Małgorzata Mirga-Tas

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.