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Gloria Luca (b. 1988, Iaşi, Romania) is a multimedia artist who lives and works in Madrid and Iași. Luca followed the Critical Images post-master course at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm (2019), she holds a Master in Photography and Video Art (2016) and a Bachelor in History and Theory of Art (2011) from George Enescu University of Arts in Iaşi, Romania.

Luca has shown her works in: Biennale Jeune Création Européenne, Montrouge, France (2019); KulturKontakt Austria, Vienna (2018); The Art Encounters Foundation, Timişoara, Romania (2018); ANTICAMERA&Guests: Dan Perjovschi and Eduard Constantin, VOID. Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot, apARTe Gallery, Iaşi (2017); Ringturm Exhibition Centre, Vienna (2015); National Gallery - Trade Fair Palace, Prague (2015). She was co-founder and member of Anticamera, a Romanian artist duo that activated between 2014–2021.

In the context of an Erasmus Placement Grant, Luca worked together with the Spanish artist Daniel García Andújar on Glossarĭum, a monumental piece that was exhibited in Operating System, Curator Manuel Borja-Villel, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2015).


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Education:

2019
Post-master course, Critical Images, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
2016
MA Degree, Photography and Moving Image, “George Enescu University of Arts”, Iași, Romania
2011
BA Degree, History and Theory of Art, “George Enescu University of Arts”, Iași
2010
Erasmus student, Photography, Novia University of Applied Sciences, Nykarleby, Finland

Fellowships, Residencies + Awards:

2022
(upcoming) Q21/MQ MuseumsQuartier Wien, Artist in Residence, grant funded by the tranzit network and ERSTE Foundation, Vienna
2022
(ongoing) Scholarship, Contact Zone: Laboratory of Art and Thought LAP#1, Formation and Research Programme, Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma, Palma de Mallorca
2020
CAMPart online residency, The ArtEncounters Foundation, Timișoara, Romania
2019
Jeune Création Européene Biennial, competition organized by the Intact Cultural Foundation, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2018
KulturKontakt Austria, Artist in Residence, Vienna
2018
Art Encounters Foundation, Artist in Residence, Timişoara, Romania
2015
Kultur Österbotten and Ateljer Stundars, Artist in Residence, Solf, Finland
2015
STARTPOINT PRIZE ROMANIA winner, organized by Arbor Vitae Foundation, Prague, Czech Republic
2015
VIENNA INSURANCE GROUP Special Invitation as part of the ESSL ART AWARD CEE, Austria
2014
Erasmus Placement Scholarship, ARCHIVE Barcelona and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
2010
Erasmus Study Grant, Novia University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Solo Exhibitions:

2021
Nativo Digital, ABM Confecciones, Madrid
2021
We are coming from wide and far but we're still far away, window-exhibition, White Cuib Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2018
Flag Down The Flag, ANTICAMERA duo, The Art Encounters Foundation, Timişoara, Romania
2014
The Continuous Past, ANTICAMERA duo, N. Tonitza Art Gallery, Iași, Romania

Group Exhibitions:

2021
Virus Diary, Travelling exhibition | ABM Confecciones, Madrid, Spain
2021
Virus Diary, Travelling exhibition | Satu Mare Art Museum, Satu Mare, Romania
2021
Virus Diary, Travelling exhibition | Borderline Art Space, Iași, Romania
2021
Future Collection, Curator Livia Pancu, a project by tranzit.ro/iași, apARTe Gallery, Iași, Romania
2021
Structures and Infrastructures, Curator Florin Bobu, Co-curator Smaranda Ursuleanu, a project by 1+1 Association, apARTe Gallery, Iași, Romania
2021
Jeune Création Européenne Biennale 2019/2021, Travelling exhibition | Museu de l’Empordà, Figueres, Spain
2020
Virus Diary, online exhibition, White Cuib Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2020
Jeune Création Européenne Biennale 2019/2021, Centrul de Interes, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2020
Jeune Création Européenne Biennale 2019/2021, Travelling exhibition | The Art Building in Vrå, Denmark 2020
2019
Jeune Création Européenne Biennale 2019/2021, Travelling exhibition | “Le Beffroi” Cultural, Montrouge, France
2019
Show off 2, MATCA artspace, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2018
COMMON SPACE - Images, Stories, Voices, Curator Zofia Cielatkowska, The Art Encounters Foundation, Timişoara, Romania
2018
Romanian Artists and the Centenary Celebration, project initiated by Diaspora Civică Berlin, Kunstkooperative, Berlin
2018
Memory as Vision, Curator Horea Avram, Assistant Curator Georgiana Buţ, Cluj Cultural Centre, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2018
Work presentation by Artists in Residence 02/2018, as part of the KulturKontakt Austria AiR Program, Federal Chancellery, Vienna
2018
Transcultural Emancipation, Curator Ursula Maria Probst, under the frame of the KulturKontakt Austria AiR Program, Fluc, Vienna
2017
VOID. Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot, as part of the ANTICAMERA & Guests project, Guests: Dan Perjovschi, Eduard Constantin,
apARTe Gallery, Faculty of Visual Arts and Design, George Enescu University of Arts, Iaşi, Romania
2016
VIG Special Invitation, Ringturm Exhibition Centre, Curator Philippe Batka, Vienna
2015
STARTPOINT PRIZE Finalists exhibition, National Gallery - Trade Fair Palace, Curator Pavel Vančát, Prague, Czech Republic
2015
STARTPOINT PRIZE ROMANIA, Nominee’s exhibition, Victoria Art Center, Bucharest
2015
NOMINEE’S NIGHT as part of the ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2015, Victoria Art Center, Bucharest
2015
Photo Romania Festival, Curator Lavinia German, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2014
Close Away, apARTe Gallery, Iași, Romania
2012
Body-World I, Victoria Art Center, Curator Petru Lucaci, Bucharest
2011
IMPERSONAL, apARTe Gallery, Iași, Romania

Interviews, Publications + Artist talks:

2021
Presentation in Public Art as a Commune, online conference in the frame of Occupy Art Project & Artivism, jointly organized by
Adelphi University, Gottesman Libraries, Teachers College - Columbia University & Sing for Hope
2021
Unplugged Messages, workshop run in the frame of the Virus Diary exhibition, funded by the Luxembourg multi-LEARN Institute, ABM Confecciones, Madrid
2020
apARTe Gallery Exhibitions, catalogue, Editor Cătălin Gheorghe, Artes Publishing House, Iași, Romania
2019
Joint presentation, On the Right to the Image – Tensions between the Principle of Dignity and Freedom of Expression,
Artistic Research Week, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
2019
Revista Arta, no. 34-35, author: Ada Muntean, Bucharest, Romania
2019
Jeune Création Européene Biennial 2019-2021, catalog, Montrouge, France
2018
POSTCARDS FROM EUROPE, ORF Kultur, Kulturmontag TV, Vienna
2018
Reise nach Rumänien, ORF Kultur Broadcasting Corporation, Austria
2018
Revista Arta, Romanian Art Magazine, author Cristian Nae, no. 30
2017
Live interview, apARTe Gallery in Iași, in the frame of the tranzit. ro/ Iași: Public Space. aLIVE project
2016
DIVERSITY OF VOICES, ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2015 Catalogue, Published by the ESSL Museum, Vienna
2015
OPERATING SYSTEM by Daniel García Andújar / TECHNOLOGIES TO THE PEOPLE and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
2015
VASABLADET, no. 173, July 29, Vaasa, Finland
2015
Lettre Internationale Magazine, Romanian Edition, no. 80-81