Cecylia Malik is a painter, visual artist, and environmental activist. She is the founder and leader of the Sisters of the River Collective. Within the collective, she represents the Białka River.
She is the creator of the visual aspect of the Sisters of the River events and also the director of a documentary film about the collective. She co-organized the first protest in defense of the “Warkocze Białki” river together with the Bunkier Sztuki Gallery in 2013. Rivers have become her love and passion. She has been a member of the Save the Rivers Coalition since its inception. She translates the difficult language of environmental protection experts into the language of art. Among her many artistic projects, some of the most notable include “365 Trees” and “6 Rivers.” She is a co-creator of the “Modraszek Collective,” an initiative to protect Kraków’s Zakrzówek from development, and the organizer of the recurring event “Wodna Masa Krytyczna” on the Vistula River. She is also a co-founder of the CSW Wiewiórka association. In 2017, she initiated the “Matki Polki na wyrębie” (Polish Mothers against Logging) campaign against LEX Szyszko. She has received numerous awards, including the Polish Ecology Person of the Year for 2017 and the Katarzyna Kobro Award in 2019. Cecylia Malik combines art and activism, ensuring the meaning and effectiveness of her actions. Together with experts from various fields, she organizes protests conceived as happenings and works of art in public spaces. Visit her website at www.cecyliamalik.pl.