Ewa Partum

Ewa Partum (born 1945) is considered a legend of conceptual and feminist art in Poland. Her oeuvre consists of actions, performances, videos, photographs and poems, which had a great influence on younger generations, particularly – critical artists of the 1990s.

Since early 1970s, her works have been presented worldwide during conceptual art events, such as „Prospectiva 74” in Sao Paulo and „Mail Art ‘75” in Buenos Aires. At the same time, Partum was associated with top Polish galleries: Współczesna Gallery in Warsaw, Repassage Gallery in Warsaw, EL Gallery in Elbląg, Labirynt Gallery in Lublin and others.

Since 2001, an international interest in her ideas has grown again and her works, rediscovered, have been presented in a number of retrospective exhibitions: at Badisher Kunstverein in Karlsruhe, the Wyspa Institute of Art in Gdańsk, the National Museum in Warsaw, ms2 in Łódź and Aleksander Bruno Gallery in Warsaw. In 2006, her work was exhibited in a solo show at the prestigious Turbine Hall at Tate Modern in London.