About







“Lea Rasovszky's art can be considered as a reflection on the seemingly endless births, metamorphoses, deaths, and ensuing resurrections of pop culture, “the sole myth system that unites us all”, as Leslie Fiedler once said.
Indeed, at first sight it's all there, mostly in the form of small drawings and mixed media panels, or in room installations: the bodies, the boobs, the (s)dicks, the sex, the fashion, the kitsch, the bunnies, the sunglasses, the beauty nails, the Teletubbies, good old Mickey Mouse, the gender trouble, the shrill colors of advertisement, the hype of the new media, even the specters of religion roaming among the earthly sinners at the supermarket.
Rasovszky's works are characterized by a fresh roughness and rawness, albeit never taking delight in trash. Nonetheless, they always espouse an in–your–face–attitude, sometimes marked by anger, melancholy, even bitterness, sometimes by crude irony and humor.“ – Dr. Jörg Scheller

Education:

2008 - 2010: MA in Video Art and Multimedia, National University of Art, Photo Video Dept.
2005 - 2008: BA in Video and Photography, National University of Art, Photo Video Dept.

Co-founder of MATKA (founded in 2015), an NGO promoting new strategies of education through art and creativity, focusing on underprivileged areas of Bucharest and involving visual artists, designers, illustrators, architects and others from the creative community of Bucharest. 


Curatorial work / Project managing:
2015 – 2016 : board member and exhibition manager of artist run space LOCUS CAV (Visual Art Center in subordination to the Artist Union Bucharest), Bucharest, Romania.
2013 – 2014 : board member and exhibition manager of project space Gallery 26, Bucharest, Romania
2010 – 2012 : board member and exhibition manager of artist run space PLATFORMA, MNAC Anexa, 1st floor, Bucharest, Romania
2016 – Don’t Sweat The Technique, Lateral Art Space, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (project managing)
2013 – Inside Insights , Aiurart Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (co-curator)
2013 – RABBITS, (event included in the White Night of the Galleries) Studio Space, Tandarica Animation Theatre, Bucharest Romania (project managing, co-curator)
2013 – 2:1, Adrian Popescu personal exhibition, Gallery 26, Bucharest, Romania (curator)
2012 - The Biennial of Young Artists, 5th edition, Overlapping Biennial, ODD Poetics section, Foto Anexa, Bucharest, Romania (co-curator)
2011 - experimentHIBERNAL 1st edition, Platforma, MNAC Anexa, Bucharest, Romania (concept and curator)

Personal exhibitions:
2017 – I Am At My Most Beautiful When I Am Alone, Mobius Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2017 – Lines of Thought, Art Encounters II edition, Elba Factory, Timisoara, Romania
2017 – Four Drawings and a Book, White Cuib, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2016 – Beneath The Sur, RAFT, Brasov
2015 – Out of Love. Moral Facts 3, Ciclop Garage, Bucharest, Romania
2015 – Insolent Practices, Carusel Carturesti, Bucharest, Romania
2014 – From Stars to Steroids: Two Short Stories About an Almost Metaphoric Bestiary, Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2014 – Antihistamine Sundays, Atelier 030202, Bucharest, Romania
2014 – Golden Frame (live act), Atelier 030202, Bucharest, Romania
2014 – Inner Whimp, Lateral ArtSpace, Paintbrush Factory, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2012 – Mentors, Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2012 – The Savages, Atelier 35, Bucharest, Romania
2011 – MEN, Atelier 35, Bucharest, Romania
2011 – Sorrow, Heartache, Recovery & Shit , Alert Studio, Bucharest, Romania
2009 – Wallpaper drawings, 29 Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2009 – Dreamboys, Draft One Project Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2007 – Rabbit Habbit, HT003 Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2004 – Tin Can Effect, alternative exhibiting space, Bucharest, Romania

Group exhibitions:
2017 – Life a User's Manual: Who’s afraid of politics?, Art Encounters II edition, Corneliu Miklosi Public Transport Museum, Timisoara, Romania
2017 – Being Mountains, Being Seas, Lateral Art Space, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2017 – Out of the Blue, Galeria Mobius, Bucharest, Romania
2016 – Don’t Sweat The Technique, Lateral Art Space, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2016 – NAG Retrospect: Memory Leaks, Arcub, Bucharest, Romania
2016 – Aiurart NAG Retrospect: Memory Leaks, Aiurart, Bucharest, Romania
2016 – DADA GAMES, Rumänisches Kulturinstitut Berlin, Berlin, Germania
2015 – >---<, ASTRA National Museum Complex, Sibiu, Romania
2016 – Artistul la 30 de ani, Arcub, Bucharest, Romania
2016 – FLIRT, Im Hinterzimmer, Karlsruhe, Germania
2015 – Building Modern Bodies. The Art of Bodybuilding, Zurich KunstHalle, Zurich, CH
2015 – Vanitas, Multimedia Visual Art Center, Bucharest, Romania
2015 – Inner objects in outer spaces/ Inner spaces in outer objects, Aiurart at
Timișoara Art Encounters, Art Guest House Cazarma U, Timişoara, Romania
2015 - On Floating Grounds. Ways of Practicing Imponderability (part of Timişoara Art Encounters), City Business Centre, Timişoara, Romania
2015 – INTO BLACK, Typography Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2015 – Inventing The Truth, On Fiction and Reality, The New Gallery of the Romanian Institute for Culture and Research in Humanities in Venice, Venice Biennial, 56th edition, International Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy
2014 – WHAT ABOUT Y[OUR] MEMORY, The National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest, Romania
2014 – PALE BLUE DOT, Lateral ArtSpace, Paintbrush Factory, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2014 – PASAJ, MNAC Anexa, Bucharest, Romania
2014 – Shortsighted. Presbyopic. Blindfolded, Allegra Nomad Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2014 – We Own the Streets – The Art of the Romanian Autumn Protests, IX Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2013 – The Problematics of Personal Infinity, Gallery 26, Bucharest, Romania
2013 – Switched Over, part of the Art. Consume. Finitude project, Victoria Art Center, Bucharest, Romania
2013 – Spazi Aperti, 10th Edition, Romanian Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
2013 – RABBITS, (event included in the White Night of the Galleries) Studio Space, Tandarica Animation Theatre, Bucharest Romania
2013 – Nocturnal Collective, alternative exhibition space Caimatei 10, part of the „Dark Matters project by Calup, Bucharest, Romania
2013 – Energy & Magic, featured in Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project, Bucharest, Romania
2013 – Infinity Socle, part of the SPAM copy/paste project, Carol Park, Bucharest, Romania
2013 – Inside Insights, Aiurart Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2012 – Omissions, Catherine’s Gate, Braşov, Romania
2012 – RISE|HOLY|BEAST, former space of LC Foundation – Contemporary Art Center, Bucharest, Romania
2012 – Body World II, Victoria Art Center, Bucharest, Romania
2012 – Cranium: About Life and Death, Vatra Collective, Bucharest, Romania
2011 – Fur & Skin, Art Yourself Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2011 – Arbeit ist das halbe Leben, Priora Business Center, Zurich, Switzerland.
2011 – Neighborhood Is How I’m Called, Make A Point Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2011 – VOIAJ. And he went trippy toed, trippy toed..., (event included in the White Night of the Galleries), Foto Anexa 2, Bucharest, Romania
2011 – Delights, Studio in Transition, Bucharest, Romania
2011 – Fresh Drawings, LC Foundation – Contemporary Art Center, Bucharest, Romania
2011 – Figure IN Figure OUT, LC Foundation – Contemporary Art Center, Bucharest, Romania
2011 – How was it possible? 2nd Edition – The Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of Holocaust in Romania, Aquarium Hall, the Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest, Romania
2010 – The Iwano Project X, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia
2010 – The Third 6, Little Yellow Studio, Bucharest, Romania
2010 – End of Academia, Foto Anexa, Bucharest, Romania
2009 – Trans- Form in art education, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Turkey
2009 – October, Remember, December, Anaid Art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2009 – Freising Sings featured in Young Romanian Art project, Romanian Culture Institute, Venice, Italy
2009 – Historia X, Plevnei Bread Factory, Bucharest, Romania
2008 – o. T, Contemporary Art Gallery of the Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu, Romania
2008 – Transfer: Rumänien I, Schafhof - Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern, Freising, Germania
2008 – FatzaDA, Piaţa Mare, Braşov, Romania
2007 – Urban Ambient, Amber Coffee House, Sibiu , Romania
2006 – Personal File, HT003 Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
Residencies :
2011 – Residency in the Artist Residence Herzliya via ICR Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Israel.
2008 – Residency in Schafhof - Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern, Freising, Germany

Workshops and presentations:
2017 – Inner Whimp – performative lecture, HomeFest 4th edition, Bucharest, Romania
2016 – Between comfort and wilderness, artist talk part of the DADA GAMES exhibition Rumänisches Kulturinstitut Berlin, Berlin, DE
2016 – Ugly Art, part of the Galeria Perete project, Costache Negruzzi Collegium, Tirgu Ocna, Romania
2015 – Shock Art, Creative Mornings Bucharest, French Institute, Bucharest Romania
2012 – LineaRES: From Point to Point, summer Workshop, Symposium and Exhibition about Drawing and Site Specific Installations, Heinersdorf, Germany
2012 – Curators Network Sibiu, Contemporary Art Gallery of the National Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, Romania
2011 – SteinWerk Lithography Symposium, 5th Edition, Leipzig, Germany
2010 – Pecha Kucka Bucharest # 2, Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest, Romania.
2007 – OneMinuteVideo workshop coordinated by Effi Weiss, National University of Art, Bucharest, Romania
Curatorial work / Project managing :
2015 – 2016 : board member and exhibition manager of artist run space LOCUS CAV (Visual Art Center in subordination to the Artist Union Bucharest), Bucharest, Romania.
2013 – 2014 : board member and exhibition manager of project space Gallery 26, Bucharest, Romania
2010 – 2012 : board member and exhibition manager of artist run space PLATFORMA, MNAC Anexa, 1st floor, Bucharest, Romania
2016 – Don’t Sweat The Technique, Lateral Art Space, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (project managing)
2013 – Inside Insights , Aiurart Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (co-curator)
2013 – RABBITS, (event included in the White Night of the Galleries) Studio Space, Tandarica Animation Theatre, Bucharest Romania (project managing, co-curator)
2013 – 2:1, Adrian Popescu personal exhibition, Gallery 26, Bucharest, Romania (curator)
2012 - The Biennial of Young Artists, 5th edition, Overlapping Biennial, ODD Poetics section, Foto Anexa, Bucharest, Romania (co-curator)
2011 - experimentHIBERNAL 1st edition, Platforma, MNAC Anexa, Bucharest, Romania (concept and curator)