Rector for the term 2016–2020:
Professor Stanisław Tabisz, MA, PhD
Phone 12 422-24-50
Fax 12 422-65-66
Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations:
ASP Professor Bogdan Achimescu MA, PhD
Phone 12 299-20-18
fax. 12 422-65-66
Vice-Rector for Student Affairs:
ASP Professor Jan Tutaj MA, PhD
Phone 12 299-20-18
fax. 12 422-65-66
Jolanta Ewartowska, MA, PhD
Jacek Kowalski, MA
Phone 12 299-20-22
Hanna Dunajska, MA
Rector and Chancellor Office
pl. Matejki 13 1st floor, room 108
Phone. 12 422-24-50, 12 299-20-13
Head of the Office: Magdalena Litewka, MA
The office is open from Monday to Thursday from 10.00 to 14.00
Magdalena Litewka, MA
Phone 517 367 219
Professor Stanisław Tabisz, MA, PhD – Rector of Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow
Born on 19 April 1956 in Domaradz (Podkarpackie Voivodeship ). He studied at the Faculty of Graphic Arts (1977–1978) and the Faculty of Painting (1978–1982) at Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, under Assistant Professor Zbigniew Kowalewski, Professor Juliusz Joniak and Professor Tadeusz Brzozowski. He also studied drawing under Professor Zbylut Grzywacz. He was awarded a Master of Arts degree at the Faculty of Painting under Professor Juliusz Joniak in 1982. He was an assistant of Professor Zbysław M. Maciejewski (1983–1997). Since 2000, he manages the 2nd Painting Studio at the Faculty of Graphic Arts, ASP in Krakow.
Creative work: He works in areas of painting, drawing, graphic design, scenic design, and art criticism. He is an author of over 60 solo exhibitions of paintings and drawings presented in Poland and abroad and contributed to over 150 group expositions of paintings and drawings. He received several awards in artistic and all-Poland competitions. His works are in collections of national and district museums, and in private collections in Poland and abroad. A bibliography of his works covers over 130 items.
Stanisław Tabisz is an author or a collaborating author of concepts for topical and retrospective exhibitions: „Nowa sztuka ze starego Krakowa” (New art from old Krakow) - Darmstadt, „Krakowski spleen” (Krakow spleen) - Warsaw, „Martwa natura - pierwsza dama sztuki” (Still life - the first lady of art)– Krakow. He is one of initiators (together with artists G. Bednarski and A. Małek) of the prestigious "Witold Wojtkiewicz Award" which has been awarded by ZPAP Krakow Region for several years. During its 6 editions he held a position of a curator, designing and editing catalogues of winners. He was a general curator and managed organisation of "Festiwal 100-lecia ZPAP Okręgu Krakowskiego" (Festival celebrating 100 years of ZPAP Krakow Region) - a great jubilee event in 2011, where about 700 artists presented their works at 5 art galleries in Krakow. The Festival included a great "Salon 100-lecia ZPAP Okręgu Krakowskiego” (Art Salon for 100 years of ZPAP Krakow Region) presented in September 2011 in the three largest art galleries in Krakow: GSW Bunkier Sztuki, Pałac Sztuki TPSP and at Galeria Pryzmat of ZPAP Krakow Region.
In 1983–1988, he performed in the cabaret Piwnica pod Baranami, singing compositions of Zbigniew Preisner and Grzegorz Turnau. Together with Kazimierz Madej, he also prepared stage designs for the cabaret concerts abroad in Europe and North America (1983–1987).
He is an author of stage designs for concerts of Zbigniew Preisner "Moje kolędy na koniec wieku” (My carols for the end of the century) in Teatr Stary in Krakow (1999) and in Teatr Narodowy in Warsaw (2000), and for a concert of film music "Biały - Czerwony - Niebieski" (White-Red-Blue) in Bielsko-Biała.
Work at the Academy: He manages the Second Painting Studio at the Chair of Drawing and Painting, Faculty of Graphic Arts, ASP in Krakow (since 2000). In 2005, he was awarded a title of professor of plastic arts by the President of the Republic of Poland. For two terms he held a position of the Dean of the Faculty of Graphic Arts, ASP in Krakow (2002–2008). In 2008–2012 he was a member of the Krakow Academy Senate. He wrote over 40 reviews for doctoral, habilitation and professor theses, promoting teaching staff at various art universities in Poland. He also was a promoter of 3 doctoral dissertations. He was elected a Rector of ASP in Krakow for the term of 2012–2016.
Activity outside the Academy: He published several hundred of monographs and reviews concerning artists and contemporary art in: Czas Krakowski, Architektura & Biznes, Dekada Literacka, Dziennik Polski, Głos Plastyków, Pokaz, Arteon, Zeszyty Naukoweh ASP w Krakowie, Wiadomości ASP, and in a social and cultural monthly journal KRAKÓW.
For many years he held responsible positions at the Association of Polish Artists and Designers. He was a member of the management board and a secretary at Main Management Board of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers in Warsaw (in 1993–1999) and a president of ZPAP Krakow Region for three terms (from 2002 to 2014). Altogether, he dedicated over 20 years to his activity in the Association.
He was the editor of 17 editions (2004-2014) of “Informator ZPAP Okręgu Krakowskiego” distributed each time amongst members of ZPAP Krakow Region and cultural institutions. Together with J. Woziwodzki, he is an author and an editor of a unique historical publication (an album) "STO LAT ZPAP. Monografia ZPAP Okręgu Krakowskiego” (One hundred years of ZPAP. A monograph on ZPAP Krakow Region), of 300 pages and containing about 310 photographs (2011). As the Rector of ASP Krakow in years 2012–2016 he was the chief editor of the quarterly "Wiadomości ASP" (2012–2016).
He has been invited to programme boards of cultural institutions and juries of numerous art competitions at the international and all-Poland levels. He is a member of the Programme Board of the National Museum of Krakow (appointed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Republic of Poland) For several years the President of the City of Krakow has appointed Professor Stanisław Tabisz as a member of the team awarding the President of the City of Krakow scholarship for young artists.
ASP Professor Bogdan Achimescu MA, PhD - Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations
He was born in 1965 in Timișoara, Romania. He studied at the School of Arts Ion Vidu in Timișoara and at the Institute of Visual Arts Ion Andreescu in Cluj. Master of Arts Diploma at the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, in 1993. In 1993, he took his first academic position at the Faculty of Industrial Design, ASP in Krakow. In 1999–2004, teaching work in the U.S., including at the University of Arizona, University of Virginia, Illinois University, and others. Currently, he is a head of the Department of Transmedia at the Faculty of Intermedia.
Artistic work of Achimescu focuses on drawings, graphic arts, videos and installations. In 2001, his video installation represented Romania at Venice Biennale as a part of the Context project. His works are in major collections of art in Poland and abroad, including MOMA New York, Uffizi Gallery in Florence, National Gallery in Washington, Alvara Aalto Museum, Albertinum in Vienna, Ludwigsmuseum in Cologne, National Museum of Arts in Budapest, Museum of Arts in Sao Paolo, Juming Museum in Taiwan, Pushkin Museum in Moscow, Gabinet Rycin PAN, and many other.
Several dozen solo exhibitions, including one larger retrospective (Model Arts Centre in Sligo, Ireland, 2001) and participation in many group expositions on three continents. A participant in numerous international conferences, symposia, workshops and residences.
The last performance in Chile at the Festival SACO 2016: a drawing installation on a historical pier in Antofagasta, lectures, workshops and residency at the Atacama Desert.
ASP Professor Jan Tutaj MA, PhD - Vice-Rector for Student Affairs
Born on 26 August 1969 in Jasło. A graduate of the Faculty of Sculpture, the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. In the academic year 1993/94, the study internship at Akademie der Bildende Künste in Nuremberg. A diploma with distinction under Professor Józef Sękowski in 1994. A scholar of the Minister of Culture and Arts scholarship (1993), in 1999 he was granted the Arts Scholarship of the City of Krakow. A researcher and a teacher at his parent Faculty. Currently he is a head of the Department of Introduction to Sculpturing for 1st year students at the Faculty of Sculpture. He focuses on sculpturing, medallic arts and drawing. He presented his works at eleven solo exhibitions, including at Centrum Rzeźby Polskiej in Orońsk, BWA in Bydgoszcz, CSW SOLVAY in Krakow, Muzeum Północnomazowieckie in Łomża, Pałac Sztuki in Krakow, Gallery of Contemporary Arts in Włocławek, Galeria Biała NCK in Krakow, and BWA in Rzeszow. He participated in several dozen group exhibitions and shows in Poland and abroad, including in Lyon (France), Ronneby (Sweden), Nuremberg (Germany), Seixal (Portugal), Colorado Springs (USA), Brienz (Switzerland), Sakaide (Japan), Tampere (Finland), Weisenohe (Germany), CRP in Orońsk, Krakow, Warsaw, Bydgoszcz, Radom, Lodz, Torun, Katowice, Gdansk, Lublin, Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Zabrze, Tarnobrzeg, Nowy Sącz, Zamość, and Wieliczka.
He also participated in numerous sculpture competitions, including in Gdansk, Bydgoszcz, Radom, Poznan, Warsaw, Przemyśl, or Zamość, winning numerous awards and recognitions. In 2009 he won a prize in an open competition for a statue of Jan Matejko in Krakow. He is an author of the statue of Jan Matejko in Krakow, the monument "Synom Ziemi Sanockiej Poległym i Pomordowanym za Polskę” in Sanok and the monument "Pomnik Sybiraków” in Augustow (team), a spatial art form "Rozpakowanie” in an all-Poland competition "Rozdroża Wolności”, Gdańsk-Oliwa, 2013. He participated in several international sculpture open-air sessions in Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Turkey.
His works can also be found in a public space in many countries, including Poland, Germany, Switzerland and Turkey.