Botéa Irina


Irina-Botea-artisttalk-1In her work Irina Botea tries to reinterpret the images of History made by the media, and to develop sympathy with the more or less active protagonists of historical situations to which our only access is now through the media.


Education :

  • BSc in Geology and Geophysics in 1995 from Bucharest University
  • a BFA and MFA from Bucharest University of Arts in 2001
  • an MFA from theSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006.

Solo and group exhibitions :

  • New Museum,New York, MUSAC (Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilia and Leon)
  • National Gallery Jeu de Paume, Paris
  • Kunsthalle Winterthur, Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid
  • Gwangju Biennale 2010, U-Turn Quadriennial, Copenhagen
  • 51st Venice Biennale
  • Prague Bienale
  • Kunst-Werke, Berlin
  • Casa Encendida, Madrid
  • Salzburger Kunstverein, HMKV Halle, Dortmund
  • Casino de Luxembourg
  • Kunstforum, Vienna
  • Foksal Gallery, Warsaw
  • Argos Center for Art and Media, Brussels
  • MNAC (National Museum of Contemporary Art), Bucharest
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Szczecin, Poland
  • Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowki Castle, Warsaw.



  • Artefact Festival, Leuven
  • Rotterdam Film Festival
  • Impakt Panorama, Utrecht
  • Polis Adriatic Europe Festival


Awards :

  • Impakt Film
  • Festival Silver Award
  • International Residence at Recollets
  • Cite des Arts, Paris
  • Constantin Brancusi Fellowship
  • AAUW International fellowship
  • PEO, International Peace Fellowship
  • UAP Award (Romanian Union of Artists Award)
  • UNESCO – ASCHBERG Bursaries for Artists



  • Flash Art
  • Kunstforum
  • Arhitext
  • Trends in Romania After 1989, etc.


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