Justyna Turek was born in Bolesławiec. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Ceramics and Glass at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław. In 2012, as part of the Erasmus+ programme, she participated for a semester in classes taught by design experts at the Aalto School of Arts, Design & Architecture in Helsinki (Finland).
She has presented her works, projects and installations (scenographies) at many international festivals, e.g. Light Move Festival in Łódź, Sziget Festival in Budapest (Hungary), Photography Never Dies in Wrocław (as part of the European Capital of Culture project), Milan Design Week in Milan (Italy), European Glass Design (international exhibition), Paris Design Week in Paris (France), Brussels Design Week in Brussels (Belgium), Design.S in Brno (Czech Republic), Libensky Awards exhibition in Prague (Czech Republic) and many others. She has repeatedly participated in international open-air workshops (Czech Republic, France), workshops and study tours (e.g. Luxembourg, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Turkey, Portugal).
She has been working as a designer and researcher for 7 years, using her design skills to create innovative and sustainable service and product solutions for companies in Poland and abroad. She also teaches young designers how to creatively collaborate with business, and entrepreneurs how to benefit from the value of working with designers. She is involved in organising events on the borderline of design, design and business. She is a co-creator of the design field research tool Design Safari.
Justyna Turek has had the opportunity to work and gain experience at places such as Next Agents in Stockholm (Sweden), Change Pilots (Poland), UrbanGlass in New York (USA) and Dan Yeffet Design studio in Paris (France). In order to gather inspiration and knowledge about changing societies and cultures, she travels all over the world. For the past 4 years, she has been completely dedicated to exploring the topic of habits and rituals under the brand Modern Rituals.
Watch the video presenting the installation and performance Glass Lab 1.0 prepared by the artist at the Sziget Festival.
This post from the series “Bolesławiec artistic community” was prepared within the framework of the project “Bolesławiec – 30 years of local government” carried out by the Museum of Ceramics and the Bolesławiec Cultural Centre – International Ceramics Centre.