Aleksandra Niemczyk holds a Master of Fine Arts (Painting and Lithography) and also a master’s degree in Film Directing. Her short films and debut feature film have been selected for film festivals around the world including Locarno, New Horizons, IndieLisboa, and Sarajevo.
Her visual language is rooted in her experience as a painter, a medium she has cultivated for the past 15 years, exhibiting her work in Scandinavian and international galleries to a very positive response from art collectors and the public.
She was a student of Béla Tarr as part of the first generation of MA’s graduating from his ‘film.factory’ program at Sarajevo Film Academy, studying under internationally-respected filmmakers such as Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Khavn De La Cruz, Agnieszka Holland, Lav Diaz, Pedro Costa, Gus Van Sant, the Quay brothers, James Benning, Thierry Garrel, Boris Lehman, Cristian Mungiu, Carlos Reygadas, and Guy Maddin.
Aleksandra has been invited to develop, execute, and exhibit her projects at several artist residencies including Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo Japan 2016, Hole Artcenter Artist Residency Norway 2013-2015, Høyanger Artist Residency Norway 2016, Zadar Snova International Festival of Contemporary Theater 2017, and Artist Residency EMAP/EMARE 2017 in collaboration with Graeme Cole at Bandits-Mages, Bourges, France as well as EMAP/EMARE artist residency 2018 at Bandits-Mages, Bourges, France.