The Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation was founded by Katarzyna Kozyra in 2012 in Warsaw. Her road to national and international recognition was long and not easy. For that reason, she established a Foundation to help female artists and women working in culture in Eastern-Central Europe promote their work.
Today, there are only 6 people working in the Foundation. We are small but we know that we can make changes. During last 8 years our projects and everyday work have been dedicated to the values we believe in. In a nutshell, it is:

  • To fight against invisible barriers.
  • To question social norms that legitimize the low representation of women in art.
  • To build a strong professional community and a social network around the female art in Eastern-Central Europe.


Since the creation of  Foundation, we’ve organized a lot of projects, exhibitions and festivals. We help women in art to promote their work, shoot documentaries, publish books. We are working with the most fascinating female artists of the Eastern-Central Europe – both young and aged, famous and unknown, recognized and unfairly forgotten. All these artists point out different roles and perspectives for women in culture and we are happy to support them.


The Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation operates across a number of fields, including:


Apparently, equal presence of women in the cultural system is a very fragile state that requires constant control. As a continuation of the “Little Chance to Advance” survey from 2016, the Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation is monitoring the situation of women in selected areas of cultural life in Poland in the changing situation after 2015. We are analyzing the changes taking place in the management teams in cultural institutions, the participation of women in competitions to positions in public institutions and private galleries, as well as the salary gap between women and men art workers.


The Foundation holds meetings and discussions focused on investigating the reason for the low representation of women in international architecture and history of art.


The project aims to create an online archive and a platform for cooperation between artists and art institutions in Central and Eastern Europe in order to discover, rediscover and promote the most valuable women artists.


A series of exhibitions, seminars and lectures finalized to rediscover great women that produced colossal changes in the society and art, but are generally unknown.

To find out more about the projects of Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation, please check our website: katarzynakozyrafoundation.pl/en/


FRIENDS, Foundation support program

FRIENDS program was created to help the Foundation implement its program in support for women artists, consisting of research projects, exhibitions, book publications, seminars. We invite you to join the group of the Foundation’s Friends and support us with a financial contribution. In exchange, we would like to offer to potential members exclusive access to a range of specially dedicated activities organized by the Foundation and exclusive collections of the art works as a token of gratitude. 


For the 2020 collection of the FRIENDS project of the Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation, 15 artists from Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia have donated their works to be reproduced in editions of 20 copies, approx. A4 (210 x 297mm) printed on 300 x 400mm Hahnemühle paper, numbered and signed in pencil, 14 in Arabic numbers, to be kept together as a whole series, and 6 in Roman numerals, which can be given individually.

FRIENDS, 2020 collection gathered the works of: Elżbieta Jabłońska, Katarzyna Kozyra, Goshka Macuga, Paulina Ołowska, Natalia LL, Agnieszka Polska, Joanna Rajkowska, Jadwiga Sawicka, Marianne Csáky, Orshi Drozdik, Katalin Ladik, Ilona Lovas, Veronika Bromova, Kateřina Šedá, Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkáčová.

It is a series of fantastic works made by women and for women. We thank the artists, keeping in mind that womanhood also means solidarity and strength.





Katarzyna Kozyra dedicated a unique collection of her works, to thank the FRIENDS. As a token of gratitude for your support, you may be honored with a photo selected from among 18 different works, a total of 29 photographs [210×297mm printed on 297×420mm Hahnemule paper] signed and numbered by Katarzyna Kozyra in series of 14 separate works (in Arabic numbers) and 6 complete series (in Roman numbers), reflecting the artist’s lifetime career.


Katarzyna Kozyra’s collection contains most famous pieces made by the artist such as Pyramid of Animals (1993), Olympia (1996) and Bathhouse (1997) for which the artist received an honourable mention – one of the highest distinctions ever received by a Polish artist at the Venice Biennial, as well as Kozyra’s first work ever presented at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts Objects [Helmets] (1991), a portrait of her closed friend and roommate from the flat on Rakowiecka Street in Warsaw, taken during the fourth year of her studies at the Faculty of Sculpture (professor Kowalski studio), in time when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma: Karaski in Bedclothes (1992) and the latest project which was created during Kozyra’s 6-year research in Jerusalem: Looking for Jesus (2018).


Friends, Collection


Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation

ul. Bukowa 12

02-708 Warsaw




KRS: 0000423059

NIP: 5213632117

Regon: 146161069


ING Bank Śląski:

[transfer to PLN account] PL 77 1050 1025 1000 0090 9627 8172

[transfer to EUR account] PL 20 1050 1025 1000 0090 8001 1522

Please title the transfer: Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation Friends support program


ING Bank Śląski S.A.

ul. Sokolska 34 40-086 Katowice