environments as well as how we challenge them; the barriers and contradictions, the problems and defence mechanisms that we produce in order to secure, maintain or destroy social status. Relationships between people, space and place inform Moniszko’s practice. Emilia’s recent practice is focused on exploring the depths of immigration as well as her own experience of immigration both from a child and now and adult perspective. In her current work she is mocking the current socio-economic system, by offering a platform for individuals to create their own Utopia.
MA in Arts, Enterprise and Development, University of Warwick (2014-2015)
BA in Fine Art, Coventry University (2011-2014)