Polish Society for Aesthetics

Krakow, Poland



PhD in Philosophy on “Epistemological Function of the Photographic Image” at the Warsaw University (2010); habilitation in Humanities in field of Culture and Religion Studies at the University of Lodz (2020). Specialist in philosophical aesthetics and theory of culture and art, considering posthumanist and transhumanist approach, especially in the relation to art and personhood issues, that is in aesthetic and ethical reflection in social perspective.

Vice-chairman of the Polish Society of Aesthetics. The recipient of various prizes and grants; these include a scholarship from the Kościuszko Foundation for research on art, culture, and aesthetics in the work of Joseph Margolis, and a grant to support the preparation of her book project on the theory of cyborg persons explained in terms of the metaphysics of culture: Are Cyborgs Persons? An Account on Futurist Ethics, Palgrave Macmillan 2021. The Main Coordinator of two international research consortium: TICASS (2017-2021) and TPAAE (2020-2023) realizing projects founded by the European Commission within the programme MSCA-RISE H2020, dedicated to visual communication and visual literacy, and to art and art education in transcultural perspective. Coordinator on behalf of the Polish Society of Aesthetics – the partner in the research consortium – in the research project CAPHE: Communities and Artistic Participation in Hybrid Environments (2022-2026).

Trained at the Academy of Fine Art in Poznan in field of Photography on the Bachelor’s Degree (1998-2002) she is also active as co-curator in artistic projects and as an artist herself, now participating as co-curator and as an artist in the art-research project “Numeric Art. Between Freedom and Control”) with Academy of Art in Szczecin, Academy of Fine Art in Gdansk, College Art And Design D’orléans (France) (2022).

Since 2011 she is working at the Academy of Art in Szczecin (Poland), first as Assistant Professor (2011-2021), and now as Professor (since 2021). Apart from didactic and research activity she has also had administrative functions as: in years 2011-2015 she was Director of Multimedia Library, creating the library as author’s project; in years 2012-2016 she was the Head of Institute of History and Theory of Art, Faculty of Painting and New Media.

With a focus on NFTs and distributed ledger / Web3, her inquiries into traditional and novel ways in which artworks are created and owned in hybrid environments seek insights from such advanced technologies’ impacts on authenticity, originality and community-building. Her theoretical and practical analyses of digital artefacts and blockchain platforms contribute to the creative and critical goals of the CAPHE project.
Her interest in reconciling cultural heritage preservation with the creative redevelopment of historical resources led her to co-found Castellan Estate, an enterprise that successfully combines commercial goals with a mission of conserving various types of heritage, both tangible (e.g., listed properties and artworks) and intangible (traditional restoration techniques and construction methods, biodynamic ways of food growing, etc.).
She also serves on the Board of the Polish Society for Aesthetics as Treasurer. Previously, she has served as Assistant Professor at the Jagiellonian University and Lecturer at the University of Warsaw; directed grant-funded international research projects; published numerous academic articles in the field of philosophical aesthetics and cultural heritage; authored or coauthored several scholarly volumes; and enjoyed academic research fellowships in Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Poland, and the United States. As a public speaker on contemporary cultural issues, she has made over 50 media appearances.

Associate Professor at the Institute of Aesthetics and Art Culture, Faculty of Arts, University of Prešov (Slovakia), his main areas of interest include the history and theory of aesthetics, applied and everyday aesthetics, and Kantian aesthetics. He is the President of the Society for Aesthetics in Slovakia, Vice President of the International Association for Aesthetics, and the editor-in-chief of ESPES. The Slovak Journal of Aesthetics. He is the author of Kant’s Concept of the Sublime (2021), and co-editor of European Aesthetic Thought and Artistic Production (2018), Studying Aesthetics (2019), and Everydayness: Contemporary Aesthetic Approaches (2021). Since 2015, he has co-organised a series of international scientific conferences Coordinates of Aesthetics, Art and Culture.


Holding a PhD in Humanities in the discipline of Cultural Studies, she is an assistant professor at the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin (Poland). She has received scholarships from Poland’s National Science Center, and Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, as well as the  Government of Mexico for Media Collaborators, and the Visegrad Fund. Prof. Szczepanik’s  research interests include the condition of the Humanities in Higher Education, socially and politically engaged contemporary culture, and interdisciplinary approaches to the pedagogy of arts and sciences.


An art historian and sociologist, she works as a curator at the National Museum in Szczecin (Poland), where she curates exhibitions in the branch’s Contemporary Gallery. Her research interests include museology and the application of advanced technologies in institutional settings to increase access and drive engagement in ways that support and supplement on-site events. Under both national and supranational auspices, Chybowska-Butler works to develop and promote international activities and exchanges in the field of visual art, including through the production of thematic exhibitions, conferences, educational programmes and publications.


Philosopher and aesthetician. She completed her education with a Master of Philosophy degree at the University of Warsaw (1996), where she also defended her doctoral thesis entitled„ Filozoficzne przesłanki kategorii wyrazu we współczesnej estetyce muzycznej” (2000). She was awarded Fulbright Junior Scholarship with dr Maria Anna Harley (today: Maja Trochimczyk) as the scientific adviser at the University of Southern California in 1998-1999. She has been interested in philosophical and aesthetic aspects of musical work and the aesthetic experience thereof, following her love of music, musical performance, and singing. In 2001 she begun working at the Music Department of Cardiff University UK as a research fellow for the project „Dark Decade: Polish Music 1945-1956” with Prof. Adrian Thomas. In 2004 dr Szyszkowska has been appointed adjunct at the Aesthetic Section of the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Warsaw. She was teaching 20-century aesthetics, music aesthetics, and philosophy of value among other subjects, lecturing in English and conducting online seminars. Dr Szyszkowska received her habilitation in 2018, after publishing „Wsłuchując się w muzykę. Studium z fenomenologii słuchania”. In 2019 she started teaching at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. Currently dr hab. Szyszkowska is teaching at the Academy of Economic and Humanities in Warsaw. Her current interests include music aesthetics, phenomenological aesthetics of Roman Ingarden, phenomenology of listening, experiencing time and space, imaginary experience, virtual and implied community, and everyday aesthetics.