Kasia Pol

Polish-born Kasia Pol is a performance artist and designer who has based herself in NZ over the last 10-years while working with various theatre, dance, film companies and creating installations and performances in New Zealand as well as in Germany, Cyprus, Czech Republic and Poland.

Through her interdisciplinary arts practice, she has developed a strong and unique visual language, working across the varying fields of theatre, performance, visual arts and film. Her work explores and creates significant communal and participatory events that utilize performance, space and new media.

Recent installations and performances include: Lumina, New Zealand Dance Company (Auckland 2015, The Hague, NL 2016), Freight, Installation/ Performance (Auckland 2015), Apocalypsis, Opera for Luminato (Toronto, 2015), IAM, MAU (NZ 2015), Freight (NZ, 2014); Cargo (NZ, 2012), Draught (Cyprus 2012), Prometheus opera with Mau (Germany 2012), Sydney Bridge Upside Down with Takirua, (NZ 2013). Her collaborative projects have gained awards, including an NZIA Award (installation design) and Chapman Tripp Award (costume design).

(Photo by John McDermott; taken from The Geography of an Archipelago as part of Lumina)