First name: Weronika
Last name: Tokaj
Weronika Tokaj is a social researcher, journalist and art curator. She completed MA in international law at the University of Warsaw in Poland. In 2017 received “attorney at law” title. However, during her practice she become quite convinced that artificial rules upon society are missing out the truth; the truth that art and powerful storytelling has. Therefore she has always been gravitating towards artistic and cultural engagements. While working as a researcher and project coordinator in a big Polish think tank, she orchestrated several local and international projects, summits and conferences connected with art exhibitions. Subsequently as a journalist in one of the leading Polish newspapers, she was researching and reporting on Polish and international social and cultural issues, such as Documenta 14 in Athens or the Venice Biennale. Additionally, since 2016 she has been a member of an art collective LASEM that organises and curates various cultural and art events in order to promote young artists, aiming to give old premises - new narrations. For instance, she was a co - curator of the Festival of Contemporary Art (FOCA) that took place in old tobacco factory in Cracow, Poland. Afterwards, as a part of a team in an art gallery and auction house based in Warsaw, she was responsible for managing online gallery but also assisting in putting up art exhibitions. Additionally, expanding her storytelling and journalistic interests, she has been experimenting with a new ways of storytelling.
Discipline: Journalist, Social Research, Curator
Year of graduation: 2021