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Section 3: Activating Public Space

JOANNA WARSZA

CURATOR

BERLIN, GERMANY & WARSAW, POLAND

 

 

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Get to Know

 

• Warsza introduces politically-charged interventions into “public” space.

 

• She recently curated Public Programs for the controversial Manifesta 10 as a platform to address Soviet legacies and taking an open stance against the current sociopolitical position of Putin’s Russia.

 

• She also curated Georgia’s pavillion at the Venice Biennale with “Kamikaze” architecture that reflected the makeshift balconies that fill Tblisi.

Joanna Warsza works in the public realm, using her curatorial projects to examine social and political agendas, such as the invisibility of the Vietnamese community in Warsaw, Israeli youth delegations in Poland, and the legacy of post-Soviet architecture in the Caucasus. Warsza graduated from the Warsaw Theatre Academy and founded the Laura Palmer Foundation in 2007, a platform for independent projects in art, performance, architecture, and theory. She was associate curator of the 7th Berlin Biennale (2012) and the Georgian Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale. Warsza most recently curated the Public Program for Manifesta 10 in St. Petersburg (2014), which recalled Soviet legacies and took an open stance against Putin’s Russia through politically charged interventions in “public” spaces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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