Nona Inescu (n. 1991) has studied at the Chelsea College of Art & Design in London (2009-2010), at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp (2010-2011) and completed her studies in 2016, at the National University of Arts in Bucharest (Photo-Video Department, 2016). Her art practice is interdisciplinary and encompasses photography, object, installation, video, sound, and works that incorporate poetic, historical references and challenge conventional ways of viewing and thinking, while opening up new possibilities for deciphering ‚The Symbolic’. Her artworks can be described as interweaving sensorial and conceptual qualities. Her most recent work focuses on the human interaction with natural and primitive materials.
Selected exhibitions: Becoming an Apricot…, Survival Kit 9, Riga (2017), Grotto Capitale, Exile, Berlin (2017); Aerial Roots, Trapez, Budapest (2017); Monsone, Suprainfinit Gallery, Bucharest (2017); Conversation with a stone, SpazioA, Pistoia (2016, solo); Gestures of Tomorrow, Kunstverein Nürnberg – Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft, Nürnberg (2016); Her latent image, Kube Musette, Bucharest (2016, solo); Hands don’t make magic, Sabot, Cluj-Napoca (2015, solo).
Nona Inescu’s work concentrates on the interpretation of the post-humanist relations of the human body to the surrounding space and to technology. In her video production Where touch begins, we are, of all the senses, touch is the most directly charged with intimacy. In this way, touch can transfigure and blur the edges of both the individual as well as the objects in an interaction. By building a language based on sensuality, the human body can expand infinitely through touch, and reality is inherently translated.