Raluca Ungureanu

Brief Biographical Note

Romanian artist, Raluca Ungureanu (b. 1975), studied at the Fine Art Academy of Bucharest where she got her PhD in Fine Arts in 1999 and later studied Landscape Design at the LD Academy. During her studies she started collaborating with contemporary artists and organizing exhibitions as social movements in a post-communist Europe, eager to learn and experience the new comers. She was well received in Germany, Austria, Portugal, Denmark and UK. She received numerous scholarships and distinctions: 2004, UNESCO Scholarship, Academia Nacional de Belas Artes, Lisbon (Portugal) 2002, MEN Scholarship, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen (Denmark) 2000, Scholarship of the Romanian Association of Art for Sculpture 1999, MEN Scholarship, Akademie der bildenden Kunste Wien, Vienna (Austria).

Major Group and Solo Shows

  • 2011 Urban Gardens - urban art - French Cultural Institute, Bucharest (Romania)
  • 2010 Nomad Gardens - urban art - French Cultural Institute, Bucharest (Romania)
  • 2008 Art Forest
  • 2008 International Land Art Symposium, Sangiorz-Bai (Romania)
  • 2007 Identity - Dana Gallery, Iasi
  • 2005 Remember the time - Anaid Gallery, Bucharest
  • 2004 Evo(po)llution - H'art Gallery, Bucharest
  • 2003 Round Dance - Simeza Gallery, Bucharest
  • 2003 The Sculpture Park - monumental sculpture - welded metal, Timisoara (Romania)
  • 2002 Underground - Royal Palace, Bucharest
  • 2002 Accents and impressions - Apollo Gallery, Bucharest
  • 2001 Transiences - Art Jazz Gallery, Bucharest
  • 2001 Experimental Art - sculpture and ceramics - Cultural Foundation for Poetry and Art
  • 2001 Indoor sculpture - Orizont Gallery, Bucharest
  • 2000 Arts - World Trade Center Complex Gallery, Bucharest
  • 1999 Transparencies - Gallery of Academy of Art, Vienna
  • 1999 The Amazons - Cultural Foundation for Poetry and Art - Mircea Dinescu, Dolj
  • 1999 Signs and Symbols - Simeza Gallery, Bucharest
  • 1999 Art and History - wood-carving - Corvinesti Castle, Hunedoara (Romania)
  • 1998 Drawings by sculptor - History Museum Gallery, Bucharest
  • 1998 Objects - stone sculpture, Techirghiol (Romania)
  • 1997 Portraits - Jazz Art Gallery, Bucharest
  • 1997 Marks - monumental sculpture - metal, Roman (Romania)
  • 1996 Perceptions - stone sculpture, Satu Mare (Romania)
  • 1994 Shapes - stone sculpture, Campulung-Moldovenesc (Romania)

Her major focus now is negative contemporary metropolitan phenomena and the retrieval of human identities through introspective memories and art. Since 2010 she lives and works in New York.

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