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In 2006, Aleksandra was nominated for the Carnegie Art Award, and she has been awarded many art grants and residencies including Tokyo Wonder Site (2016) and the EMARE/EMAP European Media Art Network artist grant and residency (2018).

Painting "Copper" 150x150cm exhibited at Galleri Ramfjord Oslo, Norway.

Aleksandra works with mixed media techniques to create non-figuratve paintngs full of intensity and colour, and through which one can trace a strong connection to the great abstract art movements of the past. Her short films and debut feature film have been selected for film festivals around the world including Locarno, New Horizons, IndieLisboa, Pesaro and Sarajevo.

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.

Aleksandra Niemczyk has a strong academic background, an MA in Fine Arts in oil painting and lithography from European Academy of Art Warsaw, Poland as well as an MFA in Film Directing from Béla Tarr’s ‘film.factory’ Sarajevo, B&H. She has exhibited her works in many galleries and institutions around the world. She exhibits internationally and her works feature in many private and public art collections, among them Focus Bank and Louis Vuitton Art Collection in Oslo, Norway.


Sept 2001 — Present
// 2001 MA in Fine Arts

Since 2001 Aleksandra works as a full time artist exhibiting in galleries and institutions around the world.

September 2015 — Present
Film maker
// 2015 MFA in Film directing

Since obtaining the MFA in Film directing from Béla Tarr ‘film.factory’ program at Sarajevo Film Academy she produced several short films and one feature film.

Sept 2006 — June 2013
Freelance curator
// Hole Art Center , Norway

From September 2006 to June 2013 worked closely with Hole Art Center founder Elenor Martinsen on several exhibitions and projects.

“I rarely come across a film, which stuns me through its very first frame.”
Nadin Mai on "The Arts of (Slow) Cinema"
Founder of Casper Inc.
Installation "Ishi" during residency and exhibition at Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan 2016

What I Do

Regardless of the medium I am working with, my process stays intuitive. I progressed from lithography to paintings, then further to film directing.

01. Paintings


02. Film

As a filmmaker, I have exhibited video installations, short films, and my debut feature at festivals around the world, including Locarno Film Festival. I studied closely under Béla Tarr for two years at his radical film academy in Sarajevo, BiH, with fortnightly workshops delivered by the masters of contemporary arthouse/independent world cinema.

03. Teaching.

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Throughout my career, I have also enjoyed periods of teaching in a range of settings, including developing and presenting guest workshop-lectures to undergraduates of the French National Art school (ENSA).
During various programs I have taught elements of studio-based traditional painting, drawing, and print techniques, as well as media/video art filmmaking, installation, and production design.