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Klaudia Ofwona Draber

Faculty, MA Art Business, New York

Whitney Museum Independent Study Program (ISP), Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellowship

MA, Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York

MA, Warsaw School of Economics

BA, Cracow School of Economics

Klaudia Ofwona Draber is a curator and the founder of KODA—a social practice residency for mid-career artists. She has lived and led arts, technology and strategy projects in Europe, Africa, and the United States. Her professional experience includes working as the Head of Public Relations at the Polish Cultural Institute New York, and as a consultant to the British Council Arts. She also worked at UBS, managing global change and local arts CSR projects. Klaudia was the 2021-2022 Helena Rubinstein Fellow at the Whitney Museum ISP Curatorial Studies Program. She mentors at ArtTable, and New Museum's NEW INC. Klaudia holds an MA in Art Business from Sotheby‘s Institute of Art-New York where she wrote the business plan for KODA. She also holds an MA in Economics from the Warsaw School of Economics.

Instagram: @klaudiadraber

Klaudia Ofwona Draber
  • Publications


    Hughes, S., Sol Andrews, D., Ofwona Draber, K. (2022), “Neocolonialism” in in/stasis. Whitney Museum: New York.

    Ofwona Draber, K. (2022), “Lost lives” in Ewa Harabasz. KODA: New York.

    Ofwona Draber, K. (2021), “Post-colonialism and handmade paper” in Paper: post-colonial narratives. North American Hand Papermakers: New York.

    Ofwona Draber, K., Sherman, A. (2021), “Introduction” in Lina Puerta: Migration, Nature, and the Feminine. Hunter East Harlem Gallery and KODA: New York.

    Ofwona Draber, K. (2021), “War and conflict” in Farideh Sakhaeifar: You are in the war zone. KODA: New York.

    Ofwona Draber, K., Braquetti, N. (2021), “Introduction” in Hidemi Takagi: Stories. KODA: New York.

    Ofwona Draber, K., Kopyto, P. (2021), “Revision of monuments during the pandemic [after the murder of George Floyd] and the role of artists and cultural institutions in the new vision of an inclusive world.” in Business in Culture - Culture in Business: Impact of the pandemic on the behaviors of cultural institutions and cultural consumers. UEK: Katowice, Poland. [in Polish]

    Ofwona Draber, K., Kopyto, P. (2020), “Adjustment of strategies of cultural institutions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Based on the installation Soleil Levant by Ai Weiwei organized by a Dutch non-profit organization ART 2030.” Business in Culture - Culture in Business: in the context of the concept of sustainable development. UEK: Katowice, Poland. [in Polish]
  • Exhibitions