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Ania Nowak

Biography

Ania Nowak’s extended choreographic practice explores vulnerability and desire as inroads into reinventing the potential of body and language. Her work comprises a variety of formats, from live and video opera performances to performative exhibitions and texts. Her especial focus is the political dimension of the physical body and its immaterial aspects—affects, emotions, and intuition—as a means to conceive of new embodied practices of care and community. The latter interest her in particular in light both of the unstable transnational nature of our lives and work in the contemporary Western world, and our experiences of sexuality, illness, and grief, but also of the ethics of pleasure, in this era of pressing climatic and political problems. Nowak’s work has been shown at numerous institutions, such as HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Sophiensaele in Berlin, Nowy Teatr and Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, BWA Wrocław, CAC Vilnius, M HKA Antwerp, and ICK Amsterdam. Residencies in 2021 will take her to Ankara Queer Art in Turkey and Q21 MuseumsQuartier in Vienna. Nowak lives and works in Berlin.