Tania Arcimovič, theatre director, art critic, writer

Born in Minsk in 1984. Graduated from Belarusian State Academy of Arts (Minsk, 2013), studied in the laboratory of Experimental Stage by Anatoly Praudin (St. Petersburg, 2007\2008).

Published in “Mastactva” (“Art”) and “pARTisan” magazines (Belarus), “Petersburg Theatre Magazine”, “Sovremennaya Dramaturgiya” (Russia), “Res Publika”, “Czas Kultury” (Poland); Internet magazine “New Europa”, Photoscope.By, ArtAktivist. Collumnist of 34mag.net.

A coordinator of culture project Café European: lectures about modern art (2012), a coordinator of project A Report on the Condition of NGOs and Independent Culture in Belarus (2011), one of editors of book “Partisanen: Kultur_macht_Belarus” (photo.tapeta edition, Berlin 2014).

Editor-in-Chief of pARTisan internet platform. Founder and manager of performative  practices platform “ziErnie”.

Selected art and performing projects

2014

Pop-art exhibition Apprehension of War (curator) \ Tschechische Zentrum Berlin, Germany

Residence on A-I-R program, Ujasdowski castle, Warsaw \ Poland (September – November): artistic spacer walking Warsaw. In the search for a City of the Sun

Art project XXY (curator) \ Gallery Y, Minsk

Discussion and Exhibition project OFFSIDE (curator) \ Gallery Y Minsk

2013

Performance A Café Owner by Paval Prazko \ Minsk, BY

Exhibition Within the boundaries of his own I: an artist-collector in Belarus (curator) \ Gallery Y Minsk

2012

Residence on RMNSC theatre festival \ Krakow, Poland

Thieves by Dea Loher \ Stage Readings Project organized by Goethe Institute in Minsk \ Minsk, BY

2011

Closed Door by Paval Prazko \ Stage Readings Project of Mogilev Drama Theatre \ Mogilev, BY

Nails (as a playwriter) \ German-Belorussian Dramatic Laboratory “MidOst” \ Minsk, BY

2010

LITÄRA \ Stage Poetry Research organized by Goethe Institute in Minsk \ Minsk, BY

Living in Roosevelt Square by D. Loher \ “Gender Route” Festival, German-Belarusian Theatre Meeting “Ponton” \ Minsk, BY

Life is OK by Paval Prazko \ Round- “Theatre in modern society: in search of identity” \ The Centre of Belarusian Drama \ Minsk, BY

2009

Performance Five Women Portraits \ Art Festival “See Level” \ St. Petersburg, RU

Performance Fro based A. Platonov \ Solo Theatre Festival (Moscow, RU), International Festival “Monobaltia” (Kaunas, LT), International Festival “Monokl” (St. Petersburg, RU)

Selected publications:

Der Schlaft der Vernunft gebiert Ungeheuer // Artur Klinau “Partisanen: Kultur_macht_Belarus”, photo.tapeta edition, Berlin 2014

Aus der Izolation zur Publicumswahrnehmung? // Belarus: The World is moving, Austrian Cultural Forum Moscow 2013

Projekt „kultura”: na drodze ku demokracji // Res Publika #213’13. Warsaw 2013

Independent theatre in Belarus (1980–2013)  // Dictionary of Performance Art in Eastern Europe. Eastern European Platform Project Performance Art 2013.

From isolation to publicity? Exhibitions New Art of Belarus (Poland, 2000) and Opening the door? Belarusian art today (Lithuania, 2010) // Zero Radius. Art-ontology of the 00s Minsk. Minsk 2012.

Modern Belarusian Theatre: a struggle for diversity // A Report on the Condition of NGOs and Independent Culture in Belarus. Warsaw 2011.

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