online workshop

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Online workshop with Ramona Nagabczyńska
Manufacturing Face

Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art invites participants to join online workshop with Ramona Nagabczyńska, that accompanies Bik Van der Pol Far Too Many Stories to Fit into so Small a Box exhibition based on the Ujazdowski collection.

For one and a half year, Ramona Nagabczyńska has been working on a choreographic practice whose physical and discursive source is the face. It is rare to analyse it as a cultural, political, and performative tool. The face is an archive of everything that is human, and even a part of what is post-human. Just as language, the face is also code and text. In order to gain power, one can hack the face. In the current situation, having lost the right to show our faces, reflection on its strength and meaning is particularly important. The face was and is strongly present in the processes of creating and recreating female identity. Two important works from the exhibition Far Too Many Stories to Fit into so Small a Box Your Body Is a Battlefield by Barbara Kruger and Consumer Art by Natalia LL both use facial images and focus on women's subjectivity.


  • Ramona Nagabczyńska
    • dancer, choreographer and teacher, working in Poland and internationally.  She completed her education at the General Ballet School in Warsaw, the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main and the London Contemporary Dance School in London. In addition, she studied at the SWPS University and the University of Warsaw.  Her work includes New (Dis)Order (2012), which was selected to the Aerowaves network, Re//akumulacja (2012), gallery performances The Way Things Dinge (2014) and Networking (2018), solo pURe (2015), MORE (2017) and Części ciała (2019). Ramona is one of the choreographers supported by the APAP Network and a member of Centrum w Ruchu.


  • Cover photo
    • Katarzyna Szugajew
  • Online workshop in Polish
  • via Jitsy
  • Participation is free of charge
  • Enroll:
  • Limit of places: 10
  • Participants will receive a return email inviting them to a group conversation.
  • To participate in the workshop you need a computer or smartphone/tablet with a camera and microphone.
Event connected with:
Bik Van der Pol
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