Maia Stefana Oprea


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STACKING/ STIVUIRE @ Annart Gallery 2016

[EN] Following the receipt of the AnnArt Prize that the AnnArt Foundation offers to young artists, starting from 2011, in September 2016 took place the exhibition STACKING, curated by Raluca Băloiu, which comprised a series of works, from painting to the installation-object – created over the years 2015, 2016. The viewer meets with a complex network of pieces of an unusual archive, composed of objects built on media such as canvas, cardboard and tablets; By the composition of the latter (recycled paper, vegetable dust and ashes) the artist Maia Ştefana Oprea defines the approach of recovering a flow of personal life, with openness to the collective horizon, interconnected and impermanent.

————————————————————————————————————————————————————-[RO] Ca urmare a primirii Premiului AnnArt pe care Fundaţia AnnArt îl oferă tinerilor artişti, cu începere din 2011, în luna septembrie 2016 a avut loc expoziția Stivuire, curatoriată de Raluca Băloiu, care a cuprins o serie de lucrări, de la pictură la instalaţie-obiect – create pe parcursul anilor 2015, 2016. Privitorul se întâlneşte cu o reţea complexă de piese ale unei arhive insolite, compuse din obiecte construite pe suporturi precum pânză, carton şi tăbliţe; prin compoziţia acestora din urmă (hârtie reciclată, praf vegetal şi cenuşă) artista Maia Ștefana Oprea îşi defineşte abordarea recuperării unui flux al vieţii personale, cu deschidere către orizontul colectiv, interconectat şi impermanent. 

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signing – at the opening of Stacking exhibition, September 2016 at Annart Gallery

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signature on the wall of Annart Gallery

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opening of Stacking exhibition at Annart Gallery, artist Maia Ștefana Oprea (left), Gabriela Massaci (center), curator Raluca Băloiu (right)

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COLOURS OF LIFE @ CANTACUZINO CASTLE

The opening of Colours of Life exhibition at Cantacuzino Castel, Bușteni — with Andreea Floreanu, Radu Rodideal, Alexandru Cazanaru, Oana Ionel, Bianca Ioniță, Thomas Emmerling and Alexandra Tataru at Castelul Cantacuzino.

The opening of Colours of Life exhibition at Cantacuzino Castel, Bușteni — with (from left to right) Andreea Floreanu, Radu Rodideal,  Alexandru Cazanaru, Maia Ștefana Oprea, Bianca Ioniță, Thomas Emmerling and Alexandra Tataru at Castelul Cantacuzino.

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A great lover of art, Thomas Emmerling, the man who brought Salvador Dali at the famous Romanian Cantacuzino Castle in Bușteni (in the southern Carpathian Mountains), held at the same sumptuous palace in Prahova Valley an interesting art exhibition of Young Romanian Art. Seven top artists of the new generation (Alexandra Baciu Alexandru Căzănaru, Andreea Floreanu, Bianca Ioniță, Maia Ștefana Oprea, Radu Rodideal and Alexandra Camelia Tătaru) present their works in the exhibition “Colours of Life”, from Saturday, 24 October until December 6, 2015. Continue reading


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THE IN-TRIGÂ BOX

THE IN-TRIGÂ BOX installation :  print on A4 (both sides), wood

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The In-Trigâ box was shown in relation with an exhibition of my litograph engravings and thus had the purpose of revealing my creative and making processes. These digital prints were inserted in a wooden table-box and could be taken and viewed by the visitors. 

UN-FINISHED exhibition @Colony Art Gallery, 2014

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‘COME AND LOOK. I(t) kicked the bucket. I(t)’M lying there, totally snuffed!’ – part 2

Within the installation ‘COME AND LOOK. I(t) kicked the bucket. I(t)’M lying there, totally snuffed!’, the public was invited to take one zăerc (What is a zăerc?) from the installation, in order to later photograph it its the new space (public space, inside the apartment, uncertain space, selfie with the zăerc, etc.).

Below are the photos received from the public and exposed as part of the installation and within the exhibition “What About Gregor Samsa” @ Galeria Anca Poterașu, Bucharest. MANY THANKS to all the participants !


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‘COME AND LOOK. I(t) kicked the bucket. I(t)’M lying there, totally snuffed!’ – part 1

ENGLISH (for Romanian please scroll down). The following installation is part of my In-trigâ project. I invite you to read more About Trigâ: http://www.maiaoprea.ro/ro/in-triga/despre

‘Come and look. I(t) kicked the bucket. I(t)’M lying there, totally snuffed!’

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is an installation realised after the call for projects entitled ” What about Gregor Samsa ?” , launched by Anca Gallery Poteraşu in 2015 under the curatorship of Ioana Mandeal. Continue reading


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FINISSAGE ‘AFTER ZĂERCS’ exhibition, 2014

FOR  FRENCH  AND  ROMANIAN  TRANSLATIONS  PLEASE  SCROLL  DOWN :

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ENGLISH: The following text is an excerpt from Pavel Șușară’s speech as a special invitee to the ending of my solo exhibition “After Zăercs” at Signum Gallery,  Bucharest, 31 october 2014

PAVEL ȘUȘARĂ (born in 1953, Banat) is a renowned author, art critic and historian, Romanian poet and writer, researcher of art history at the Institute of Art History of the Romanian Academy. Continue reading

DEVIS GREBU in the opening of AFTER ZĂERCS exhibition

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Master Devis Grebu honoured me greatly by opening my exhibition AFTER ZĂERCS @Signum Gallery in Bucharest:

http://www.maiaoprea.ro/en/news/exhibitions/after-zaercs

EN: … she is a sort of locomotive, a locomotive that doesn’t crush the truck or the barriers when they meet, but who simply — I would say– plants flowers behind. She is multiple, has no limits, has this curiosity of the genius to insert, to intervene in all areas, in all matters … and succeeds, and does them very well, in my opinion even better: out of the ordinary. I am so happy for her evolution. It was 11 years ago that we met for the first time. (…) This exhibition is a more special exhibition, since it also has its humor, having been started out of a language problem …… ever since her childhood.

She uses many different materials here, which she either combines or suggests. In the paintings that she does with oil or acrylic on canvas she still suggests combinations of diverse materials. I do not think that one can define her, figurative, surrealist, abstract? I look at her paintings and they could be abstract, but also surrealist or figurative. Because you discover – if you want — in each of the paintings elements that are specific to these categories. I think this is actually a quality. Better yet, not to be integrated under a specific dome. Neither I, in what I do, I don’t think that I could fall under a certain (…) and maybe I an subjective because I see in her the same ambitions, the same desires.


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