Mateusz Sapija

Mateusz Sapija is a researcher and Associate Curator of Asakusa. He graduated from UCL Qatar MA in Museum Studies and the Goldsmiths College MFA Curating. Currently, he works on a PhD in History of Art at the University of Edinburgh, titled The Rise of Post-Democracy in Contemporary European Art and works as a Tutor in History of Art and Contemporary Artistic Research at the Edinburgh College of Art. He worked with leading art institutions – from public and private galleries (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw; Raster Gallery, Warsaw), perennial exhibitions (Sharjah Biennale 12, documenta 14), to independent art spaces (Asakusa, Tokyo) – being engaged in variety of roles related to research, curating and public programming. His work has been recognised by selections to several fellowships and residencies: DAAD Short Term Research Grant, A. M. Qattan Foundation Critical Research and Writing Residency (Ramallah, Palestine), Kultur Kontakt Artist-in-Residence programme (Vienna, Austria), Asakusa Curatorial Residency (Tokyo, Japan), NEON Curatorial Exchange (Athens, Greece), Samos Curatorial Fellowship (Samos, Greece) and the 4th Moscow Curatorial Summer School (Moscow, Russia). In 2021, he received The Garage Journal Grant for Independent and Early Career Researchers.