Sanda Bucur

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Sanda Bucur

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



PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS:


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.



INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS:


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



AWARDS:


2015    The third prize and medal: „Lorenzo de Medici” - Textile Art, Biennale Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea, Firenze Italia.


 


PUBLIC WORKS:


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.