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Anda Rotenberg, photo Antonina Konopelska

photo Antonina Konopelska

ANDA ROTTENBERG — 

Exhibitions curator, art historian and critic, educated at the University of Warsaw, MA 1970. Employed in the Polish Academy of Sciences 1973–1986. Founder of the EGIT Art Foundation, 1986; Warsaw Soros Center of Contemporary Art, 1992; Institute of Art Promotion Foundation, 1997. Director of the ‘Zachęta’ National Art Gallery in Warsaw 1993–2001; Visiting consultant of the Museum of Modern Art, New York 2001–2002; President of the Program Advisory board and the Program Director of the Warsaw Museum of Modern Art 2005–2007.

As of 1980 curator and co-curator of many international exhibitions such as: 1st Kwanju Biennale, South Korea; Aspects-Positions 1949–1999, 50 Years of Art in Middle Europe (Vienna-Budapest-Barcelona-Birmingham 2000); L’Autre Moitie de l’Europe (Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume 2000/2001, Paris); Where is Abel, Thy Brother (Zachęta Gallery, Warsaw), 1995; Forgetting, Weseburg Museum, Bremen, 2000; Continental Breakfast, Belgrade 2004; Warsaw-Moscow (Zachęta Gallery, Warsaw/Tretiakowskaya Gallery Moscow) 2004/2005; Side by side. Poland-Germany, 1000 years of history in art (Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin) 2011; VOID, Nowy Sącz City, 2012; UNI/JA-UNI-ON, Open Air, City of Lublin, Poland, 2013; Progress and Hygiene (Zachęta National Gallery Warsaw) 2014, Adolescent Perspective, Silesia Museum, Katowice, 2018.

Curator (1993–1995) and commissioner of the Polish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 1993–2001 and the Sao Paolo Biennale 1997–2007 (among others).

Author of the numerous texts on art translated on most of European as well as Japanese and Korean languages; recently published books: Art in Poland 1945–2005, 2005; Draught — texts on Polish art of the 80-s, 2009; biographical book Here you are, 2009; Never mind. Talks with Anda Rottenberg (interview by Dorota Jarecka), 2014; Laszlo Feher, Budapeszt, 2016; Stanisław Fijałkowski, Berlin, 2016; Miroslaw Balka, Hangar Bicocca, Milano, 2017; Berlin depression, 2018.

Academic teacher of curatorial studies (Bard College, NY; Jagiellonian University, Kraków; Warsaw University; Academy of Fine Art, Warsaw); guest master class seminars at the Akademie der Kunste, Munich and Aalto University, Helsinki.

Co-founder and a board member of Manifesta 1; Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin 2015/2016; Member of the selection committee of Documenta 12.

Currently appointed the Culture Editor of ‘Vogue Polska’ magazine (as of 2017).

Author of the personal weekly radio broadcast Andymateria as of 2012.

Acting also as a freelance art writer and curator.