Anna Rozenfeld is an inter-media artist (painting, photography, installation, performance), independent researcher, teacher and translator of Yiddish. She has studied the history of art, graphic arts and painting, philosophy, literature and Jewish studies at universities in Marburg, Salzburg, Vienna and Warsaw.
Graduated with honours of Interdisciplinary Individual Studies in the Humanities (MISH) at Warsaw University. Graduated from the Actor’s Studio at the Jewish Theater and worked as an actress in the Estera Rachel and Ida Kamińska Jewish Theatre in Warsaw. Obtained a diploma in painting under the supervision of Professor Jacobo Borges (Venezuela). Anna was artist in residence in Chatêau de Monthelon (France), where she carried out her own artistic and theatrical projects with the theatre‐circus group Le Cirque. In her activities and creative work she is inextricably connected with Jewish culture and Yiddish language. Co-founder of theִ „ייִדיש לעבט” project (“yidish lebt,” / “Yiddish is Alive”), she is deeply engaged in preserving and promoting the Yiddish culture in both today’s Poland and abroad and is actively involved in the fight for saving the legacy of the Yiddish language; especially devoted to Yiddish poetry, children’s literature, music and art; she has cooperated with many artists from the “Yiddishland”. Her broad experience in conducting workshops for children and young people, as well as her lectures on the subject of Yiddish language and culture is invaluable. She has worked numerous times as a language consultant for film productions, including Agnieszka Holland’s “In Darkness.” Until the end of December 2011 she hosted “Naye Khvalyes,” a radio programme in Yiddish broadcast by the Polish Radio External Service. Currently she works in the Education Department of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, as well as being the editor of the Art section of the Cwiszn quarterly magazine and working on her own scholarly, educational and artistic projects in Poland and abroad. She is the Chairwoman of Audit Committee of the Jewish Association Czulent and of the Polish Association for Yiddish Studies. She received the Aleksander and Alicja Hertz Memorial Fellowship and the Samuel and Flora Weiss Research Fellowship at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York (2014-2015).