Interview with Robert Czibi

This film portrait is the outcome of my collaboration in 2014 with students at University College London. The students studied Roma and other migrant’s reflections on their shifting attitudes and sens of self after they migrated to London. The film summarises my reflections on the processes of identity which I regards as key to what it means to be a Roma in the 21st century.

My Way to the Metropolis

My way of searching for my personal identity and the continuous practice of reflection on it, leaves a trace on my artworks. In Hungary I developed an observer’s position towards my own community I was an observer with an insider’s understanding of motivation, cultural practices and beliefs among the Roma. Relocating to London the quintessential 21st century metropolis in Europe, allowed me to develop a de-politicised outsider’s perspective on the building blocks of Roma-ness.

Exhibition at NYU

I am proud to announce that my next exhibition will be held at NYU in New York City on April 23-24, 2016.
At the Romani Music and Culture Conference ( ) I’ll deliver a presentation on my Roma identity and my works on the same theme will be exhibited during the event. You can have a look at my video installation here:
The conference is free and open to the public. If you are in New York just pop in.
New York University Department of Music
Room 320
24 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10003
It would be wonderful to see you there.