Marta Flisykowska MA, Phd.

Independent artist, researcher and lecturer.

Prof ASP, dr hab Marta Flisykowska is an artist, researcher and lecturer who is interested in the human
element in the field of technology. In both her creative and research work she uses experimental and
speculative methods. Intuition, imagination and aesthetics are of paramount importance to her and she
incorporates these into her research on the cultural code and its materialization. She expresses her
fascination with space and Futurology in projects, exhibitions, and publications and, as a proponent of
interdisciplinarity, combines social science with technical knowledge and then relates it to material

Her curatorial exhibitions concern speculative design/future design and, among other things, she is the
author of Do You Feel Connected?”, a project realized together with Infuture.Institute, representing
Poland in the International Pavilion at Gwangju Biennale 2021 in South Korea.

Another exhibition “Bionanocelluloza-design lab” was realized together with BOWIL biotech and Design
Center Gdynia, and her “We need more space” exhibition, held under the auspices of the Polish Space
Agency, was the first and largest interdisciplinary exhibition on the contemporary Polish space sector.
She has also published a monograph entitled “Design for the Future” which is a summary of several
years of work on the subject of the future.

She is a past winner of two scholarships awarded by the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship for
Creators of Culture (2014, 2017) and the Minister of Culture “Young Poland” scholarship (2015).
Member of the Polish Space Professionals Association.


My teaching and research involve experimental design and speculative design. I am interested in the human element in the field of technology. I like to study culture code and use my passion for space, anthropology and futurology in my projects, exhibitions and publications. My pieces often concern the interdependence between digital fabrication tools in material culture context

Privately, she loves mountains, cycling and sci-fi.



photo: Iza Skałecka





Open Voice Academy

Two-year vocal course (intermediate) in music theory, harmony, singing, choir, work with accompaniment and ensemble, work with a microphone, camera and studio techniques


2010- 2013 


Academy of Fine Art

PhD in the field of Visual Arts, in the discipline of Art Design

Thesis: “ “The idea of glocality in original product design””

Exploration in  a variety of cultural manifestations in global brands and vice versa 

(how the global economy has influence on local cultures).


2005 – 2010 MASTER’S STUDIES

MA Major: Design, Academy of Fine Arts, Faculty of Architecture and Design

2008 ERAZMUS ESSAM École Superiéure d’Art de Metz Métropole in Metz, France




Sept 2019-present     Academic Professor at Academy of Fine Arts ,Faculty of  Architecture and  Design                 

  • ArtLab – interdisciplinary design workshops
  • Speculative Design

Sept 2013-2019   Assistant Professor at Academy of Fine Arts ,Faculty of  Architecture and  Design

  • Experimental Design Studio
  • Design+ (international studio for Erasmus students, English class)


2010 – Present    Independent artist and designer


2021 Do You Feel Connected?

Art Installation  polish representation on Gwangju Design Biennale 2021 in South Korea

Reactive form — a real-time data visualization. The installation is technologically integrated with Twitter. It refers to the subject of cybernetic sociology that could be envisaged which is a direct reference to the works of Stanisław Lem- world-class science-fiction writer

2021 GOLEM

An art installation Inspired by the work of Stanisław Lem, presented in the  exhibition zone in the Poland Pavilion EXPO DUBAI 2020. 

GOLEM is a super-computer, endowed with consciousness. Due to having immensely superior intelligence, its message became incomprehensible to people – seen only as a white light. The installation uses the phenomenon of polarization. Those who  visited the installation received special transparencies through which they were  able to discover a mysterious message


2019 We Need More Space – curator exhibition 

The first and largest interdisciplinary exhibition about the contemporary Polish space sector

The exhibition has been prepared under the honorary patronage of the Polish Space Agency.

Gdynia Design Days 6-15.07.2019


2019 Around The Table . Polish Party Hong Kong edition – concept designer, curator supporte


The design of the exhibition refers to the tradition of “still life” equally. Together it was monumental because it was 6 meters long! More than 50 – in use premiere – content with table culture was collected. 

PMQ, Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong 28.04 – 05.05.2019

Curator: Sławomir Fijałkowski

Organizer: Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Hong Kong, Adam Mickiewicz Institute


2018  Bionanocelluose Design Lab – curator exhibition, project coordinator

A speculative project and exhibition. Cooperation between the Academy of Fine Arts and and BOWIL Biotech innovative biotechnological company 

Gdynia Design Days 5-15.07. 2018


2017  Infuture Food Lab – curator exhibition, project coordinator

A speculative project about how food will change in the future. 

Partners: Infuture Institute, Tesco Poland, Academy of Fine Arts

Gdynia Design Days 30.06-9.07. 2017

Łodź Design Festiwal 3-8.10.2017



2017 Parallel Reality -Individual exhibition

Gdynia City Museum, June 10 – July 5, 2017,

The exhibition was a summary of the works under the research project entitled “Futurology in design practice”. The exhibition is part of the Marshal’s scholarship Of the Pomeranian Voivodeship for Creators of Culture 2017, with the substantive support of the University of Arts in Kathmandu


2015 Localized   co-curator exhibition

curatos: Marta Flisykowska, Jacek Ryń 

AFA Gdańsk 13.01-26.01.2015

Exhibition of Young Tricity Designers at the Academy of Fine Arts



2014  We will sea – co-curator exhibition

curatos Marta Flisykowska, Marta Kołacz 

Łódź Design Festival 9-19.10.2014


2013 Trialectic Transuarium – table

It is a table that stimulates optical illusions. The object is a material attempt to express a voice in the considerations concerning the research on the mutual influence of spatial relations on human behavior.

Empirical application of the proxemic assumptions described by Edward T. Hall


2012  Baltic Tub Stopper 

Art installation in the urban space for the PoCoTo Pomeranian Designers Association at Gdynia Playground 2013




2021 Cyfest 13 Festival of Media Art “Cosmos & Chaos”

Exhibition 11-28.11.2021 in Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design


2021 The exhibition & conference BIO-PRESENCE 

devoted to the consideration of the presence of various forms of life in the sphere of artistic practice, located at the crossroads with the spheres of science and technology.


2020 8th Conference and Exhibition on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X

2018  6th Conference and Exhibition on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X



xCoAx an international conference & exhibition that promotes the discussion and discovery of synergies at the frontiers of digital art, in the form of a multidisciplinary questioning on aesthetics, computing, communication and the elusive X factor that connects them all


2018 Baltic amber Tradition and Innovation, exhibition

16 – 19.02.2018, Fairs INHORGENTA MUNICH 


2018 Mobile Culture Institute | Design IN Gdańsk, exhibition


2017 POLISH DESIGN. Tomorrow is today, exhibition

Superstudio PIÙ, Via Tortona 27 Milan, 4 -9 04. 2017


2016 Amberif Design Awards exhibition

  1. International Fair of Amber, Jewelery and Gemstones, Gdańsk AMBEREXPO


2016 Design: LAB – Design: HUB exhibition

Amber Museum, Gdańsk, Branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Gdańsk


2016 The Impact exhibition

24.03. 17.04 2016 The Armory of Art Gdańsk,

2016 Amber & Design exhibition

Amber Museum, Gdańsk, Branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Gdańsk


2015  Polish Party – INFRAVIOLET exhibition

2-0.09.2015 Paris Maison et Objet Paris,





2020/2021 In Rust We Trust – Martian Pottery

Experimental design project which  combines issues related to digital production, human aspect in technology


2019 Squircle

parametrically designed jewelry, 3d printing polymer resin, silver cast


2019 Spicy Shovel

Styling and design of table accessories. This is a project for the exhibition Around The Table


2018 Who Nose?

A speculative project on the borderline of anthropology, plastic surgery and biomimethics using 3D printing technology and the current state of knowledge in the field of cosmonautics.


2018 Teddy Bear Love

parametrically designed jewelry object, 3d printing polymer resin, silver cast


2017 Mandala – hologram 

generative design project


2017  Anemones

parametrically designed jewelry object, 3d printing polymer resin, silver cast


2015 Amber& Corian collecion 

Design of exclusive table accessories

in the Permanent Collection of the Gdańsk Amber Museum





  • 8th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X 8–10 July 2020, Graz online
  • 2nd International Conference on 3D Printing Technology and Innovations London, Great Britain 2018
  • 6th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X Madrid, Spain 2018 
  • Shapes of Logic 2017 – International Conference of Computational Design, Wroclaw, Poland





Robotic Workshops 



Tutor and one of initiator 

interdisciplinary design workshops for students of the Academy of Fine Arts and students of the Gdańsk University of Technology

Cooperation with the Faculty of Mechatronics of the Gdańsk University of Technology and the SKALP Robotics Association


Women of the Galaxy III


Workshops and presentation Copernicus Science Centre (CSC) in Warsaw

organized by the ESERO Space Education Office of the European Space Agency ESA.


3D printing workshops during the 2nd Design Forum

24-26.10. 2018

Organization and coordination of workshops, substantive introduction and digital preparation of files


2018 Future of Bedroom 


conducting workshops with an original program, preceded by a lecture and presentation, exhibition of the project

Partners: Infuture Institute, IKEA Poland, Academy of Fine Arts

Co-leader Joanna Jurga 

Exhibition at the IKEA POLSKA Internal Conference, Warsaw, 17-18.05.2018


Error end glitch in 3D printing as a styling purpose – digital fabrication tools

27.08 – 4.09.2018 Aalto University School of Arts,Design and Architecture Helsinki, Finland. Summer School – Digital Fabrication


Urban Legends


Conducting workshops with an original program, preceded by a lecture and presentation . Workshops at the “Bez Tydzień” Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. My participation consisted in developing and co-running workshops. Co-lead dr Marta Hryc


Ornament in Design – the extraction of local inspirations in design

 9.04-13.04.2016 Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño Gran Canaria.

Conducting workshops with an original program, preceded by a lecture and presentation


Material culture and contemporary design. Trends, development, glocality , 17.10-25.10.2016, Kathmandu University School of Arts Center for Art and Design . Conducting workshops with an original program, preceded by a lecture and presentation


Phonoholism – design challange

workshops and semester project, 01.03.2016 – 10.06.2016,

Compulsive use of a mobile phone. Project interpretation of the analysis and characteristics of the phenomenon of phonoholism

Collaboration: Foundation “Dbam o mój z@sięg, University of Gdańsk, Socjogram


Glocal Ornaments of Pomerania


Workshops at the Institute of Urban Culture, conducted on the basis of a project that is part of the Young Poland 2015 scholarship

My participation consisted in developing and co-running workshops.


Art Food Senses 2015

Workshops on ceramics, craftsmanship, technology and material. The workshop was an initial stage in the implementation of the project with the Modus Design studio run with Marek Cecuła ( artist, designer, educator)


Idea Of Glocality In Orygin Product Design,

Presentation at Turkey Istanbul at Bahcesehir University May 12-20, 2014




  • Marta Flisykowska, Design For The Future, 2019, monograph, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Gdańsk, PL ISBN 978-83-65366-59-7, EN ISBN: 978-83-66271-04-3

  • Marta Flisykowska, Mandala As The Example Of Visual Code Based On Culture. Case Study Of Fractal Geometry In Practice 

article, in post-conference monograph, 2018, Shapes Of Logic Everything Can Be Automated, ISBN 978-83-7493-011-6 DOI 10.5277 / SOL_2018

  • Marta Flisykowska, Application of Incremental Technologies in Considerations of Transhumanist Aesthetics – Project “Who nose”

Article  Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts Revista de Ciência e Tecnologia das Artes ISSN: 1646-9798 , e-ISSN: 2183-0088 Portuguese Catholic University | Porto


  • Marta Flisykowska, Jacek Ryń, Sławomir Fijałkowski, 2016,  “ Design Autorski” (Author’s Design),  Faculty of Architecture and Design, Gdańsk, monograph 2016 ISBN 978-83-65366-23-8


  • Marta Flisykowska, 2015, Design w Kulturze Glokalnej (Design in Glocal Culture) Faculty of Architecture and Design of the Academy of Fine Arts, Gdańsk, monograph ISBN: 978-83-62759-83-5


  • Marta Flisykowska, Monika Zawadzka, Marta Kołacz, Sławomir Fijałkowski, 2014,  Wokół Stołu ,(Around the table) Faculty of Architecture and Design, Gdańsk, monograph2014 ISBN: 978-83-62759-65-1


Articles for TREND BOOK 2010-2018

TRENDBOOK 2018+ Article “The future of naturalness” ISBN 9788393809721
TRENDBOOK 2017+ Article“Imagination Materialized” ISBN 978839366348
TRENDBOOK 2016+ Article “ It is easier to smash an atom than a superstition”
ISBN 9788393666331
TRENDBOOK 2015+ Article “ Is Amber Hip?” ISBN 9788393666324
TRENDBOOK2014+ Article “ The Monopoly of Sight” SBN 978839366317
TRENDBOOK2013+ Article “ A Geniune Experience of Glocality “ ISBN 978839366300
TRENDBOOK2012+ Article “The local in the McWorld” ISBN 97883928097
TRENDBOOK2011+ Article “Amber and the Polish Cause”




  • Scholarship for the best PhD students 2011/2012, 2012/2013, ASP Gdansk
  • Grant for Culture Creators awarded by the Marshal of the Pomeranian Province 2014, 2017
  • Grant of the Minister of Culture YOUNG POLAND 2015 
  • Rector’s award for outstanding organizational activity 2015
  • Rector’s award for activities to promote the Academy and the direction of editing the monograph and catalog  “Architecture and Design. Design from the Tricity 2013-2018 2013-2018″ 2019



2018 expert in Space3ac space technology accelerator
design and digital prototyping field

2017- 2018 Pyzdry Forest – ornamental motifs
designing local decorative motifs for the revitalized region of the Pyzdry Forest. A project of significant national importance, subsidized by the European Union funds (project implemented)

2018 NASA Space App Challange Gdańsk
20-21.10.2018 tutor and member of the jury

2017 Design consultations: 3D printable silhouette aiRPAS Rescue Std drone for aiRPAS Group

Coordinator of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk with the Academic Design Centre

Pomeranian PoCoTo Designers Association, member and board member 2012-2015

Polish Space Professionals Association member