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Magdalena Anna Nowak (b. 1985) is a curator and researcher based in Warsaw. Institute of Art History at the Warsaw University graduate (2010) she has been working in the Modern Art Department at the National Museum in Warsaw since 2012. Since 2013 she has been in charge of the New Media Collection. She had been an assistant to Zofia Kulik in KwieKulik Archive (2010-2012). She curated various exhibitions, e.g. No sleep! (BWA Zielona Góra, 2010), Microhistories (Królikarnia, Warsaw 2013-14) and The M-Z Route. The National Museum – Zegrze Reservoir Route. Arena for Modern Art (National Museum in Warsaw, 2015). She is a lecturer at the post-graduate Museum Studies at the Warsaw University. She is working on a PhD thesis The Survival of the Primitive. The Meaning of Empathy and Pathos in Bill Viola’s Art Interpreted with Aby Warburg’s Method. Her research interests are: Polish Art after 1944, new media and video art, contemporary and modern art theory, spiritualization and post-secularism in modern and contemporary art and archival curatorial practice.