The ING Polish Art Foundation

Foundation

The ING Polish Art Foundation was established in the year 2000 by companies of the ING Group acting in Poland. The Foundation’s activities execute the CRS policy (Corporate Social Responsibility) of the ING Group. The other ING foundation operating in Poland is the ING for Children Foundation.

The aim of the Foundation is to promote Polish contemporary art, in particular the works of young artists. This mission is realized, chiefly by the creation of an art collection. Since the ING Group has been present in Poland since the early 1990s,  the year 1990 marks the symbolic date of the collection’s beginning. The collection consists only of works created after this date.

The Foundation’s collection is exhibited in the offices of the donors and is presented at external exhibitions. Documentation of most of the works are made available under Creative Commons licenses (the scope of the licenses is available at each work). In addition to building the collection, the Foundation initiates, organizes and is the partner of many artistic projects.

The Foundation’s activities are an element of the worldwide ING patronage programme, in which art plays an essential role in the creation of the organisation culture of ING.

The Foundation logo was designed by Jacek Walesiak.

Cooperation with Zachęta

In order to maintain the highest level of the Foundation’s activities, the Management Board signed a cooperation agreement with Zachęta National Gallery of Art in 2004. Since then, both institutions support each other: Zachęta supports the Foundation with its expertise and experience, and the Foundation contributes donations, which are used for the purchase of specific works of art for the Gallery’s exhibitions.

To date, the following works have been purchased from the donations of the ING Polish Art Foundation:

PURCHASED IN 2004

  • Cezary Bodzianowski, Invisible ink, 2003, installation, 15 elements:
  • 8 elements 30x40 cm, 6 elements 18x24 cm, 1 element 21x30 cm


PURCHASED IN 2006

  • Anna Niesterowicz, Gierek, 1999, video, 1'53"
  • Anna Niesterowicz, HH, 2002, video, 9'


PURCHASED IN 2007

  • Agnieszka Kalinowska, Big Scene, 2005, video installation, 24'35"
  • Ewa Łuczak, Radio Days, video installation, 26'4"


PURCHASED IN 2008

  • Wojciech Gilewicz, KMS Zachęta, 2007, installation: video 8'1" and painting object 23,1x11,6x20,5 cm
  • Sędzia Główny, Virus in Magnetism of the Heart, 2006, video (action documentation), 14'33"
  • Piotr Wysocki, Aldona, 2006, installation: video, 15', portrait 40x30 cm, pastel, plastic


PURCHASED IN 2009

  • Joanna Rajkowska, Camping Jenin, 2008, video, 34'2"


PURCHASED IN 2010

  • Agnieszka Polska, Holidays with Professor, 2008, video, 6'35"
  • Julita Wójcik, Wavy block, 2005, 2 drawings, 586x37,8 cm


PURCHASED IN 2011

  • Jakub Julian Ziółkowski "Untitled (Priest)", 2010, gouache on paper, 120 x 80 cm
  • Bartosz Mucha "52 Lazy Weeks", 2010, ed. 1/2


PURCHASED IN 2012

  • Anna Molska "The Sixth Continent", 2012, 3-channel wideoinstalation
  • Jaśmina Wójcik "Zygmunt Stępiński", 2012, 24 drowings, 21 x 29,7 cm
     

purchased in 2013

  •  Aneta Grzeszykowska "Negative Book ", 2012/2013, 7 black and white photographs, 38 x 50 cm
     

Purchased in 2014

  • Piotr Bosacki "Obvious Things", video, 2013, ed. 1/3 +ap, 10 min.

Donors

The ING Polish Art Foundation prospers thanks to the support of the following ING Group companies acting in Poland:

  • ING Bank Śląski S.A.
  • ING Lease Polska S.A.
  • ING Commercial Finance Polska S.A.
  • ING Services Polska Sp. z o.o.

Foundation Authorities

Foundation Board

  • Oscar Swan – Chairman of the Board - ING Bank Śląski S.A.
  • Justyna Kesler - Board Member - ING Bank Śląski S.A.
  • Ewa Łuniewska – Board Member - ING Lease Polska S.A.
  • Tomasz Mazurkiewicz - Board Member - ING Commercial Finance Polska S.A
  • Magdalena Nowicka – Board Member - ING Services Polska Sp. Z o.o.


Foundation's Management Board

  • Kamila Bondar - President
  • Magdalena Kot-Szczepańska – Board Member - ING Bank Śląski


Collection supervised by

  • Hanna Wróblewska (Zachęta National Gallery of Art)
  • the Foundation's Management Board

 

Pro Bono legal services

  • Michał Mysłowski - Legal Counsel

Contact

The ING Polish Art Foundation


Puławska 2
02-566 Warsaw
Poland
T: +48 22 820 4286
fundacja [at] ingart.pl

NIP 526-24-61-644
REGON 016334384
KRS 0000068475

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