Bogna Grażyna Jaroslawski | artist-activist
Bogna Grażyna Jaroslawski is an installation artist, stage designer, lecturer in cultural education and opera dramaturg based in Berlin. She started her journey in the protected theatre space [www.boska.design] which led her internationally to public meeting places, jungle areas, uncontrollable streets, beaches, and townships. In creating social sculptures, she was looking for methods to make complex social or environmental themes understandable through symbolic installations in public space. To this end, she entered into a direct exchange with the people and regions concerned in order to realize joint works in a public context and to plead for improvement in awareness and living conditions. Her installations have been exhibited in Auroville, Berlin, Bochum, Bremerhaven, and Capetown.
Bogna Grażyna Jaroslawski holds degrees in Drama & Performance Studies, German Literature Studies (Magister Artium, Freie Universität Berlin | Technische Universität Berlin) and Stage Design (Master of Arts, Technische Universität Berlin). In addition to her freelance artistic work, she has also worked as a dramaturg at the Komische Oper Berlin, the Volkstheater Rostock and the Collaborative Research Center 626 “Aesthetic Experience and the Dissolution of Artistic Limits“. Since 2014 Bogna has been offering projects in the field of cultural education for schools, churches, theatre groups in Germany.
She is an award winner of the Social Art Award 2019, the Sparkassenstiftung Bremerhaven, a scholarship holder of the Ost-West-Stiftung Bremen and a scholarship holder of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. In spring 2020 her keynote on Social Sculpture was published on TEDx.com, in which she talks about creativity to overcome social injustice and exclusion.