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Malwa Grabowska aka Hipermania is an independent filmmaker and photographer, and studied the arts at Roskilde University, filmmaking at New York Film Academy and documentary photography at ICP International Center for Photography in NYC.

Malwa produces film and photography works crossing the borders of documentary and fiction, whilst simultaneously having collaborated with a wide range of performing artists and cultural enterprises such as CPH:DOX Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival, The Current – storytelling platform (DK), Art District (DK), KØS Museum for Art in Public Spaces (DK), UNESCO/ CICLO ARTS – International Arts Education Project (DK) or MAIRIE DE PARIS – Paris City Hall (FR).

Malwa also worked as cinematographer on “Dancing Resistanbul” dir. by Claudia Muench, a documentary film on creative forms of protest in Istanbul during the Gezi Park demonstrations of 2013. The film premiered in March 2015 at LICHTER Film Festival in Frankfurt.

Her photography and film work were exhibited at Urban&Human Empathy group exhibition by Exhibit Around (2017), "The story of the creative" group exhibition, Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art, NYC July-September 2013, “HOLD ME DEAR: Four Cities, [Extra]Ordinary Places” group exhibition at the City Link Festival, Edinburgh September-October 2015, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art during the presentation of CICLO Arts - UNESCO Arts Education projects, Denmark June 2015, "Magt Minder Mennesker – Mindesmærker" (“Power, Memory, People”) at KØS Museum for Art in Public Spaces, Køge, Denmark September 2014 – February 2015.

Malwa's film and photography work was featured in several on-line publications, like Urban&Human Empathy photo book(2017), Don't Take Pictures Magazine (2017), Float Magazine (2017), Fisheye Magazine (2017), Lens Culture (2015), If You Leave (2015), Of The Afternoon Magazine (2015), Musikeren (2015), BT (2015), POSI-TIVE Magazine (2014), One - the journal of literature, art and ideas (2014), People Are Strange Magazine (2014), or Film School Rejects (2014). Malwa was also among finalists in the photography competitions: "Connection"(2013), "Family"(2014) and “Borders”(2015), published in 3 photo books by Tiger Stories.

At the moment Malwa is working on a feature documentary film about William Parker, a short documentary about free improvisation in music and several photography projects.

Malwa was born in Poland and is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, though she cannot stand still and has to be on a move. She travels a lot for inspirations and good collaborations. Her last fruitful 8 month residency took place in NYC in 2014/2015.