Cecylia Malik's artistic activities revolve around environmental and social issues. The 6 Rivers photographic series and the film of the same title are documentation of the project carried out by the artist on the premises of Krakow from early autumn 2011 to late summer 2012. Cecylia Malik decided to get to know the city in which she has lived since her birth from a new, totally unknown perspective. She set off on a lonely journey down the Krakow's 6 rivers in a handmade boat. The cruise from the city's administrative boundaries to the mouths of the rivers in the Vistula river was documented by the camerman Piotr Pawlus and photographer Piotr Dziurdzia. The project's aim was to show the endangered beauty of the rivers, which have lost their utility value for the inhabitants: no longer do they power mills, provide food or water. Those forgotten waterways are often turned into sewers or rubbish dumps.

Cecylia Malik (b. 1975) pursues painting and performance. Graduate of the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (diploma in 2001) and postgraduate curatorial studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow (diploma in 2004). The artist organises happenings and creates works of art in public space. Her works are in the MOCAK and Bunkier Sztuki as well as in many private collections.


  • Title: Pradnik (I) from the series 6 Rivers
  • Creator: Cecylia Malik
  • Date Created: 2012
  • Location Created: Krakow, Poland
  • Physical Dimensions: h 60, w 90 cm
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art
  • Medium: Photo print
  • Art Genre: Landscape, self-portrait
  • Art Movement: Ecological art
  • Art Form: Photograph
  • Support: Dibond
  • Depicted Location: Krakow
  • Depicted Person: Cecylia Malik
  • Depicted Topic: river, Krakow, landscape, artist, self-portrait, journey, rafting, ecology, water, photography

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