Doctoral student Denis Kozerawski won the Student Personality of Slovakia award
For the 19th time, prizes for the Student Personalities of Slovakia were awarded under the auspices of H.E. President Zuzana Čaputová and under the professional guarantee of the Slovak Rector's Conference and the Slovak Academy of Sciences. We would like sincerely to congratulate to our doctoral student Denis Kozerawski, who was placed among the laureates this year.
Laureates in 13 categories received the award on December 14, 2023, in the Pálffy Palace in Bratislava. Our doctoral student from the Department of Intermedia, Denis Kozerawski, received a special award in the category "BMW Slovak Republic Award for Art".
Denis Kozerawski is an artist, co-founder and former member of the art collective APART, which carried out research, creative-artistic, project and exhibition/curating, publishing and archiving activities. In 2017, APART became a finalist for the Oskár Čepan Award. They exhibited in Bratislava's Kunsthalle, Prague's Karlin Studios, curated a solo exhibition of Babi Badalov's Electronic Dadaist Poetry, published a book of the same name and publications by artist Mehraneh Atashi and psychiatrist Jan Ballx. As part of the project for Documenta 14, they organized a performance by the artist Nikhil Chopra and organized a lecture and screening with the founder of e-flux, Anton Vidokle and Arseniy Žiljaev. So far, they have published eighteen publications mapping individual or group expressions in contemporary art. He organized an exhibition of Slovak art publishing houses at the Red Gallery in London. In 2023, together with Peter Kašpar, he won the Tatra Bank Foundation Young Creator award for their film KAMBIUM1492.
Denis Kozerawski works as a doctoral student at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava, where with the Immersive Potential project he investigates the potential of gaming media to improve awareness of Roma in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Since September of this year, he has also been working at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Technology in Brno, where together with the team in the Cabinet of Design, they received a grant from the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic for the development of an educational game that will be implemented across the board in the Czech education system in ethics classes with the aim of educating students about racial stereotypes, segregation and violence, see below.
This year, the expert jury selected successful students and young scientists from 96 nominations in thirteen categories. Student personality of Slovakia is a national competition for students of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree of university studies. The main organizer of the project is the civic association JCI-Slovakia (Junior Chamber International – Slovakia).
JCI-Slovakia (Junior Chamber International – Slovakia) is a partner organization of Junior Chamber International – one of the largest organizations in the world uniting young leaders in individual countries. The world organization has 200,000 members in 115 countries. JCI - Slovakia organizes various activities to support talented students at universities in Slovakia, as well as young entrepreneurs in Slovakia.
- You can find out more about our doctoral students and their topics here.
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