Jakub Jernajczyk

Born in Wrocław (1980), visual artist, mathematician and popularizer of science. He graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Wroclaw and from the Faculty of Graphics and Media Art at the Art Academy in Wroclaw.

He works as an associate professor at the Media Art Department at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw. Since 2019 he is Dean of the Doctoral School at the Academy.

In his artistic, scientific and didactic work he focuses on the cognitive aspects of visual perception and visual imagination and the role of art in explaining scientific issues. He creates multimedia installations which are inspired by mathematics, physics and philosophy. The cognitive aspects of these works are equally important as their aesthetic value.

Between 2014-2016 he led an interdisciplinary research project entitled “A visualization of scientific issues – classic examples in new digital media” which was a part of research grant from the Foundation for Polish Science. He is author of scientific articles concerning philosophy, mathematics and the theory of art. He has participated in numerous scientific conferences and artistic exhibitions. He received many artistic and scientific awards and scholarships.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • cognitive mechanisms in science and art
  • the role of visual imagination in scientific discovery
  • visual thinking
  • creative intuition
  • visual metaphors in science and philosophy
  • discrete structure of moving image

The complete list of exhibitions, awards, research projects, publications, conference speeches and lectures is available here (only in Polish).