Meet the Polish model, dancer and actress Agnieszka Aldona Artych
Agnieszka Aldona Artych, also known as Agnes Artych, is a Polish model, dancer and actress. Born in Siedlce, Poland.
Artych holds a BA in German Language and Literature from Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland, a second BA in Dance from Kielce University of Arts and Sciences, as well as a diploma in postgraduate in Cultural and Media Studies from the Atheneum in Gdansk. Artych studied at the Stella Adler School of Acting in New York.
Artych was a full-time dancer at Kielecki Teatr Tańca after completing her studies.
In 2010, Artych, along with Bartosz Kondracki, won a scholarship from Gdanski Festiwal Tanca. and produced a play Ad Infinitum.
Artych began her modeling career in 2010, appearing in the finale of a popular Polish reality show Super Models. It is represented by the direction of the STATE. She has done a variety of modeling work, editorial photo shoots for L’Officiel Schweiz, Vogue Italia, Vogue Japan, Dark Beauty Magazine, Garage Magazine, Nylon Magazine, Lucy’s Magazine, Archive Magazine, Washington Life Magazine and many more to more conventional commercial shoots for Conair, KFC, Crown Royal, as well as countless runways and campaigns.
A little bit about me:
I was born in Siedlce, Poland. My mother is a retired teacher and principal of a school in Siedlce. I have two older sisters and a younger one. The oldest is a chemist. The second is a math teacher. The youngest is in medical school.
A good education in our family is very important. Even though I have always wanted to dance, to work on a stage, my mother did not allow me to do so without having obtained a diploma in another major. The reason why I had to study simultaneously at two universities. After graduating from high school, I moved to Kielce, where I studied, worked as a dance teacher and took classes at the Kielce Dance Theater where I was offered a job as a dancer shortly after.
With a lot of tears, persistence, and hard work, I entered a great art world. I have participated in many festivals and dance workshops in Poland. I studied under the guidance of Elżbieta and Grzegorz Pańtak. I took classes with Bill Goodson, Ira Nadia Kodiche, Thierry Verger, Alain Bernard, Zofia Rudnicka and others. I wrote my bachelor’s thesis at Kielce University of Arts and Sciences on Tanzeather Pina Bausch. The second BA thesis at Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce focused on the history and transformation of modern dance in Europe. After graduating, I moved to Gdańsk, Poland, where I got a job in a Baltic dance theater at the Baltic Opera.
I spent 2 years there in total. I obtained a postgraduate degree in cultural and media studies from the Atheneum in Gdansk as well as accreditation in dance and theater from the Union of Polish Performing Artists. After completing my two seasons at the Baltic Opera, I was spotted on Facebook by a modeling agent. I went to Istanbul Turkey for my first modeling contract. I spent 3 months there, working for Perge Jewels, Burce Bekrek, and many other brands. After that, I returned home to Poland.
I became the face of Polish Fashion Week in 2013. I made the cover of Hebe magazine in 2014. I won a Bell Cosmetic Beauty contest. I was a finalist on the Supermodels model reality show. After that, I came to New York to visit my friend. I fall in love with the city and decide to try my luck in modeling here. I packed my suitcase and moved to New York with almost no money in my pocket. I visited almost every agency in New York.
I went to look for every open call I could find on the internet. I had a choice of several modeling contracts, but in the end I decided to sign with ADAM Models (which later changed its name to MSA Models and now it’s STATE Management). I have been in the same agency for years now. I did 14 successful New York Fashion Weeks, lots of campaigns, lookbooks and ads. For several years I worked with Marc Erwin Babej – a German-American photographer.
I have co-produced several of his works: Hier-Demain, Mischlinge, Unser Afrika. Babej’s works have been exhibited in many museums around the world. In 2019, I started taking classes at Stella Adler Studio. Playing and being on stage have always been my greatest passions. However, between the modeling contracts (Milan, Hamburg, Warsaw, New York) and the co-production of Marc Babej’s work, I never had much time to live this passion. Now I am deeply focused on my career as an actress, model and content creation for fashion and beauty brands.