Anti-fascist activist, feminist, PhD student (Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw), member of the Workers’ Initiative trade union. Her current research focuses on limitation on the right to strike. Member of the FemFund’s Consultation Council; president of the Programme Committee of the Camera Femina Foundation.
Cultural theorist, PhD student (Doctoral School of Humanities, University of Warsaw). Her research focuses on the 1990s visual culture and representation of the Polish popular classes in the times of systemic transition. Author of Polski bajer. Disco polo i lata90. [Polish Gimmick: Disco Polo and the 1990s.] (2019). Published articles and essays in among others Praktyka Teoretyczna, Widok. Teorie i Praktyki Kultury Wizualnej, and Dwutygodnik. Originally from Podlachia, currently residing in Warsaw.
Writer, artist, curator, and cultural journalist. Author of Miłosny Performans [Amorous Performance] (2016) and curator of the exhibition based on her book (Labirynt Gallery, BWA Tarnów). Co-curator of 140 Beats Per Minute at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2017), curator of The Girl May Seem Strong but Inside She Barely Holds On held at Lokal_30 in Warsaw (2018). She is credited with initiating the Polish debate on the selfie-feminism theory, i.e. the phenomenon of women’s implementation of new media as a tool in the fight for female subjectivity. Author of the Instagram feminist project “Nuerotic Girl”, which aims among others to reveal deeply entrenched stereotypes that limit the social roles and pubic representation of young girls. Her own online activity has triggered a wave of hate (speech). Cyberhate targeting young women has become one of the staple topics of her artistic activities. Director, screenwriter, and actress performing one of the leading roles in I Burn Easily (2019), an arts series created in partnership with Ujazdowski Castle – the Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw.
Writer, film director. Made her debut at the age of 16, publishing prose texts in periodicals. Author of novels A Mark Left by Mom (2003) and The Clam (2005), hypertextual novel Matrioszka (2013), non-fiction Women of Solidarity (2016), novel Frajda (2018), as well as texts published in anthologies and periodicals. Graduate of the Łódź Film School; director of photography for documentary film Underground Women’s State (2009). Screen writer, co-director and co-producer (in tandem with Piotr Śliwowski) of the documentaries: Paktofonika – A Hip Hop Journey Back in Time (2009), Downtown (2010), Solidarity According to Women (2014), and Women Power (2018). Recipient of among others Hollywood Eagle Documentary Award, Beyond Borders – Krzysztof Kieślowski Award, the Polish Film Institute Special Prize, and the 2019 European Union Prize for Literature. Web page: martadzido.com