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Olivia Mihălţianu


Olivia Mihălţianu Olivia Mihălţianu

Olivia Mihălţianu Olivia Mihălţianu

Olivia Mihălţianu Olivia Mihălţianu

Olivia Mihălţianu Olivia Mihălţianu

Olivia Mihălţianu Olivia Mihălţianu

Olivia Mihălţianu Olivia Mihălţianu

Olivia Mihălţianu Olivia Mihălţianu

Olivia Mihălţianu Olivia Mihălţianu

Olivia Mihălţianu Olivia Mihălţianu

Olivia Mihălţianu Olivia Mihălţianu

Olivia Mihălţianu Olivia Mihălţianu

Olivia Mihălţianu Olivia Mihălţianu

Olivia Mihălţianu Olivia Mihălţianu

Olivia Mihălţianu Olivia Mihălţianu

Olivia Mihălţianu was born in 1981 in Bucharest, Romania, where she lives and works. She completed her studies at the University of Fine Arts, Bucharest with a Bachelor in Photo-Video-Computer Processing Image (2000-2004) and a Master in Visual Art (2004-2007). Her works where exhibited in institutions such as Brukenthal Museum (Sibiu, Romania), Pavlion Unicredit (Bucharest), Romanian Cultural Institute (Prague), Schafhof-Europaisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern (Freising, Germany), Maison de l'Europe (Luxemburg), NGBK (Berlin), National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gallery 3/4 (Bucharest), Kunsthalle (Vienna).



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…Alice without chains

text by Anca Mihuleţ


Olivia MihălÈ›ianu usually constructs her works as daily journals, acting and reacting to the situations around her: she documents places that are hidden from the viewer’s eye, she enters the intimacy of her subjects, she observes details that should not be observed, she plays with her identity…and all these with a sort of bitter amusement.

Olivia MihălÅ£ianu is part of a generation of artists that enjoys the status of being autonomous and develops a critical awareness of the standards of today’s constraint existence. Quite often, Olivia MihălÈ›ianu places the artistic experience on the verge between creation and consumption, in order to discover the vulnerability of the artistic product and to test the viewer. She pays a lot of attention to the medium in which she realizes her works, mysteriously combining object, photography, video and recordings on 16mm film. The visual constructions resulting from these combinations are mobile and instantaneously compatible with the spaces in which they are presented.

The artist’s feelings are balancing and rapidly changing, leaving room for parallel realities – from her grandmother’s kitchen, she easily slides behind the counter of an American supermarket, and from there to a golden room where Olivia is gently smoking a cigarette.

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oliviamihaltianu[at]yahoo[dot]com


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