Preoccupied with bookbinding, Márta Adorjáni (b. 1987) creates artist’s books, combining various graphical and printing techniques in her artistic practice. She has coordinated multiple bookbinding workshops within the project “The most beautiful books in Romania” and during the Minitremu Art Camp.
Selected exhibitions: Narrating images / Imagining narrations, Domino, The Paintbrush Factory, Cluj-Napoca (2017); Tandem (“The most beautiful books in Romania”), K’arte Gallery, Târgu-Mureș (2016); No Man’s Land, NAG, Bucharest (2016); EIBAB – European International Book Art Biennale, Bucharest (2015); Lucrări invizibile [Invisible works], Ericcson Gallery, Budapest (2015); Working Title, MAGMA Contemporary Art Exhibition Space, Sfântu-Gheorghe (2014); Tízeset – Spanyolnátha V, Mail Art International Biennial, Herman Ottó Museum, Miskolc (2014); Couleur locale 2, B5 Studio, Târgu-Mureș (2013); Márta Adorjáni, Pál Gallery and Action House, Miercurea Ciuc (2013, solo); Budapest Art Expo, International Biennial of Young Artists, MűvészetMalom, Szentendre (2013); No place for Roma?, tranzit.ro/Cluj, Cluj-Napoca (2012).
Márta Adorjáni’s artistic practice focuses on the artist book and book binding, on the study of printing techniques, photography and graphics. In the series Initiation in the Art of Seeing, Márta works based on a notebook of her childhood drawings, clipping the contour of the drawings and the written letters. The paper “lace” thus obtained is subsequently used to make photograms developed in the sunlight which recompose the relation between positive and negative, between fullness and void. The layers of this process of image decomposing and recomposing mirrors the unequal rhythm of memory and the narratives about the past.