Artists

Malgorzata
Mirga-Tas

Active Czarna Góra, Poland
Malgorzata Mirga-Tas Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, Re-enchanting the World (September). Photo: Daniel Rumiancew.

Malgorzata Mirga-Tas, born 1989, is a Polish-Romani artist, educator and activist. In her art, Mirga-Tas deals with antiziganist stereotypes and she is especially recognised for her monumental textiles.

Malgorzata Mirga-Tas lives and works in Czarna Góra in Spisz in Poland. She graduated from the Faculty of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (2004). Since 2011 she has been organizing the international artistic residency program Jaw Dikh! in Czarna Góra, intended for Roma and non-Roma artists.

In 2022 Mirga-Tas is presenting the exhibition Re-enchanting the World in the Polish Pavilion of the Venice Biennale, and her works have been shown at several solo and group 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), Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum – Kulturen der Welt in Cologne.

Mirga-Tas has received the Polityka’s Passport for best artist from Poland in 2020, the Maria Anto and Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven Art Prize for a Young Polish Artist (2021) counteracting exclusion, racial discrimination, and xenophobia.

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The artist Malgorzata Mirga-Tas is exhibiting at Göteborgs Konsthall in early 2023. Photo Daniel Rumiancew.

Mirga-Tas is particularly noted for her detailed and large-scale textile works. Part of the work Re-enchanting the World (June), photo by Daniel Rumiancew.

In 2022, Mirga-Tas participates with the acclaimed exhibition Re-enchanting the World in the Polish pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Photo by Daniel Rumiancew.