UNIREA Studios
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UNIREA Studios are located in a building of the former factory with the same name and host the personal creative spaces of a group of artists from Cluj-Napoca. The proposed exhibition encompasses diverse media, from painting to collage and video art. Centered around experiment and interpretations of the artwork as it is developed or in its final form, the event provides an exclusive glimpse into 5 private art studios showcasing the work of 7 visual artists. UNIREA Open Studios aims to encourage encounters and facilitate dialogue between the artists and the public since creating and responding are intrinsically connected.

Unirea Open Studios


Tip eveniment
Perioada Expozitie
02.10.2020 - 04.10.2020
  • Gagyi Botond is currently attending the University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca as a Ph.D. student in Visual arts. His creative process is set off by a micronarrative from everyday life, for example, a story of an average person he found on the internet. As a result of image-making procedures, processes that are simultaneously constructive and deconstructive, the found and transformed digital image becomes alienated from its original content, it springs into its own existence to be filled with new content and to become part of the emerging visual structure.
  • Camilia Filipov studied sculpture at the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca and Ecole Supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc Liège in Belgium. The artist uses a multitude of art mediums: sculpture, drawing, painting, photography, and installation, emphasizing the creative process.
  • Daniela Orban graduated in 2016 with a master's degree from the University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca in the Painting department. In 2013 she received a scholarship to the Accademia di Belle Arti di Macerata. She has participated in national and international group exhibitions (Italy, United Kingdom). Her artwork is made of an assemblage of different layers of dried colors which are put together on the canvas, having a final intervention of geometrical shapes or brushstrokes. The abstract space on the canvas intersects with the geometric space as a metaphoric reference to the rational part of the mind which has always pursue the desire to control the situations and the chaos. The works change the perspective in understanding the pictorial process in the eyes of the beholder and aim to step in a new universe of art technics and conceptual vision.
  • Ioan de Moisa has been working for four years on the “Silence” series, which includes numerous paintings and drawings inspired by travel. His approach refers to isolation, to the possibility of being alone on a stretch of water, such as a lake or a sea, and to the fact that we cannot always reach so easily the peace and well-being that nature can offer us.
  • Born in the Republic of Moldavia and based in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Marta Palii is a visual artist specializing in traditional art and illustration. She always tries to create art through her aspirational vision by illustrating the voice of her generation. Her work mixes Art and Culture, questioning the Univers, the Spirit, freedom, and identity. With a BA/MA in the Painting Department of the University of Art and Design, Marta Palii has registered over the years a rich artistic activity manifested through personal/ group exhibitions: For women, Artyourself Gallery, B / RO (2010), Happiness and Paradox, Artyourself Gallery, B / RO (2012), The end of the..., Gallery22O, CJ / RO (2014), the last exhibition she participated was in April 2020: Matriz Woman Artists Paris - WE ARE.
  • In her artistic practice, Oana Năstăsache is always looking for coherence through a refined and meticulously placed geometry, gestural improvisation, and free chance, elements often located in a contrast full of energy. Her works have been exhibited in national and international museums and art galleries. Since 2017 she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Visual arts at the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca.
  • Through her paintings, Roxana Ajder turns her attention to the ambivalent features of the concepts of femininity, beauty, and naturism in contemporary society. Her most recent project invigorates and valorizes the theme of ritual, communicating a personal perspective, but at the same time being accompanied by references to the sphere of primitivism in art. Since 2015 she is a Ph.D. student at the University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca. During her studies, she was active in group exhibitions, both nationally and internationally (Latvia, Denmark, Poland, Italy, France, and Germany).