Mahela Rostek is a performance artist and set & costume designer currently living in Berlin. She studied in London at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Mahela has worked as a Designer and Assistant Designer for opera, theatre and dance in Germany and the UK, amongst others for Staatsoper Berlin, Bonn Theatre, Southwark Playhouse (UK) and on projects by Silviu Pucarete, Günter Krämer, Vincent Boussard and Choreographisches Theater Johann Kresnik.
She also worked in film & TV as Production Designer, Art Department Assistant and Assistant Costume Designer (Arte, ZDF, Sat 1).
As a performance artist she developed projects for the Centre Pompidou, Switch Performance (UK) and numerous artist residencies and festivals in Germany.
Mahela’s recent work is mostly site-specific, exploring shifts in spatial and temporal perception in particular the memory of space and its transformation.