Adelina Ivan (b. 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.
Education 1992 - 1996 National University of Arts, Bucharest, Design department 1996 - 1998 MA in Design at National University of Arts, Bucharest
Solo shows 2018 To restore or how the stable structures need frail gestures - Anca Poterasu Gallery Bucharest 2017 The color of geometry – PrivateOffSpace Frankfurt 2016 Time Delusion - Kube Musette Bucharest Atena adjusting her sandal – ODD Bucharest
Group shows 2017 Black and White Biennial - Satu Mare Art Museum Portals – Anca Poterasu Gallery Bucharest 2016 Frugalitas Severitas Fidelis - Tranzit Bucharest Are we human - Istanbul Design Biennial ReRe. Overriding Design with Art and Vice-Versa - Vienna Design Week 2015 The light and the reflexion on the surfaces - Orizont Gallery Bucharest