THE ABSENT MUSEUM was conceived in 2012 as a discussion platform to engage with community organizers via critical conversations focusing on social practices, such as marginalized feminist practices, social activism and grassroots philanthropic actions.

Considered in a space of post-marxist thought and under an undeniable threat of absolute power that takes the forms of fascism, racism, sexism and misogyny, THE ABSENT MUSEUM seeks to make visible actions of those individuals, collectives, communities and organizations that utilize models and structures of sustainable and shared economies, collaboration and kinship, and ethics of care.

the ABSENT museum was initiated by Polish born, LA based artist Gosia Wojas. Wojas has organized film screenings, exhibitions and performances at MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, Łaznia Center for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, Women’s Center for Creative Work, Los Angeles, CA, Souterrain gallery, at the Hoffmann Collection in Berlin, Germany, among others, and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA where she served as a director from 2006-2009.