program board GDD, curator of the main exhibition
In her work as a curator, artist, and designer, she starts with people and how they behave in a space. Her work, activities, and projects involve the user every step of the way, regardless of whether this is an exhibition she curates, a space she arranges, or a new product. Bołoz skillfully joins art, architecture, and design to show how far these fields intersect and how a key common denominator of these activities is people and their responses to spaces they inhabit. Quite apart from their marvelous forms, these subtle and measured works are also a social commentary on the space we operate in. The work is often completed with a final touch – a demonstration of creative solutions in places that require artistic intervention, which gives them new life, prompting interaction and new ways of experiencing reality.
Based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Izabela Bołoz is a Polish designer. She studied social science in Wroclaw and Zurich before moving on to study design at Kingston University and Design Academy Eindhoven. In 2011, she established her own studio in the Netherlands. Clients include cultural institutions, local governments and international brands. Her projects are as diverse as her background, ranging from installations in public space, to functional objects and curation of exhibitions. She is currently a tutor at the Technical University Eindhoven and at the Design Academy Eindhoven.