We are artists associated with the creative collective ‘Pracownia Wschodnia’ in Warsaw. The idea for A00 was born through conversation during studio coffee breaks. Its genesis was the need of owning a chess set that exuded elegance and modern design while being available. After researching what was on offer, we decided to join forces and create our own chess set. We drew upon our artistic background: sculptural, carpentry – Agnieszka; graphic design with ties to textiles/ fashion design – Kasia.

The name A00 is derived from the category of irregular chess openings.

The A00 team:

Kasia Rysiak
Designer and visual artist. Kasia graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Łodź, from the Faculty of Textile and Fashion Design as well as the Faculty of Graphic Design from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Her experience includes owning the fashion label ‘Mamapiki’, coordinating exhibitions in the ‘Pracownia Duży Pokój’ in which she facilitated a cycle of workshops that focused on analogue photography under the subject matter ‘Photons’. Kasia is also the creator of various photography exhibitions. For almost a decade she is associated with creative collective ‘Pracownia Wschodnia’ in Warsaw where her creative work covers various planes.

Agnieszka Wach
Sculptor. Agnieszka is from Zagłębia Śląsko-Dąbrowskiego but currently lives and works in Warsaw. She graduated from the Faculty of Sculpture at Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Arts (2012) and has a PhD (2020). Agnieszka is professionally associated with her alma mater. She works with Romuald Woźniak PhD in the ‘Pracownia Działań Przestrzennych’. Agnieszka creates interdisciplinary projects and treats sculpture as a base for spatial and material experimentation.

She takes part in various exhibitions. Agnieszka works in project teams and

is the author and co-author of many competitive projects in the field of artistic arrangement of public space.

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