Krystyna Piotrowska is a Polish printmaker, installation artist, photographer, video artist and curator. She studied at the Department of Interior Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow in 1966-1972, at the Department of Graphic Art of the Higher School of Fine Arts in Poznan in 1972-1975 and in Grafikskolan Forum Malmö in 1985-1990.
In her works, she uses traditional media as well as videos, objects, and installations. Self-portraits treated as a symbolic rather than realistic representation are a recurrent motif in her creations. In her work, she deals with the theme of memory, passing away, history, vanishing, and reconstruction.
Between 2005-2012 she was a curator of the annual exhibition Project Prozna, that took place in the preserved part of the Warsaw ghetto. The Project was about Polish-Jewish relationships, anti-Semitism, intolerance, and many other problems that contemporary art deals with. In 2014 she was a curator of the exhibition Adoration of Sweets in the National Gallery Zachęta. She lives and works in Warsaw.
Her artworks’ popularity have given way to many individual exhibitions throughout last 40 years. They were held in places such as Grafiska Sallskapet in Stockholm, F.A.B Gallery in Edmonton, Guardini Stiftung in Berlin and Fabryka Trzciny in Warsaw, and many others.