Robert Rumas

Robert Rumas (born 1966 in Kielce) studied at the Stage College of Plastic Arts (now Academy of Fine Arts) in Gdańsk. Former curator at Galeria Wyspa and the Łaźnia in Gdańsk, curator of the exhibition Antibodies (CCA Ujazdowski Castle, 1995), curator and designer of the exhibition Change the Setting. Polish Theatrical and Social Set Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries (Zachęta, 2019/2020).  Currently works as a theatre stage designer and exhibition designer. 

Besides Katarzyna Kozyra, Artur Żmijewski, and Paweł Althamer, Rumas is
considered one of the leading representatives of 1990s critical art. He has
conducted numerous actions/interventions in public space, confronting
himself with public response and reaction.


Artist's works in the Zachęta collection

  • Zdjęcie pracy Power Rangers
    Power RangersRobert Rumas1998
  • Zdjęcie pracy Dedykacja IV
    Dedykacja IVRobert Rumas1994
  • Zdjęcie pracy G.H. and M. (GOD in my MOTHERLAND is HONOURED)
    G.H. and M. (GOD in my MOTHERLAND is HONOURED)Robert Rumas1993
  • Grafika do wystawy TRUTH BEAUTY GOODNESS
    15.04 – 19.07.2015
    From the Zachęta Collection

    The latest presentation of the collection in the Raczyński tenement building on Małachowski Square, just opposite Zachęta is entitled TRUTH BEAUTY GOODNESS.

    Kamienica Hrabiego RaczyńskiegoKamienica Hrabiego Raczyńskiego
  • Grafika do wystawy Emotikon
    14.04 – 20.05.2012
    Robert Rumas & Piotr Wyrzykowski

    The Emotikon project had its first instalment in the Art Museum in Łódź in the spring of 2011. The exhibition is a summary of a trip that Robert Rumas and Piotr Wyrzykowski made around a number of countries of Eastern Europe and Asia Minor. In search of emotions, they visited Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine and Romania, places that are geographically, culturally and aesthetically diverse. The artists, in the vein of two traveller-documentalists, explored places and stories without a preconceived scenario, thus giving the exhibition a sociological and anthropological character.

    Zachęta National Gallery of ArtZachęta