The Dr. Éva Kahán Foundation is pleased to present an exhibition by the Polish-Romani artist Małgorzata Mirga-Tas at Kahán Art Space Vienna & Budapest.
The colorful works of Małgorzata Mirga-Tas (1978, Zakopane) depict the rich interior lives of Poland’s Romani communities. Cut and modelled into highly embellished textiles, objects and screens, the semi-abstract sculptures and paintings are joyous illustrations of the everyday lives of the artist’s family members and friends in her home of Czarna Góra, Poland, one of the longest settled Romani communities in Eastern Europe. As both representations of members of her own Bergitka Roma tribe, the works are often formed by clothes that are worn by individuals dear to the artist. The highly layered and intricate works are decorated with sequins, feathers and playing cards in an almost pop art form, crafting narratives within the exhibition room and calling attention to the emotional expressions of minority communities.
Małgorzata Mirga-Tas is a Polish-Romani artist and activist. In her works, sculptures, paintings, spatial objects and large-format textiles, she addresses anti-Romani stereotypes and engages in building an affirmative iconography of Roma communities. She graduated from the Faculty of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (2004). She participated in several dozen individual and group exhibitions, including the 11th Berlin Biennale (2020), the Art Encounters Biennial in Timişoara (2019, 2021), 3rd Autostrada Biennale in Prizren (2021), while her works have been displayed at the Moravian Gallery in Brno (2017), the Center of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko (2020), Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2020), and Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum in Cologne (2021), among others. In April 2022 she will represent Poland that the Venice Biennial. She lives and works in Czarna Góra, Poland.
February 23 - May 15, 2022 / Kahán Art Space Vienna
May 19 - June 18, 2022 / Kahán Art Space Budapest
Fotocredit: © Manuel Carreon Lopez