Born in 1975 in Włocławek, Poland. Lives and works in Berlin.
In performance works, theater director Marta Górnicka convenes choir assemblies as collaborative settings for collective expression and action. In Górnicka’s choruses, voices and bodies, individually and combined, are intrinsically political instruments, and she exploits a variety of choral formats to instigate confrontations with uncomfortable realities. Górnicka harnesses breath and vocalization as essential tools in reclaiming languages and histories in the public sphere. Building ensembles with members from socially and politically polarized backgrounds, Górnicka uses the stage as a platform to enact discourses of conflict and resolution, creating opportunities for members of communities to air grievances but also recognize each other’s common humanity. (Artist in residence and advisory member of the Gorki Theater, Berlin in 2021)