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Exhibition Prince Polonia, fragment of the exposition, photo courtesy of Clark House Initiative

Exhibition Prince Polonia curated by Janek Simon and Max Cegielski was presented at the Clark House Initiative in Mumbai. The project was based on the analysis of archive materials concerning relations between Poland and India before 1989. Read more about: Exhibition Prince Polonia at Clark House Initiative in Mumbai

Saagara, photo: promotional meterials

Clarinetist Wacław Zimpel and Hindu musicians' joint project Saagara gave another European concert tour. The ensemble performed in several Polish cities, as well as in Germany and Ukraine. Read more about: Saagara's European Tour

Image from the Stigma series, photo: Adam Lach,, courtesy of the author

The third edition of the Pune Biennale hosted Adam Lach and Katarzyna Dybowska presenting their protographic project as well as artists Max Cegielski and Janek Simon who gave a performative lecture. Read more about: Polish Artists Participated in Pune Biennale 2017

Scene from the performance Why Don't You Like Sadness? by the Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre, photo courtesy of the Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre

In mid-January 2017, the Dada von Bzdülöw Theare presented Katarzyna Chmielewska's performance Why Don't You Like Sadness? at the Rang Rajasthan Festival in Jaipur city, India. Read more about: Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre Performed at Rang Rajasthan Festival

Still from the film Side Roads, dir. Julia Sokolnicka, photo: promotional materials

Julia Sokolnicka's short film Side Roads won the award for the best student documentary at the 5th Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival, held in December 2016. On 25th December the film was also presented at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival in Pune. Read more about: Side Roads Awarded in Mumbai

Scene from the film United States of Love, dir. Tomasz Wasilewski. In the photo: Magdalena Cielecka, photo: Andrzej Wencel / Agencja Promocji Manana

The International Film Festival of Kerala, held from 9th to 16th December 2016 in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the Indian state of Kerala, showcased four Polish films as part of the World Cinema section: Strange Heaven, United States of Love, The Last Family and Afterimage. Read more about: Polish Cinema at International Film Festival of Kerala

Saagara ensemble, photo: promotional materials

In December 2016 Saagara – an ensemble made up of Wacław Zimpel, Girdhar Udupa, Bharghava Halambi and K Raja recorded a new album in Bangalore and played a series of concerts across India. According to critics, this extraordinary Indo-Polish music project has a chance for an international success. Read more about: Saagara Ensemble Gave Concerts in India

From series: Nigflight to Venus by Maurycy Gomulicki, photograph, Lambda print on paper, 120 x 80 cm, photo: promotional materials of the exhibition

The Cultural Institution of the City of Szczecin 13muz in co-operation with, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath in Bengaluru and the Polish Institute in New Delhi presented a multi-dimensional project Absurd–Nonsense–Oxymoron featuring Polish contemporary art. Read more about: Exhibition Absurd–Nonsense–Oxymoron in Bengaluru

Scene from the preformance There Is No Fear, photo: Natakwala Fakir

Premiere of Łukasz Chotkowski's show took place at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kolkata and later at the Powszechny Theatre in Warsaw. Read more about: There Is No Fear to Be Premiered in Poland and India

Audience before the premiere of Grzegorz Jarzyna's performance Martyrs in Tianjin Grand Theatre, photo:

After the success of the Polish cultural programme in China in 2015, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute continues carrying out projects under the brand in Asian countries. In 2016, the programme is structured around theatre and music. Read more about: Polish Culture in Asia in Autumn 2016

Common Room Workshop

The fourth edition of Common Room, an international artistic and social project popularizing Polish art and culture, launched in March 2016. The theme of this edition was ‘ethical fashion’. Read more about: Project Common Room in India

Posters presented at the exhibition Eye on Poland, photo: promotion materials

The exhibition Eye on Poland, highly appreciated by the audiences in Asia, had its subsequent edition. In the summer of 2016 the exhibition of best contemporary Polish graphic design was presented in Mumbai. Read more about: EYE ON POLAND - New Graphic Design from Poland Presented in Mumbai

Common Room workshops, photo: ARTmosphere Foundation

In Spring 2016 children from Poland and India participated in online art workshops held as part of the Common Room project, working together on a textile design insipired by the culture of both countries. The pattern they created, titled "Botany India–Poland", will be presented in May at the opening of the Kids Love Design festival in Szczecin. Read more about: Children from Poland and India Participated Together in Common Room Workshops

Agata Oleksiak (Olek), A crochet installation on Sarai Kale Khan, New Delhi, 2015 photo: Pranav Mehta/ St+Art India Foundation

On March 8th, International Women's Day, Agata Oleksiak, known in the artistic world as Olek, held a happening in New Delhi aiming to draw attention to the violence that affects Indian women. Read more about: The Power of Silence – Agata Oleksiak's New Performance in India

Scene from the play "Sońka" directed by Agnieszka Korytkowska-Mazur, photo: Bartek Warzecha

In February 2016, 18th Bharat Rang Mahotsav, the biggest theatre festival in India, was held in New Delhi. The event hosted 65 Indian and 15 foreign theatre companies. One of the latter was the Aleksander Węgierko Drama Theatre in Białystok, staging their show Sońka. Read more about: Sońka Staged in India

Tomek Rygalik, photo: Zosia Zija and Jacek Pióro

Gosia and Tomek Rygalik spoke at the India Design Forum panel called Empowering Through Design on 17th February 2016. Read more about: Gosia and Tomek Rygalik at India Design Forum

Saagara, photo: press release

Saagara, the extraordinary Indo-Polish music project, played a series of concerts coinciding with the release of their first album. The musicians performed on several Polish and Ukrainian stages, among others at the Jazztopad Festival in Wrocław. Read more about: Saagara Played in Poland and Ukraine

DIAF 2015 - logo

In October 2015, Mosaik, a band playing traditional Polish music fused with Oriental rhythms, performed at the Delhi International Arts Festival (DIAF), one of the largest and most important interdisciplinary arts festivals in India. Read more about: Mosaik Performed at One of the Biggest Art Festivals in India

Eye on Poland - logo

In autumn 2015 a series of exhibitions titled Eye on Poland, presenting the latest Polish graphic design, was held in India, South Korea and Japan. The events were organized by, Korea Foundation, Polish Institute in New Delhi and Polish Institute in Tokyo. Read more about: EYE ON POLAND. New Graphic Design from Poland

Ashram of the non-governmental organization Maitri in Vrindavan, photo: Ł. Chotkowski and M. Fertacz

Playwright Magda Fertacz and director Łukasz Chotkowski created a play bringing up one of the most difficult problems of modern India: the social situation of widows. The play, before hitting the boards, was presented at the 'Non Fiction' Documentary Theatre Festival in Sopot and in Warsaw's Powszechny Theatre. Read more about: Performative Reading of the Play There Is No Fear


Agata Oleksiak is to take part in the 2015 St+art Delhi festival to “dress up” one of the women's night shelters of Sarai Kale Khan and a Delhi Transport Corporation bus with her crocheted designs. Read more about: Agata Oleksiak Crocheting in India

"International Gallerie" - cover of the 02.2014 issue

Indian art magazine "International Gallerie" published an issue entirely dedicated to Poland, titled "Poland - resisting history". The issue contains essays on contemporary Polish art, theatre, dance, cinema, history and literature by Polish curators, crtitics and artists. Read more about: "International Gallerie" about Poland

Maria Pomianowska and Paweł Betley duo, photo: Katarzyna Kamer

Polish and Indian masters of knee fiddle, Maria Pomianowska and Ustad Kamal Sabri, for the first time performed together a series of concerts. This meeting of outstanding musicians originating from two very distant musical cultures has an extraordinary story in the background. Read more about: Polish-Indian Meeting of Fiddle Masters

Scene from the performance Play It, So 17 Dances About Something by Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre, photo: Dominik Werner

The artists of the Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre from Gdańsk participated in two festivals in India - Bharat Rang Mahotsav Festival in New Delhi and Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai. Read more about: Seventeen Dances in New Delhi and Mumbai

"Burning Flowers - 7 Dreams of A Woman", photo: Ajith Kumar

Two Polish theatre companies performed at two prestigious festivals in India: Bharat Rang Mahotsava in New Delhi and the International Theatre Festival of Kerala in Thrissur in the south of the country. Good reception of both performances gives hope for further dynamic development of Polish-Indian theatre cooperation. Read more about: Polish Theatre Companies in India