About me

Foto: Rafał Pudło

Monika Wachowicz was born on 2nd of December 1978 in Chrzanów (Poland). She graduated from Polish philosophy at the Silesian University in Katowice and from acting at The Lart Studio in Cracow.

Artistic Activity

Monika is a dancer and a theatre teacher at physical theatre company named A Part Theatre ( Teatr A Part).
She appears in all the performances of the Teatr A Part (apart from Lullaby, Bonds and “Rite of Spring”). Moreover, she is an assistant to the director, Marcin Herich, and a coordinator of numerous artistic events. Since 2007 she has been involved in the production and organization of the International Festival of Performing Arts Theaters A PART. Monika runs an acting studio at the A PART Theater |(2016-2017, 2018-2019). Since September 2019 Monika is Chairman of the Art for Life Foundation Marty Paradeckiej. Since April 2020 Monika  graduated a course “Evolution in culture”, Emotions: Interdisciplinary frame at the Faculty of Anthropology in Copernicus College in Cracow and a course in Contemporary Art organized by the Contemporary Art Galleries in Opole. In the summer of 2020, she collaborated with the Biuro Podróży Theater on the CARMEN FUNEBRE show directed by Paweł Szkotak, playing in Romania at the KaravanAct do Cluj Napoca Festival, Satu Mare and the Kontrapunkt Festival in Szczecin.

She has been realizing a solo project directed by Marcin Herich, presented many times in multiple countries.

2007 “Hourglass” (jury award for the performance “Hourglass” during the Festival of Polish Independent Theatres in Ostrów Wielkopolski in Poland for “intransigence in stage vision of solitude”(2008).

2010 “Sketches about Ophelia”

2013 “Transparency of Emptiness “

2014 “Precipice of Depth”

In 2009 she established The Women’s Theater Group called KoME in cooperation with Karolina Pietrzykowska from Cracow and Ewa Blazer from Berlin. They created an authorial project ,,DNA”. The premiere took place in the Theater Cantabile 2 in Denmark. (2009): performed during Internationales Theaterfestival 360 ° in Bielefeld in Germany (2009), 15th International Theatre Festival A Part (2009), Cultural Center in Bedzin (2009), Center of Contemporary Art in Cracow (2009), Theatr Baltoppen in Denmark (2010). KoME was interviewed by Danish Ministry of Culture after the Copenhagen Artist Talk and Presentation (2009).

Monika collaborates with a Danish theater Cantabile 2: site specific project ,,Venus Labyrinth” (acting, 2009) and a spectacle called HAIKU (acting, 2010, 2011), Amareya Theatre (acting, 2018), coproduction of Teatr A Part (with Theaterlabor Bielefeld in Germany and Leith Theater in Edinburgh in Great Britain) was on the stage of Leith Theater ( acting, 2018, 2019).

She received the scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage and the Scholarship of the Marshal of the Silesian Voivodship in the field of culture (for projects: for projects: “Bellmer Circus” Minister of Culture and Marshal of the Silesian Voivodship , 2011, “Künstlerspiele. Scenes from the Great War” 2014 and „The Remains of the life” 2020).

In 2015 she realized and directed a poetic reading with the elements of performance and installation, called ,,BODY” by Małgorzata Wachowicz.

In 2016 she realized and directed a solo project named ,,V”.

In 2017, Monika created a photo session ,,The Particles” with a photographer Joanna Nowicka.

In 2017, together with Marcin Herich, commander of the Warriors of Beauty, she co-directed a site specific project for one spectator called “Alice in Wonderland” and in 2019 commander of the Galery of Sensitivity, a site specific project for one spectator called “Dante Project”.

She has been realizing a solo project solo “In Suspension” directed by Arti Grabowski with texts Marta Paradecka. The first show 18.11.2018 in Theater Rozbark in Bytom.

She has been realizing “The Remains of the life” is an art performance/installation, idea, realization and installation: Monika Wachowicz. The first show 21.11.2020 (closed sho) in Korez Theater Gallery in Katowice/Poland. A performance connected with an exhibition of Artur Turek photos from the show solo V, directed by Monika Wachowicz.

Participation in the workshop:
Witold Izdebski in Theater Cogitatur (Poland/Katowice, 1998).
Tomasz Rodowicz in Theater Chorea (Poland/Poznań, 2005).
Marika Hedemyr/Crowd Company in Goeteborgu (Library of Alexandria – Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt, 2007).
Eduardo Gilio/ Teatro Accion in Buenos Aires (Poland/Katowice, 2007, 2009).
Theater S. I. Witkiewicza in Zakopane (Poland, 2007, 2010).
Matej Matejka in Theater ZAR ( Poland/ The Grotowski Institute in Wrocław, 2007).
Mime Theater in Wrocław (Poland/Wrocław, 2008).
Zygmunt Molik/Theater Laboratorium (The Grotowski Institute in Wrocław/Poland, 2008).
Cantabile 2 in Vordingborg in Denmark (Bielefeld/Germany, 2008).
Mario Barzaghi and Rosalba Genovese from Teatro dell’Albero – Italy (The Grotowski Institute
in Wrocław/Poland, 2014)
Andrzej Kowalczyk and Teresa Wełmińscy, The Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor (Poland/Cracow, 2015).
Mushimaru Fujieda, Theater and dance butoh (Poland/Gdańsk, 2017).
Adam Ziajski, director (Poland/Katowice, Theater Śląski, 2017).
Amanda K. Miller, worshops on dance improvisation and choreography (Poland/Gdańsk, 2019).

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