CEIJA STOJKA

30.1 – 18.4 2021

Ceija Stojka (1933–2013) was a Romani artist and author. Stojka was born in Austria, where her Traveller family depended on trade. Following the Nazi Germany’s annexation of Austria, her family, like other Roma, was persecuted, arrested and sent to concentration camps. Stojka survived the concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Ravensbrück and Bergen-Belsen, but not until forty years after being released did she begin to translate her experiences into words and pictures. Her books and paintings are some of the very first testimonies of Porajmos, the name of the Holocaust used by Roma people. During her lifetime, Stojka produced around a thousand works depicting the time before and after the entry of the Nazis into Austria. Malmö Konsthall shows a selection of graphic magazines, drawings and paintings. Curators: Noëlig Le Roux and Xavier Marchand.

The exhibition is done in collaboration with Ceija Stojka International Fund and in dialogue with the Roma Information and Knowledge Center (RIKC) in Malmö.

Untitled, undated. Back side: Wien–Auschwitz [Vienna–Auschwitz]. Acrylic on cardboard. 50 x 70 cm. Hojda and Nuna Stojka Collection, Vienna. Photo © Matthias Reichelt

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