My name is Agata Szepe. I am a doctoral student at the Department of Hebrew Studies at Warsaw University and an artist creating papercuts inspired by the traditional Jewish papercut, Hebrew scriptures and modern art. I experiment with a perspective, symmetry and symbolism. My works have been exhibited and used as graphic illustrations. I am interested in various projects that include paper, scissors and infinite imagination.
1. Exhibition: Zapomniany świat wycinanki żydowskiej [eng. The Forgotten World of Jewish Papercut]. Twenty-one modern Jewish papercuts at the etnographic museum ‘Willa Radogoszcz’. Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland. Exhibition from 1 February to 29 February 2013.
2. Exhibition during Chanukah’s workshops at the Museum of the History of the Polish Jews POLIN. Warsaw, Poland. 1 December 2013.
3. Jewish papercut exhibition at the Summer School of Papercutting in Lublin, at the Jagiellonian Market organized by Kultura Enter Foundation in Lublin. Lublin, Poland. Exhibition from 14 August to 17 August 2014.
4. Jewish papercuts exhibition at at Jewish Museum Rabbinatsmuseum Braunsbach. Braunsbach, Germany. July 2015.
1. Workshops of Jewish papercut at Slot Art Festival, organized by Stowarzyszenie Lokalnych Ośrodków Twórczych. Lubiąż, Poland. 6 – 10 July 2010 and 10 – 14 July 2012.
2. Chanukka’s lampions workshops at the Museum of the History of the Polish Jews POLIN. Warsaw, Poland.
3. 1 January 2013.5. Jewish papercut workshops at etnographic museum Willa Radogoszcz. Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland. 16 February 2013 and 22 February 2014.
4. Papercutting workshops at the Museum of the History of the Polish Jews POLIN during Chanukka’s family workshops. Warsaw, Poland. 14 December 2014.
5. Papercutting workshops during the Otwock Heritage Days the Museum “Muzeum Ziemi Otwockiej”, Otwock, Poland. 12 September 2015.
6. Hebrew language and Jewish papercut workshops in cooperation with Music Theatre at Metropolital Theatre Night. Gliwice, Poland. 26 September 2015.
7. Jewish papercut workshops at Jewish Museum Rabbinatsmuseum Braunsbach. Braunsbach, Germany. 4 July 2015.
8. Jewish papercut workshops at the Regional Culture Congress: Kongres Kultury Regionów, Rytro, Poland. 19 October 2017.