Bonnefantenmuseum presents the first-ever Dutch solo exhibition by Małgorzata Mirga-Tas (1978), a Polish artist who belongs to the Roma people. In her work, she celebrates Roma identity and tries to counter existing stereotypes while mixing the mythic and the everyday experience.

In the exhibition, Mirga-Tas will present a series of tapestries, a series of portraits of Roma civilians in Krakow and a new work pertaining to the history of Settela Steinbach, a girl from Limburg who was filmed as she was put on a train to Auschwitz. Steinbach became the face of the persecution of Jews in the Netherlands, but in 1994 it was revealed that she wasn’t Jewish, but rather belonged to the Roma people.

Pictured: Re-enchanting the World: March, Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, 2022