Natalia Gołubowska – graduate of Art Mediation at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław with the title of the Best Diploma in 2014. She actively represents a group of art mediators. She is a professional critic, curator and glass designer. In her activities she combines the passion for creating and the need to function in a group. She deals with artistic education and creates socially engaged projects, implementing, among others, her own re-adaptation programme in the area of the Penitentiary Facility in Wołów.
The aim of Gołubowska's study visit to New York was her artistic and professional development in the field of animation as well as to conduct workshops based on museum collections, initiate cooperation with institutions of culture and socially engaged art, and establish new contacts. The visit also allowed her to develop the educational and artistic project ‘Wołów – New York, New York – Wołów’, which has been carried out since 2017 in cooperation with cultural institutions in Wołów. As part of its first edition, artistic works were created and later presented at exhibitions in both cities. In New York, Gołubowska met other participants of this project and the places they portrayed, and then, during the second edition, she conducted workshops with participants of the ‘ARTonia’ programme, and also studied the works of Jackson Pollock, visiting, among others, the Museum of Modern Art and the artist's house.
The study visit was planned at the invitation of Krystyna Magaj-Pitula, who works at the New York School of Polish Language and Culture.