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Brătescu, Geta

Artists

Geta Brătescu

*1926 in Ploiești, Romania. Lived in Bucharest, Romania, - died 2018 in Bucharest.

About Geta Brătescu

As a contemporary witness to Romania's turbulent history, from the kingdom to the dictatorship under Nicolae Ceaușescu from 1967 to 1989 to the current parliamentary democracy, Geta Brătescu's extensive work is one leading voices of a contemporary artistic language in the Eastern European context.
As artist with a rich and long career, Geta Brătescu developed a complex body of work that comprises drawing, collage, engraving, tapestry, object, photography, experimental film, video, and performance. She studied at the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy and concurrently at the Fine Arts Academy in Bucharest and worked as an artistic director for the magazine 'Secolul 20 (20th Century)', renamed 'Secolul 21 (21st Century)' at the turn of the millennium.

Geta Brătescu took part in some of the most important contemporary art exhibitions, such as Documenta 14, Athens and Kassel, 2017, La Biennale di Venezia, 2013, La Triennale, Paris, Palais de Tokyo, 2012, and the 12th Istanbul Biennial, 2011. In 2017, Geta Brătescu represented Romania in the Venice Biennale with the project 'Apparitions', the first solo show of a woman artist in the Romanian Pavilion.

  • Geta Brătescu, Doamna Oliver în costum de călătorie (Lady Oliver in Traveling Costume), 1980, Photo: Mihai Brătescu, Courtesy Ivan Gallery
    Lady Oliver in Traveling Costume, 1980
    Poto: Mihai Brătescu, Courtesy Ivan Gallery
  • Geta Brătescu, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Retrospective 2016
    Retrospective – Hamburger Kunsthalle
    30 Apr – 07 Aug 2018
  • Geta Brătescu, Apparitions, 2017, Venice Biennial, Romanian Pavilion
    Apparitions, 57. Venice Biennial, Romanian Pavilion, 2017
    Photo: Jens Ziehe, Courtesy Ivan Gallery
  • Geta Brătescu, Earthcake ,1992, VHS Videostill
    Earthcake, 1992, Videostill
    Camera: Alexandru Solomon, Courtesy Ivan Gallery

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