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Barbara Piwowarska is a curator and art historian specialized in the legacy of the avant-garde and in contemporary art. She was recipient of Kosciuszko Foundation scholarship at MoMA, New York and the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge and is a member of International Association of Art Critics AICA. She has curated and co-curated among others: Polish New Wave (Tate Modern, London / Anthology Film Archives, NY); Polish Socialist Conceptualism of the 70s (Orchard, NY); Film Matters (Beton7, Athens); Jadwiga Maziarska: Atlas of the Imaginary (CCA, Warsaw); Die (COCO Kunstverein, Vienna); Erna Rosenstein: I Can Repeat Only Unconsciously (Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw); The Third Room (Kunsthalle Düsseldorf / Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw); Jadwiga Maziarska 1913–2003 (Johnen Galerie, Berlin); Erna Rosenstein: Organism (Art Stations, Poznan); Zofia and Oskar Hansen: Private Spaces (Arton Foundation, Warsaw). Since 2010 she runs Footnote, an ongoing project employing a “methodology of margins”, referencing existing institutions and concepts in the format of exhibitions and interventions, including: Footnote 1: Phantom Limb (CCA, Warsaw); Footnote 3: Andrea Fraser (Foksal Gallery, Warsaw); Footnote 5: Screening Space (MUMOK, Vienna); Footnote 6: As Model (Miguel Abreu Gallery, NY); and Footnote 10: Museum of the Unknown (Centre Pompidou, Paris). Since 2016 she has worked as curator at Galeria Studio in Warsaw. In 2017 she curated the Polish Pavilion for 57th Venice Biennale with Little Review by Sharon Lockhart.