Iulia Nistor, Two Forward, Three Back, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium
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The paintings of Romanian-born artist, Iulia Nistor allude to the seemingly hidden and undefined, ultimately having as subject the method of their making. She follows a tenaciously developed procedure that consists of overlapping various layers of paint and repeatedly removing them.

For the artist, regress results from this method of informing and discharging which creates the sensual field. Her painting process is a process of excavation –subtracting from the image either by taking away parts of the still wet color with paper pressings or if in a dry state, sanding or scrapping it off. As a result, the leftover fragments of multiple layers sediment and forge a ground from which signifying gestures and forms emerge.

Iulia Nistor (1985, Bucharest) lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Her solo exhibitions include: Two Forward, Three Back, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels (2019); Revenge of the Given, Plan B, Berlin (2019); Eary Poise, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2017); canary in a coal mine, Plan B, Berlin (2017); Before Interpretation, Galeria Electroputere, Craiova (2015); .../.../..., Strabag Kunstforum, Vienna (2015); (i)... (ii)... (iii)... (iv)..., Aiurart Contemporary Art Space, Bucharest (2014).

Her work has been presented in group exhibitions such as Rethinking the Image of the World / Projects and Sketches, Ianchelevichi Museum, La Louviere (2019);  Spațiu (Continuare și sfârșit): Iulia Nistor & Achraf Touloub, Scena9, Bucharest (2019); After Rubens, Städel Museum, Frankfurt (2018); Track Changes, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2016); Gardeners Digest - The Yew, Societas Horti (CCA), Tbilisi (2016); The Real Kiss, Johanne, Frankfurt (2016); DIY Immortality Program (MTL II), Heute, Nuremberg (2015); Into Black, Sala Tipografia, Bucharest (2015); Preisträgerausstellung, Strabag Kunstforum, Vienna (2014); Escapes: Colony. Endocosmos. Ulysses. Unsent Postcards, Museo Guerra Junqueiro, Porto (2013). 


since 2012
PhD in Philosophy coordinated by Prof. Dr. Hans Rott, Analytic Philosophy, Regensburg  
2015 – 2018 Städelschule Frankfurt, Prof. Amy Sillman and Monika Baer (Painting) 
2012 – 2014 Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg, Prof. Thomas Hartmann (Painting) 
2004 – 2011 Philosophy, German Literature and Art History at the Universities in Erlangen and Regensburg

Solo Exhibitions

Revenge of the Given, Plan B, Berlin, Germany
Two Forward, Three Back, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium
canary in a coal mine, Plan B, Berlin, Germany 
Eary Poise, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
Before Interpretation, Galeria Electroputere, Craiova, Romania
.../.../..., Strabag Kunstforum, Vienna, Austria
(i)... (ii)... (iii)... (iv)..., Aiurart Contemporary Art Space, Bucharest, Romania
Non-Sense, Galeria 26, Bucharest, Romania    

Group Exhibitions

Rethinking the Image of the World / Projects and Sketches, curated by Adrian Bojenoiu and Cristian Nae, Lanchelevichi Museum, La Louviere, Belgium 
Spațiu (Continuare și sfârșit): Iulia Nistor & Achraf Touloub, curated by Mihnea Mircan, Scena9, Bucharest, Romania
After Rubens, Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
What do you represent now?, plan5, Stockholm, Sweden
Mobile Biennial - Tour of Moldavia, Club Electroputere, Moldavia
Gardeners Digest: The Yew I, Societas Horti, Tbilisi, Georgia
Track Changes, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
Ella CB & Iulia Nistor, Johanne, Frankfurt, Germany  
The Real Kiss, Johanne, Frankfurt, Germany
Appearance and Essence, ArtEncounters 1st edition, Timisoara, Romania
DIY Immortality Program (MTL II), Heute: project space, Nuremberg, Germany
Into Black, Sala de Tipografie, Combinatul Fondului Plastic, Bucharest, Romania
areal17, AYCP Festival, Halle, Germany
PediCure (MTL I), Heute: project space, Nuremberg, Germany
Preisträgerausstellung, Strabag Kunstforum, Vienna, Austria
BYOB (bring your own beamer), Quelle Areal, Nuremberg, Germany 
Mooon, Aiurart Contemporary Art Space, Bucharest, Romania
8 – Problema infinitului personal, Galeria 26, Bucharest, Romania
Q17/Q18, Offen auf AEG, AEG Areal, Nuremberg, Germany 
Escapes: Colony. Endocosmos. Ulysses. Unsent Postcards, Museu Guerra Junqueiro, Porto, Portugal
Forum Junge Kunst, Westböhmisches Museum, Pilsen, Czech Republic 

Iulia Nistor Two Forward, Three Back
Iulia Nistor Eary Poise
Track Changes
Curated by Plan B