Adelina Ivan (b 1971. Bucharest, Romania) is a visual artist who works with light and memory through textiles, photography, installation and video.
Her personal discourse explores the overlap of time, space and memory, their winding and intimate interactions. Just like the fabrics used in her works, time space and memory fold and unfold into sleek silky surfaces and solid depths.
Scanning between fictional stories, personal memories and historical fact, Adelina Ivan weaves disparate narratives into a complex relationship. Her practice examines the reflection of light on different textures, structures and geometries in an artistic strife to disclose the making and unmaking of matter, the flow and immobility of time and the deconstructing potentiality of matter. A self-reflexive architectural language is used in a neutral series of mixed techniques that involve textiles, printing and reproduction techniques, scanned images, and rehearsal deviant geometries. Images of the unconscious are intuitively discovered behind the purely abstract lines, grids, hidden content, patterns and archetypes.
'The obsession for the body and for the personal past, so noticeable in previous projects, such as the artworks Atena adjusting her sandal, exhibited in 2016 at ODD in Bucharest or the suite of art-objects and video-works from the exhibition Frugalitas Severitas Fidelis. which took place at tranzit.ro/Bucharest also in 2016, was replaced by experiments approaching the building of the relations between objects and space. The artist states that these explorations resulted in „a sort of mutual transformation in which the object is contained by space, and the space is swallowed by the object, determining an organism built out of pieces with an innate fragility, ready to fall apart only to recompose themselves afterwards. The continuous transformation process of the clothing object, of the fabric, the preservation of its memory, the interaction between the different materials, the space and time dynamics are transposed in the spatial installations stemming from this perspective".' - Anca Verona Mihulet-Kim
Education 1992 - 1996 National University of Arts, Bucharest, Design department 1996 - 1998 MA in Design at National University of Arts, Bucharest
To restore or how the stable structures need frail gestures - Anca Poterasu Gallery Bucharest
The color of geometry – PRIVATEOFSPACE Frankfurt
Time Delusion - Kube Musette Bucharest
Atena adjusting her sandal – ODD Bucharest
At different angles - The National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC Bucharest)
De Rerum Natura / Media Art Festival - Museum Complex Arad
Black and White Biennial - Satu Mare Art Museum
Portals – Anca Poterasu Gallery Bucharest
Frugalitas Severitas Fidelis - Tranzit Bucharest
Are we human - Istanbul Design Biennial
ReRe. Overriding Design with Art and Vice-Versa - Vienna Design Week