Phoenix II, the tapestry of Sanda Bucur, is part of a thematic cycle inspired by the mythical bird endowed with virtues such as sacrifice, freedom, creativity, courage, faith, rigour and vigour; at the end of a long and mysterious life, it makes its own next out of incense and numerous aromatic herbs, and it lights it on fire; the pyre thus created is necessary for both the sacrifice assumed, as well for the embodied rebirth. In order to construct such a nest – in the exposed tapestry, this represents the central element of the tapestry – the bird grew tired of flights where it recorded fields, forests, settlements and waters. Seen from above, a perspective actually called vol d’oiseau, these represent the canvas where the magical place pending transformation takes shape.– Doina Pauleanu PhD, art critic and director of the Constanta Art Museum.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
1978 Graduated from the Decorative Arts Department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bucharest, Romania
1979 Master in Decorative Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bucharest, Romania
1980 Artistic debut: National Art Hall, Bucharest, Romania
1981 Hanul cu Tei Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
1982 UNESCO Gallery, Bielefeld, Germany;
1982 Fine Art Gallery, Warendorf, Germany;
1982 Tivoli Gallery, Wurzburg, Germany;
1984 Farini 24 Gallery, Modena, Italy;
1985 Gallery Des Arts, Dusseldorf, Germany;
1986 Gallery Des Arts, Dusseldorf, Germany;
1987 Art Gallery, Aachen, Germany;
1988 RosengartenGallery, Bielefeld, Germany;
1989 Orizont Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
1991 Gallery Chamber of Commerce, Wurzburg, Germany;
1991 Rosengarten Gallery, Bielefeld, Germany;
1991 Chiesa Oratori della Confraternità, Fannano, Italy;
1992 Galleria dei Muratori, Vignola, Italy;
1992 Gallery Chamber of Commerce, Wurzburg, Germany;
1993 Modern Art Gallery, Sassuolo, Italy;
1994 Modern Art Gallery, Sassuolo, Italy;
1996 Old Gallery, Modena, Italy;
1996 Palazzo Correr, Venice, Italy;
1997 Punta San Giuliano Gallery, Venice, Italy;
1999 Palazzo Correr, Venice, Italy;
2000 Fiera di Santo Stefano, Concordia Sagittaria, Italy;
2001 Art Mondo Art Gallery, Backnang, Germany;
2003 Palazzo Civier, Caorle, Italy;
2004 Italian Institute of Culture, Bucharest, Romania;
2004 BAKU Art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
2005 Abstract Spilinbergo Arte, Spilinbergo, Italy;
2005 ANTEL Caffe del Corso, Portogruaro, Italy;
2009 Palazzo Correr, Venice, Italy.
1983 II° Biennial of Modern Art (tapestry), Città della Spezia, Italy
1984 International Biennial of Modern Art (tapestry), Torino, Italy
1985 International Exhibition of Decorative Arts (tapestry), Sofia, Bulgaria
1990 Romanian Exhibition of Decorative Arts (tapestry), Moscow, Russia
1994 International Triennial of Tapestry, Bucharest, Romania
1997 International Triennial of Tapestry, Bucharest, Romania
2007 12th International Triennial of Tapestry, Lodz, Poland
2011 6 th International Biennial of Colours and Textures, Gdynia, Poland
2012 Decorative Art Biennial, Bucharest, Romania
2014 American Tapestry Biennial 10, U.S.A.
2014 Vision Art Museum - San Diego, California, U.S.A.
2014 Kent State University Museum - Kent, Ohio, U.S.A.
2014 Decorative Art Biennial 2014, Bucharest, Romania
2015 American Tapestry Biennial 10, Kaneko – Omaha, Nebraska
2015 Biennale Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea di Firenze, Italia
2015 The third prize and medal: „Lorenzo de Medici” - Textile Art, Biennale Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea, Firenze Italia.
1978 Germination, ceramic mosaic, 12 mp, Institute of Agronomy, Bucharest, Romania
1981 Spring, ceramic mosaic, 70 mp, Casa Studentesca, Buzau, Romania
1989 Genesis, ceramic mosaic, 50 mp, Braila Cultural Center, Romania.
Her works are kept in museums and private collections in the following countries: Romania, Germany, USA, France, Mexico, Finland, Israel, Belgium, Canada, Sweden, Italy.