contact: aria_zah@yahoo.com

 

Lives and works in London.

Born in Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania

 

2012   MA Fine Art (Printmaking), Royal College of Art, London

2010   Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art, Byam Shaw School of Art, UAL, London

2008   BA in Cinematography and Media (Photography and Video), National University of Arts, Bucharest, Romania

 

2021   Secret Language, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest
2020   My Life Coach Insisted on 90 Days of Self Love, Atelier 35, Bucharest (curated by Diana Badea and Daria

           Nedelcu)
           Unstilled Life: Artist Animations 1980 – 2020 (online exhibition), Tintype Gallery in collaboration with Ron 

           Mados Gallery and blinkvideo, London (curated by Paul Carey-Kent and Emma Cousin, with Teresa Grimes)
           SO FAR SO GOOD, Budapest Gallery, Budapest (curated by Flóra Gadó)
           Viral self-portraits (online exhibition), Moderna galerija (MG+MSUM), Ljubljana, Slovenia
           52proposalsforthe20s, Instagram project curated by Maria Lind
2019   
EBC 023, East Bristol Contemporary, Bristol

           Art Encounters Biennial 2019, Timisoara (curated by Maria Lind and Anca Rujoiu)
           Mostyn Open 2019, Llandudno, Wales
           The Immeasurable, Thames-Side Gallery, London (curated by Hannah Conroy and Linda Persson)
           ppm#4 – copy art show, Aiciacolo, Cluj, Romania
           The Web of Fabric, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest
           Mimesis; Narrative; Against hegemony, APT Gallery, London

2018   <pre><history>Romanian* Art Now, Suprainfinit Gallery, Bucharest

           Reading as Rhythm, Tate Exchange Liverpool (performance in collaboration with Ross taylor as part of the                   Control Magazine retrospective), UK

2017   Tender ButtonsSALÓN, Madrid (with Fran meana and curated by Cristina Ramos and Alfredo Aracil)

           DEBT., Tintype Gallery, London (solo exhibition)

           Mind.Language.Matter, St Mary's House, Norwich

2016   SAY WHAT ?, ASC Gallery, London

           Identify your limitations, acknowledge the periphery, Vitrine Gallery, London

           The Staging of an exhibition, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest (solo exhibition)

           Bench, Tintype Gallery, London

2015   A Leap of Faith - The LivingRoom, St Laurence Church, Catford, London

           LOOKING LONDON, TALKING TOKYO, Tintype Gallery, London (solo project)

           London Open 2015, Whitechapel Gallery, London

           An evening with Flat i, Flat i, London

           Feel the discourse!, Guest Projects, London

           Hidden in plain sight, NUA Gallery, Norwich

2014   The Forgotten Pioneer Movement, District Kunst- und Kulturforderung, Berlin

           A well furnished room, IngridProjects, London (solo exhibition)

2013   Kltz.Pmz.AAAAA!, Tintype Gallery, London (solo exhibition)

           Blue Plastic Bag, AIRstudio, Central Saint Martins, UAL (collab. with Ross Taylor - funded by the Arts Council,              England

           The Round Manual, Arch Collective, London

2012   Hospitable Plains, Brussels Arts Factory, Brussels

           2nd Exhibition, CGP, London

2011   RE--READ, An Assembley Projects, London

          1st Exhibition, CGP, London

2010   Pas Pas Cichi Cichi a performance for the sea, Coastal Currents, Hastings

           OPEN, 14 Cheshire street, London

           subSTRATUM, Islington Arts Factory, London

           In the memory of light, Kingsgate Gallery, London

2009   I KNOW A FRIEND THAT KNOWS A FRIEND..., Het Poortgebouw, Rotterdam

           Perfect answers, Factory Projects, London

2008   Real Presence, House of Legacy, Belgrade, Serbia

           Archive in Residence, UNA Galeria, Bucharest

           Archive in Residence, VBKO, Vienna

2007   The XIVth edition of ViIla Nova de Cerveria Biennale, Portugal

           A sangue frredo/In cold blood, group exhibition at Romanian Cultural Institute, Venice

           FEMIDOM, Galeria Noua, Bucharest

 

Filmography

 

Public Figure (2021), The Six basic Rules of UnTidying (2020), The Mess Can’t Clean the Hand (2020) and When I Occupy the Present (2019). 

 

Residencies and grants

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2019   Chelsea Arts Club Trust – Trustees Award 

2013   Windows Comission, AIRstudio, CSM, UAL

2012   Augustus Martin Award

2010   AIR residency, AIRstudio, London

           Artists' and Collectors' Bursury, UAL 

2009   REAL PRESENCE, Belgrade, Serbia

 

Other Projects and Publications

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2014   Control Magazine | Issue Nineteen (contributor)

           Neru Phuyt | Issue 1 (contributor)

2013   UM:DRUCK | Issue 25

           Artforum, Best of 2013

2005 - 08  Experimental, multimedia and collective novel RUBIK, Bucharest, Romania