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Art Fridays: Studio Conversations with Aurora Király

Architectural Reflections


Aurora Király ( b. 1970), who is teaching at the Department of Photography and Dynamic Image of the National University of the Arts in Bucharest and holds a doctoral degree in Photography, immerses herself in the contemporary artistic phenomenon in different roles: as an artist and as an initiator of cultural and educational projects. We are glad to welcome her to our "Studio Conversations" series, featuring 10 rising stars of the Romanian artistic scene.

As an artist, Aurora Király is working with photography and installation in different media. During the 1990s and the 2000s, her projects explored the capacity of photography to record the common existence by combining auto-referential fragments with documentary aspects of day-to-day life like in her project ”Melancholia” (1997-1999). Her most recent works question the way the sources of artistic inspiration are influenced by context, from recent history to art history and the status of women artists.

As a cultural manager, between 2001 and 2008 she ran one of the most significant photography art spaces in Romania, Galeria Nouă (The New Gallery), where she curated numerous exhibitions and events. In 2006 she coordinated the volume „Photography in Contemporary Art. Trends in Romania after 1989”, published by Galeria Nouă & Unarte Publishing House, and between 2007-2012 she lead the project ”Witnesses XXI – Revisiting the Past”, a collection of video interviews with Romanian artists, art critics, and curators from different generations.

For Aurora, the studio, with its view of the Bucharest skyline highlighting various building styles, is an architectural structure that helps her clarify her ideas, write down different thoughts, arrange the materials of her future works or simply enjoy the working process.

EP.5/10: Studio Conversations with Aurora Király (2021)


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A special online Visual Arts Program to celebrate the contemporary Romanian art, discover innovative exhibitions, experience gallery tours, studio visits, museum walks, watch artist talks and promote artistic exchanges.

Art Fridays presents Studio Conversations, a new 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 Kiraly, Obie Platon, Bianca Man, Ştefan Radu Creţu, Delia Călinescu (Zoiţa), and Roman Tolici.

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