Bronka Nowicka © Krzysztof Kalinowski
Bronka Nowicka (b. 1971 in Radomsko, Poland), is a fine artist with a PhD, who is also a poet and director. She works as a lecturer at the Leon Schiller National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Łódź , of which she is also a graduate, and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow.
The inspiration and field of research for her creative work are the relationships between people and things, language and image, memory and language. For her book of prose poems Nakarmić Kamień (Feeding a Stone) she was awarded the Nike Literature Prize in 2016, Poland’s most important literary award. In Nakarmić Kamień, the order of the adult world is called into question from the perspective of a child. In it, Nowicka constructs her narrative from living fragments of text. She has also been published in magazines such as Znak (Poland), Poetry Wales and Modern Poetry in Translation (UK).
In the field of fine arts she uses new media, producing tomograms and tomovideos using a computer tomography scanner as a graphic and film tool.
Nowicka was one of the New Voices from Europe 2017. This is a project which promotes outstanding women poets in their respective countries as part of von Literary Europe Live.
Nakarmić Kamień, 2016
Susanne Burmester Galerie, Deutschland 2015
Kunstnernes Hus, Norway 2016
Trubarjeva Hiša Literature, Slowenia 2017
Gavella Drama Theatre, Croatia 2017
Nike Literary Award 2016
Złoty Środek Poezji Award (Golden Mean of Poetry) 2016