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Ada Muntean

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Ada Muntean is a visual artist from Romania, with a body of work focused mainly on mixed media: painting, drawing, photography and video.

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Ada’s conceptual analysis focuses on the XXI-st century man who defines himself as a complex being, free to express his own identity, always on the lookout for new experiences. At the same time, however, contemporary man is more confused than ever about his/her identity and wishes, having been formed in a society that offers a vast palette of possible existential choices, yet imposes since childhood more or less directly “correct” templates of existence. Thus we find ourselves staring at a contrast between the promoted role models, what man really wants and what he actually is.

She was born in 1987 in Cluj-Napoca, where she lives and works. In 2009, she graduated from the Graphics Department of the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca, where she later earned her MA, in 2011, and her PhD Visual Arts, in 2019. She was a recipient of university scholarships at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, UK, and Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland. In 2015 she undertook an internship at Peckham Platform in London, and Plan B Gallery in Berlin, in 2016.

Her solo shows include: Corporealities. Uncertain Bodies, Estopia Art Gallery (Bucharest, 2020); Relativity, a duo show with Andreea Anghel, Nano Gallery (Cluj-Napoca); Blackout. [Follow The White Rabbit], NEW NOW Art Space (Frankfurt); Sabotage: Deconstructing The Unforeseen – Camera, Centrul de Interes, (Cluj-Napoca, 2018); Dot Fever. Future Memories, duo show with Mathias Bar – open studio, Cluj; Fluid Identity, FIVE PLUS Art Gallery, (Vienna, 2017).