Paula Trope

Exilios (2006)

The project has engaged the participation of Polish expats in Rio de Janeiro, who have left their home country at various times. Paula Trope's installation combines a recording of their confessions and a collection of old photographs and personal belongings of the characters. Their individual experiences paint a picture of European history. The collection of stories brings up a diversity of issues related to exile, immigration, building a new national identity and consciousness. Trope reaches into the recesses of memory, bringing back what has long been pushed out to the fringes of consciousness.


The installation has been presented in Park Świętokrzyski in Warsaw in cooperation with the Modern Art Museum in Warsaw and in Parque das Riunas, Rio de Janeiro.