Max Cegielski

Writer, curator, researcher, journalist.

Author of several books: Masala about travelling around India, as well as Drunk on God – non-fiction on Sufism in Pakistan. At the beginning of 2009 his book The eye of the world. From Constantinople to Istanbul, for which he received the Beata Pawlak Award, was published, followed in 2011 by Mosaic, Following the Rechowiczes. His last book is The Great Player. From Samogitia to the Roof of the World (2015).

Author and co-curator of the project Global Prosperity (Instytut Sztuki Wyspa, Gdańsk 2010) and curator of Migrating University of Mickiewicz in Istanbul (2014), co-curator of Polish-Indian Shop/Prince Polonia (Warsaw Modern Art Museum, Bombay Clark House Initiative, Szczecin Trafo; 2017-2018)

He co-founded the collective Masala Sound System. Laureate (together with Masala) of the award “Antifascist of the year 2004”.  Until 2016 at TVP Kultura, co-host of the show Hala Odlotów for which he won Grand Press award in 2015.

Associated with the Faculty of Artes Liberales at the University of Warsaw.