Aleksandra Borys is a science artist working in fields of choreography, astronomy, cosmology and ecology. Her work looks at the human body, environment, the Earth and the Universe, and asks what kind of choreography and dance happens between them. Interested in looking at the Earth from a distance, she wonders how this perspective changes the way life on our planet is approached. She explores the concepts of ecological art, of art as activism, and choreography as an art for creating contemporary social ceremonies to help individuals deal with environmental change.
Aleksandra has an MA in Art and Science from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London (2016); a BA in Contemporary Dance from CODARTS, University of the Arts in Rotterdam (2009); and is a graduate of the National Ballet School in Lodz (2003). She received The Research Scholarship by Grazyna Kulczyk in 2015, and the art research scholarship from Ministry of Culture and National Heritage 2019 in Poland.
For two weeks in September 2019, Aleksandra lived at the Cité des électriciens in Bruay-la-Buissière, in France. She worked with the neighbours to create in situ choreographies in shared gardens and in the streets to mark a heritage day celebrating 100 years of Polish immigration to the mining area.
Photo by Gui Gomes