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Sonia Nieśpiałowska-Owczarek

Sonia Nieśpiałowska-Owczarek absolwentka Animacji Kultury Instytutu Kultury Polskiej Uniwersytetu WarszawskiegoThe most significant experience for me at the Culture Animation specialization at the Institute of Polish Culture was a workshop and participation in the Wyraźnie. W milczeniu [Clearly. In Silence] project of the Academy of Movement (2006), the internship at the Creative Education Laboratory of the Centre for Contemporary Art and participation in Odin Week at the Odin Teatret in Denmark.
Producer, dance curator, Chairperson of the Dance Cinema Foundation. As a dancer she practiced modern dance and contact improvisation. Together with Jacek Owczerek they founded the International Dance Cinema Festival in Łódź (2002-2006) and many dance film programmes at dance and film festivals. Together with Ilona Trybuła (Artistic Director) she co-authored the Sic! International Improvisation Dance Festival. Collaborates with the Pracownia Fizyczna in Łódź, e.g. organising the first Polish premiere of David Zambrano Soul Project/PL (2013).


Since 2009, she has been working at the Art Museum in Łódź where she produces exhibitions, e.g. Political /Minimal, Robert Morris. Notes on Sculpture, Teresa Żarnowerówna and Conditions of Life. Polish Contemporary Art. In the Global Contex. Together with Katarzyna Słoboda she was the curator of the exhibition Come, we will show you what we do. About dance improvisation (2013). Co-edited important books about dance Come, we will show you what we do. About dance improvisation (2013) and Modern Dance in Poland in the second half of the 20th century (2017). Co-author of the Słownik tańca XX i XXI wieku [Dictionary of Dance in the 20th and 21st Centuries].