Honorary members

Hojda & Nuna Stojka

Hojda and Nuna Stojka are honorary members of the Ceija Stojka International Found. Hojda is the first son of Ceija Stojka, out of her three children. As music always holds an important role for the family, on his mother's request, Hojda, himself guitarist,founded the band Amenza Ketane. Nuna traveled with her mother-in-law for 22 years throughout the world. She has been the voice of texts and poems at public readings. Hojda and Nuna Stojka are actively involved in the mediation against forgetting and in transmitting History through Ceija Stojka's art. The family lives in Vienna.

Antoine de Galbert

Antoine de Galbert, French art collector and philanthropist, President of the Antoine de Galbert Foundation, created La maison rouge in 2004, an exhibition space in Paris closed in 2018. In 2017 La maison rouge produced an important monographic exhibition of Ceija Stojka that travelled in Marseille (Friche Belle de Mai) and Paris (La maison rouge). Antoine de Galbert is a collector of Ceija Stojka’s work.


The Fund members are Austrian, German and French. Around Hojda and Nuna Stojka, son and daughter-in-law of Ceija Stojka, the Fund brings together personalities from the world of art and culture including filmmakers, journalists, exhibition curators, directors, photographers and academics.

Paula Aisemberg

After working in contemporary art galleries, Paula Aisemberg has directed La maison rouge - Antoine de Galbert Foundation, in Paris, from its creation in 2001 to its closure in 2018. As Director of artistic projects for the Emerige Group, she now works on the prefiguration of a contemporary art foundation. She contributed to the two monographic exhibitions in France Ceija Stojka, a Roma artist in the century, at La Friche Belle de Mai (Marseille, FR, 2017) and at La maison Rouge (Paris, FR, 2018). She keeps on co-curating Ceija Stojka exhibitions through Europe.

Karin Berger

Karin Berger is a documentary filmmaker, author and researcher. She has been working with Ceija Stojka for nearly thirty years, she is the publisher of her biographical books Wir leben im Verborgenen und Träume ich, dass ich lebe? and director of the two films Ceija Stojka and Unter den Brettern hellgrünes Gras (The Green Green Grass Beneath). Her extensive knowledge about the life of Ceija Stojka as well as the creation of her oeuvre form a base for the work of the fund. Karin Berger lives in Vienna, Austria.

Félix Blanc

Félix Blanc is an aggregation professor of philosophy and associate researcher at the Raymond Aron Sociological and Political Research Center in Paris. His doctoral thesis in political science is entitled: On war and peace powers in early representative governments (EHESS, 2014). He is an advisor to Ceija Stojka International Fund on issues regarding work strategies and he is in charge of relations with universities and the world of research.

Nathalie Gaillard

Christophe Gaillard gallery, established in Paris since 2007, represents exclusively Ceija Stojka's work. Nathalie Gaillard is involved in exhibitions at the gallery as well as at international fairs and contributes to the establishment of a catalogue raisonné. These matches Ceija Stojka's wish to transmit to future generations the atrocity of the camps. They also allow to spread out the strength and emotion of this story, as well as the great originality and plastic quality of Ceija Stojka's art.

Carina Kurta

Born in Austria, Carina Kurta currently lives in Marseille (FR) as a co-founder of the agency CaP.CULT. Carina Kurta has been accompanying the Stojka’s family for several years in the events surrounding Ceija Stojka's art. As a link between researchers, curators, museums, etc. she represents the fund and the family. Carina is also carrying out a preservation project on Ceija Stojka's handwritten work supported by the Zukunftsfond Österreich and the Antoine de Galbert Foundation.

Noëlig Le Roux

Head of exhibitions at La maison rouge – Fondation Antoine de Galbert (Paris) from 2002 to 2018, Noëlig Le Roux is now working as a free-lance curator. He is co-curating with Paula Aisemberg and Xavier Marchand several  European exhibitions of Ceija Stojka's art. Sharing the ambition of the Fund for the radiancy of this art, he works on the creation of the catalogue raisonné of Ceija Stojka's paintings, drawings and writings, and on the design of new exhibitions of this corpus.

Xavier Marchand

Director and artistic director of the theater company Lanicolacheur. As part of his work on Roma culture, he commissioned the French translation of Ceija Stojka's latest book Traüme ich, dass ich lebe? Befreit aus Bergen-Belsen which resulted in public readings. He initiated the two first monographic exhibitions in France, Ceija Stojka, a Roma artist in the century, co-curated with Antoine de Galbert at La Friche Belle de Mai (Marseille, FR, 2017) and at La maison Rouge (Paris, FR, 2018). He keeps on co-curating Ceija Stojka exhibitions through Europe.

Célia Pernot

To photograph art works involves a detailed observation and creates an intimate bond with its author. Célia has been working in the image field for 15 years as a photographer, picture editor and cultural projects coordinator. She photographed Ceija Stojka's art works in Paris and in Vienna for La maison rouge. As a member of the Ceija Stojka International Fund, her skills and experience in communication and project development contribute to the vibrancy of this work.

Matthias Reichelt

Free-lance curator, author and editor, living in Berlin, Matthias is contributing reviews of art, film and literature for various magazines and papers as well as essays in art publications. Among other editorial works, he co-edited with Lith Bahlmann: Ceija Stojka (1933 – 2013) Even Death is Terrified of Auschwitz (2014) and Reconsidering Roma – Aspects of Roma and Sinti Life in Contemporary Art, (2011).

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