Catinca Tabacaru Gallery Collective

Nona Inescu

Nona Inescu (b. 1991) lives and works between Berlin and Bucharest.

She completed her studies in the summer of 2016 at the National University of Arts in Bucharest (Photography and Video Department) after studying at the Chelsea College of Art & Design in London (2009-2010) and at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp (2010-2011). Her artistic practice is interdisciplinary and includes photography, installation, sculptures and video works. Based on a theoretical and literary perspective, the works focus on the relationship between the human body and the environment and the redefinition of this subject in a post-human key. The mediating properties of the body are rendered in several ways, projecting a translation of the world driven by affect, signaling its position as an interface between self and reality. Concepts of geological time and our intense interrelation with our surroundings compose an aesthetic of a primal contemporary togetherness in an organic and biological techno-sphere.

BORN 1991 IN ROMANIA
LIVES AND WORKS BETWEEN BERLIN, GERMANY AND BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

EDUCATION

2016

National University of Arts, Bucharest, Photography and Video Department

2012

Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Fashion Design Department

2013

Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023

Grey Gardens, Centre d’Arts Plastiques, Saint-Fons, FR
Offerings, KVOST, Schaufenster, Berlin, DE

2022

Relics. Quarries. Reliquaries, Peles Empire, Berlin, DE

2021

Waterlily Jaguar, SpazioA, Pistoia, IT
Venus Trap, Fiac!, solo presentation with SpazioA, Paris, FR

2019

Corporealle, Künstlerhaus Bremen, curated by Nadja Quante, Bremen, DE
Verterberries, solo presentation with Sabot Gallery at Liste, Basel, CH
Acumen, Porcino, curated by Jesi Khadivi, Berlin, DE

2018

An animal that was once thought to be a plant that transformed into stone,
SpazioA, Pistoia, IT

2017

Lithosomes, Exile, Berlin, DE

2016

Conversation with a stone, SpazioA, Pistoia, IT
Her latent image, Kube, Bucharest, RO

2015

Hands don’t make magic, Sabot Gallery, Cluj, RO

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023

Matrix Bodies, curated by Frederike Sperling, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, AT
rooted, AKINCI Gallery, Amsterdam, NE
Wannseewandeln, Wannsee Contemporary, Berlin, DE
I constantly wonder what time it is where you are, curated by Hana Ostan Ožbolt, Sector 1 Gallery, Bucharest, RO
DER BIO-ADAPTER, Contemporary Fine Arts (CFA), Berlin, DE
Gems for the Garden, curated by Adriana Blidariu, Botanical Garden of Bucharest, RO
State of Emergence, curated by Lesia Kulchynska & Catinca Tabacaru, NADA East Broadway, NY, USA
Mental Pictures, Import/Export, Warsaw, PL

2022

Plant Kingdom, Budapest Galeria, Budapest, HU
Aliens are temporary, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, DE
Devenir Fleurs, curated by Helene Guenin & Rebecca Francois, MAMAC, Nice, FR
Entangled Life: The Forest as Neural Network, curated by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk, RADIUS, Delft, NE

2021

You sit in a garden, curated by Chris Andrews, Centre Clark, Montreal, CA
Ducato Prize, Volumnia Space, Piacenza, IT
Electric Crossroads, curated by Radu Oreian, Bubble and Squeak, Brussels, BE
Harvest Home, curated by Veronika Cechova, AVU Pop Up Gallery, Prague, CZ
Under Pressure, curated by Living Content, Mobius Gallery, Bucharest, RO
How to be together, Art Encounters Biennale, curated by Kasia Redzis and Mihnea Mircan, Timișoara, RO Musikprotokoll, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, AT
The Venus Trap, solo presentation with SpazioA gallery at FIAC, Paris, FR

2020

Flow, curated by SpazioA, Pistoia, IT
touch, Peles Empire, Berlin, DE
Olev Subbi: Landscape from the End of Times, curated by Àngels Miralda, Tallinn Art Hall, EE Walking In Ice, curated by Justin Polera & Jesi Khadivi, XC Hua gallery, Berlin, DE Pulse /ˈsɪstəm/, initiated by Leo Fourdrinier, Galerie L’Axolotl, Toulon, FR

2019

The Long Term You Cannot Afford. On the Distribution of the Toxic, curated byAntonia Alampi, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, DE
Taking Root, curated by Jurriaan Benschop, Kunst Im Tunnel (KIT), Dusseldorf, DE The invisible inhale of an oceanic carbon breath, curated by Cristina Ramos, Etopia Centro de Arte y Tecnología, Zaragoza, SP
Rethinking the Image of the World – Projects and Sketches, curated by Cristian Nae & Adrian Bojenoiu, Le Mill, La Louviere, BE
Mutagenèse, curated by Nicolas de Ribou & Joris Thomas, Maison R&C,Marseille, FR
Interconnection: On Bodies of Water, curated by Veronika Čechová & Tereza Jindrová, Swimming Pool Projects, Sofia, BG
Imbroglio (or the ability to incorporate possibilities), curated by Like a Little Disaster, Polignano a Mare, IT
Tales of the haunted and the body, Casa Cristea Schneider, curated by Saskia Höfler-Hohengarten, Berlin, DE
What remains is what the poets found, PS120, curated by Jesi Khadivi & Justin Polera, Berlin, DE

2018

Manufacturing Nature / Naturalizing The Synthetic, curated by Diana Marincu, Frac des Pays de la Loire, FR
Sometimes I can see it all perfectly, curated by Alisha Danscher, Soy Capitan, Berlin, DE
Flood-Tide, Love Unlimited, Glasgow, UK
10 Years of Love, SpazioA, Pistoia, IT
Blood, Stop, Space, Gold, curated by Diana Marincu, JosedelaFuente Gallery, Santander, ES
The Inhabitant, curated by Christina Gigliotti, Polansky Gallery, Prague, CZ

2017

Life A User’s Manual, Art Encounters, curated by Ami Barak and Diana Marincu, Timișoara, RO
Becoming an Apricot.., Survival Kit 9, curated by Inga Lace, Jonatan Habib Enqvist, Solvita Kresse, Riga, LT
Notes on a shell, curated by Tiago Abreu Pinto & Sergio Verastegui, Marseille, FR Monsone, curated by Domenico de Chirico, Suprainfinit Gallery, Bucharest, RO
Grotto Capitale, Exile, Berlin, DE
Notes on the Afterlife, curated by Rokolectiv Festival, Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest, RO
Aerial Roots, Trapez, curated by Nikolett Eross, Budapest, HU

2016

Gestures of Tomorrow, Kunstverein Nuernberg – Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft, curated by Judith Grobe, Nuernberg, DE
Camera Plus. Biennial of Contemporary Photography and Moving Image I, Iasi, RO
The Disappearance of Technology, ODD, curated by Mircea Nicolae, Bucharest, RO Künstlich! Natürlich!, Sabot, Cluj-Napoca, RO

2015

Objects of Desire, Sabot Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, RO
14 × 14 – Survey of the Danube Region, MNAC Anexa, Bucharest, RO

RESIDENCIES

2023

Ad occhi chiusi… Fondazione Merz & ZACentrale, Palermo, IT

2022

Cite internationale des arts, Paris, FR

2018

XXXII Ateliers Internationaux at Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, FR

AWARDS

2022

Premio Ad occhi chiusi… Fondazione Merz & Artissima

2021
Ducato Prize for Contemporary Art

RAD Art Fair 2024
Nona Inescu, Admire Kamudzengerere, Rachel Monosov, Terrence Musekiwa, Xavier Robles de Medina and Mara Verhoogt
CARO, Bucharest
May 16th – May 19th, 2024

NADA Miami
Miami: Dec 2-5, 2023
Nona Inescu, Rachel Monosov