Opening of the Polish pavilion at the Venice Biennale; co-curated by Joanna Warsza

13 april 2022

CuratorLab's course director Joanna Warza has curated the Polish pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale together with Wojtek Szymanski featuring the work of Polish-Romani artist and activist Małgorzata Mirga-Tas.


"I am so happy to say that transnational Romani culture makes the pavilion more European", says Joanna Warsza, presenting the Polish-Romani artist Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, a first Roma artist in any national pavilion ever. In the Polish pavilion she will create "a magical world, subjected to constant 're-enchanting,' which will become a kind of refuge for the audience—an asylum offering hope and respite".

The multidisciplinary artist, educator, and activist Małgorzata Mirga-Tas (born 1978) is known for a practice comprising sculpture, large-format textiles, painting, and installation, works that feature ornamental shapes and Roma motives, challenging discriminatory Romani stereotypes and cultivating a positive image of Roma culture.
Read more about her work here: Małgorzata Mirga-Tas (romarchive.eu)

As part of Roma herstories series in the pavilion, three more artists are featured in the pavilion: Rosa Taikon (Konstfack alumna), Katarina Taikon and Soraya Post.

Welcome to the Polish pavilion and/at Venice Biennale 23 April - 27 November!

Polish Pavilion in Venice