45th October Art Salon/Continental Breakfast, Belgrade
International exhibition for the first time
Belgrade, 10. September - 31. October 2004

Anda Rottenberg - Art Director of the 45 th October Salon

Art Historian, art critic and curator. Graduation from the Warsaw University 1971.
Practice in the art exhibitions organization since 1969 (Zacheta Gallery of Contemporary Art);
Science researches in the field of modern and contemporary art in the Polish Academy of Sciences 1973 -1986;
Art director of the "EGIT" art foundation 1986 -1995;
Director of the Fine Arts Department director - Ministry of Culture 1990 -1991;
Director of Mazowiecka Art Gallery 1991 -1993;
Director of the National Gallery of Contemporary Art - Zacheta, 1993 -2001;
President of the Institute for Art Promotion Foundation as of 1998;
Fine Arts Desk Officer, Institute Adam Mickiewicz as of April 2003.

Writing (publications) since 1966 (more than 200 texts translated into more than 10 languages).

Exhibition curatorial activity (internationally) since 1980 i.e. Polish art exhibitions: in Cuba - 1980; Italy -1988;
International exhibition "Europe Unknown" - Krakow, 1991, "Where is Abel Thy Brother" - 1995; "Art from Poland" - Budapest, Vilnius, Riga, Tallin 1996-1997; "Personal Time" - art from Baltic States - Warsaw 1996, St.Petersburg 1997; "Fauna" - 1999; "Postindustrial Sorrow" - Wiesbaden - 2000; "Forgetting - Amnesia" - Bremen - 2000; "In Between" Chicago 2001; "Topos Polonicus", Stockholm, 2003; "Bialy Mazur", Berlin, 2003,
as well as numerous personal exhibitions of international and Polish artists.

Organizer and curator of the Polish Culture Festival in Sao Paulo – 2002; "Polish Cultural Season", France 2004

Founder of:
- EGIT Art Foundation,1986;
- Soros Center of Contemporary Art - Warszawa, 1992;
- Institute for the Art Promotion Foundation, 1998.


President of AICA Polish Section 1988-1990 and 1991-1993; Vice President of AICA International 1994-2000.
Member of:
- Germinations coordination Group since 1992;
- Manifesta Board since 1994;
- IKG, IKT, CIMAM
- the Selection Committee of the Artistic Director Documenta 12

Curator of the Polish Pavillion - Venice Biennale 1993 - 2001; Polish participation in the Instanbul Biennale - 1992; Sao Paulo Biennale since 1997.

Co-curator:
- "Der Riss im Raum"- Berlin 1994, Warszawa 1995;
- I Kwanju Art Biennale - 1995;
-"Positions in the art of Middle Europe" - Vienna 1999, Budapest, Birmingham, Barcelona - 2000;
- "L'autre Moitie d'Europe" – Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris 2000.

As of May 2001 - free lance writer, curator and the Visiting Consultant of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.