Since the 50th anniversary of World Roma Day on 8th April 2021, the 2nd Roma Biennale with the title WE ARE HERE! explores different aspects of BEING HERE from the perspective of the racialised, oppressed and marginalised in five different phases:
Self-confession, Resistance and Resilience, Survival, Remembrance and finally the very fact of existence.
On 24th October 2021, on the occasion of the 9th anniversary of the inauguration of the Memorial to the Murdered Sinti and Roma of Europe, the Biennale will be formally concluded. Around 50 artists make clear with their posters, videos, poems and music: WE ARE HERE! – Despite colonialism and its continuities in so-called racial science, despite National Socialism and the genocides, and despite today's Antigypsyism, Anti-Semitism and racism.
14:00 – 16:00
Brunch with Radio Django (Sinti Swing)
Hamze Bytyçi, Co-Curator
Gerry Woop, State Secretary for Europe
Susanne Hauer, Allianz Kulturstiftung
Poem by Jo Clement
Concert by Riah Knight and Lindy Larsson-Forss
Concert by Iva Bittová
Get-Together & DJ
Exhibition opened: 14:00 - 23:00
With posters by:
Annemie Martin, Barby Asante, Dan Turner, Danyang Zhao, David Paraschiv, Delaine Le Bas, Durmish Kjazim, Elisa Estera Paraschiv, Emília Rigová, Esra Rotthoff, Estera Sara Stan, Gabi Jimenez, George M. Vasilescu, Jana Kießer, Jeffrey Wynne,Kálmán Várady, Krzysztof Gil, Ludovic Versace, Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, Mara Lea Hohn, Marcin Tas, Marina Rosselle, Moshtari Hilal, Naomi Stan, Nihad Nino Pušija, Nomadic Seeds, Roland Korponovics, Roma Jam Session art Kollektiv (RJSaK), Sead Kazanxhiu, Scott Benesiinaabandan, Sujatro Ghosh, Valérie Leray, Wir Sind Hier!
With videos by: Charles Newland, Edis Galushi, K.A.G.E., Kristóf Horváth, Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro, Roland Korponovics, Selma Selman
All posters are also available to take home!
*We kindly ask for registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit only with an up-to-date Covid test, proof of vaccination or recovery (3G rules).
The 2nd Roma Biennale is curated by: Delaine Le Bas & Hamze Bytyçi
Conceptual collaboration: Antje Weitzel
Initiator and main graphic motive: Damian Le Bas
2nd Roma Biennale WE ARE HERE! is a project by @RomaTrial e.V. in cooperation with @AllianzKulturStiftung. Supported by the #LOTTOStiftungBerlin. The media partners are @Monopolmagazin and der Freitag @freitag