Aleksandra Zińczuk

ECoC Programme Curator

Polish publicist, poet, author of essays and documentaries, social activist,
researcher of border culture and “difficult memory”. A publisher and editor-in-chief of the Kultura Enter magazine and the Warsztaty Kultury publishing house in Lublin. She has worked as culture manager at the Lublin City Hall (2015-2020) and various NGOs working in the field of Eastern European projects. A visiting researcher of University College London, the University of Perugia, and Ljubljana. Coordinator of the Remembrance and Anticipation Laboratory of the ECoC 2016 application of the City of Lublin. She has received accolades from Literatura na Świecie magazine (2021) for editing the Wschodni Express publishing series, which since 2014 has been publishing translations of contemporary poetry, prose, and essays from Ukrainian, Belarusian, and Lithuanian, among others. Winner of the Panteleimon Kulisz International Prize, awarded by the Ukrainian writers, for her activities in promoting intercultural dialogue and cooperation with Ukraine and the Lublin, and Angelus Lubelski Award. In 2023, she was among the winners of the Hryhorii Skovoroda International Literary Award for the Polish-Ukrainian edition of the volume “Ja de/«Ї ду де» translated into Ukrainian by Vasyl Slapchuk. Initiator of multidisciplinary and cross-border projects. She is involved in Polish-Ukrainian reconciliation activities. After the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, she was one of the co-founders and volunteers of the Social Committee for Aid to Ukraine in Lublin. She translated texts by Serhiy Zhadan from Ukrainian, including “Scream, bird”, “War Diary, Poems and Songs” series, and “In the Face of war, published by Pogranicze–Dzhezva, Sejny–Lviv 2022.