/ Agata Skwarczyńska / artist and designer /

In her designs Agata Skwarczyńska is interested in the symbiotic relation between an actor and the designed space. Despite of this, both elements exist separately whereas the actor’s body fills up the space, develops its character and gives it a new meaning.  Everything what demonstrates human nature is the main subject of Agata Skwarczyńska’s work, therefore, various forms that exist in the environment are very inspiring for her as they form the natural background of human life. She designs objects such as sculptures and installations.
Agata Skwarczyńska has created various stage designs for numerously theatrical scenes in Poland and Europe. Since 2008 she’s been working with Wojciech Faruga in the following projects: The Seagull  by Chekkov, Antony and Cleopatra by Shakespeare (2016), The Doll by Prus (2015), Queen Margot by Faruga (2014), The Leper. A melodrama by Mniszkówna (2014), Ashes collecting inside the sun by Pałyga (2014), Polish Bethelem by Faruga (2013) and  All Saints by Faruga (2012). She’s also worked with Paweł Wodziński (costumes and light design): Thermidor by Przybyszewska (2015), Iphigenia by Eurepides (2015) The Marriage by Gombrowicz  (2012), Forefathers Eve. Performans by Mickiewicz  (2011), Słowacki: 5 Plays. A Historical Reconstruction (2010),  Krasiński. The Un-Divine Comedy (2008). She’s also collaborated with: Remigiusz Brzyk,

Łukasz Chotkowski, Bartosz Frąckowiak, Iga Gańczarczyk, Justyna Sobczyk, Nils Torpus, Paweł Szkotak, Paweł Łysak, Kuba Kowalski and others. Since 2007 she’s been cooperating with the 21 Theatre.
In 2008, Agata Skwarczyńska created the exhibition design for the Theatre During Martial Law exhibition at the Theatre Institute in Warsaw. In 2011, she curated and created the exhibition design and concept for the Polish National Exhibition on the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2011 (together with Ewa Machnio). The exposition was also exhibited in the Polish Center of Scenography in Katowice (2011).
In 2015, she was awarded a Golden Mask prize for the best set design for: Queen Margot.
In 2017 she participated in World Stage Design (WSD) exhibition in Taipei in Taiwan, where she presented two works: Antony and Cleopatra and The Leper. A melodrama.
Agata Skwarczyńska was awarded a golden medal in performance design category for  her work The leper. A Melodrama.
The use of fabrics plays an important role in her artistic activities and is present in almost all her projects. She’s experience in doing traditional weaving and ply-split braiding. In 2016, she was a textile artist in residency in Craft Village, New Delhi, India.