Maja Kowalczyk - artist with Down syndrome - achievements

Artistic projects

Artistic scholarship of the Capital City of Warsaw – January-June 2022

Honorable Mention for the work “I Have the Right” in the Europe Beyond Access competition organized by the Zachęta National Gallery of Art and the British Council – March 2021

Video Performance Body to Body with Marilyn, with the premiere screening as part of the “DIS Lecture” in Berlin’s Sophiensaele – February 2021

Performance in Kasia Kurzawska’s music video, My Way, directed by Kuba Zarzycki – February 2021

Participation and honorable mention in the project Survival Strategies by Teatr 21 and the Center for Inclusive Art – September 2020

Participation in the United Dance art workshop (painting, dance, drums) in Antwerp – December 2019

Participation in the Dance and Disability Laboratory: Crossing Borders, organized by the Institute of Music and Dance with the support of the British Council – 2019 and 2021

Participation in the Europe Beyond Access: Dance, Politics, Disability & the Body dance workshops in Hamburg – February 2019

Performance in the Polish version of Jérôme Bel’s Gala performance, during the “Body and Mind” festival in Warsaw – July 2018

Participation in the performance Constitution for the Choir of Poles by Marta Górnicka, Nowy Teatr – May 2016

Theater projects

Participation in Theater 21 performances – since 2006 to today.

Selected performances:

– “How I Stopped Being Perfect”, directed by Justyna Sobczyk, Justyna Wielgus, and Justyna Lipko-Konieczna, 2021 

– “The Revolution That Never Happened”, directed by Justyna Sobczyk, Justyna Wielgus, and Justyna Lipko-Konieczna, 2018 

– “Clowns”, or about the family, directed by Justyna Sobczyk, 2015 

– “The Ship of Love”, directed by Justyna Sobczyk, 2013 

– “Falls”, directed by Justyna Sobczyk, 2015 

– “Indians”, directed by Justyna Sobczyk, 2016

Interviews and publications

We have to be strong – an interview for Krystyna Pytlakowska, Viva magazine! – February 2022

Golden Maja – interview for Piotr Morawski, Dwutygodnik magazine – August 2019

Interview for Beata Jewiarz, Radio RDC – March 2018

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