A.L.B. – Adreea-Lorena Bojenoiu – (b. in 1989), lives and works in Bucharest and Craiova. Starting with 2017 she is PhD researcher at the National University of Arts, Bucharest, in 2014 and obtained a Master’s degree from the National University of Arts, Bucharest and in 2012 She graduated visual arts at the University of Arts and Design Cluj-Napoca, (RO). Her artistic practice has as a subject the questioning of the image in its quality of communication code. In the current context, in which the image proliferates in a deeply virtualized social environment. Her painting is a response to this environment, being at the same time antimimetic and non-aesthetic. In her situation, the production of the image is the result of a deconstructive process, which involves the cancellation of the traditional semiotic functions used in representation. The works do not aim to reach a high degree of plasticity through the image, but rather to develop a narrative about the image using personal experiences, practices and daily feelings. Therefore, the iconic visual symbols and signs specific to images are replaced by self-referential clues (traces left by her own presence), which aim to question and reposition images into a cultural field oversaturated by the circulation of simulacra. Selected solo exhibitions: The Archeology of the flatness, ElectroPutere Gallery, Craiova, (2020); Exercise for image decoding, ElectroPutere Gallery, Craiova, (2017), SKINNED, Suprainfinit Gallery, Bucharest, (2015). Selected group exhibition: PLUS 20, Kunsthalle Bega, Timișoara, (2021), 12 years after. A survey of Romanian Art în 180 works, National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest, (2020), Post-systems geometrys, Museum of Recent Art, Bucharest, (2020); Rethinking the Image of the World: Projects and Sketches,, Ianchelevici Museum, La Louvier, (2019), Dispositions în Time and Space, National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest, (2014); Appearance and Essence, Art Encounters Biennale, Timișoara, (2015). She was awarded the Constantin Brâncuși art residency in Paris, (2018).
• 30 years since the 1989 revolution, Armanis, Sibiu, (2020)
• Romanian Contemporary Art 2010–2020 / Rethinking the Image of the World: Projects and Sketches, Hatje Cantz, Berlin, 2020
• Post-systems geometries. Vellant, Bucharest, (2019)
• Appearance and Essence, Art Encounters Biennale, Timișoara, (2015)