Exhibition & Closing event for 2nd Roma Biennale at ACUD Berlin


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ACUD Berlin

24.10.21 • 14:00 – 23:00

@ ACUD MACHT NEU • Veteranenstraße 21 • 10119 Berlin

Since the 50th anniversary of World Roma Day on 8th April 2021, the 2nd Roma Biennale with the title WE ARE HERE! explores different aspects of BEING HERE from the perspective of the racialised, oppressed and marginalised in five different phases:

Self-confession, Resistance and Resilience, Survival, Remembrance and finally the very fact of existence.

On 24th October 2021, on the occasion of the 9th anniversary of the inauguration of the Memorial to the Murdered Sinti and Roma of Europe, the Biennale will be formally concluded. Around 50 artists make clear with their posters, videos, poems and music: WE ARE HERE! – Despite colonialism and its continuities in so-called racial science, despite National Socialism and the genocides, and despite today’s Antigypsyism, Anti-Semitism and racism.


14:00 – 16:00     Brunch with Radio Django (Sinti Swing)

19:30                   Greetings: 

Hamze Bytyçi, Co-Curator

Gerry Woop, State Secretary for Europe

Susanne Hauer, Allianz Kulturstiftung

                           Poem by Jo Clement

20:00                 Concert by Riah Knight and Lindy Larsson-Forss

21:00                 Concert by Iva Bittová

22:00                 Get-Together & DJ 

Exhibition opened: 14:00 – 23:00    

With posters by: Annemie Martin, Barby Asante, Dan Turner, Danyang Zhao, David Paraschiv, Delaine Le Bas, Durmish Kjazim, Elisa Estera Paraschiv, Emília Rigová, Esra Rotthoff, Estera Sara Stan, Gabi Jimenez, George M. Vasilescu, Jana Kießer, Jeffrey Wynne,

Kálmán Várady, Krzysztof Gil, Ludovic Versace, Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, Mara Lea Hohn, Marcin Tas, Marina Rosselle, Moshtari Hilal, Naomi Stan, Nihad Nino Pušija, Nomadic Seeds, Roland Korponovics, Roma Jam Session art Kollektiv (RJSaK), Sead Kazanxhiu, Scott Benesiinaabandan, Sujatro Ghosh, Valérie Leray, Wir Sind Hier! 

With videos by: Charles Newland, Edis Galushi, K.A.G.E., Kristóf Horváth, Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro, Roland Korponovics, Selma Selman

All posters are also available to take home!

We kindly ask for registration: veranstaltungen@romatrial.org

Please visit only with an up-to-date Covid test, proof of vaccination or recovery (3G rules).

The 2nd Roma Biennale is curated by: Delaine Le Bas & Hamze Bytyçi

Conceptual collaboration: Antje Weitzel

Initiator and main graphic motive: Damian Le Bas

2nd Roma Biennale WE ARE HERE! is a project by RomaTrial e.V. in cooperation with Allianz Kulturstiftung. Supported by the LOTTO Foundation Berlin. The media partners are Monopol and Der Freitag

Spoken Word by Jo Clement
With Music by
Riah Knight and Lindy Larsson-Forss und Iva Bittová

Exhibition with works by all artists in the Biennale

  • Damian Le Bas
  • Delaine Le Bas @delainelebas
  • Hamze Bytyçi @rromze
  • Annemie Martin @annemiemartin
  • Barby Asante @barby_as
  • Charles Newland @notown.films
  • Dan Turner @the_romani_chal_sculptor
  • Danyang Zhao asopo-verlag.de/books/wbzo/#p=2
  • David Paraschiv @davyd_mantaua
  • Durmish Kjazim @durmiskazimeskoro
  • Edis Galushi
  • Elisa Estera Paraschiv
  • Emília Rigová @bari_raklori/
  • Esra Rotthoff @esrarotthoff
  • Estera Sara Stan @estera_s.s
  • Gabi Jimenez gabijimenez.fr
  • George M. Vasilescu @georgemvasilescu
  • Iva Bittová bittova.comJana Kießer @jana.kiesser
  • Jeffrey Wynne jeffrey-wynne.com/
  • Kálmán Várady @kalman.varady
  • Kristóf Horváth
  • Krzysztof Gil @krzysztof_gill
  • Lindy Larsson Forss lindybonbonband.se
  • Ludovic Versace @ludo_yagbari
  • Małgorzata Mirga-Tas @gosiamirga
  • Mara Lea Hohn @nomadic.seeds
  • Marcin Tas @marcin_tas
  • Marina Rosselle marinarosselle.fr
  • Moshtari Hilal @avahcollective @studio_hilal@mooshtariii
  • Naomi Stan @naomi_stan_17
  • Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro @nbikoro
  • Nihad Nino Pušija fotofabrika.de/
  • Nomadic Seeds @nomadic.seeds
  • Patricia Pientka @lightloveandyoga
  • Riah Knight @riah.knight/Roland Korponovics @qrtveu
  • Roma Jam Session art Kollektiv (RJAsK) romajamsession.org
  • Sead Kazanxhiu seadkazanxhiu.wixsite.com
  • Scott Benesiinaabandan
  • Selma Selman @selman.selma
  • Sujatro Ghosh @sujatroghosh
  • Valérie Leray valerieleray.com
  • Wir Sind Heir! @wirsindhier_berlin

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