Biography

Małgorzata Mirga-Tas is a Polish-Romani artist and activist. She deals with antigypsyist stereotypes and engages in building an affirmative and situated iconography of a Roma community from a minority feminist perspective. 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, including 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) and Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum – Kulturen der Welt in Cologne. Since 2011 she has been organising the international artistic residency program Jaw Dikh! in Czarna Góra, intended for Roma and non-Roma artists. 

Mirga-Tas received a distinction at the 42nd and 44th Painting Biennale Bielska Jesień (2015, 2019). She is also a scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (2018) and was awarded the Laureate of Polityka’s Passport for the best artist from Poland in 2020 and the Maria Anto and Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven Art Prize for a Young Polish Artist (2021) in counteracting exclusion, racial discrimination and xenophobia. She currently lives and works in Czarna Góra in Spisz in Poland

CV

Małgorzata Mirga. Solo exhibitions

2022
Re-enchanting the World. Polish Pavilion. 79th Venice Biennale
2021
Out of Egypt/Aresnał Gallery/ Białystok/ Poland
2020
The stories we become/ Szydłowski Gallery/Warsaw/Poland
 
29. Ceroplastic Excercises/Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko/Poland
2019
Side thavenca/Rząsa Gallery/Zakopane/Poland
 
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
 
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

Małgorzata Mirga. Group Exhibitions

2021
2nd Roma Biennale
2020
RESIST! Die Kunst des Widerstands/ Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum/Cologne/Germany
 
Die sonne does not shine the same as słońce/TRAFO Trafostacja Sztuki/Szczecin/Poland
 
Warsaw Under Construction/Museum of Modern Art/Warsaw/Poland
 
11. Berlin Biennale/KW Institute for Contemporary Art/Germany
 
The Kids Aren’t Alright!/La Rada/Locarno/Switzerland
2019
Art Encounters Biennial/Timișoara/Romania
 
Roma Women Weaving Europe/European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture – ERIAC i Rumänisches Kulturinstitut/Berlin/Germany
 
Speaking in One’s Own Voice/Promocyjna Gallery/Warsaw Poland
2018
Young Romani Artist/Kai Dikhas Galerie/Berlin/Germany
 
Hidden Roma Masterpieces/Palais of the Council of Europe/Strasbourg/France
 
Romani Art/ The Ethnography Museum/Tarnów/Poland
 
The right to look/Szara Kamienica Gallery/Krakow/Poland
2017
Transcending the Past, Shaping the Future/Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ERIAC/Berlin/Germany
 
Kosmoshinokalo/Vesmír je černý/The Universe Is Black, Morawska Gallery/Brno/Czech Republic
 
Kali Berga/Kai Dikhas Galerie/Berlin/Germany
2016
masters peasants peasants masters/BWA Sokół Art Gallery/Nowy Sącz/Poland
 
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
 
Jaw Dikh!/JCC Jewish Community Center/Krakow/Poland
 
Romani Art/Museum of Ethnography/Warsaw/Poland