Andreea Albani

Romania

In a metaphorical space, for me the line becomes an abstract representation of existence and memory.

Everything reduces to lines, and to the connection between lines and gestures. I am using the gesture in a performative way, as an instinctual guide, therefore my work is about building an autobiographical space - one in which the line acts as a bearer of an abstract language.

Whatever the media or technique, the primary element in my work is the line, as the most free, spontaneous, raw translation of thoughts and emotions into visual marks. I view this as a form of drawing, where the subject is the autonomy of the non-representational line, as an observational tool to both understanding and expressing emotions, thoughts, as well as to ask questions about memory, time, the human condition. In other words, the line is both a probe and a building block in the drawing process, and what remains in the end are the traces of “experiments”. Using different materials is also part of this on-going exploration, as each comes with specific restrictions or freedoms, and helps me discover new ways of expressing myself. These can include wood, cement, or rice paper; the excitement (or frustration) of understanding a new material has always played an important role for me.

 

A fascinating thing about the line is that, beyond the spatial image it builds up, a line also creates a temporal dimension. The one-dimensionality of the line, when drawn or viewed as a single entity, gives the perception of time. Therefore, in a metaphorical space, for me the line becomes an abstract representation of existence and memory.

 

EDUCATION

National University of Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Bucharest:

Master of Fine Arts, Painting, 2011

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, 2009

 

Member of the Visual Artists Union of Romania 2009 – present

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

“The Trace (Time #0.5)”, Kube Musette, Seabam Gallery, Bucharest, Romania, 2017

“(Time #0.4) The Poem.2”, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest, Romania, 2017

“(Time #0.4) The Poem”, Brancovian Palaces Cultural Center, Romania, 2016

“Now was”, Cultural Center of Haifa, Israel, 2011

“andreea albani 21 years, 4 months, 0 days, 18 hours, 45 seconds”, Arttis Gallery,

Bucharest, Romania, 2009

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

“Huntenkunst 26th edition 2018 May 25th”, Ulft, Netherlands

“International Drawing Biennal”, Brancovian Palaces Cultural Center, Mogosoaia, 2017

“Young artists annual exhibition”, Brancovian Palaces Cultural Center, Mogosoaia, 2017

“Selected Works - International Painting Biennial Chisinau 2017”, Complexul Muzeal

National “Moldova”, Iasi - Museum of Art, Iasi, Romania, 2017

“Art Safari”, The Visual Artists Union of Romania, Bucharest, Romania, 2017

“International Painting Biennial”, National Art Museum of Moldova, Chisinau, Republic of

Moldova, 2017

“National Painting Salon”, Center of Visual Arts, Bucharest, Romania, 2017

“Contemporary Art Fair 0.1”, Seabam, Bucharest, Romania, 2017

“Salonul Ne refuzatilor”, Center of Visual Arts, Bucharest, Romania, 2017

“Flowers/ in situ, Work in progress”, Center of Visual Arts, Bucharest, Romania, 2017

“The Room 0.1”, Seabam, Bucharest, Romania, 2016

“Open Studio - Constantin Rusu”, Cite Internationale des Art, Paris, France, 2016

“Tendencies in Contemporary Romanian Painting”, Romanian Embassy in Berlin,

Germany, 2015

“Three”, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest, Romania, 2015

The Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition, London, United Kingdom, 2015

“Art Safari Bucharest Art Fair”, Seabam, Bucharest, Romania, 2015

“Contemporary Art Ruhr, The Innovative Art Fair”, Victoria Art Center, Essen,

Germany, 2014

“Preview C.A.R.”, Victoria Art Center, Bucharest, Romania, 2014

“Arts in Bucharest V - Urban Explorations”, Center of Visual Arts, Bucharest,

Romania, 2014

“Cryptographics: a tribute to the Voynich Manuscript”, Expo Chicago,

International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, ArtSlant, Chicago, USA,

2014

“Discover the New. Discover the Now”, The Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition,

London, United Kingdom, 2014

Art Safari Bucharest Art Fair, Victoria Art Center, Bucharest, Romania, 2014

“UAP Awards - Arts in Bucharest IV”, Center of Visual Arts, Bucharest, Romania, 2014

“Research and resolutions”, National Library of Romania, Bucharest, Romania “2013

“The Republic of Korea - Romania Fine Arts Culture Exchange Exhibition”, Gallery K,

Seoul, South Korea, 2013

“Arts in Bucharest IV”, Center of Visual Arts, Bucharest, Romania, 2013

“Unarte’012”, Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2012

“Why Not”, Night Museums, Curtea Veche, Bucharest, Romania “Unarte’011”,

University of Arts Galleries, G. Enescu, Iasi, Romania, 2011

“Voice matter”, The Culture Center of Mogosoaia Palace, Romania 2010

“Unarte’010”, Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery, Timisoara, Romania, 2010

“Painting”, Center of Visual Arts, Bucharest, Romania, 2010

“Object”, U.N.A. gallery, Bucharest, Romania, 2009

Cultural Institute from Bratislava and Vienna, 2006-2007

 

AWARDS

Prize II, International Painting Biennial, National Art Museum of Moldova, Chisinau,

Republic of Moldova, 2017

Shortlisted Aesthetica Art Prize, London, UK, 2014

Debut prize, Arts In Bucharest IV, Romanian Fine Arts Union, 2013

Debut prize, Museum of Contemporary Art, Bistrita, Romania, 2013

 

PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR

The Trace (Time #0.5), Andreea Albani - ISBN - 978-973-0-24545-5, 2017

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Andreea Albani

Romania