ART ENCOUNTERS | Appearance & Essence | 3-31 OCTOBER 2015 TIMISOARA | ARAD
Iulia Gabriela Toma is a mixed-media artist who works with the means of aesthetic expression through textile, as well as with photography, painting, installation and text in each work. Recently she has been focusing on social issues that she expresses in her own individual way: feminism, women's rights, interpersonal relations of closed communities, the materiality of urban living, social justice, etc.. Toma builds a personal discourse that is expressively and aesthetically organised in visual and activist orientations, each time trying to place the balance between message and material at an ever increasingly elaborate level. She teaches in the Department of Art & Design, Textile section at the National University of Arts Bucharest, practicing pedagogy in harmony with her personal activity as well as with the innovation required for didactic activity within the artistic discipline. Among her recent exhibitions are: Mapping Bucharest: Art, Memory, and Revolution 1916-2016, group show part of Vienna Biennale 2015, MAK Vienna, Twilled Connections, group show, tranzit.ro, Bucharest, Kinder. Küche. Kirche, solo show, Calina Gallery, Timisoara and Untitled Fighter, solo show, 2014, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest. Represented by Ivan Gallery, Bucharest.