prof. Agnieszka Jelewska // director

Agnieszka Jelewska, dr., hab., professor at Theater and Media Arts Department (Adam Mickiewicz University) in Poznań, Poland. From 2011 she is also a director and co-founder of Humanities Art and Technology Research Center at AMU ( and a member of research and art collective Dead Baitz. In 2003, she was a Visiting Researcher at Kent University in Canterbury, UK; in 2005, she got a prestigious Polish scholarship by Foundation for Polish Science. She was giving lectures i. a. at Kent University in Canterbury, UK (2003), Folkwang Universität der Künste, DE (2015), Harvard University, Boston (2015), Emerson College, Boston (2015). She was on research stay at Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen, DE (20015/2016).

She is a curator and co-author of art and science projects, such as Transnature is Here (2013), Post-Apocalypsis (2015), Anaesthesia (2016). She was awarded Golden Medal for sound design for collective interactive installation Post-Apocalypsis (2015) at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, Czech Republic.


Fields of research:

  • Environmental humanities and art projects
  • Earth as a global laboratory: designing “world” for human and non-human in the XX and XXI centuries
  • Experimental practice and collaborative work connecting art, science and technology
  • Culture, ecology and politics of autoimmune diseases


Selected publication:

Inter-reality: Between Matter and Memory in the Polish Avant-Garde. In: W K. Fazan, M. Kobialka, & B. Lease, K. Fazan, M. Kobialka, & B. Lease (eds.), A History of Polish Theatre, Cambridge University Press 2021, (ss. 214–225).

(Post)colonial Sensations. Remote Sensing Technologies and Cultural Memory in Art and Science. “Arts and Cultural Studies Review” , 2 (44), 2020, pp.  40–53.

Spaceship Earth and the Beginning of New Environmentalism. In: M. Krawczak (ed.), Post-technological Experiences. Art- Science-Culture, Amu Press 2019, (pp. 28–40).

– The Future of Scenography. In: A. Koecher-Hensel, A. Koecher-Hensel (ed.), Young Polish Scenography (pp. 29–35). Polski Ośrodek Międzynarodowego Instytutu Teatralnego /ITI/, 2019.

Video Remediations: From Transmission Medium to Data Landscape. Three Phases of Video Remediations, [co-author M. Krawczak], in: Remediation: Crossing Disursive Boundaries. Central European Perspective, ed. B. Suwara, M. Pisarski, ISSN 2195-1845, ISBN 978-3-631-79504-0, Peter Lang – Veda, Berlin 2019, pp. 113-127

– Experimental Practices: Humanities and Arts in the Process of Modeling Knowledge for Data-Based Society, [co-author M. Krawczak], in: Humanities and Higher Education: Synergies between Science, Technology and Humanities. Higher Education in the World 7 Report, Global University Network for Innovation, ISBN: 978-84-09-14675-8, Barcelona 2019, pp. 347-349

The Spectrality of Nuclear Catastrophe: The Case of Chernobyl, [co-author M. Krawczak], Politics of Machines: Art and After, ‘Electronic Visualisation & the Arts’ EVA 2018, eWic British Computer Society 2018,

– Ecotopias. Expansion of Technoculture, AMU Press, Poznań, 2013 (only in Polish), p.262

– Sensorium. Essays on Art and Technology, AMU Press, Poznań 2012 (only in Polish), p.220

– Edward Gordon Craig. The Myth of the Art of the Theater, Warsaw 2007, p. 230. (only in Polish)

– Art and Technology in Poland. From Cybercommunism to the Culture of Makers, ed. A. Jelewska, AMU Press, Poznań 2014 p.263

– Understanding Dance: Anthropology, Media, Didactics, edited and introduction by A. Jelewska, Cracow 2012, p.245

– Resilient Society, [in:] Transdiscourse 2: Turbulence and Reconstruction, ed. Jill Scott, de Gruyer, Zurich-Berlin 2016, p. 169-185.

 – The Future is Now. Living in the world after the end of the world, [in:] Post-technological Experiences. [in print]

– The difficult relations between art, science and technology in Poland, (co-author: Michał Krawczak), in: Art and Technology in Poland. From Cybercommunism to the Culture of Makers, ed. A. Jelewska, Poznań 2014, p.15-42.

– Bits, viruses, network. Three cases of the lates Polish art: Lisek/Brzeziński/Janicki [in:] Art and Technology in Poland. From Cybercommunism to the Culture of Makers, ed. A. Jelewska, Poznań 2014, p.189-207.

– Symbiotic tangles, (co-author Michał Krawczak], [in] Art and Technology in Poland. From Cybercommunism to the Culture of Makers, ed. A. Jelewska, Poznań 2014, p.239-245.

– Inspiration from Edward Gordon Craig in Tadeusz Kantor and Józef Szajna Artistic Theories [w:] Theater and Society: Problems and Perspectives, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas 2006, s. 80-87.

 – La Plissure du Texte: A Planetary Fairytale/Roy Ascott [w:] Classic works of new media art. Introdution P. Zawojski, Katowice 2016, p. 43-50. (only in Polish)

– Cyborgs, gender of machines and dispersed identity. “Didaskalia“ 103-104, 2011, p. 68-73. (only in Polish)

 – Somatic interface. The affective turn in art. “Didaskalia” 109-110, p. 112-118 (only in Polish)

 – Post-Apocalypsis, [in:] Post-Apocalypsis, Post-Apocalypsis, ed. A. Kubas, Theatre Institute Warsaw, 2015, p.7-13.

 – Transnature Is Here, curatorial text in art catalog [in:] Oh Man, oh Machine, Malta Festival, Poznań 2013 [with Michał Krawczak], p.22-28



– Research grant from The Society for Theatre Research, London 2003.

– Research grant from Polish Committee of Scientific Research (2002-2006) for research on Edward Gordon Craig’s theater.

– Scholarship START from Polish Academy of Science, 2005.

– Research grant: Mediated environments. New humanities practices in transdisciplinary research; funded by National Program for Humanities (2016-2019), Humanities, Art and Technology Research Center, principal investigator

Research grant: Art as laboratory of new society. Cultural consequences of post-technological turnfunded by National Science Centre, (2015-2019), Humanities, Art and Technology Research Center, principal investigator

– Research grant: Algorithms of new democratization. Polish art in digital era, funded by National Science Centre, (2011-2014), Humanities, Art and Technology Research Center, principal investigator

– Art and research grant: Anaesthesia. Transopera project, [with Daed Baitz collective], Placowka program, Theatre Institute Warsaw, (2015-2016).


Selected curatorial Experience:

Performing Revolution in Central and Eastern Europe (2011) in New York, Dance New Amsterdam (with Jacek Łumiński and Roman Arndt)

Transnature is Here (2013) in Poznań, Poland, (with Michał Krawczak)

Post-Apocalypsis (2015) in Prague, Czech Republic

Anaesthesia. Transopera (2016) in Warsaw, Poland (with Daed Baitz collective)

– Arthropocene, 2017 (with Daed Baitz collective)

Leading international labs and workshop:

Emotional Urban Weather (Theater Institute, Warsaw, Poland 2014)

Affective Communication (Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen, Germany 2015)

– Designing transopera (Theatre Institute, Warsaw, Poland 2016)

Hyperobjects. Technological laboratory (Movements Factory, Poznan, Poland 2017)