Vala T. Foltyn (PL)
Vala T. Foltyn performance and installation artist, queer witch, shape-shifter, researcher, founder and curator of Lamella the house of queer arts in Poland. She graduated from Shahar Dor’s Artness – Home and School for Movement (Israel) and Performers House (Silkeborg). She gained her masters in cultural anthropology at Jagiellonian University in Kraków with interest in anthropology of dance and embodiment. For several years she researched Anna Halprin’s legacy which was presented at Copenhagen Contemporary| Danshallerne in 2020.
She graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Artistic Research at Malmö Art Academy in June 2022.
She recently exhibited at Tallinn Art Hall as part of the What makes another world possible exhibition curated by Corina Apostol and performed at Parliament of Bodies by Paul Preciado at Bergen Assembly and Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.
She fled to Denmark in 2019 due to political changes in her home country – Poland.