Patrycja Shumi Szumacher aka @cre8ve_creature
Collage & Installation Artist, Actress, Dancer, Creative Director

When people ask me what I do, my answer can vary. These days, I’m mostly an installation artist and a performer. Frequently, I’m a dancer. A mover. A raw emotion in front of a camera or in immersive theatre spaces. I’m also a designer. What kind? Well, that depends on the day, too. Often, I’m an experience hunter & a nomad. Not because I don’t fit anywhere, but because I do – into multiple scenarios, so it takes something of real value to make me stay. I’m a visual artist, a new media whatever-you-need-me-to-be, or a photo and video editor. Sometimes, I’m just an explorer, a friend, or an adventure-seeker with a touch of weirdness on top. A storyteller and even better listener. Books, maté & gypsy jazz lover. I’m all of those things and more. Being things other than your work helps to create connections with people that steer conversations in the unknown – and that’s, where the magic happens; where some of the groundbreaking insights & inspiring ideas come from. Other come from a great nap. 🙂

Education: 
Bachelor of Design – Design and Digital Arts programme – Edinburgh
Master of Arts – New Media programme – Amsterdam

I’ve worn quite a few hats on my path, before defining myself as an artist: a bicycle collection designer, an agency-hired digital content designer & creative lead, a freelance Creative Factory designer and the NGO co-founder & president. As a result, I have an ability to navigate complex challenges & multi-disciplinary projects.

However, the actual experience has taught me that my professional value boils down to:
– I can do it. And if I can’t, then I can figure it out. Most likely, overnight;
– lots of people have big Ideas. I have a nose for ideas that solve problems and can be executed with the available resources;
– I like to blow the (bull)shit up. Sometimes disrupting the status quo is the only way to make things work.

Reach out if you want to talk one-in-a-lifetime opportunity in the business of art, the art of business, or say, improv comedy. I’m open to collaborations in the areas of: art, dance, theatre, film, design, immersive experiences, Weird Factor projects, or anything in between!