Rafał Chwała

Contemporary Culture Department 

A graduate of Maria Curie Skłodowska University’s Cultural Studies Department, film and art critic, a doctoral student at his alma mater.  By profession, Rafał is a cultural manager and producer of art-related events. In his film-related activity, he has been responsible for programming and curating a variety of film screenings, including “Miasto Movie” at Workshops of Culture, Cinema Under the Stars in Lublin’s Saski Park (Kino Pod Gwiazdami), “Summer in Dramatherapy” (Lato w Teatroterapii), Magician’s Cinema (as part of  Carnaval Sztukmistrzów).

In his music-related activity, Rafał has curated and coordinated the Music Stage at the Andersen Theatre in Lublin; he is a concert manager working with Polish and international artists, including Gurzuf, Yegor Zabelov, Tymon Tymański, Mikołaj Trzaska, Steve Buchanan, Włodzimierz Kinior Kiniorski, Robert Brylewski, Lao Che and Contemporary Noise Sextet or the Lado ABC record label.  Rafał has also organised a number of music events, both in Lublin and all over Poland. He is the co-curator of the literary and musical Book it! series of meetings taking place at Workshops of Culture. Since 2011, he has been active as a film and record producer. In his theatre activity, Rafał has directed “Walpurgis Night”, based on Venedict Yerofeyev’s play “Walpurgisnacht or Steps of the Commander”.

Alongside Robert Kuśmirowski, Rafał has conceived and curates Died Moroz Convention – the one and only winter outdoor event in Europe that is a hybrid of music and contemporary art. So far, five editions have been organized.  Since 2014, he has been the artistic director of East of Culture – Different Sounds Art’n’Music Festival in Lublin.