Filip Pawlak (born 1994) producer, performer, social debater. A queer person with a hand disability.
A graduate of the Film School in Katowice (film production), the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław (mediation of contemporary art), postgraduate in Art History at Collegium Civitas, participant of the Erasmus program at SZFE in Budapest.
In the season 2021/2022 head of the production department at the Nowy Teatr International Cultural Center in Warsaw and the producer of this theater since 2019.
In 2019-21, the Polish ambassador of the Europe Beyond Access project – as part of which he held talks with artists, participated in discussion panels and consultations regarding the program. Currently co-curator of Learning Journeys project – part of Europe Beyond Access.
Co-worker of the choreographer and director Rafał Urbacki. As a performer in the plays “Protected Species” (Rozbark Dance and Movement Theater in Bytom, 2014); “Let the sun never shine on that day” (Fredro Theater, Gniezno, 2015). As a creative producer on the projects “The Worker’s Heart Drives Work” (Rozbark Theater, Bytom 2014); “The shape of things. A Tale of Coal and Porcelain ”(Muzeum Śląskie 2015).
In the past, he was associated with the Silesian theater and dance community – incl. producer at the Department of Dance Theater in Bytom, Academy of Theater Arts in Krakow; producer of Rozbark Theater, Project Coordinator at Teatr Rozrywki in Chorzów, Moderator of talks, discussions and meetings, incl. at Teatr Śląski (International Festival Open The Door), Museum of Silesia in Katowice, Festival Interpretations. Producer and initiator of independent art projects.
Winner of the University of Silesia Rector’s Grant for the Best Students (2019), participant of the Social Theater Course (Institute for Engaged Studies, Political Critique, 2018).
Holder of Unlimted London scholarship (IETM Tromso Bursary 2020), participant of the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts Campus (Eleusis, Greece 2019), participant of the IETM Global Connector 2021-22 program. Participant of the IETM Plenary Meeting (Rijeka 2019). Participant of the working group of artists with disabilities at the Polish Theater Institute (2019-2020). Participant of the European Cluster of Arts and Disabilities (from 2019) and co-host of the meeting at The Hague.
In 2021, a participant of the IETM Plenary Meeting Lyon (there also a participant of a discussion panel on the OnTheMove report), author of an article in the book “Choreography: Startegie”(ed. M. Keil, J. Leśnierowska) and as a performer participant of the European project Danse l’Europe ! in choroegography by Angelin Preljocaja
Based in Berlin and Warsaw.