Art Fridays: Studio Conversations with Zoiţa Delia Călinescu
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About The Event
Zoiţa Delia Călinescu (b. 1978) is a Romanian visual artist and founder of the artistic community STUP. For her, art is essentially self-knowledge, which makes research and experimentation with various mediums central to the artistic practice. Zoița likes to describe herself as a multidisciplinary artist with a hundred faces hence her creativity is expressed through painting, digital photography, installations, looping videos, performance, and contemporary drawing. These various artistic interests and stylistic directions are linked by a red thread as her visual discourse is always a means to question the social meaning of human life.
Don’t miss the premiere on our Facebook, IGTV and YouTube on June 4 at 2 p.m. New York & Toronto time / 11 a.m. Los Angeles & Vancouver time / 9 p.m. Bucharest time. Watch also on our website and other social media accounts anytime later.
During the pandemic, feeling trapped and limited, Zoița gave up working in the confinement of the STUDIO space. Under the urge to expand artistically and find new meanings, she found a new one: the forest. She is now focusing on the relationship between humans and nature, trying to establish, through her art, new norms of healthy co-existence with the fauna and flora.
ART FRIDAYS, the aegis of our ongoing visual arts program, presents “Studio Conversations”, an online series that offers an intimate, behind-the-scenes access to 10 rising stars of the Romanian artistic scene, uncovering their philosophy and practices, technical approaches, sources of inspiration, and personal stories. Get ready for a close encounter with some amazingly creative individuals, working in a wide range of styles and media, right in the heart of their studios.
“Studio Conversations” features 10 Romanian artists: Ioana Palamar, Cătălin Bădărău, Lea Rasovszky, Ciprian Paleologu, Aurora Király, Obie Platon, Bianca Mann, Ştefan Radu Creţu, Delia Călinescu (Zoiţa), and Roman Tolici.