marina oprea
15.02.1989 bucharest, romania
contact@marinaoprea.com

marina oprea is a young artist living and working in bucharest. she graduated the national university of fine arts in bucharest, with a background in photography and video art. she is part of the artist group nucleu 0000. for her, visual art becomes a means of demonstrating how life extends beyond its own subjective limits and talks about the effects of society on the average individual. it challenges the duality that is continually reconstructed between Self and Other. her work investigates identity and choice, working with very specific objects and tools. by creating situations and breaking the passivity of the spectator, she wants the viewer to immerse himself in the piece along with the artist. using sound, photography, performance, video, and ready-made objects, she documents and questions personal and social issues.

her works are based on uneventful situations: personal grievances and disputes that are in fact deeply rooted in current social circumstances, combined with subtle details of odd or eccentric, humoristic elements.

studies:
2008 - 2011 - national university of fine arts, bucharest - ba photography, video art and digital imaging
2014 - 2017 - national univeristy of fine arts, bucharest - mfa photography and dynamic imaging 

exhibitions and festivals:
2017 platforma X - borderline art space, iași 
2017 dipped - national museum of contemporary art, bucharest
2016 sisyphus was an artist - alert studio, bucharest
2016 nucleu 0005 - anything goes - combinatul fondului plastic, bucharest
2016 nature 2.0 - victoria art center, bucharest
2015 moving heads - tranzit.ro gallery, bucharest
2015 fisad 2015 - accademia albertina di belle arti, torino
2015 colour code: pink - art safari art fair - ciclop, bucharest
2015 we're all in this together - galeria posibila, bucharest
2015 urban discrimination - victoria art center, bucharest
2014 the guide to an unacceptable behaviour: aura and darkness - national museum of contemporary art, bucharest
2014 de la aftershock la nemurire. part I: discotopia - spațiul platforma, bucharest
2014 prezența obligatorie -  25 years after curated by ioana ciocan - nag pop up gallery, bucharest
2014 concept - mora art center, bucharest
2014 nucleu 0002 - centrul artelor vizuale, bucharest
2014 vot - perform festival - roznovanu palace, iași 
2014 nucleu 0001 - galeria tipografia, bucharest
2014 vot - work in progress - atelier35, bucharest
2013 contempora 6 - galeria imbold, bucharest
2012 arte in bucuresti - centrul artelor vizuale, bucharest
2012 romanian film festival at stanford and uc berkeley - stanford university, stanford, ca
2011 noaptea alba a galeriilor - studio arte, bucharest
2011 the other body - victoria art center, bucharest

featured:
2016 revistaarta.ro
2016 arta magazine issue no. 14-15
2015 rfi radio - zebra
2015 digi24TV - digicult
2014 arta magazine issue no. 12
2014 bucharest art week
2014 the reart

residencies:
2017 october - east art mags - art critic residency - meetfactory, prague

workshops:
2015 artistic practices & public space - inetrvention in the public space workshop hosted by spațiu expandat & mnac, bucharest
2014 from aftershock to immortality - concept based workshop hosted by spațiul platforma, bucharest
2014 ipa bucharest - performance art workshop hosted by zierle and carter, bucharest 
2014 performance art lab - performance art workshop hosted by ioana paun, bucharest
2010 video installation and photography in the 20th century - video and photography workshop hosted by tudor bratu, bucharest
2009 city one minutes - video workshop hosted by effi and amir, bucharest

currently working for revista ARTA

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