Ioana Nemes Archive

Ioana Nemes (1979-2011) was one of the most acknowledged and exhibited Romanian artists of her generation. She studied photography with Iosif Kiraly at the National University of Arts Bucharest. She was also known as a former professional handball player, who turned artist at the age of 21 after a serious knee accident. Nemes’s drive was fueled by the necessity to visualize and communicate as clearly as possible the hidden mechanism behind linguistic, visual, and psychological systems that define us.

Nemes participated in Istanbul Biennial, (2009), U-Turn Copenhagen (2008), Prague Biennial (2007) and Bucharest Bienniale 2 (2006). Her works have been shown in Art in General, NY (2011), Secession, Vienna (2010), Smart Project Space, Amsterdam (2009) and Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (2006) and most recently in exhibitions like Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module, New Museum, NY (2014), Sometimes we shouldn’t pretend everything is OK, Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest (2013), Ritual without Myth, Royal College of Art, London (2012), Desire is War, The Contemporary Art Gallery of Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu (2011), Communism Never Happened, Charim Gallery, Vienna (2011).
She was a resident at Art in General NY (2011), IASPIS Stockholm (2010) and Kulturkontakt Vienna (2004). She received the Future of Europe Art Prize from Galerie Für Zeitgenossische Kunst, Leipzig (2007).

She was part of different collectives working in art, fashion and interior design contexts: KILOBASE BUCHAREST (2011), Apparatus 22 (2011), Rozalb de Mura (2004 – 2010) and Liste Noire (2004 – 2011).
As she was cofounder of KILOBASE BUCHAREST, we are actively involved in the international introduction, research, dissemination and presentation of the work of Ioana Nemes.
Ioana Nemes: Sometimes we shouldn’t pretend everything is OK.