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Arts and Culture

Modifying Error: 404, towards green, digital and inclusive societies- ERIAC at KotorArt Festival

Since its establishment in 2017, the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture has spearheaded an unprecedented effort to support Roma artists and to find untapped talent within Roma community and has become an international creative hub to support the exchange of creative ideas across borders, cultural domains and Romani identities. Our mandate covers a...

RomaMoMA Summer

Please check the list of our Summer Events. In addition to the exhibitions listed below, you can also visit “All the Birds are Praying for Our Children” featuring works of Farija Mehmeti, Sead Kazanxhiu and Zoran Tairović in ERIAC Serbia in Belgrade. Next week we will host Alina Serban, Sead Kazanxhiu, and Zorain Tairović in...

Eugen Raportoru: Gelem, Gelem Samudaripen

Commemorative event in the frame of the Eugen Raportoru: Gelem, Gelem Samudaripen exhibition took place at the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant (MNTR) in Bucharest. Curated by Cătălina Olteanu and coordinated by Ilina Schileru, Eugen Raportoru’s latest exhibition Gelem, Gelem Samudaripen opened in commemoration of the 78th anniversary of the tragic events of 2 August, 1944 and in memory of the artist’s mother, one of the thousands children deported to Transnistria under Marshall Antonescu’s Romania in 1942.

Transcontinental Collaboration: A Concert of Sinti and Roma and American Jazz

ERIAC was proud to present “A Concert of Sinti and Roma and American Jazz” at Stiftung Kai Dikhas in Berlin. This performance was part of ERIAC’s new music initiative which celebrates the rich tradition of Sinti and Roma jazz. The all-star ensemble performed a diverse selection from Sinti and Roma and American jazz styles, as...

All the Birds are Praying for our Children. Exhibition Opening.

We are here. We are everywhere. Europe would want to contain us, to control us, to destroy us. And still we survive. We survive. In multiple acts of resistance, we care for our children and our elders; we care for each other; we hold onto our love and our family. We are still here. The...

dis/heard: A Threnody OR Undoing the Archive of Persecution + Reconstituting Romani Women’s Subjectivity

Artist Statement, Ioanida Costache Roma Exhibition Collateral Event at the 59th la Biennale di Venezia Romani people’s experience during the Holocaust, as a racialized group persecuted under the Nuremberg Racial Laws and targeted for extermination by the Nazi’s, remains one of the least known aspects of the Holocaust. Ignorance surrounding the persecution of Roma is...

Farija Mehmeti in conversation with Avni Mustafa

Farija, you are about to open an exhibition at Manifesta 14, the major cultural event. Can you tell us something about your background? FM: Just like everyone in life, my childhood was sometimes good and other times bad, due to difficult economic situation, we grow up in a poor family, where my father was mainly...

Roma Rajni: RomaMoMA Library ft. Daniel Baker and Farija Mehmeti opening

With the exhibition Roma Rajni and the RomaMoMA Library, ERIAC brings together the painterly oeuvre of Farija Mehmeti and the RomaMoMA Library with the site-specific installation, entitled Adjacent, by Daniel Baker, at the National Library of Kosovo. The RomaMoMA Library was created in 2021 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the First World Romani Congress....

The Cultural Roots of Sinti and Roma Jazz

ERIAC launches a new music initiative, including the interview series, The Cultural Roots of Sinti and Roma Jazz. This series documents the intersection of Sinti and Roma jazz music with the culture, philosophy, and teaching methods of the musicians who perform it. The series illustrates the importance of jazz to Sinti and Roma communities, and...

Gipsy Groove at our Manifesta 14 opening

ROMAMoMA Library is delighted to host Gipsy Groove at the National Library of Kosovo. Gipsy Groove performs with a distinctive style, which combines Balkan Roma roots with funk, jazz, reggae, and ska. Their music is harmonically adventurous and defies traditional classifications of genre. At the same time, their mission is to raise awareness about issues...