Trouble in Paradise. Polish Pavilion during the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia 2020

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Curational Team
Commissioner
Hanna Wróblewska.
Deputy commissioner
Ewa Mielczarek.
Developer
Zachęta — National Gallery of Art, Warsaw.
Dates
29.08 > 29.11.2020.
Venue Location
Polish Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia 2020.
Photography

Mirabela Jurczenko, Bartosz Kowal, Wojciech Mazan, Bartłomiej Poteralski, Rafał Śliwa and Robert Witczak PROLOG +1

PROLOG was established in 2017 as a collective of people living in Europe (Rotterdam NL, Chur CH, London UK, Graz AT, Wrocław PL). PROLOG creates architecture and works in virtual space.

PROLOG +1 is made up of Mirabela Jurczenko, Bartosz Kowal, Wojciech Mazan, Bartłomiej Poteralski, Rafał Śliwa plus Robert Witczak.

Mirabela Jurczenko, founding member of PROLOG since 2017. She studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the Wrocław University of Technology and at Universidade do Minho (Portugal). She currently lives and works in Rotterdam. She has collaborated on research projects at the Technische Universität Berlin and Technische Universität München.

Bartosz Kowal, founding member of PROLOG since 2017. He has worked as an architect in Switzerland, Germany and in Poland. Member of SIA. Completed master's studies at the University of Liechtenstein. Previously, he studied in Munich, Istanbul and Wrocław.

Wojciech Mazan, founding member of PROLOG since 2017, currently studying as part of the Projective Cities programme at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the Wrocław University of Technology and the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design. Worked as a researcher at the Royal College of Art in London and participated in competitions in architectural firms in Madrid, Rotterdam, Mexico City and Graz.

Bartłomiej Poteralski, founding member of PROLOG since 2017. Studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the Wrocław University of Technology, acquired experience in studios in Poland, Spain and Austria. As part of his work at the Atelier Thomas Pucher, he worked on designs of the Sinfonia Varsovia headquarters in Warsaw and the Universitätsbibliothek in Graz.

Rafał Śliwa, founding member of PROLOG since 2017. Studied architecture in Portugal, at Universidade do Minho in Guimarães, Universidade de Coimbra and Universidade do Porto. He is currently working on his master’s thesis at the Wrocław University of Technology and is collaborating on competition concepts at the ANALOG firm.

Robert Witczak studied at the Faculty of Architecture at the Wrocław University of Technology. He recently completed his master’s degree at Technische Universiteit in Delft. In his thesis he took up spatial problems of suburbanisation in Poland. Winner of numerous architectural competitions. He has gained professional experience in competition concepts in architectural offices in Poland and abroad.

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