ABOUT 
Roma Piotrowska is an independent curator based in Birmingham, UK. She has ten years of experience of working in a professional art environment. She has managed and curated many different types of exhibitions ranging from solo shows to group surveys, commissions, offsite projects and festival strands.     
 
Roma also works as an Exhibitions Assistant at Ikon Gallery, where she assists the Director to deliver Ikon’s ehibitions programme. She also works on freelance basis for Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture in Iraq, where she assisted with the development of Iraq Pavilions at the Venice Biennale in 2013 and 2015.
 
Roma completed a Master’s Degree in Art History at Gdansk University followed by a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Curatorial Practice at BCU, Birmingham. In 2012 she worked as a Curatorial Assistant for the 4th Guangzhou Triennial (China). Roma developed the concept of PEA's art programme, focused on showing artists from Central and Eastern Europe in the UK (2010 - 2014). She gained experience at the Showroom Gallery, London (2008-2009). Between 2005 and 2008 she worked at Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk.
 
Her research interests focus around archives, memory, identity, politics and economy in relation to art. Roma has authored several articles concerning art practice in magazines and exhibition catalogues. She has just curated a visual art strand of Artloop Festival in Sopot, Poland. She is currently working on Clippin the Church project with artist Tereza Buskova.  

Selected examples of her curatorial practice include:
2015 Artloop Festival 4 (various locations, Sopot, Poland); 2014 Anna Katarzyna Domejko (Stryx, Birmingham); Now and Then: Józef Robakowski, Maciej Toporowicz, Anna Molska (Centrala, Birmingham); Points of View (Centrala, Birmingham); Soon Everything Will Change: Joanna Rajkowska (public project, Birmingham); Stefan and Franciszka Themerson (The Library of Birmingham / PEA, Birmingham) / 2013 Enthusiast Archive: Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandowska (Stryx / PEA, Birmingham), Artist, Reveal Yourself! (A.E. Harris, Birmingham) / 2011 Post-Industrial Revolution (LM, Birmingham and ISW, Gdansk) / 2010 bARTer (Pavilions, Birmigham), Made in Shipyard (VIVID, Birmingham) / 2008 Interchange (Car Park Gallery, Liverpool), Supermarket (Enskilda Galleriet, Stockholm), The Repair Department (ISW, Gdansk) / 2007 PL ART (Old Brewery, London), Jeanne Susplugas: Side Effects (ISW, Gdansk).