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Julia Ferloni

French curator and specialist in the art and societies of Oceania. She taught this discipline at Ecole du Louvre in Paris, and published several popular books and articles on the history of the discovery of the Pacific. She also initiated the reopening of the anthropology gallery of the Museum of Natural History in Rouen, and was curator of its section devoted to Oceania with Te Papa Tongarewa, National Museum of New Zealand (2011). From 2011 to 2014, Julia Ferloni headed the scientific hub of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation and Restoration of Heritage (CICRP), based in Marseille. She then joined the Museum of Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean (Mucem) as head of the Craft, Commerce and industry Collection, and curator of L’Amour de A à Z (Love from A to Z, 2018) and Barvalo (2023). She specialises in accompanying participatory projects in museums.


BARVALO: Designing an exhibition on and with Roma communities in a French national museum 

Oto Hudec

Multimedia visual artist, who focuses on ecology, immigration and the impact of globalisation on the environment. Hudec graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava.


Oto Hudec and Emília Rigová: a dialogue

Timea Junghaus

Art historian, contemporary art curator, and Executive Director of the Berlin-based ERIAC: European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture. She has researched and published extensively on the conjunctions of modern and contemporary art with critical theory, with particular reference to issues of cultural difference, colonialism, and minority representation.


Argument for a Roma Transnational Museum 

Maria Lind

Maria Lind is a curator, critic and curator, currently based in Moscow, where she is Councillor of Culture at the Embassy of Sweden.


Modest Copernican Revolutions

Emília Rigová

Visual artist of Roma origin. She is also a university lecturer at Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, where she teaches art courses. Her work focuses on the internal and external construction of the Roma identity, and the acquisition of the Roma body into the long history of European culture.


Oto Hudec and Emília Rigová: a dialogue

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Literary theorist, feminist critic, postcolonial theorist, and professor of comparative literature. She is a professor at Columbia University, where she is a founding member of the institute for comparative literature and society. Considered one of the most influential postcolonial intellectuals, prof. Dr. Spivak is best known for her seminal essay “Can the subaltern speak?” And has eleven 11 honorary doctorates form universities across the world.


Lecture: Prof. Dr. Gaytri Spivak on Affirmative Sabotage

Anna Lujza Szász

Sociologist, who currently teaches at Budapest Corvinus University. She is also project manager of the OFF-Biennale Budapest’s RomaMoMA section.


Some thoughts on the museum of Roma Contemporary Art