Raluca at the Experimental Station for Research on Art and Life, Romania, 23 October 2022. Photo by Edi Constantin
Raluca Voinea is a curator and art critic, based in Bucharest. Since 2012 she is co-director of tranzit.ro Association. From 2012 to 2019 she managed tranzit.ro space in Bucharest. Starting with 2021, the ideas and approach that configured this space are continued in a new project, The Experimental Station for Research on Art and Life, realised by tranzit.ro together with a group of artists and other cultural workers in a village north of Bucharest. Since 2008 she is co-editor of IDEA arts + society magazine. Her work is grounded in a local context, yet open for transversal and transdisciplinary collaborations.
My residency takes place in the frame of a collaboration with Kunsthalle Seinäjoki, which I plan to visit in the first part of my stay, with hope of opening up the dialogue and understanding the local particularities of this institution. Most of my stay at HIAP will be dedicated to research about a potential future exhibition in Seinäjoki. Yet, I will use the opportunity to do studio visits with artists from Helsinki and other residents at HIAP, as well as visiting small scale institutions for contemporary art. I will try to find out also about projects with focus on ecology.
Raluca Voinea’s residency is realised in context of HICP – Helsinki International Curatorial Programme, a collaboration between Frame Contemporary Art Finland and HIAP