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Maja Marija Ljubotina Antonescu

Maja Marija Ljubotina Antonescu was born in 1972 in Ljubljana. She graduated from the University of Applied Arts and Design in Belgrade from the department of costume design and painting in 1996.

Currently, she is completing the master’s degree program at the Department of Ethnology and Anthropology at the University of Ljubljana and working on her MA thesis titled “Romani culture of clothing and Romani dance…

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Barbara Bódi

Barbara Bódi was born in 1977 in Budapest. Sheis a contemporary Romani artist living in Hungary.

She grew up in a musical Romani family- her mother is also a painter and her father is a famous musician; Barbara has four other siblings. She graduated from Karoly Eszterhazy Teachers’ Training College, with a specialization in art history, drawing and visual communication. She attended Moholy-Nagy University of Art…

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KATALIN BÓDI

Katalin Bódi was born into a Roma family with musical traditions.

As a child she wanted to attend arts school or ballet classes but her family couldn’t afford to send her. Inspired by the work of János Baláz she decided that one day she would be a painter, but worked as a cook most of her life. It was not until 1992, when her husband died, that she began to paint.

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Bogumiła Delimata

Bogumiła Delimata was born in 1966 in Wrocław. She is a Bergitka. Fascinated by flamenco, Bogumiła moved to its birthplace – Spain. Since 2006, she has been living in Grenada and has been fulfilling herself as a dancer. She is a founder of a group called “La Bogusha y su grupo” with which she has been performing concerts in Poland and abroad for several years now.

She also worked with the bands “A Sangre Fría”…

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ANDREA ANNA MÁRIA DUKA

Andrea Anna Mária Duka Photographer Andrea Annamária Duka is a student of ethnography at Apor Vilmos Catholic College in Vác.

She speaks the Hungarian Kelderash dialect of Romani and would like to become a Romani language teacher in primary school. Her work has featured in many exhibitions as well as in publications both in Hungary and abroad.

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LADISLAVA GAŽIOVÁ

Ladislava Gažiová graduated from the Atelier of Intermedia Confrontation (Ateliér intermediální konfrontace) led by Jiří  David at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. She won the Czech Critics’ Association Award for Young Painters in 2008. Her work often reflects themes related to the identity of Roma living in the Czech and Slovak territories.

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Krzysztof Gil

Krzysztof Gil was born in 1987 in Cracow. He is Polish Roma who grew up in Nowy Targ. After finishing junior high school, he was awarded Hans Guggenheim scholarship which allowed him to start education at Józef Kluza Arts High School in Cracow, from which he graduated with distinction. In the years 2008-2013 he studied at the Graphics Department at Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. He obtained his diploma in…

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Jeannette Gregori

Jeannette Gregori was born in 1967 in Thionville, France. Now she lives in Strasbourg. In the years 1993-1994 she took part in the student exchange program and went to Indiana, the USA where she studied photography at the Fine Arts University. Back in Strasbourg, she attended photography classes at the Decorative Art School. In 2002, she returned to the USA because she was awarded the Fulbright scholarship. There she…

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EDUARD HERAK

Eduard Herak lives in Nove Mesto nad Vahom in western Slovakia, has been drawing and painting from childhood.

His inspiration is the people around him, the world he lives and works in. Art is his hobby and passion. Though he is self-taught, he plans to study art at university. Meanwhile he works as a volunteer in a poor Roma community in his city; he spends a lot…

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Ahmet Ibrahimi

Ahmet Ibrahimi was born in 1965 in Prishtina, Kosovo. He is a scriptwriter, director, film theorist. He is engaged in social actions for Roma people, mainly in the area of the Balkans. In 1999, he started his education at the All-Russian State University of Cinematography of S.A.Gerasimov in Moscow, where in 2004 he obtained his master’s degree in film directing. In 2011, he started his Ph.D. program in film…

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Andras Kallai

Andras Kallai was born in 1982 in Kerepestarcsa, Hungary. In 2001, he graduated from the Vocational Secondary and Training School for Building and Ornamental Art – with a Painter and Stone Sculptor degree. In 2006, he obtained his diploma at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest in the MA Sculptor Program by Tamás Körösényi.

All Andras’s works are the result of an intuitive creative process as regards…

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Sead Kazanxhiu

Sead Kazanxhiu was born on the 14th of July 1987 in Fier. He grew up in the village Baltez in Albania. He comes from a humble Roma family. His father Latif Kazanxhiu was the first Roma language teacher in Albania and he recognized the need for education of his children. Sead started to paint when he was at primary school and never thought about becoming a professional artist. It was one of his teachers that encouraged…

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Marta Kotlarska

Marta Kotlarska graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poland, as well as from Saint Martin’s College of Arts and Design in London. Her art deals with issues of identity, nationality and social exclusion. She was awarded a grant by the Polish Ministry of Culture in 2010.

Together with Małgorzata Mirga-Tas she co-founded the „Romani Click” project, which…

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Małgorzata Mirga-Tas

Małgorzata Mirga-Tas was born in 1978 in Zakopane. She is a Bergitka Roma. She grew up in a Roma settlement in Czarna Góra in Spisz region, in Poland. After finishing Antoni Kenar Art School in Zakopane (the Furniture Department), she decided to apply to Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. In 2004, she graduated from the Sculpture Department.

Małgorzata creates and takes part in many different projects…

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ELENA NAZARE

Elena Nazare graduated from the Apostu High School of Art in her home town of Bacau, Romania. When she was just fifteen, her father gave her a Zenit camera, sparking her interest in photography. Between 2005 and 2010 she was active in a group whose work was regularly exhibited at Bacau Art Gallery.

She went on to study painting at Bucharest National University of…

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Matilda Odobashi

Matilda Odobashi was born in Tirana in 1988. She studied Visual Arts at the Academy of Arts in Tirana where she finished her studies in 2010. To express her feelings she uses various materials and techniques such as paintings, drawings, installations and site specific installations. Relationships, adaptation, communication, space and coexistence are some of her main themes.

For her "communication with people is…

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Dariusz Paczkowski

Dariusz Paczkowski was born in 1971 in Grudziąd. He is a social activist, founder and associate of many organizations, street artist, performer, organizer of cultural activities, national coordinator of actions for democracy and human rights. He is also a co-founder of the 3fala.art.pl group. Currently he is a co-chairman of the KLAMRA Foundation. Paczkowski is a grandson of the painter Franciszek Sasanowski

Since…

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Vicente Rodriguez

Vicente Rodriguez was born on the 27th of April 1988 in Valencia, he was raised in a small town named Alfafar in the “typical” Roma family. Since he was a child, he has been interested in nonconventional forms of art. Vicente was early influenced by the work of comic artists like Jack Kirby, John Buscema and Barry Windsor-Smith; also by Stanley Kubrick’s and Harry Hausen’s work on makeup and special effects…

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Marcin Tas

(1976) graduated from the Faculty of Printmaking, the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow in 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 the Roma issue, as well as an activist for the Roma community. He has participated in numerous education and culture projects, as well as co-organised…

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Delfin Lakatosz [translations pending]

Delfin Lakatosz was born in 1994 in Poznan. He attended the School of Art in Poznan, now studies at the Lyceum for adults of the Foundation Bachtale Roma. Student of the ‘’Miklosz Delw Czureja’’ music school. Seven-time winner of the scholarship contest for specially gifted Roma students. In 2007 he was awarded a diploma for the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Governor of Wielkopolska. He participated in many art and film competitions.…

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Damien Le Bas [translations pending]

(1963) was born in Sheffield, UK. He studied at the Royal College of Art in London for his Master’s degree. He was one of the sixteen artists who were part of the First Roma Pavilion Paradise Lost, Venice Biennale 2007. Together with his wife Delaine Le Bas, he is involved in two long-term artistic projects: Safe European Home? (since 2010; the first installation was on display outside the Parliament Building in Vienna, in May/ June 2011)…

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Delaine Le Bas [translations pending]

(1965) was born in Worthing, UK. She studied Fashion and Textiles at St Martins School of Art in London for her Master’s degree. Clothing and textiles, especially their cultural, symbolic and identifying qualities are vital part of her works. Costumes play a major role in her performative practice while fabrics are important elements in the large detailed installations that she creates. She was one of the sixteen artists who were part…

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Pavol Pokorny [translations pending]

Pavol Pokorny  was born 1974 in Kežmarok Slovakia. Since 11 years he lives in Warsaw. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and two years post-graduate studies on Conservation Graphics. He works as a conservator of paintings, mostly wall paintings. In his spare time he is devoted to his own work. When painting he uses knowledge and workshop of the old masters…

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Michał „Migel” Jindrak [translations pending]

Michal Jindrák is 30 years old and he comes from Prague. He studied SOU Business high-school in Prague but after his graduation in 1998 he didn’t continue in this line of work. In 2000 he discovered the airbrush art technique (painting with the use of a compressor machine) and this literally changed his life forever.

For 10 years Michal ‘’Migel’’ has been working with different DJ’s, musicians, street art shows and extreme sports…

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Robert Gabris [translations pending]

(1986) was born in Slovakia. He attended the School of Fine Arts in Trenčin, where he studied drawing and graphic design. In 2009, he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in stage design at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. In 2013, he received his Master’s degree in stage design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. In his work, he specialises in conceptual drawing and seeks new applications for traditional etching. He pays special…

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Maria Pokorna [translations pending]

Maria Pokorná was born 1979 in Warsaw. Maria graduated from Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts at the Department of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, and from Postgraduate Pedagogical School. She has worked for two years in the primary school and gymnasium teaching visual arts and performing arts activities. She is currently working as a restorer of paintings. In her own work she uses the knowledge gained in the studies and during…

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Emilia Rigová [translations pending]

Emilia Rigová attended the school of applied arts in Bratislava at the Department of sculpture and stone carving. In 2005 she has gained her masters at the Academy of fine arts in Banska Bystrica , Faculty of fine art at the Department of Sculpture and continued her PHD studies acquiring the doctor title in 2011 with her thesis titled Sculpture like a methalepsis in digital age.

The work of Emilia is dedicated to the…

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Nicol Taubinger [translations pending]

(1972) was born in Munich, studied at the English Institute in Heidelberg and went on to study jewellery and metal-smithing at the University of Oregon, USA. She presented her work at a number of exhibitions. She works mainly in the fields of art jewellery, installation, and painting. For her work, Taubinger uses objects that surround us to such
an extent that we often do not even notice them. She finds them in the streets, in recycling…

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Lajos Sárai [translations pending]

(1987) was born in Komárom in Hungary. He attended the Faculty of Printmaking, the Győr School of Dance and Fine Arts. In 2005, he enrolled at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest, where he studied at the Faculty of Printmaking. In 2009, he studied as an Erasmus exchange student at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague. In 2010, he obtained his diploma in the MA Printmaking Programme. In 2014, he attended the Mesharray Digital…

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Tamara Moyzes [translations pending]

(1975) was born in Bratislava. She studied at the Department of Painting, the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (1997-1998) and at the Department of Art, the Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Jerusalem (1999). From 2003 to 2004, as part of a student exchange programme, she studied at the Department of Video and Documentary Films, Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Jerusalem. From 2000 to 2005, she did her…

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Rita Pollák [translations pending]

(1991) studied at the University of West Hungary, Sopron. She works as a graphic designer making a variety of prints and images for commercial and artistic purposes. She takes special interest in interactive areas of visual design. Since 2014, she has worked with Lajos Sárai on 3D graphic design projects. As a 3D graphic designer she has made 3D models, environmental elements, characters, and architecture visualisations based on 2D plan…

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