Katarzyna Dębska (PL, Warsaw, 1993) is an audiovisual artist and scenographer based between Warsaw and Berlin. She works with space, moving image and live visuals.

Graduated at Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (BA Stage and Costume Design)  and Central Saint Martins/University of the Arts in London (MA Performance Design and Practice). Continued the theoretical aspect of her research at Kolegium Artes Liberales of Warsaw University. 

 

In her practice tries to find a way to incorporate moving image and spatial thinking about new media to a performance, referring to her set design experiences, which is why the relationships between body, object, space and sound are the key element of the works. With help of these tools reflects on the social and individual experience of the reality of a progressive digitisation and changes in the definition of participation, systems of control and a concept of the image's consumption. Trying to understand and find a way to represent a problem of the natural environment degradation through social and economical conditions.. Took part in projects shown in Poland and abroad and participated in residencies a.i. in Greece, Mexico or Spain.

Co-curator and co-producer of events at SAUNA in Warsaw.     https://www.instagram.com/sauna0studio/

 

        

 

 

video projects    performance      live visuals

garage     organized by SAUNA STUDIO         Warsaw PL       1.12.2021

with special participation of Pieter Jansen, USO900, Szymon Wójcik, Wiktoria Jakubowska, Jerzy Mączyński

concept + live visuals + production team

co-financed by the "Music"program implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance (NIMIT).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N53H9ILz_zA

Sleeping Session      SAUNA STUDIO         Warsaw PL       25.11. 2021

with special participation of Pieter Jansen, Monika Łopuszyńska, Jerzy Mączyński

concept + two- channel video installation+ production team

co-financed by the "Music"program implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance (NIMIT).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4lZoLDyhGQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tiFS2Fq5Wc

Residency at JOYA AIR                Velez Rubio, Spain         16-23.10.2021

supported by Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Poland 

INflowOUTflow           SAUNA STUDIO          Warsaw PL          24.10.2021

performance with special participation of Joanna Cieślak, Andrzej Karałow, Jerzy Mączyński

concept + live visuals + production team 

co-financed by the "Music"program implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance (NIMIT).

Residency at EIGHT Institute for Arts and Politics       Athens, Greece             1-22.10.2021

visual collaboration with Jerzy Mączyński (sound) and Anastasia Valsamaki (choreography)

supported by Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Poland 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1138494153349717?ref=newsfeed

 

Jazz Jantar Festival          Klub Żak            Gdańsk PL         30.09.2020

Jerzy Maczyński's "Sariani" LP polish premiere, prod.Yeyeh/P. Jansen NL

live visuals

Poly Chain / Jerzy Mączyński.      SAUNA STUDIO  Warsaw PL  2021

concert  with live visuals

co-financed by the "Music"program implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance (NIMIT).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3rn5qfo408 

concept + live visuals + production team 

virtual tour                London Jazz Festival live streaming        UK 2020

concert of Jerzy Mączyński/Jerry&the Pelican System

https://www.facebook.com/events/702858743913186?active_tab=about

live visuals + interviews with the project participants

virtual tour      CK Zamek        Poznań PL   2020

concert of Jerzy Mączyński/Jerry&the Pelican System

video projection for the concert

virtual tour       SAUNA STUDIO       Warsaw  PL   2020

7 episodes of audiovisual events curated by Jerzy Mączyński 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5icxcf6WJY&t=144s

interviews + video projections  

Astrodrama    SAUNA       Warsaw PL 2019

devised by Laura Ociepa

https://www.facebook.com/events/963095014041221/

guest performer

 

 

 

ml18052018 : presentation and talk about the project

Prague Quadriennial for Scenography and Performance 2019: Imagination. Transformation. Memory

36Q: PQ Spot Light section

Industrial Palace/ Small Sports Hall/ Exhibition Grounds   Prague CZ 2019

http://www.pq.cz

http://www.pq.cz/projects/event-detail-en/?exhibition=506&day=thu-13

lecturer, performer

 

 

ZONA         Bones&Pearl Studios        Lonon UK 2018

Open Warehouse Day 2018

https://vimeo.com/288165787

performer

 

 

The same (hi)story/Easy forgetting      White Lab CSM London UK / Hevre Kazimierz  Kraków PL 2018

performance recording

[ collective exhibition Niepodległa / Independent  with Grupa Multimedia ]

https://vimeo.com/258116069

http://www.grupamultimedia.pl/index.php/sztuki-wizualne/303-katarzyna-stefania-debska-2

concept + performance + video

 

 

and you said and I said and you sat in a green chair and I sat red chair and you forgot …     CSM/UAL London UK 2018 

CSM Degree Show 2.

in collaboration with Michelangelo Dousis (performing, sound)

https://vimeo.com/288446162

concept + improvisation + visuals

 

 

ml18052018  [MA Research]     Platform Theatre King's Cross CSM/UAL  London UK 2017/2018

performance/audiovisual installation

in collaboration with Mihalis Intzieyanni (performing, camera) and Michelangelo Dousis (performing, sound)

https://vimeo.com/287971379

https://vimeo.com/287972740

https://vimeo.com/287978005

https://vimeo.com/288024

concept + performance + video + live visuals

 

 

Feast again (trial)     Studio Theatre CSM / Barbican Centre    London UK 2017/2018

performance/video

https://vimeo.com/255532481

performance + video

 

 

Rearchiving    Zabludowicz Collection  London UK 2018

video instllation/performance

collective exhibition A minute ago

https://katarzynastefaniad.wixsite.com/rearchiving

https://www.zabludowiczcollection.com/exhibitions/view/a-minute-ago

https://www.zabludowiczcollection.com/events/view/performance-katarzyna-debska-re-archiving-1

video installation + live visuals

 

 

(untitled)    Inteatro  Polverigi/Ancona IT 2018

performance

residency and workshops with Athina Valha

http://www.inteatro.it

 

 

Equal voices    RCA  London UK 2018

video/performance

concept by Eleni Papazgrlou

https://www.instagram.com/p/BfBW0Yfh_0U/?taken-by=e__________p

guest performer 

 

 

Ephemeral ground            Zabludowicz Collection        London UK 2018

performance / improvisation with Mihalis Itzieyanni and Kassiani Kappelos 

concept by  Nasia Papavasiliou project

https://www.instagram.com/p/BfoUdKEjZ6r/?taken-by=anitazart

guest performer 

 

 

No corrections       Labirynt Gallery         Lublin PL 2017

video

https://vimeo.com/243675559 

http://www.videonews.pl/pl/uczestnik/katarzyna_debska.html

 

 

000 (Exchange/Sweet dreams)     Battersea Arts Centre  London UK 2017

video installation for Freshly Scratched programme

https://vimeo.com/255867240

 

 

Private borders                          Tytano Krakow               PL 2017

photography/video/installation

[ collective exhibition Per-wersje with Grupa Multimedia ]

https://issuu.com/grupamultimedia/docs/perwersje_-_ma__e

 

 

Unity (or Self support)    Athens GR 2017

series of site-specific interventions next to the Acropolis mountain

residency

concept + performer

 

 

Elos    Rabbithole Theatre/Neverland  Athens GR 2017 

physical theatre performance and series of workshops

in collaboration with: Leslie Yao Chung, Nasia Papavasiliou, Delia Boyano

residency with artistic supervision: Michael Spencer, Pete Brooks 

perfromer + co-directing

 

 

(untitled)    Inteatro  Polverigi/Ancona IT 2017

performance

residency and workshops with Sophie Jump

http://www.inteatro.it

 

 

Safety space    CSM/UAL  London UK 2017

installation/performance

Work-in-Progress Festival CSM

 

 

I never play counting out games    Studio Theatre CSM/UAL  London UK 2017

video installation

https://vimeo.com/203536959

 

 

Measurement certainty (or Potential point of meeting in space)    White Lab CSM/UAL  London UK 2016 /Whiteconcepts Gallery  Berlin GE 2017

video installation

https://vimeo.com/206495163

http://social-art-award.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Social-Art-Award-Book_E.pdf

 

 

Cucumber sandwich club    JM Columna Gallery  Malaga/London ES/UK 2016

video

concept and videos by Delia Boyano 

http://www.galeriajm.com/verexpo.php?Expo=111&Artista=Delia%20Boyano

guest performer 

 

 

Exit    Granary Square  London UK 2016

performance

masterclass with Harum Morrison

https://vim6eo.com/259788962

 

 

Spatial remembrance    Dłużewo/Warsaw PL 2012-2015

series of 3 performances

artistic supervision: 1. Marcin Jarnuszkiewicz, 2. Marek Chowaniec, 3. Leszek Mądzik

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by Jerzy Maczynski

 

 

production and costume design for film

short film "Gęś"       Studio Munka      PL  2020

dir. Maria Wider, dop Milosz Kasiura

music video "Walk on the Water" by Wojtek Urbański/Krzysztof Komeda      Sound&Screen Fest. // CINEMAFORUM Festival Kinoteka     PL  2019

dir. Patynowski, dop Hasenien Dousery

https://www.facebook.com/events/427857971415324/

music video "Margines" by Bisz/Radex        Agora //Pchamy Ten Syf        PL  2019

dir. Kobas Laksa, dop Norbert Serafin 

https://agoramuzyka.ffm.to/biszradexduch

fashion video "Atoms"        We Film Fashion         PL  2015

dir. Filip Tulak, dop Wawrzyniec Skoczylas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=TaicOZDsumY&feature=emb_logo

space and costume design for theatre

 

Szron/Frost     Klub ŻAK     Gdansk PL 2016/2017

sculpture / space

choregraphy Liwia Bargiel

http://www.polskaplatformatanca.pl/pl/2017/zgloszone-spektakle/liwia-bargiel-szron-frost-

Brzechwa 2020       Teatr Capitol        Warszawa PL 2021

scenography 

directed by Olaf Lubaszenko

Projekt Tuwim   Teatr Capitol       Warszawa PL, 2022

scenography

directed by Olaf Lubaszenko

official premiere: Sept. 2022

curatorial

exhibition of Marta Skoczeń        Sauna Studio        Warsaw PL

https://nn6t.pl/2022/07/13/odrywanie-sie-od-domu-do-30-07-2022-warszawa/

https://martaskoczen.com/sauna

2017-2018 Oct.- Feb. : Zabludowicz Collection London UK 

Co-curator for the Testing Ground 2018 project for A minute ago exhibition

supervised by curator Antonia Blocker

2018 Aug. 18th. : Bones&Pearl Studios Seven Sisters London UK 

Fountayne Road Warehouse Open Day event 

coordinated by Agelos Pasc (Aggelos Paschalidis)

2019 May : Kolegium Artes Liberales University of Warsaw PL

Women's journeys in Central-Eastern Europe

Co-curated with Yael Vishnizki- Levi

invited guests: Ewa Majewska, Maniucha Bikont, Olha Tkaczenko, Tobaron Waxman 

 

academic experience | lectures | workshops

2022 May 4th

live workshops for students of Performance Design&Practice MA course at Central Saint Martins/UAL, London UK

 

2022 Feb. 2nd

online workshops for students of Performance Design&Practice MA course at Central Saint Martins/UAL, London UK

art residencies

2021 October     Athens     Greece

residency at EIGHT Critical Institute for Arts and Politics

collaboration with Jerzy Mączyński and Anastasia Valsamaki

 

2021 November    Velez Rubio    Spain

residency at Joya AIR

2022 January    Chapala    Mexico

residency at Xochi Quetzal