Tamara Moyzes is an artist, curator, and documentary filmmaker. (Born 1975) in Bratislava, Slovak Republic lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic. Ph.D. candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. (2005) Graduated from New Media Department at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts.
Tamara Moyzes is a politically committed artist, she is exploring themes such as gender, racism, antiziganism, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, discrimination faced by ethnic minorities, issues of nationalism and religious conflicts, and – as a curator – Orientalism, her works show a long commitment to artistic activism. She believes art is a form of protest that should unmask social conditions through direct artistic interventions. Using the tools of irony, satire, and rendering the lived experience visible, Moyzes aims to shed light on social injustice. With her practice rooted in her Hungarian, Jewish, and Roma origins and her life spent in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Israel, Tamara Moyzes works from the perspective of the intersection of minorities.
Moyzes founded the “Romane Kale Panthera / Romani Black Panthers” group (2012), which organizes events on the border of political art and activism, and founded the “Artivist Lab” gallery (2018) as part of her Ph.D. studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Prague. The gallery is a collaborative project of the Prague City Hall and Charles University.
Moyzes is included in various international publications such as “Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe: A Critical Anthology”, published by the MoMA (2019)
Winner of the AVU Research Grant Competition (2018), EGOART AWARD (2004), nominated for the award of the International Media Arts Biennale WRO (2005). Artist-resident of LowRes-Art Cube Artists (Jerusalem) ARTPORT (Tel Aviv), Villa Waldberta (Munich) the Goethe Institute (Berlin), INI Project (Prague), POLIN Museum (Warsaw), Gallery 8 (Budapest)
Tamara Moyzes is included in Secondary Archive, which is a project initiated and coordinated by Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation, it’s a platform for women artists from Central and Eastern Europe.