Nicieja, Wisła International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn

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Scenery, costume, stage prop and puppet designer. She graduated in art conservation / restoration and scenography from Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Arts. She created her first stage designs as assistant designer at Warsaw’s Polski Theatre (Parades after Jan Potocki and Thermidor, dir. Edward Wojtaszek). She collaborated in the same capacity with Grand Theatre – the Polish National Opera in Warsaw (Władysław Żeleński’s Goplana, dir. Janusz Wiśniewski, winning the International Opera Award presented at the London Coliseum gala in the Rediscovered Work category). Since 2014 she has collaborated with Theatre 21, where she made her debut as a stage and costume designer in Downfalls. Episode Two (dir. Justyna Sobczyk, Powszechny Theatre in Warsaw, 2015). She has created sceneries and costumes for many other productions, including Sugars (dir. Pamela Leończyk), Walls (dir. Ula Kijak), Empty Flats (dir. Hanna Kłoszewska), Libido Romantico (Theatre 21, dir. Justyna Wielgus), How I Stopped Being Ideal (dir. Justyna Lipko-Konieczna, Justyna Sobczyk, Justyna Wielgus), The Revolution That Never Was, and The Enemy – Instruction for Use (dir. Justyna Sobczyk, Zagłębie Theatre, Sosnowiec). Nicieja has also designed costumes, stage props, and puppets for children’s theatre spectacles (all directed by Justyna Sobczyk) such as Kingdoms (Guliwer Puppet Theatre), Trolls (Theatre 21), and Indians (a coproduction of Theatre 21 and Warsaw’s Nowy Theatre). She has created stage designs and costumes for various performance art projects, such as It Wasn’t Me Who Stole the Show (Daniel Kotowski), Passover is a Celebration of Freedom (POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, dir. Justyna Sobczyk), PokaZ (Zachęta – National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, dir. Justyna Wielgus), Body-to-Body with Marylin (video performance, dir. Justyna Wielgus), and Whatever Happened to Sarah Bernhardt’s Leg (Komuna Warszawa, dir. Justyna Wielgus, Justyna Lipko-Konieczna). Apart from her work as a stage designer, she was also active for many years as an art conservator, taking part in major international art conservation missions in North Africa (Sudan, Egypt) and southern France (La Villa Alexandrine – Espace Muséal Witold Gombrowicz in Vence).