Agata Skwarczynska

Agata Skwarczynska polish stage, costume and light designer.
She created various stage designs for numerously theatrical scenes in Poland and Europe.
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 Poland (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.
She won a golden medal in performance design category for the work The leper. A Melodrama.
In her designs she 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 Skwarczynska’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. The use of fabrics plays an important role in her artistic activities and is present in almost all her projects.
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.