Board of Directors

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IRWAN HARNOKO 

President Director

 

Irwan is graduate of design and fine arts at Trisakti University, where he received a Master’s degree at the same University. He is a graphic designer, educator, art curator and jury. He designs posters and visual identity. He has held exhibitions and design events, but also been a jury and participated in various prestigious poster exhibitions, both in Indonesia and abroad (especially in China, Poland, South Korea, Japan, Russia, USA, Greece, United Arab Emirates, Lithuania, Ukraine, Mexico, Ecuador, Hungary, Cyprus). He is the founder and the leader of the Worldwide Graphic Designers community which has held exhibitions in four countries: Cyprus, Greece, Indonesia, Iran. Worldwide Graphic Designers (WGD) is a group of graphic designers which organize projects of poster design with social content. The participants, all established designers from all over the world, are invited to create collaboration posters, aiming the awareness, the sensitization and social reflection. He is also one of the founder of the Type Unite (TU) community (Members consist of several countries from within and outside the country: Indonesia, USA, Poland, Turkey, Ecuador, Hungary, United Arab Emirates and South Korea). TU has held exhibitions in four countries: Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Ecuador, Turkey.  His works have been presented at over 100 exhibitions. Currently Irwan works as a lecturer at Pradita University especially in Typography course.

DAWID CZAJKOWSKI

Vice President Director

 

Born on Groundhog’s Day (Szczecin, February 2, 1985) - mgr. of Art at Academy of Art in Szczecin 2017. Defended master’s thesis 27/10/2017. Master’s thesis was published and displayed at the exhibit of best diplomas in graphic design of 2017. The author's works have been exhibited at over 50 international exhibitions, including over 10 on special personal invitations. The artist also exhibits his work at individual exhibitions. Authors copyrighted posters have been exhibited, among others, in USA, FINLAND, DUBAI, KOREA, TURKEY, ECUADOR, RUSSIA, MOLDOVIA, CHINA, HUNGARY, SPAIN, GREECE and many times in POLAND. Interested in synthesis as a form and socio-political commentary. The most important thing in his work is prompting questions and striving for their source rather than simply providing a short answer. Thanks to my involvement in academic life and artistry throughout the whole course of my studies. I had the opportunity to engage in remarkable, creative projects regionally, nationally and abroad. His ambition is to further develop in the direction of art and event organizing. For over 10 years he has been organizing events in the areas of culture and art.

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MATEUSZ CHOJNACKI

Event Manager

 

A graduate of the Graphics and Visual Communication at the University of Arts in Poznań.

An artist displaying his works at national and international exhibitions.

During his studies, the chairman of the NZS, dealt with organizing events and cooperation between universities. He received a rector’s scholarship for the best students.

Currently, co-founder and president of the "Institution" foundation, designer combining artistic and commercial graphics, a specialist in printing techniques, photographer and event organizer.

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XU WEI

Assistant Manager

 

Xu wei was born on August 17, 1985.Xu Wei graduated from the school of design, jiangnan University, majoring in visual communication design, and received a master's degree from the same university. She is a graphic designer, educator, art curator and jury.

Lecturer of WUXI TAIHU UNIVERSITY

Jiangsu province's first batch of zijin cultural creative talents - ZiJin Cultural Creative Outstanding Youth

Member of suzhou graphic designers association

National member of design committee of China Packaging Federation

Specially Invited Designer of Beijing sino-foreign visual art academy

PETER JAVORIK

Art Director

 

Peter Javorík, born in 1982 in Žilina (Slovakia).

Most of the time he works as a lecturer in the Faculty of Industrial Design in the Academy Sztuk Pięknych (Academy of Fine Arts) in Krakow. But as a freelancer, he also commutes between Bardejov and Košice, which is his hometown. He studied at the Faculty of Arts in the Technical University of Košice, were in 2012 he finished his master studies, and in 2016 he accomplished doctoral studies in the field of Visual Communication at the Department of Design. He has extended his academic horizons during two study visits in ASP in Krakow (2011 – 2012, 2015 – 2016), during the residency in Rotterdam through the EHMK project (2013), and on an internship in Palma de Mallorca (2014). In 2012 he took part in the 8th year of the Trnava Poster Triennial, where he earned the prize for the Bardejov wondering - Franciscan Church poster. In 2013, he succeeded with his idea in the competition- K13, the winning logo of the Kosice Cultural Centers, with which he won the main prize at the 4th International Biennial Logo 2014 in Banska Bystrica.  In 2014 he participated the competition for Ekoposter Žilina, where he was awarded the third place for the poster Save misty the Dolphin. He achieved significant international success (Golden Bee Award) in Moscow in 2014 for a poster called Atheism. During 2015, he was successful at several international exhibitions, such as Mexico exhibition, Death With a Smile. In the same year, he participated in the Bienal del Cartel in Bolivia and Italian Poster Biennial. In 2016 he had an individual exhibition in Košice and Bardejov and was successful at several international exhibitions, such as the Biennale in Ecuador, Moscow, Auschwitz, Mexico, Sofia, Monse, or Taichung.  In 2017 he organized his own exhibition named Znaki Graficzne, in Krakow, and in 2018 he prepared two curatorial projects in Bardejov - a Chinese graphic poster (130 authors) and 100 years of the Russian revolution (440 authors) - both of them have publications. He has participated in more than 50 global and local exhibitions. Besides, he earned several awards - he took first place at the Moscow Biennale (Russia) for cultural posters, he placed second for the theater poster in Chişinău (Moldova), and he got an honorable mention at the Quito Biennale (Ecuador). In 2019 he created the City of Bardejov project, which invited more than 600 designers from around the world to create a poster for Bardejov. So far, 230 posters have been received from 30 countries around the world. In the current year, he also has two individual exhibitions in the Polish towns of Radom and Lodz and he has participated in more than 20 international and local exhibitions - the Peruvian Design Biennial in Callao (Peru), Balcon Poster in Sanandaj-Kurdistan (Iran). Satyrykon in Legnica (Poland), Posterterorism in Seoul (South Korea), the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus in Moscow (Russia), Haapsalu Graphic Design (Estonia), Shut up! in Los Angeles (USA), Children, owners of the future world in Karaj (Iran) and 4 jazz walls in Krakow (Poland).

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