Refugees Welcome
Artists for Refugees

Refugees Welcome

For the sixth time, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, the Friends of the Museum, and Ocalenie Foundation invite you to the Refugees Welcome charity art auction, the income from which will be earmarked for assistance to refugees.


The proceeds will be devoted to two programmes effectively pursued by the Ocalenie Foundation for years: Refugees Welcome Poland, which connects refugees with people in Warsaw willing to share their homes with them, and the Help Centre for Foreigners, which assists refugees in finding work, and offers legal and psychological assistance as well as Polish language classes.


The war in Ukraine and the crisis at the Polish–Belarusian border highlight how fundamental the issue of assistance for persons escaping armed conflicts and political persecution is today. The Refugees Welcome auction is devoted to the ideal of equality and a belief that assistance should not be conditioned on race, religion or ethnic or cultural affiliation. Human rights and dignity are inalienable and belong to everyone. The aim of the auction is to raise funds to help those in need regardless of origin or faith.


This year’s auction is special for many reasons. For the first time, the pre-auction exhibition will open at the Museum on the Vistula, the main exhibition space of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, and will last over a month (8 April – 15 May 2022). It will comprise works provided by artists as well as works broadening the narrative of contemporary migrations. Also for the first time, the exhibition will be accompanied by a programme of events focusing on the activity of the Ocalenie Foundation, as well as numerous guided tours. Works by more than 70 artists from Poland and abroad will be sold at the auction.


The Refugees Welcome charity art auction will be held on Sunday, 15 May 2022, at 5:00 pm, and the proceeds will go to the Ocalenie Foundation. The artists included in the auction may receive 25% of the sale price of their works, but many of them have waived this right, passing on the entire proceeds to the foundation.
All Refugees Welcome!

 

Artists whose works can be bid on:

Lena Achtelik, Paweł Althamer, Martyna Borowiecka, Agnieszka Brzeżańska, Rafał Bujnowski, Mateusz Choróbski, Bolesław Chromry, Tomasz Ciecierski, Martyna Czech, Shezad Dawood, Jan Dobkowski, Lera Dubitskaya, Edward Dwurnik, Monika Falkus, Jarosław Fliciński, Bartłomiej Flis, Krzysztof Gil, Guerrilla Girls, Viola Głowacka, Krzysztof Grzybacz, Anna Grzymała, Veronika Hapchenko, Raphael Hefti, Sanja Iveković, Karolina Jabłońska, Piotr Janas, Agnieszka Kalinowska, Kamil #2, Dominika Kowynia, Adam Kozicki, Tomasz Kulka, Paweł Kwiek, Hanna Krzysztofiak, Krzysztof Maniak, Angelika Markul, Honorata Martin, Rafał Milach, Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, Jan Możdżyński, Teresa Murak, Małgorzata Mycek, Bruno Neuhamer, Maciej Nowacki, Oleg&Kaśka, Paweł Olszczyński, Paweł Olszewski, Alicja Pakosz, Karol Palczak, Teresa Pągowska, Filip Pągowski, Martyna Pinkowska, Cyryl Polaczek, Katarzyna Przezwańska, Mariola Przyjemska, Karol Radziszewski, Kaja Redkie, Zbigniew Rogalski, Daniel Rycharski, Zofia Rydet, Wilhelm Sasnal, Jadwiga Sawicka, sebulec, Jacek Sempoliński, Agata Słowak, Mikołaj Sobczak, Apolonia Sokol, Monika Sosnowska, Paulina Stasik, Łukasz Stokłosa, Wolfgang Tillmans, Andrzej Tobis, Henryk Tomaszewski, Teresa Tyszkiewicz, Aleksandra Waliszewska, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Jan Eustachy Wolski, Julia Woronowicz, Ryszard Woźniak, Anna Zaradny

 

Artists who will take part in the exhibition:

Mirosław Bałka, Forensic Architecture, Alexandr Lidagovsky, Mykola Ridnyi, Charwei Tsai

Curator
Magda Lipska

Color design consultant
Katarzyna Przezwańska

Project management (Ocalenie Foundation)
Natalia Jakoniuk, Klaudia Rukszan, Karolina Szymańska

Project management (Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw)
Maja Łagocka, Aleksandra Nasiorowska

Texts
Anna Batko, Antonii Burzyński, Sebastian Cichocki, Bożena Czubak, Marta Czyż, Marianna Dobkowska, Tomasz Fudala, Sebastian Gawłowski, Michał Grzegorzek, Maciej Harland-Parzydło, Karol Hordziej, Aleksander Hudzik, Adam Jasper, Justyna Kowalska, Adam Kozicki, Wojciech Kozłowski, Łukasz Kropiowski, Katarzyna Krysiak, Marta Kudelska, Marika Kuźmicz, Jagna Lewandowska, Magda Lipska, Jarosław Lubiak, Szymon Maliborski, Joanna Mytkowska, Ewa Opałka, Ada Piekarska, Kamil Pierwszy, Piotr Policht, Maria Prokesz, Agnieszka Rayzacher, Łukasz Ronduda, Joanna Rzepka-Dziedzic, Michalina Sablik, Natalia Sielewicz, Karol Sienkiewicz, Gabriela Skrzypczak, Karol Sienkiewicz, Alexandra Steinacker, Michał Suchora, Agnieszka Szewczyk, Tomasz Jan Szymański, Wojciech Szymański, Agnieszka Tarasiuk, Katarzyna Wąs, Justyna Wesołowska, Monika Weychert, Cezary Wierzbicki, Michał Woliński, Marika Zamojska, Anna Zaradny, Szymona Żydek

Managing editor
Justyna Chmielewska

Translations
Christopher Smith, Maria Prokesz

Education
Marta Przasnek, Marta Skowrońska Markiewicz, Marta Przybył,
Dominika Jagiełło

Art mediators
Cezary Wierzbicki, Bernard Wnuk, Katarzyna Benda

Communication
Józefina Bartyzel, Paweł Brylski, Aleksandra Długołęcka, Natalia Jakoniuk,
Maria Prokesz, Anna Szałas, Iga Winczakiewicz

Key visual and graphic design of the exhibition
deal design • studio
Jan Diehl Michałowski, Kuba Olejnik, Martyna Rudnicka, Tomek Wróbel

Substantive support
Katarzyna Prokesz, Katia Szczeka

Public program coordinator
Paweł Nowożycki

Accessible Museum
Marta Przasnek

Conservation and restoration
Joanna Dziewanowska-Stefańczyk, Julia Kłosińska, Maciej Janicki 

Realization
Jakub Antosz, Marek Franczak, Szymon Ignatowicz, Aleksander Kalinowski, Paweł Sobczak, Marcin Szubiak

Photos (Desa Unicum)
Marcin Koniak, Paweł Bobrowski, Marek Krzyżanek 

Photos of the exhibition
Marta Ejsmont

Acknowledgments
Joanna Diem, Marta Kołakowska, Iza Kwiatkowska, Magdalena Ochał, Andrzej Przywara, Justyna Pyrzyńska, Michał Suchora, Artur Zapałowski

See also:

Events connected with the exhibition: