/ 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.

She created various stage designs for numerous theatrical scenes in Poland and Europe.

In 2011, she curated (exhibition design and concept) the Polish National Exhibition on the Prague Quadrennial – Performance and Space Design 2011. „Libereted Energy” Polish exhibition was presented in June 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic and in July 2011 at the Centre for Polish Scenography in Katowice.

In 2015, she was awarded a Golden Mask prize for the best set design for: „Queen Margot” at Teatr Polski in Bielsko-Biała.

In 2017, she participated in the international scenic art exhibition World Stage Design in Taipei, Taiwan. The jury awarded the gold prize in the performance design category for the scenography, costumes and light direction for the performance ” The Leper. A Melodrama ” from Teatr Polski in Bydgoszcz.

In 2017 she was awarded for the best set design from the play “The Awakening of Spring” at the International Drama Schools’ Festival in Rabat, Morocco.

She has given masterclasses in: Craft Village, New Delhi, India; Centro de diseño, cine y television, Mexico city, Mexico; USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology) congress, Florida, USA; Prague Quadrennial 2019, Czech Republic; Janáček Academy of Musical and Performing Arts, Brno, Czech Republic and others.

In 2021, she was invited to join the capital of the jury selecting works from the field of visual theater art for the next edition of the international exhibition World Stage Design 2022 in Calgary, Canada.

She creates textile art works. 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.