Ewa Tatar


Ewa Tatar is an art historian and curator currently based in Warsaw, Poland. She has her background in art history (Masaryk Unversity in Brno, Czech Republic, and Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland) and psychoanalysis (SUNY in Buffalo, USA). She writes her dissertation on how the women artists in 70′s in Poland negotiated their subjectivity at Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Her scientific interests are closely related to modern and contemporary art, Polish and East European art, theory and culture after 1945 – avantgarde, underground and mainstream including propaganda, public art, land art and land use in culture, escapology, feminist approach to culture, performativity, theatre and music crossing the visuals, brut art, curatorial and museum studies.

She was an editor and editor-in-chief of “Ha!art. Magazine on culture” (2004-2010), an editor of Linia Wizualna book series (2008-2011) in Korporacja Ha!art, editor of “Obieg. On-line art magazine” (2008-2010). She published over 100 articles on art (in Polish and English, some of them were translated in French, Hungarian and Chinese) in magazines, journals, anthologies published in Poland and abroad, p. e. in “n.paradoxa”, “La Triennale Journal”. In 2012 with prof. Maria Hussakowska she published first polish anthology on strategies of showing art: “Display”, Universitas. In 2010 she received an award for young scholars from Foundation for Polish Science.

As a curator she cooperated among others with National Museum in Krakow (Guide, 2005-2007 – artists intervention in museum; Paulina’s Olowska Cafe Bar, 2011), Bunkier Sztuki in Krakow (Kombucha, 2015 – unprofessional artists’ show), National Stary Theatre in Krakow (You’ve Fallen in Love with Someone That Doesn’t Exist, 2015), Tatra Museum in Zakopane (The Surroundings, 2015). Together with Tomasz Węgorzewski, theatre director, she staged art exhibition (Exhibitionary Pavillon, National Stary Theatre in Krakow, 2014).

Currently she works on book on public galleries network (BWA) in Poland since 1949 to 1989, an exhibition on soft propaganda in creating new citizen after 1945 in Poland for Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and curating online archive of Władysław Hasior’s Photo Notebooks (http://artmuseum.pl/en/archiwum/notatniki-fotograficzne-wladyslawa-hasiora).

Her favourite artists are Giotto and Gertrude Stein.


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