Andreea Medar | Biography
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Andreea Medar (born in 1990) is a Romanian visual artist. Trained as a painter, she is currently interested in objects and environments, sculptures, media installations and video. Her images rewrite her own, personal imagery in an always surprising and paradoxically very direct alphabet which associates contrasting elements and constructs encrypted images not easily or fully open to the viewer. Lives and works in Târgu-Jiu and Timișoara.

Andreea Medar structures her works from the premises of a complete freedom, of both motivation and visual expression. Without restricting herself to a preferred medium, she allows for each theme to find its own imagery and visual alphabet. She explores in her objects, installations, spatial structures, sculptures – contrasting elements and visual identities: the barely perceptible, minimalistic intervention and the monumental volume distorting and dominating the surrounding space; the disarming openness, exposing the vulnerable, most intimate aspects of the personal history and the encryption of messages, impossible to read by the viewers; the random, unimportant detail, and the deep strata of cultural and historical reference. However there is no duality in her works. Their clarity, coherence and poignancy derive not from the juxtaposition of contrasts, but from an underlying unity, a very personal, subjective charge which connects with the audience on a very intense, emotional and direct level. (Malina Ionescu)

 

Education

2019

Faculty of Arts – Timișoara, Romania (started PHD )

2009-2015

Faculty of Arts, Timișoara, Romania (master’s degree & bachelor’s degree)

 

Personal exhibitions – selection

2019

Racoți, B5 Studio, curator: Ungvári-Zrínyi Kata, Târgu Mureș,  RO- December 19th

2018

Zestre, Lapsus Art Space,  curators: Alex Boca, Gabriela Ciobanu, Timișoara, RO –  May 22nd

Traces of the Present, curators: Mălina Ionescu, Călin Petcana, Galeriile Municipale de Artă, Târgu Jiu, RO – January 25th

 

Exhibitions with another artist

2020

Tiny planet,  with cu Mălna Inescu, #fosouluiumarl9, București, Ro

August grass Nothing much To do, with cu Mălina Ionescu, organizer METAspatiu, Calpe Gallery, Timișoara, Ro

Hypercube – with Mălina Ionescu, LAPSUS Art Space, Timișoara & Foisoruluinumarul9, București, Ro

᎒ᚗ~ㆨ꒿ ꕇ꒿ʭᦔ꒿- Online project with Mălina Ionescu- March-May- METAspatiu Gallery

2019

Viae Ferrae, with Mălina Ionescu, curator Mirela Stoeac Vladuti,  INSERT #2 Art Space, Tg-Jiu, Ro

2017

The Gosts of the Present, The Myths of the future- The White Night of the Galleries, with the artist Tamas Borbala, Curator: Călin Petcana, Timişoara, Ro- October 7th

 

Grup Exhibitions – selection

2021

Czuje cos, nie wien co, curators Magdalena Kardasz, Diana Marincu, Zachenta Project Room, Warsaw, Poland

 I feel something, dont know what 2021, curators Diana Marincu, Magdalena Kardasz, Art Enconters Foundation Timisoara, Ro

2020

In Parallel Universes Different Things Happen, Aici Acolo Pop Up Gallery, Cluj – Napoca, Ro

PANDEMIC LOOP DISORDER, Camera K’ARTE, Târgu Mureș, Ro & Diptych Art Space, Bucharest, Ro
Previews, BLECH. Art Space Halle, Germany
MAFA 7: SyZyGy, Kinema Ikon, The Art Museum, Arad, Ro

Inside/Outside, Galateca Gallery, Bucarest- NAG, Ro

Zblentit, zblentit!,A5 Studio Space, Bucarest, Ro

2019

Blinded by Light a vision is born, The Art Museum of Arad, Kinema Ikon, curator Mirela Stoeac Vladuti, Arad, Ro

Gastronom, Jecza Gallery, curator Cosmn Năsui, Timișoara, Ro

Seein Time, Kunsthalle Bega, curator Liviana Dan, Timisoara, Ro

Sign, curators: Constantin Prut, Mălina Ionescu, Liviu Nedelcu, Focșani Art Gallery, Ro

Alexandra Titu IN MEMORIAM, curators: Liviu Nedelcu, Călin Petcana, Calpe Gallery, Timişoara, Ro

Echoes of the silance, curator: Mirela Stoeac-Vlăduţi, Tempini, Timişoara, Ro

2018

Offline– Calpe Gallery, Timișoara, Ro

Art at the enterence, The Museum of Literature/ Galateca Gallery,  București, Ro

Passion for Freedom, curator Agnieszka Kolek, London, UK

The memorials of the fortress –Interstelar,  artwork in public space, Timișoara, Ro

Woman, all too woman, curator: Andreea Foanene, The Art Museum of  Timisoara, Ro

The four elements, curators: Alexandra Titu, Livi Nedelcu, Focsani Art Galleries, Ro

 

 

Other projects and collaborations

 

Oline projects

2020

Camp Art III- Art Encounters Foundation- studio visit & mentoring for young artists and students

Online platform: should we meet or not, organizer Lili Mercioiu-Popa October- Deceber

Virtual Mini Solo Show- curator Maria Orosa-Telea, IN LIMITED SPACE, Timișoara

Pandemic Art Project- organised by Aura Bălănesu, Timișoara

Contactless Art wall – with Mălina Ionescu, Galateca Gallery, Bucarest

Virus diary- guest artist (White Cuib)

Residences

2019

META Camp Residency, Beiuș- Ro

Residence of Contemporary Art – Lepșa- Ro

Gastronom Residency –  Jecza Gallery, Timișoara-Ro

Formations – Land art Residency – UNESCO International Geopark of the Land of Hateg -Ro

RAC Residency – organized by Reduta Brașov, Ro, July

Romania-France Season Residency-Cocu Castle- France in collaboration with the Constantin Brâncuși Center-Romania,  Curtișoara, Ro,

2018

Meta Camp organized by the Metaspatiu Gallery from Timisoara, in Sivnița, Ro

Contemporary Art Residence at Brașov organized by Reduta, Brașov, Ro

2017

Artistic Symposium organized by the Calpe Gallery, in Thassos, Greece

Artistic Residence organized by Elite Art Gallery from Bucharest, in Balchik, Bulgaria

2016

Artistic Symposium organized by the Calpe Gallery, in Lefkada, Greece

2013

International Art CampArt Camp OKC Reformars– Trstenik, Serbia

Summer Academy with  Professor. Hans Schnell – Munich, Germany

Workshops and exhibitions in the public space

2019

Plug  in – contemporary art exhibitions and projects in several regions of Timiș county, Ro

Geopark Land Art – Formations – Landmark II – UNESCO International Geopark of the Land of Hateg -workshop with Mălina Ionescu and the local community, Ro, August

Faking it for real- collaboration with the French artist Arthur Debert during the Romania-France Season -Museum of Popular Architecture, Ro, June -July

2018

Interstellar, work in the public space, within the project Memories of the Citadel, Timisoara, in collaboration with Timisoara the European Capital of Culture 2021, Ro-September

Work selected in Art at the Entrance project, The Museum of Literature Bucharest, Ro

Conferences on the protection of children’s rights

 2007

National Conference “SPUNE!”, Bucharest, during which the Children’s Report was presented to the representatives of the Parliament- May 30

Winter School from Moeciu de Sus “SPUNE!”, Organized by ANPDC

2006

“Children’s Rights” Summer School, National Authority for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (ANPDC)

The National Conference “SPUNE!”, Organized by ANPDC

2006 – 2009

I was the County Coordinator “SPUNE!”

Preparation of the Children’s Report which was included in the Country Report of Romania, and subsequently submitted by the Romanian Government to the UN Committee in Geneva in the autumn of 2007

 

Scholarships

2019

PHD scholarship

2014-2015

Scholarship of excellence, The West University, Timișoara

2013

RotarART 4X4 Scholarship, Rotary Romania(selected to represent Timișoara)

2012-2009

Scholarship for great results, Faculty of Arts, Timisoara