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About Me

Marta Grabowska  

is a Polish-British art historian and independent curatoress who shares her time between London, United Kingdom, and Kraków & Warsaw, Poland. Her practice is informed by a passion for intersectional feminism, migrant and working-class perspectives in art, as well as the role of grassroots arts organizations in building a more just and diverse art world. She is a champion of audience engagement and accessibility that she exercises in her Slow Art Practice.

Marta curated exhibitions, residencies, and events in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, China, the USA, and online. She is a co-founder of two grassroots London-based art organizations, ONE Project (2016) and Red Zenith Collective (2020) which is a platform for women and non-binary creatives with a link to Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).  Since 2018 she has been Producer and Talent Scout at artBLAB London. In 2021 she co-funded HERstory of Art Museum in Kraków, Poland, where she holds the position of Deputy Director and Head Curator of Contemporary Art. 

In 2023 Marta was nominated for a Kazimiera Bujwidowa Award for exceptional women of Krakow, which is awarded to those whose acts and achievements have a significant impact on the reality around us, create innovative projects, work to empower women in the labor market, are involved in the life of local communities, are a model for the young generation, and inspire others with their civic initiatives.


2023 Kazimiera Bujwidowa Award, shortlisted


Professional Affiliations

2023 Saloon London

2022 British Art Network Emerging Curators

2021 Working Class Creatives


Recent Curatorial & Production:

2023 Sprawię, że oszalejesz, Malw Miel, Opole, Poland

2023 NOC POEZJI, with MuHER, Teatr Scena Supernova, Kraków, Poland 

2023 Migrating Memoryscapes: Creating Community for Migrants Through Art, Teatr Scena Supernova, Kraków, Poland

2023 Autostrata, Stroboskop Art Space, Warsaw, Poland 

2022 Wate Rituals vol.2, kmwtw & MuHER, Kraków, Poland

2022 Water Rituals vol.1, KIOSK & MuHER, Kraków, Poland

2022 Our Common Histeria, HYSTERA, KIOSK & MuHER, Kraków, Poland

2021 Immunity.Geography, The Enjoy Museum of Art, Shanghai, China

2021 W a (y) s t (o) e d Freedom, M. Drohomirecka, Centrala Gallery, Birmingham

2021 24x Young Artists Residency, re:kultura, Kraków/ Leipzig, Germany

“I didn't have time to be anyone's muse.

I was too busy rebelling(...)"

― Leonora Carrington

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