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Under the Patronage of
His Excellency the President of Malta


Thematic Pavilion

Other Geographies, Other Stories

Can we forge a new world with a different order? The work of female artists invited for the exhibition explores the themes of migration, transformation, and the repercussions of turbulent change. Despite diverse generational and artistic backgrounds, they find a convergence of experiences within a shared narrative. The artists provide a unique perspective on other geographies, social dynamics, private mythologies, and alternate histories, challenging established narratives and inviting a ‘herstorical’ viewpoint. Their values: empathy, reflection, compassion, sensual pleasure, care, and solidarity, showcase the potential for change not only in times of peace but also in times of war.


Natalia Bradbury
Natalia Bradbury is a Polish curator and international art advisor with over a decade of experience. Operating between Poland and the UK, she has worked on numerous auctions and exhibitions in collaboration with renowned galleries, art agents, and curators, showcasing her versatile expertise.Presently, Natalia holds the position of Head of the OmenaArt Foundation, where she explores the growing importance of the emerging generation of artists in Europe. She examines the factors contributing to the recent development of this sector and focuses on shaping the discourse around contemporary art on both national and international levels.


Lia Dostlieva
Lia Dostlieva (born 1984). Ukrainian artist, cultural anthropologist and essayist with a degree in cultural anthropology. Her art and research practice engaged with the issues of collective trauma, decolonial stories seen through multispecies entanglements, and agency and visibility of vulnerable groups. Lia was a participating artist in the National Pavilion of Ukraine at the 60th La Biennale di Venezia. She exhibited her works at the Kunstinstituut Melly (Rotterdam, the Netherlands), Kolumba Museum (Cologne, Germany), Ludwig Museum (Budapest, Hungary). Her curatorial projects include: 10th Triennale of Young Polish Art at the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko, Poland.
Barbara Falender
Barbara Falender (born 1947). Polish sculptor, photographer, performer. She studied at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in Jerzy Jarnuszkiewicz’s studio. Falender often distanced herself from feminism typically understood as a set of political practices. Still, her works are a significant voice in the artistic statements of the 20th century, drawing on women’s experiences and perspectives. Her perception of eroticism and love has never been judgmental or exclusive.Through her art, she shows a fascination with human corporeality and the eruption of desire and sexual fulfillment, while being constantly surprised by the surrounding reality and the processes of disappearance.
Iza Jagiełło
Izabella Jagiełło (born 1973). Born in Poland, she currently lives and works in Madrid, Spain. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. In her practice, she analyses and combines the individual’s inner landscape with the outer landscape. Her works are exercises of imagination for a confluence between the world of nature and the human condition, investigating the contacts and boundaries between psychological, anthropological and biological phenomena. In her installations and interventions in spaces, she uses photography and video, drawing and sculpture, living matter and found objects.
Ida Karkoszka
Ida Karkoszka (born 1985). Polish artist who draws on the tradition of European representational art. Ida Karkoszka’s sculptures evoke the silhouettes of animals used by the artist to combat mass phenomena at the intersection of power and systemic violence that primarily affect innocent victims. The artist is seen as an animal advocate and ally, as most of her works were included in the fight against bestiality justified by cultural norms. Ida Karkoszka’s works have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko, among others.
Aleksandra Karpowicz
Aleksandra Karpowicz is an award-winning artist primarily working in video, photography, and performance. Born in communist Poland, she is currently living and working in London. Her practice is based on critical research and personal life experiences.In her art, she explores themes of relationship to body, psychology, sexuality, and identity and how those aspects of human nature are expressed and oppressed in our society and politics. She sees her art as an empowering platform of expression for herself and the communities she works with.


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