Agata Pyzik is a Polish journalist who divides her time between Warsaw and London, where she has already established herself as a writer on art, politics, music and culture for various magazines, including The Wire, Guardian, New Statesman, New Humanist, Afterall and Frieze.
She studied philosophy, art history, English and American studies in Warsaw, and started writing and publishing during this time. She wrote for major mainstream Polish newspapers, like Gazeta Wyborcza, Dziennik, Przekrój and Polityka, as well as was a regular contributor for a contemporary music magazine “Glissando”, and smaller literary magazines, like Lampa and other art magazines. Her major interest was literature, especially poetry, contemporary art and architecture. Her translations include American poet James Schuyler into Polish as well as a book by the Polish urbanist Krzysztof Nawratek City as Political idea into English, published by Plymouth University in 2011.
She worked for the foremost independent art foundation in Poland, Bec Zmiana, for whom she contributed essays to several books on architecture and philosophy. She also interviewed many writers for literary magazines, including Michel Houellebecq, Laszlo Krasznohorkai and Etgar Keret.
More recently her main interest is in contemporary forms of resistance and political aesthetics. She has interviewed some of the foremost leftist thinkers and art theoreticians for the Polish journal 6 Weeks Notebook, which put together will become a book in Poland.