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Roxana Ajder

(1991, Cluj-Napoca)

is a contemporary painter currently living and working in Cluj-Napoca. Her work addresses issues related to the ambivalent features of the concept of femininity and beauty in contemporary society. She is particularly interested in the plasticity of the human body. Recalling (neo)expressionist painting gestures combined with feminist discourse, conceptual art, and eroticism, the relationship between art, nature, and feminine beauty, or between models of art history and supermodels of the twentieth century, her works, in general, contribute to larger undestandings of feminine experience and identity. Thus, the subject lies between the classical nude narrative and the immediate physical reality, the painting not only starting new discussions around stereotypes in terms of idealized and de-idealized femininity but also having underlying meanings that evoke distinct ideological encodings.

In 2019 she was one of the finalists of the Biennale Jeune Création Européenne and she took part in a series of collective exhibitions organized in 6 European cities from 2019 to 2021.