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Arts and Culture

Open Call for Applications: ERIAC-Villa Romana Residency Programme

Artist Residencies at Villa Romana in Florence for Two Roma Contemporary Artists    In their fifth consecutive collaboration, the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) and Villa Romana are once again uniting to continue the residency programme in Florence, extending a unique opportunity to two talented Roma contemporary artists. This exciting initiative draws upon the ground-breaking work, expertise,...

Intersectional Dimensions of Care. Curatorial Considerations around the Exhibition ‘Handle with Care’

Care permeates almost every aspect of our social reality. It is partly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that both collective and individual care has been brought into sharper focus than ever before. The global pandemic has shed light on the politics of care and has shown the heavy burden on women, social workers,...

From the Pissoir to the Bathtub — Selma Selman Destroys Conventions with Axe and Drill

The surface is never simply smooth or clean in Selma Selman’s works. The artist paints on objects such as car bonnets, bathtubs or satellite dishes as naturally as if they were stretched canvases. These objects are then either displayed freely in the room or are carefully arranged on the wall, constantly moving on the border...

Join ERIAC – Call for Membership 2024 OPEN

  The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture is dedicated to fostering collaboration and celebrating the rich heritage of the Roma community. As ERIAC prepares to welcome new members in 2024, the call for associate members presents a unique opportunity for individuals and organizations passionate about arts, culture, and history to actively contribute to...

The Red Wheel of Pain and Power – On Zoran Tairović’s Works

The exhibition currently on view at the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) Serbia, in Belgrade, titled “Gypsyism, Balkanism – Through a glass, darkly”, curated by Bratislav Mitrović, features five artists of Roma origin, who engage in intimate dialogue with the history of -frequently hurtful- representations of Roma. Through their works, Małgorzata Mirga-Tas...

Presentation of Roma Culture and Identity in Theatre

There is no singular truth; this people, like any other, has its own history, tradition, and language, embodying a source of culture. It is precisely this source that constitutes an unfinished process of existence. The Roma serve as a prime example that identity is complementary and ever evolving, both on an individual and a collective...

ERIAC Exhibition Opening: Berlin Tales

Berlin Tales  Emanuel Barica, Luna De Rosa, Mihaela Drăgan, Nihad Nino Pušija, Mersud Selman, Alfred Ullrich, David Weiss   15 December, 2023 – 5 April, 2024 Exhibition opening: 14 December 2023, 6.00 – 9.00 pm       Berlin has consistently played a crucial role in the cultural and social life of the Roma diaspora...

Can We Live Together? Can We Sing Together? Of Alamo, Love and Loss

Everyone belongs elsewhere, and elsewhere could mean both everywhere and nowhere. Sung by Remedios Silva Pisa, Yasmin Levy, Eleni Vitali, Emel Mathlouthi, Zeynep Bastik and others, ‘Naci en Alamo’ (‘I was Born in Alamo’) is a Ladino–Greek Romani ‘song about displacement and homelessness, and ultimately about nostalgia for a birthplace that was never home’ (Aciman...

Małgorzata Mirga-Tas Wins Prestigious Tajsa Roma Cultural Heritage Prize 2023

The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) proudly recognizes Małgorzata Mirga-Tas as the distinguished recipient of the prestigious Tajsa Roma Cultural Heritage Prize 2023. Handpicked from an impressive array of over eighty submissions, Mirga-Tas stands as an exemplar of excellence and commitment in advancing Roma cultural heritage.   Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, a Polish-Roma artist...

Winners Announcement – Support Programme for Roma Artists from Ukraine

Українською знизу       We are thrilled to unveil the talented artists selected for the Support Programme for Roma Artists from Ukraine. The quality and diversity of applications were truly inspiring, making the selection process both challenging and rewarding.   Congratulations to the Winners: Izaura Dryma Leonid Samulevych Mykola Burmek-Diuri Tyberii Yonash Valentina Buzyla...