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Iulia Nistor’s paintings and spatial interventions work with uncertainty and disorientation as a way of questioning. Ideas of doubt, affect and regress emerge from a process of informing and discharging the paintings’ surface. A given is undone through negative procedures, subtracting from the image by sanding, scraping and paper pressing. The image becomes clear when the leftover fragments sediment into a ground from which a gesture can emerge. But the painting remains suspended between being the material record of revisions and a temporal certainty. Her spatial interventions alter an architectural or material aspect of the space, which goes unmentioned in the exhibition itself.

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 4th Mediterranean Biennial, Sakhnin (2021); EnormousBalls, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels (2020); 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).

CV

Education
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
2019

Revenge of the Given, Plan B, Berlin, Germany
Two Forward, Three Back, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium
2017
canary in a coal mine, Plan B, Berlin, Germany
Eary Poise, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
2015
Before Interpretation, Galeria Electroputere, Craiova, Romania
.../.../..., Strabag Kunstforum, Vienna, Austria
2014
(i)... (ii)... (iii)... (iv)..., Aiurart Contemporary Art Space, Bucharest, Romania
2013
Non-Sense, Galeria 26, Bucharest, Romania    

Group Exhibitions
2021

4th Mediterranean Biennial, Sakhnin, Israel
Secret Wing, Timisoara Art Encounters Biennale 2021, Timisoara, Romenia
2020
EnormousBalls, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium
2019
Rethinking the Image of the World / Projects and Sketches, curated by Adrian Bojenoiu and Cristian Nae, Ianchelevichi Museum, La Louviere, Belgium
Spațiu (Continuare și sfârșit): Iulia Nistor & Achraf Touloub, curated by Mihnea Mircan, Scena9, Bucharest, Romania
2018
After Rubens, Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
2017
What do you represent now?, plan5, Stockholm, Sweden
Mobile Biennial - Tour of Moldavia, Club Electroputere, Moldavia
2016
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
2015
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
2014
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
2013
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
2012 
Forum Junge Kunst, Westböhmisches Museum, Pilsen, Czech Republic

Exhibitions
EnormousBalls
Iulia Nistor Two Forward, Three Back
Iulia Nistor Eary Poise
Track Changes
Curated by Plan B
Publications
Romanian Contemporary Art 2010–2020: Rethinking the Image of the World: Projects and Sketches Iulia Nistor
2021
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