Biuro Wystaw

Inscriptions of identity. Affinity. Difference. Gesture

Lia Dostlieva, Andrii Dostliev, Krzysztof Gil, Zuzanna Hertzberg, Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, Natalia Romik, Ala Savashevich, Sergey Shabohin, Aleksander Sovtysik

The exhibition presents the works of artists representing four domains of broadly understood identity (national, ethnic, cultural) – Belarusian, Romani, Jewish and Ukrainian. We understand it as a field of affiliation, stitched and limited by a personal creative gesture, individual and unique statement of one’s own experience, freedom, choice and strategy.


Identity is a deposit and a commitment. It is not an article of the contract concluded by the artist with the heritage of their ancestors, but its clause. Our cognitive and emotional competence determines how much we are able to recognize this identity and sympathize with it without losing sight of its diversity and internal complications.


Curators: Sarmen Beglarian, Andrzej Wajs

Initiator of the project in the frame of the Tarbut Program: Alex Kartsel


Biuro Wystaw, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 16/18, app. 4, Warszawa

Opening as part of the Warsaw Gallery Weekend:

September 30 – October 3, Thursday–Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The exhibition will run until November 30, 2021

Wednsday – Friday, noon – 6 p.m.

other days: after making an appointment