Bartek Macias

visual artist, animator

Bartek Macias is a visual artist and animation director. He was born in Kraków, where he studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University. He has worked on many feature films, theatre productions, teleplays, and TV ads. He co-created the now famous installation at the Polish pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai. 

Co-founder of the post-production studio Lunapark. Initiator and creative director of the artistic project Yes Eye Do! focusing on the promotion of contemporary art. Pioneer of adapting moving graphics for opera and theatre productions. 

He has successfully collaborated with many renowned directors, including Grzegorz Jarzyna, Mariusz Treliński, Keith Warner, or Amon Miyamoto. He workes closely with WWAA and Boris Kudlička on theatre and opera productions internationally. The installation Spirala – Tribute To Marek Leykam developed by Bartek Macias in assiciation with Darek Błaszczyk, was shown during the 2013 Night of Museums at the Art Yard Sale, Warsaw’s Ufficio Primo.

The artist devised video projections for the double bill Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle (directed by Mariusz Treliński, Warsaw 2013, New York 2015), Salome (directed by Mariusz Treliński, Prague 2014), Druga kobieta (directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna, Warsaw 2014), Boulevard Solitude (directed by Mariusz Treliński, Cardiff 2014), Manon Lescaut (directed by Mariusz Treliński, Warsaw 2013, Cardiff 2014), The Devils of  Loudun (directed by Keith Warner, Warsaw 2013), The Magic Flute (directed by Amon Miyamoto, Linz 2013), Hoichi – The Earless (directed by Amon Miyamoto, Yokohama 2013), Orfeo ed Euridice (directed by Mariusz Treliński, Warsaw 2012), St Luke Passion by Krzysztof Penderecki (directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna, 2012), The Flying Dutchman (directed by Mariusz Treliński, Warsaw 2012), Nosferatu (directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna, Warsaw 2011), The Child and the Spells and Der Zwerg (directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna, Munich 2011), Turandot (directed by Mariusz Treliński, Warsaw 2011), Phaedra  (directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna, Amsterdam 2010), Areteia (directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna, Essen 2010), T.E.O.R.E.M.A.T. (directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna, Warsaw 2009), Macbeth 2008 (directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna, Warsaw 2008), The Lion n Winter (directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna, Vienna 2007), Medea (directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna, Vienna 2006), Giovanni (directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna, Warsaw 2006), Così fan tutte (directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna, Poznań 2005), and Macbeth 2007 (directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna, Warsaw 2005).

photo: artist’s archive