Zbigniew Bzymek has been called "a young filmmaker to follow" by Stéphane Delorme in the French film journal Cahiers du Cinéma. He has been a company member of the experimental theatre ensemble, The Wooster Group, since 2006. As a theatre video artist, he has been an "instigator" and main contributor to The Wooster Group DAILIES - an online cinematic video performance project started in 2010 which has defined TWG's online media presence in the last decade. As a video designer for The Wooster Group, he designed the experimental opera La Didone and originated video elements for The Wooster Group's Hamlet and Vieux Carré, contributing additional video to The Town Hall Affair and A Pink Chair (In Place of A Fake Antique). In Europe, he worked with Europe Prize-winning director, Krystian Lupa, creating video for seven productions including Zaratustra, Die Zauberflöte, The Seagull and Solaris premiering at The Athens Festival, Wiener Festwochen, Alexandrinsky Theatre, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus and other main stages.

 

His mid-­length film, Suddenly Forever (Nagle na zawsze), received the Grand Prix du jury at Rencontres Internationales Henri Langlois in Poitiers in 2008 as well as 1st prize at Young Cinema Arts in Warsaw as well as other prizes. In 2009, he received the Gregory Millard fellowship in film from The New York Foundation for the Arts. His genre-­defying film, Utopians premiered at The 61st Berlin International Film Festival (2011), captured the attention of critics and was nominated for the Teddy Prize and distributed by ARSENAL: Institut für Film und Videokunst. In 2013, he collaborated with playwright/director Young Jean Lee on Here Come The Girls, a hybrid documentary short which premiered in Europe at The Locarno Film Festival and in the US at Sundance 2014.

In 2015, Bzymek made a brutalist "art-for-artists" film entitled Xenophilia, which  he produced, directed, shot and edited himself. The film features performances by Jim Fletcher, Stiven Luka, Danusia Trevino and Kambiz Hosseini. Xenophilia had it's premiere at The Performing Garage in Soho, at which an audience member fainted during a love scene. The film has not been shown since.

 

He has directed music videos for Berlin-based chanteuse Mary Komasa’s debut single City of My Dreams (2014 Warner Music) and for the Polish pop idol Brodka’s single Horses (2016 PIAS Recordings). In 2017, he received a Fryderyk nomination (Poland's top music prize) for best alternative single for his work as a lyricist with Brodka on Horses. The same year, Brodka's album Clashes won the Fryderyk Prize for Best Alternative Album of the Year 2017, on which Bzymek co-wrote five songs.

 

As a performer, he has danced in two shows choreographed by Jérôme Bel (The Show Must Go On at MOMA, 2012, and at The Joyce Theatre, 2016). He played the role of Margarelon in The Royal Shakespeare Company's collaboration with The Wooster Group in Troilus and Cressida in Stratford and London and is currently playing the role of "Man in the Place of Kantor" in The Wooster Group's homage to Tadeusz Kantor entitled A Pink Chair (In Place of A Fake Antique)

 

In the virtual realm, he has collaborated with Krzysztof Garbaczewski and is a founding member of the VR collective Dream Adoption –– Society, writing scripts for the VR experience Serce Odważnych (Courageous Heart - about Tadeusz Kościuszko in Limbo) as well as writing and performing in The Leron Miszek Project - an interactive AR experience in which the "spectactor" collaborates on a poem with an avatar of Polish radical queer Poet, Miron Białoszewski at Komuna Warszawa. He is currently collaborating with singer/performer and sound artist Andrew Maillet (AMAI) on a series of videos and performances that explore sound and video elements of pop music and Dadaist concepts of "pure form."

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