Anda Rottenberg

Anda Rottenberg is a Polish curator, art historian, art critic and writer. She was born in the USSR and graduated from the University of Warsaw in 1970. Director of the “Zachęta” National Art Gallery in Warsaw between 1993 and 2001. She was a Visiting scholar at the Museum of Modern Art New York, 2001 - 2002, and served as President of the Program Advisory Board and the Program Director of the Warsaw Museum of Modern Art 2005 - 2007. Currently she works as a freelance art writer and curator and teaches theory of art at the Academy of Fine Arts and the Collegium Civitas University in Warsaw. She also hosts a regular radio program on station “Tok FM.”

Rottenberg curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions in Poland and abroad, such as the Gwanju and Sao Paulo Biennials and two major bi-national shows “Warsaw-Moscow”, 2004 (in Warsaw and Moscow) and “Poland-Germany, 1000 Years of Neighborhood” (Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin). She was curator and commissioner of the Polish Pavilion in the Venice Biennial between 1973 and 2001. Her most recent projects include:  “VOID. Contemporary Art from the former Austro-Hungarian Empire,” the Municipal Art Gallery and Museum in Nowy Sącz (2012) and “UNI/JA-UNI/ON, Open Air Art Project” in Lublin (2013).

Author of the numerous critical texts on art translated into most of European languages, as well as into the Japanese and the Korean. Her recent books include: Art in Poland 1945 - 2005 (2005), Draught - Texts on Polish Art of the ‘80s (2009); and her acclaimed autobiography Here You Are (2009).

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