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Ileana Pașcalău

(1985, Bucharest)

Studied Fine Arts and Art History at the National University of Arts in Bucharest and at the Universität der Künste Berlin. Her works explores the history of the body, focusing on individual and collective fears and fantasies. In installations, sculptures and drawings she analyzing restrictions, anxieties and guilt mechanisms, as well as emancipation discourses arisen in such contexts. Medical theories, social beliefs, religious ideas that have shaped the image of women in history, as well as the influence of these discourses on our contemporary society, are central to Ileana’s work. Since 2018, she isusing archival materials to develop works that question gendered forms of punishment, collective violence and the resurrection of shaming and stigmatization practices in the 20th and 21st centuries.