Natalia Skoczylas’ cultural hats include years of work behind the scenes in cultural collectives, institutions and organisations. She has been part of Tektura’s (squat) organizing group in Lublin, for which she organized movie screenings, workshops, exhibitions, and concerts.
She has been selected by the curators to create one of the works that will be exhibited at the Biennale of Design “Common Knowledge” in Ljubljana 2019. She is curating Future Lab art festival of utopias/dystopias in Berlin in autumn 2019, and building strategic relationships for Artist Run Alliance network.
She has recently curated and produced the European section of the Museum of Music Instruments in Batu, Indonesia. She’s a freelance cultural journalist with over a decade of experience in Polish and international media, focusing mostly on alternative music, but also architecture, film, contemporary literature and other arts.
She has also worked for international film festivals Rozstaje Europy and Watch Docs (communication) and CODES festival in Lublin several times, where she did everything from communication, to translation for national media to liaison work with visiting artists.
She organized and designed urban games (JTTEOTN in Ljubljana, which brought 1000 people to the streets, and Discovarrubias, which I made with two Spanish friends for the festival IFAC in Covarrubias in 2014), worked in the office of Biennale of Design in Ljubljana in 2013/2014, taking care of the communication with visiting artists, and helped with other tasks at the Museum of Architecture and Design, which hosted me for half a year.
For Edgeryders, she has coordinated and co-produced three of the previous festivals - LOTE4, LOTE5 and OpenVillage, as well as various workshops and events in Nepal and Greece.