aleksandra jakubczak

/// theatre maker and installation artist based in Warsaw, Poland. She has a strong background in theatre directing, working with documentary formats and the ideas of fictions and realities as well as biography and auto-etnography in theatre. She started with directing pieces of social and political urgency. For a couple of years, she has been working as an installation artist, searching for ways of creating performances and installation performances on the crossover of theatre, performing arts and visual arts. Now her practice runs in two paths: immersive installations and dramaturgy of sensations and theatre pieces on crossover of contemporary performance and community engagemnt. 

She graduated from the State Theatre Academy in Warsaw, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan and Jagiellonian University in Krakow. As a director she collaborated with such theatres as Powszechny Theater in Warsaw, Polski Theatre in Poznań, Scena Robocza in Poznań, Schauspielhaus Graz, Austria, TR Warszawa and Stary Theatre in Cracow. Her works were presented at Malta Festival in Poznan, Prapremiery Festival in Bydgoszcz, Sommerblut Kulturfestival in Cologne, Germany and Anti Festival in Kuopio, Finland.

Her interests now are queer ecologies and queer futures, collective art practices and mental health issues. She explores the ideas of solastalgia and topophilia, as well as empathy and slowing down as perceptive strategies, artistic tools and personal practices.

I would like to research an auto-etnographic project about mental health issues within the theatre and performing arts community by starting from my own personal story of liberating myself from the shame, but also about how we can try to build a way of doing things that would not reproduce the oppressive schemes that we are experiencing now — in life, work and art.

/// AJ