Lucia Boaghe is a London based artist, exploring the intercultural interactions.

Her experience of immigration has an emotional impact on her work. The interest in psychology has played an important role in her practice as well. The change of national identity in a multinational environment led to the idea of translating this through sculpture, showing the psychological emptiness in a modified, distorted identity... the disappearance of national identity as a result of assimilation and influence of new cultures. Her sculptures are in different sizes and forms, semi figurative, semi abstract. They are in small scale and very tactile, engaging the viewer to touching. She builds vessels as spaces ready to fill with new experiences and knowledge. They are made  from ceramic, representing the fragility of the inner world. The medium has his own voice.

Her works explore the psychological trauma of a migrant and the excitement of a new beginning at the same time. Lucia Boaghe’s work represents the modern life of a soul with light and dark, black and white, positive and negative spaces as these are the places for creation. She’s building emotions and feelings, not objects.

 

 

Her creation comes in series, corresponding to her emotional evolution: Rebirth, Metamorphosis and Dor, which is an untranslatable word from Romanian meaning at the same time pain and happiness, love and grief, missing and hankering. It’s a noun and a verb. The most controversial word in Romanian. The Dor series was inspired from Brancusi’s collection of Maiastra, having the folklore background as much as from Georgia O’Keeffe and Paula Hayes works.

What’s inside comes out and Spread your colours around series are about different cultures living in the same place.This work is about how to keep being original and different in a world full of straight lines, rules, frames and stereotypes. This is about the beautiful imperfect world.

“ I see people in different colours, everyone is beautiful in his own way, with his own shape and personality. I see them as vessels with different values, but always with room for something new. London is a perfect example in this sense, where a multitude of ethnicities meet in the same place with respect for each other, with acceptance of differences and cultural enrichment for each individual.” Says Lucia.

 

Education

-MA Fine Art,Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, London, 2021

-Graduate Diploma Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, London, 2020

-Foundation Diploma, Hampstead School of Art, London, 2018

-Interior Design, postgraduate course, Technical University of Moldova, Chisinau, 2013

-BA  Philology, Moldovan State University, Chisinau, 1999

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WORKS IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:

   Italy, France, Nederland, Belgium, UK, USA, Canada, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine, Moldova

 

WORKSHOPS :

October 2021

UAL Chelsea College of Arts: 

- Fast presentation of artist's research and practice

- How to build a team, collaborative work

- Exhibition visits 

January 2022

Made in Arts London:

- Colour theory and colour mixing practice 

Exhibitions

-NFT-New Freedom Think, M.A.D.S. Gallery, March 28-April 3, Milano, Italy and Fuerteventura, Canary Island, Spain

-Fundraising Gala-Ukraine the Brave, The Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, 12 March, 2022, London, UK

-Throuth DNA, Family Exhibition, Curious Kudu Gallery, 2-28 March, 2022, London, UK

-Perception, The Koppel Project 540, 3-5 December, 2021, London, UK

-Postcards from London, Villa Arson, 1-8 December, 2021, Nice, France

-The iridescent  Collection, Made in Arts London, TM Lighting Gallery, 29 October 2021- 7 January 2022, London, UK

-MAFA Show, Triangle Gallery, 18-21 September, 2021, London, UK

-Rally, Nook Gallery, 04-28 September, 2021, Beijing, China

-Graduate Showcase,UAL, August, 2021

https://graduateshowcase.arts.ac.uk/projects/293957/cover

-Art Fair at Hampstead Summer Festival, 26 June, 2021, London, UK

-WIP, Cookhouse Gallery, 25-30 June, 2021, London, UK

-WIP, Cookhouse Gallery, 14-23 June, 2021, London 

-I’m ready to dance again, Safehouse 1&2 Gallery, 17-20 May, 2021, London, UK

-DR Show, Cookhouse Gallery, 30 April, 2021, London, UK

-DR Show, Cookhouse Gallery, 28 April, 2021, London, UK

-DR Show, Cookhouse Gallery, 23 April, 2021, London, UK

-Hello, how are you? Instagram, ADV residency, 17 April, 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNwt6TTFUFo/?igshid=1v2yjnm0y5nma

-H2OOOO, online group exhibition, 25 March, 2021 

https://h2oooohhhh.wixsite.com/h2oooo/artists

-Forward by 8PM, online group exhibition, 22 March, 2021

https://space-crisis.tumblr.com/tagged/forwardby8pm

-MAFA International Festival, January 2021 

-Late at Tate Britain, 15 December 2020, London, UK

 https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/online-event/late/late-tate-britain-online

-Cookhouse Show MAFA, Cookhouse Gallery, November, 2020, London, UK

-Off-Site Show, Covent Garden, November, 2020, London, UK

-Online Show, October , 2020 

https://artslondon.padlet.org/sdavid0320171/niu9xzcv6y7olbkr 

-Graduate showcase, July, 2020, 

https://graduateshowcase.arts.ac.uk/projects/1415/cover?fbclid=IwAR2ldjw0Knp8YTjApifhTLx2r_qPUWgBJBMHhpF0wVS6n6XAAZGRlQ-qnrQ

-Anti-Rocket, 29 July - 16August, 2020, online exhibition

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RuRUC4iY2Aoco_orqzSkcaV4lfHl5yVa_yggqqZ4VQ4/edit

-Different visuals, lightly touched, Cookhouse Gallery, January, 2020, London, UK

-The Studio Show Chelsea College of Arts, November, 2019, London, UK

-Students and Stuff, Hampstead School ofArt, 8-20 July, 2019, London, UK

-Picture the Heath, Hampstead Art Fair, 23  June, 2019, London, UK

-Play, 84 Heath Street, 18 May-19 June, 2019, London, UK

-Foundation Course graduating, Hampstead School of Art, 4-8 July, 2018, London, UK

-Picture the Heath, Hampstead Art Fair,  23 June, 2018, London, UK

-Students and Stuff,  Hampstead School of Art, 18 May-24 June, 2018, London, UK

-Everything must change, 84 Heath Street, 5 May-10 June, 2018, London, UK

-Between two, Solo Show, 23 Grosvenor Gardens, 23 July-20 August, 2017, London, UK

Media

New Media Platform

https://youtu.be/CWW-yoWn6xA

TV Moldova 1

Interview

https://fb.watch/2QjDbdHrAF/

TV Moldova 1

Interview

https://fb.watch/2QjXI77Bzv/