Nikodem Karolak is the Director of InlanDimensions International Arts Festival, Chairman of Bridges Foundation, an artist manager, a literary translator/interpreter, a laureate of prestigious PhD scholarship of The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology at Waseda University in Tokyo, and a laureate of Adam Mickiewicz University Foundation for the best PhD researchers in 2018. In 2016-2018 he curated Avant Art Festival in Wroclaw and supervised various international festivals as a translator and interpreter, such as The Theatre Olympics (2016), Malta Festival Poznań, Konfrontacje Theatre Festival, Five Flavours Film Festival. In 2019, he translated Chijin no ai by Tanizaki Jun'ichirō from Japanese into Polish, curated the New Horizons International Film Festival. In October 2019, he launched InlanDimensions Festival with support from three strategic partners in Poland – The Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan and The Grotowski Institute in Wroclaw, opening up a new connection between Japan and Poland. In November & December 2019, he co-organized a Terayama Shūji film retrospective and stage performances of Nuhikun - Directions to Servants at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre (13-14.12.2019) in collaboration with the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
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