Artists

Damian Le Bas

Initiator

Damian Le Bas was born in Sheffield U.K in 1963. He studied at the Royal College of Art London 1985–1987. He was one of the sixteen artists who were part ofParadise Lost, the first Roma pavilion at Venice Biennale 2007. Together with his wife, the artist Delaine Le Bas, they created Safe EuropeanHome? a series […]

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Delaine Le Bas

Co-Curator

Delaine Le Bas was born in Worthing, U.K, in 1965. She studied at St Martins School Of Art London. Delaine is a cross disciplinary artist creating installations, performance, photography and film. Her works focus on issues of identity, race, gender, sexuality and the continued violence and exclusions against whoever is perceived as “the other” within […]

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Hamze Bytyçi

Co-Curator

Hamze Bytyçi born in 1982 in Prizren/Kosovo, lives and works in Berlin. In 2005 he graduated from acting school in Freiburg and founded the organization Amaro Drom (Our Way). After a one-year engagement in Zurich, he moved to Berlin in 2006, where he performs and directs at Ballhaus Naunynstraße (Romeo rennt), Maxim Gorki Theater (Journey/Drom, […]

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Charles Newland is a Romany Gypsy film director based in Nottingham, UK. He is the founder of film collective Notown Films and an original member of the IRFC. His work has been featured by BBC, VICE, BFI, and The Guardian, and his films have been screened at a variety of international film festivals.  Charles began […]

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Dan Turner is an artist and educator from London, a Romani born in Kent whose family are still based in South East London with its many close associations with Romani culture. Dan trained at Central St Martins School of Art where he completed a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art (Sculpture). He works across media, […]

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Gabi Jimenez lives and works in France. He has long been committed to the memory of tragedies and social injustice and to the visibility of the lives of those whom we do not speak of. He is one of the leading artists from discriminated minorities who has helped to develop an international art movement from […]

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Jeffrey Wynne is a 28-year-old interdisciplinary visual artist who lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. His works are inspired by the landscapes that surround him. He grew up in the city of Victoria, on a place called Vancouver Island. The area where he lives is divided by the US-Canada border and is a region of […]

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Kálmán Várady was born in Hoffnungsthal, close to Cologne, Germany, in 1958. His Hungarian heritage has influenced his personal life greatly and has always been a great inspiration for his art work. He studied at the Academy of Arts (Cologne) and advanced to the master-class student of professor Wolfgang Schriefer. During this period he travelled […]

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Kristóf Horváth was born in Budapest, where he currently lives and works. He is also known as Színész Bob (Actor Bob) and comes from a theatrical background, that’s why he would prefer to avoid drama, but that is also why he can’t. His family didn’t want him to play any musical instruments, so he had […]

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Krzysztof Gil (b. 1987, Kraków) is of Polish Roma origins and grew up in Nowy Targ, Poland. Between 2008-2013, he studied Graphic Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. He is the recipient of the Jolanta Kwaśniewska Foundation scholarship ‘Understanding without Barriers’, and a three-time recipient of the Polish Minister of Interior and […]

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Ludovic Versace is an artist, currently living in Lyon, France. He graduated from Emile Cohl Art School where he teaches today. He mainly works with animated images, combining drawing and videos in fictional or documentary projects. His commitment and his involvement in political field led him to the Parisian suburbs (Seine Saint Denis) where he […]

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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 […]

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Mara was born in 1989, the year in which the borders of the Iron Curtain were met by the Green Belt, a nature reserve along the death strip through Europe that became home to endangered species of birds and plants. Growing up in a little town in Southern Germany she always felt a strong relation […]

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Marcin Tas was born in 1976 and graduated from the Faculty of Printmaking and the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (2004). He is a graphic designer and painter. Since 2004, he has been a member of Roma Educational Association Harangos. He is an author of graphic design projects, publications, and posters dedicated to Romani topics, as […]

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Marina Rosselle was born in 1980 and currently lives and works in Lille, France. In 2003, she obtained a Master degree in Fine Art from Valenciennes School of Fine Art and Design, after initially studying art history. She was awarded the Prix de la Fondation de France (2007) and the Prix Galerie for her exhibition […]

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Moshtari Hilal is a visual artist and researcher, living in Hamburg and Berlin. She is the co-founder of the global independent art collective AVAH (Afghan Visual Arts and History), co-founder of Berlin-based research collective CCC (Curating Through Conflict with Care)  (2022) and co-creator of Studio Hilal, a design project dedicated to prints on textile on the nexus of art, fashion and storytelling […]

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Mba Bikoro’s work analyses processes of power and science fiction in historical archives critically engaging in migration struggles and colonial memory focusing on queer indigenous and feminist biopolitics.

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Nihad Nino Pušija (D/BIH) was born 1965 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina, and is a fine art photographer. His work focused primarily on documentary and portrait photography, which aims to capture Roma identity in Berlin, where he has been based for the past 29 years, and elsewhere in Europe. Important themes in his work include the […]

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Nomadic Seeds is a platform for dialogue and exchange about healing plants and a place for the seeds of friendships to grow.

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Patricia Pientka grew up in a family that lived between Germany and Spain and still today she lives this multi-based way of life. Currently, her bases are in Berlin and India. In Berlin, she studied contemporary history and philosophy and is sometimes still active in several projects around the history and presence of Sinti and […]

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Roland Korponovics is a media artist currently living and working in Budapest , Hungary. His main focus is on the visual representations of the LGBT + community at an intersection of the contrasting globalist approaches of western and eastern cultural narratives. Looking at these identities as postmodern products, his main goal is to scan identities […]

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Roma Jam Session art Kollektiv (RJAsK) was founded by Mo Diener, RRMarki and Milena Petrovic in July 2013 in Zurich. The artist collective moves on different platforms (art, politics, theater, festivals, public spaces). Its performances formally developed from dada performances to Roma futuristic public performances as well as performance lectures and meditations. Today, RJSaK is […]

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Sead Kazanxhiu (born in 1987 in Fier and based in Tirana since 2012) is a visual artist from southwest Albania. He was trained as a painter at the University of Arts in Tirana (2006 – 2010), where he obtained his bachelor degree. Following his studies, he continued to work primarily in the medium of painting, […]

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Selma Selman was born in 1991 in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is of Romani origin. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2014 from Banja Luka University’s Department of Painting. In 2018 she graduated from Syracuse University with a Master of Fine Arts in Transmedia, Visual and Performing Arts. Selman is part of the two-year Rijksacademi program in Amsterdam

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Sujatro Ghosh is a multi-disciplinary artist and activist based in Berlin. His art actively criticizes the hegemonic power structures and institutionalised mechanisms of injustice. The artist from Tollygunge (Kolkata) works with queer rights, diasporic tensions, women rights. He believes, art that initiates a conversation about social action makes it a form of political protest which […]

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Valérie Leray was born in Chartres, France in 1975. Leray  is a visual artist, photographer, researcher, curator and art director of the artist run Alliance La Mire based in the region Loire Valley (France) and Berlin, setting up an AIR program for visual artists called A Roof Above Your Head in Berlin and a planned […]

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