Biography

Małgorzata Mirga-Tas is a Polish-Romani artist and activist. She deals with antyziganist stereotypes and engages in building an affirmative and situated iconography of a Roma community from a perspective of a feminism of minority. She graduated from the Faculty of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (2004).
Her works have been shown at several dozen individual and collective exhibitions,
incl. the 11th Berlin Biennale (2020), the Moravian Gallery in Brno (2017), the Center of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko (2020), Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2020), at the “Art Encounters” Biennale in Timişoara (2019) or Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum – Kulturen der Welt in Cologne . Since 2011 she has been organizing the international artistic residency program “Jaw Dikh!” in Czarna Góra, intended for Roma and non-Roma artists. She received distinction at the 42nd and 44th Painting Biennale “Bielska Jesień” (2015, 2019), a scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (2018). Laureate of Polityka’s Passport for the best artist from Poland in 2020, the Maria Anto and Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven Art Prize for a Young Polish Artist (2021) counteracting exclusion, racial discrimination and xenophobia.
She lives and works in Czarna Góra in Spisz in Poland.

She is also involved in social activities, fighting discrimination, and social exclusion.

Solo shows

2021 – Out of Egypt/Aresnał Gallery/Białystok/Poland 

2020 – The stories we become/Szydłowski Gallery/Warsaw/Poland

2020 – 29. Ceroplastic Excercises/Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko/Poland

2019 – Side thavenca/Rząsa Gallery/Zakopane/Poland

2019 – GATE art zone 10/Düsseldorf/Germany 

2018 – Medzi Svetmi/Diera do sveta Galllery/Liptowski Mikułasz/Slovakia

2017 – On the Road – AndroDrom/Mathare Art Gallery/Nairobi/Kenya

2017 – Na pomedzi/On the border/The Polish Institute/Bratislava/Slovakia

2016 – Małgorzata Mirga Tas/National Theater/Skopije/Macedonia

2015 – Małgorzata Mirga-Tas/C. K. Norwid Cultural Center/Krakow/Poland

Group shows

2020 – RESIST! Die Kunst des Widerstands/ Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum/Cologne/Germany 

2020 – Die sonne does not shine the same as słońce/TRAFO Trafostacja Sztuki/Szczecin/Poland

2020 – Warsaw Under Construction/Museum of Modern Art/Warsaw/Poland

2020 – 11. Berlin Biennale/KW Institute for Contemporary Art/Germany

2020 – The Kids Aren’t Alright!/La Rada/Locarno/Switzerland

2019 – Art Encounters Biennial/Timișoara/Romania

2019 – Roma Women Weaving Europe/European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture – ERIAC 

            i Rumänisches Kulturinstitut/Berlin/Germany

2019 – Speaking in One’s Own Voice/Promocyjna Gallery/Warsaw Poland

2018 – Young Romani Artist/Kai Dikhas Galerie/Berlin/Germany

2018 – Hidden Roma Masterpieces/Palais of the Council of Europe/Strasbourg/France

2008 – Romani Art/ The Ethnography Museum/Tarnów/Poland

2018 – The right to look/Szara Kamienica Gallery/Krakow/Poland

2017 – Transcending the Past, Shaping the Future/Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ERIAC/Berlin/Germany 

2017 – Kosmoshinokalo/Vesmír je černý/The Universe Is Black, Morawska Gallery/Brno/Czech Republic

2017 – Kali Berga/Kai Dikhas Galerie/Berlin/Germany

2016 – masters peasants peasants masters/BWA Sokół Art Gallery/Nowy Sącz/Poland

2016 – Kali Berga/Bookstore Gallery/Krakow/Poland

2014 – Zalikierdo Drom/Interrupted road/Association of Polish Visual Artists Art Gallery/Warsaw/Poland

2011 – Dialogues-Wakerpipen/Jatki Art Gallery/Nowy Targ

2011 – Jaw Dikh!/JCC Jewish Community Center/Krakow/Poland

2011 – Romani Art/Museum of Ethnography/Warsaw/Poland

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