Joanna Warsza

is a curator in the fields of visual and performing arts and architecture. She was curator of the Georgian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, 2013. Warsza has worked on the legacy of post-Soviet architecture in the Caucasus and, with Public Movement, the phenomenon of the Israeli youth delegations in Poland. From 2006 to 2008 she explored the invisibility of the Vietnamese community in Warsaw with the project Finissage of Stadium X. Her other curatorial projects include the Göteborg Biennal, 2013, and, as associate curator, the 7th Berlin Biennale, 2012.

Warsza is editor of Ministry of Highways: A Guide to the Performative Architecture of Tbilisi (Sternberg Press, 2013) and and Stadium X-A Place That Never Was (Fundacja Bec Zmiana, 2009), as well as co-editor with Artur Zmijewski of Forget Fear (Walther König, 2012).


If art is a pretentious concept, sub-art isn't

On the politics of Antanas Mockus as mayor of Bogotá

“When I am trapped, I try to do what an artist would do”, Antanas Mockus once said. And upon his election as mayor of Bogotá in 1993, his artistically driven actions met with considerable success. Joanna Warsza illuminates the lasting relevance of Mockus’ novel approach to politics.

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