Marta Grabowska is an art historian and independent curator with an interest in Slow Art and intersectional feminism. Originally trained in creative photography, Marta studied curating at Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London, and NODE Centre for Curatorial Studies in Berlin. She received her BA in History of Art and Curating from Birkbeck, University of London.
Marta is a co-founder of two grassroots London-based art organisations, ONE Project (2016-2020) and Red Zenith Collective (2020), a platform for women and non-binary creatives with a link to Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Since 2019 she has been working as a producer and talent scout at artBLAB London. In 2021 she joined the Muzeum HERstorii Sztuki in Kraków, Poland as Chief Curator.
Marta curated exhibitions, residencies, and events in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, China, the USA, and online. She is passionate about audience engagement, accessibility, and diversity and is a scriptwriter and provider of Art Meditations
Slow Art, being a quiet activism that makes art more accessible to broader audiences, is at the core of her curatorial practice. Marta strongly believes in the idea of a gallery as an experience, rather than a place; not an overwhelming or intimidating but a safe and liberating space, where an encounter with art and exchange of emotions takes place.