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To mark the closure of the 4th Roma exhibition in Venice, ERIAC organized a debate with outstanding Roma women scholars, to discuss how performative strategies of resistance look like in the fields of the arts, scholarship and activism.
The finissage event of Eugen Raportoru: The Abduction from the Seraglio & Roma Women: Performative Strategies of Resistance, took place at Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti in the presence of artist Eugen Raportoru, curator Ilina Schileru and a discussion moderated by ERIAC Deputy Director Anna Mirga-Kruszelnicka.

DEBATE: “Roma Women Strategies of Resistance: Healing the Past, Performing the Future”

The site-specific installations of Eugen Raportoru’s “The Abduction from the Seraglio” created a space to meditate on the position in which Roma women find themselves, examining how Roma women confront racism and patriarchy by employing different strategies of resistance.


Dr. Angéla Kóczé, sociologist, Chair of Romani Studies, and Academic Director of the Roma Graduate Preparation Program at Central European University (CEU)

Dr. Delia Grigore, Roma writer, academic, president of the association Rroma Centre “Amare Rromentza”

Dijana Pavlović, Roma activist, actress, artist and politician from Italy

Moderated by: dr. Anna-Mirga Kruszelnicka, Deputy Director of ERIAC


TAKING STOCK of “The Abduction from the Seraglio”

Q&A with exhibiting artist Eugen Raportoru and curator Ilina Schileru, moderated by dr. Anna Mirga-Kruszelnicka