Aurora Dediu

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The small details of everyday life

Romanian artist Aurora Dediu was born in 1970 and is based in Bucharest. Her fine art training was in painting and she graduated from the Academy of Art, Bucharest in 1994. She went on to study for a Masters in Cultural Management under the Ecumest programme in Bucharest, Dijon and Florence in 1997-98. She undertook internships at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart and Manifesta 2 Info-Lab in Luxembourg. Since the late 1990s, she has worked in colour photography, creating a form of visual diary, tracing atmosphere and memory through everyday details and moments.
Romanian photographic artist Aurora Dediu lives and works in Bucharest. With a Fine Art degree in painting from the Academy of Art, Bucharest, she moved into colour photography at the end of the 1990s. She exhibits her work in the form of installation montages.

Dediu refers to the constants in her work as: ´documentary recordings of situations, places and spaces using familiar images, enhancing the details and focusing on ordinary matters.´ She speaks of ´colour as a powerful tool in the creation/perception of an image.´

A project entitled ´Visual Notes´ used the eyewitness approach. Dediu captures small details of everyday life which are later assembled, like a puzzle, to create the finished work. As she says, ´The fragments start to have a meaning together, to connect and to create different visual links.´

Aurora Dediu has had three solo exhibitions in Romania since 1999 and participated in several group exhibitions in Romania, Hungary and Italy.

Her interest in international cultural collaboration was furthered by studying for a Masters in Cultural Management under the Ecumest programme in 1997-98. The programme included study periods in Bucharest, Dijon and Florence. She spent working internships at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart and Manifesta 2 Info-Lab in Luxemburg.

Aurora Dediu was shortlisted for the Visiting Arts/Spike Island International Fellowship in 2001, nominated by Iosif Kiraly, Professor in the Photo-Video Department at the University of Arts, Bucharest.
Author: Judith Staines

Bio

Born in 1970, Romanian artist Aurora Dediu lives and works in Bucharest. She graduated from the Academy of Art, Bucharest in 1994 with a degree in painting. She went on to study for a Masters in Cultural Management under the Ecumest programme in Bucharest, Dijon and Florence in 1997-98, undertaking internships at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart and Manifesta 2 Info-Lab in Luxembourg. In recent years she has moved into colour photography and has had three solo exhibitions in Romania since 1999 and participated in group exhibitions in Romania, Hungary and Italy.

Works

Yucata Story

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2003
Yucata Story 1-6, photography, 2003

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selected)

Exhibition / Installation,
2003
2000 ´In Full Dress´, Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, Romania 1997 ´The Shadow´, Hungarian Museum of Photography, Kecskemet, Hungary 1996 ´Une Finestra sull´Est´, Galeria San Filippo Neri, Turin, Italy 1996 ´Experiment in Romanian Art 1960s-1990s´, Artexpo Gallery, Bucharest

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Exhibition / Installation,
2003
2000 ´Melancholia´, GAD Photogallery, National Theatre 3/4, Bucharest 2000 Sindan Cultural Center, Cluj, Romania 1999 International Centre for Contemporary Art, Bucharest

Merits

2002 Internship, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia (documentation research of art institutions in UK, organised by British Council)
1998 Internship, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart
1998 Internship, Manifesta 2, Info-Lab, Luxembourg

Projects

This artist took part in the following project(s) organized/funded by the culturebase.net partner institutions.

Spike Island International Fellowship 2001

(01 April 01 - 31 August 01)

Www

The Discourse of the Body

Article by Carmen Savu Iovitu

MNAC Romania

Under Artists Links - list of links to pages referencing Aurora Dediu

Idea Romania

magazine pages with articles in Romanian:

Adela Vaetisi: Privind la Sine si la Altii
Aurora Dediu: Balcon
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Yucata Story 4
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Yucata Story 3
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Yucata Story 2
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Yucata Story 1
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Angel
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Art Photo Romania

Article by Aurora Dediu describing her artistic process and themes in her work.
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