I am an interdisciplinary designer and artist exploring themes like language and contemporary communication influenced by technology and media.
I move through gifs, collages, drawings, installations and other various mediums and use mostly kitsch and pop imagery.
Currently working on a research about the transition between communicating with text to communicating with images in online conversations and the use of animated GIFs as rhetorical devices.
Born in Romania, I am currently based in Rotterdam, NL.
AKV|St.Joost in Breda, the Netherlands.
Master in Graphic Design
Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Rennes, France.
Erasmus grant; studied Visual Communication
University of Art and Design from Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Bachelor in Graphic Arts
2018 - Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, USA
2017 - Visual Kontakt gallery, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2019 - Open Archief project at Het Nieuwe Instituut and Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (supported by Mondriaan Fonds)
2018 - IBB grant from CBK Rotterdam
2017 - IBB grant from CBK Rotterdam
2017 - Project grant from Romanian Cultural Institute New York
2018 - GIFS - Media Summer Night at Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Hilversum, NL
2018 - Artist talk at Garage Cafe #6, at Garage Rotterdam, NL
2017 - Digital Exquisite Corpse at Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver, Canada
2017 - Goodbye Expectations at Conversas Rotterdam, NL (artist talk)
2017 - Autonomous Fabric Symposium (Willem de Kooning Academy / Leeszaal West, Rotterdam, NL with Conversas Rotterdam)
2015 - lecture at AKV St Joost, Breda, The Netherlands
2014 - Kitsch! at Conversas Rotterdam, NL (artist talk)
Matter / Medium, nrc.next, Rotterdam Hogeschool (Profielen Megazine), Haptic Animation Amplifier, Tupperware Russia, Manifest: Animation Show and Tell, Conversas Rotterdam
2013 - present - independent designer, artist, illustrator
2018 - present - initiator of Pulse by Oana Clitan
2016, 2017 - Co-organizer at Conversas Rotterdam
2015 - Coordinator at Open Set - Dutch Design Summer School
2014 - one of the initiators of Wecup