A line that weaves and winds

Artist: Adelina Ivan

Wednesday, 16.02.2022, 18:00

We are very happy to announce a new edition of Insomnia Nights & Days, with special guest Adelina Ivan, on Wednesday, 16th February, starting at 18.00h, at Anca Poterasu Gallery (Popa Soare 26, Bucharest). The event is titled after the solo show of the artist in Iceland, curated by Lisa Attensperger, during the artist’s residency at ARTAK350, on the Grundarfjordur peninsula.


During the event in Bucharest, we invite you to discover the artist’s explorations in her recent drawings and documentations of installations in the public space during the Icelandic residency. An installation consisting of three layers, with the surrounding landscape as a backdrop. The lines of the mountains and the lines of a salt pile are juxtaposed by a piece of rope, resembling the silhouette of naturas well as reminding the viewer of the outlines of the human body.


Supporting the installation are a series of sketches on display at the artist’s residency, dedicated to the process of recurring movement, in which the linear spread of time is unravelled. Abstract shapes disclose the duality of the body as a topography, as well as demonstrating terrane through the simplicity of linework.The basis of Adelina`s artistic practice is the social and cultural critique of practicing femininity, demonstrated through the human form. She uses the body as a base for putting into balance force and frailty, exposure and protection, transiency and permanence, represented by the idea of rhythm and repetitive motions.


The artistic residency of Adelina Ivan in Iceland was organized by ARAC and ARTAK350, in the framework of ARAC Art & Residency 2020 – 2022, with the support of the EEA Grans 2014 – 2021 within the RO-CULTURA Programme.




Adelina Ivan works with different media, from video to textile installations and drawing, examining structures and geometries in a quest for the composition and disintegration of matter. Her practice is grounded in a social and cultural critique of the conventions that have distorted an otherwise all-encompassing realm of possibilities of enacting femininity. Force and frailty are balanced in a display of rhythmicity and repetitive movement, operating within the irregularities of abstract forms.


She studied at the Arts University in Bucharest and exhibited at Litost Gallery Prague, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature Paris, MNAC Bucharest, Media Art Festival Arad, Artissima Torino, Anca Poterașu Gallery Bucharest, Spinnerei Leipzig, Kunsthalle Bega, tranzit .ro / bucurești, Tokio Art Screening Festival, Jean-Claude Mayer Gallery Frankfurt, MARe Museum of Recent Art Bucharest, Black and White Biennial Satu Mare Museum of Art, ODD Bucharest, Design Biennale Istanbul.




This project is financed with the support of EEA Grants 2014 – 2021 within the RO-CULTURE Program.


The EEA Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe. There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.


The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA Grants amount to €1.55 billion. More info on: www.eeagrants.org and www.eeagrants.ro


RO-CULTURE is implemented in Romania by the Ministry of Culture through the Project Management Unit. The Programme aims at strengthening social and economic development through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management. The total budget amounts to 34 million EUR. More details are available on www.ro-cultura.ro