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Geta Brătescu

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One of the first representatives of conceptualist approaches in Romania, Geta Brătescu’s oeuvre comprises drawing, collage, textiles, photography, experimental film and performance. In her seven-decade career, she has published a number of books documenting her daily studio activities and personal experiences of art and travel.

Brătescu spent much of her working life in Bucharest under the Communist regime. She developed a deeply personal practice concerned with themes of identity, gender and dematerialisation. Her aesthetic – lo-fi, handmade, incorporating inexpensive, everyday materials – evolved from an attitude towards her studio as a safe environment of enclosure as well as a stage for playful invention. Memorialised in a key film, ‘The Studio’, 1978 was a room of her own in which she could create work independently.

In addition to the objects and materials at hand, Brătescu was devoted to literature and would often draw inspiration from the stories of characters in famous texts. Aesop and Medea, Mother Courage and Faust, all played starring roles in her work, functioning as alter-egos and conduits for self-expression and frequently an oblique form of political subversion.

From 1945 to 1949, she studied at the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy at the University of Bucharest and at the Bucharest Academy of Fine Arts. In 1950 her studies were interrupted by the Communist government, and she was unable to complete her art education until 1971. Following her exclusion from university, Brătescu maintained a studio practice whilst working as an illustrator and graphic designer, becoming in the early 1960s the artistic director of the prestigious literary magazine, Secolul 20.

In 2008 Brătescu was honored with the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from the National Arts University in Bucharest for her contribution to the landscape of contemporary Romanian art. In 2017 she represented Romania at the Venice Biennale and was awarded by the President of Romania the Order of the Star of Romania.

Biography

Born Ploiesti, Romania, 1926

Education

Faculty of Letters and Philosophy of the University of Bucharest in Romania, 1945 – 49
Bucharest School of Belle Arte ‘Camil Ressu’, 1945 – 49
Institute of Arts ‘Nicolae Grigorescu’ in Bucharest, 1969 – 71

Died 2018

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 Hauser & Wirth, ‘Geta Brătescu. The Power of the Line’, London, England

2018 Ivan Gallery, ‘Jurilofca’, Bucharest, Romania
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, ‘Geta Brătescu’, Berlin, Germany
Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 'Geta Brătescu. The Leaps of Aesop', Los Angeles CA

2017 Hauser & Wirth New York, 'Geta Brătescu. The Leaps of Aesop', New York NY
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 'Geta Brătescu: An atelier of one’s own', Ghent, Belgium
La Biennale di Venezia, Romanian Pavilion, 'Geta Brătescu – Apariţii (Geta Brătescu – Apparitions) ', Venice, Italy
Camden Arts Centre, 'Geta Brătescu. The Studio: A Tireless, Ongoing Space', London, England

2016 Hamburger Kunsthalle, 'Geta Brătescu. Retrospektive', Hamburg, Germany
Galerie Barbara Weiss, 'Collages and Drawings', Berlin, Germany

2015 Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England
CAM – Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 'Geta Brătescu: Drawings with the Eyes closed', St. Louis, MO
Ivan Gallery, 'Invoking the Drawing', Bucharest, Romania

2014 BAM/PFA – Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 'Geta Brătescu / MATRIX 254', Berkeley, CA
Galerie Barbara Weiss, 'Geta Brătescu. Atelier Continuu', Berlin, Germany
Ivan Gallery, 'The Game of Forms', Bucharest, Romania

2013 MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, 'Geta Brătescu: The Artist’s Studios', León, Spain
Galerie Barbara Weiss, 'Geta Brătescu and Paul Neagu', Berlin, Germany

2012 Salonul de proiecte, 'Geta Brătescu: the Artist’s Studios', Bucharest, Romania (Travelling Exhibition)
Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil

2011 Ivan Gallery, 'Geta Bratescu. In The Printing House', Bucharest, Romania
Galerie Barbara Weiss, 'Alteritate', Berlin, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)

2010 Galerie Mezzanin, 'Alteritate', Vienna, Austria (Travelling Exhibition)

2009 Ivan Gallery, 'Spaces: 1971–2005', Bucharest, Romania
Galerie Rüdiger Schoettle, 'Capricio', Munich, Germany

2008 Ivan Gallery, 'Collages-Drawings' 1971–2006, Bucharest, Romania
Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria

2007 MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Resources', Bucharest, Romania

2003 CIAC – International Center for Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania

1999 National Museum of Art, 'Retrospective: Geta Brătescu', Bucharest, Romania

1993 Simeza Gallery, 'The Garden', Bucharest, Romania
French Cultural Institute, Bucharest, Romania

1992 Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri, 'The Myths and Stories of Geta Brătescu', Columbia MO

1990 Galerie Arnold-Jotzu, Bad Homburg, Germany

1988 Galeriile de Arta Timișoara, Galerile de Arta Arad, Muzeul Tarii Crisurilor, Oradea, Romania

1987 Caminul Artei Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

1985 Lyngby Kunstforening, Lyngby, Denmark
Căminul Artei Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

1984 Casa de Cultura RFG, 'I have drawn for Faust', Bucharest, Romania

1983 Simeza Gallery, 'Vestigii', Bucharest, Romania

1981 Simeza Gallery, 'Medea’s Portraits', Bucharest, Romania

1980 Sammlung Michael Winter, 'Mythology', Hamburg, Germany

1976 Galateea Gallery, 'Atelier III – Towards White', Bucharest, Romania (Travelling Exhibition)
Accademia di Romania, 'Studio III – Verso il bianco', Rome, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)

1973 Magnets, Bucharest, Romania

1972 Sala Dalles, Bucharest, Romania

1971 Apollo Gallery, 'Atelier II', Bucharest, Romania

1970 Orizont Gallery, 'Atelier', Bucharest, Romania

1963 Simeza Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

1960 Galateea Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

1947 Căminul Artei Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine, 'Présences Voyageuses & Degrés Est', Metz, France
Irish Museum of Moder Art, ‘IMMA Collection: A Fiction Close to Reality’, Dublin, Ireland
Espace Niemeyer, 'Ex-East. Past and recent stories of the Romanian avant-garde, Paris, France

2018 New Budapest Gallery, 'Double Heads Matches. A selection of contemporary artworks from four Romanian private collections', Budapest, Hungary
Centraal Museum Utrecht, 'The Line Up: The Power of Drawing', Utrecht, Netherlands
Sammlung Goetz, ‘Generations Part 3. Female Artists in dialogue’, Munich, Germany
Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, ‘The Medea Insurrection. Radical Women Artists Behind the Iron Curtain’, Dresden, Germany
German Bundestag, '1914/1918 – Not Then, Not Now, Not Ever!', Berlin, Germany
ICP International Center of Photography, 'Multiply, Identify, Her', New York NY
The Fitzwilliam Museum, 'Virgina Woolf: An Exhibition Inspired By Her Writings', Cambridge, England (Travelling Exhibition)
Sammlung Goetz, 'Generations: Female Artists in Dialogue', Munich, Germany
Pallant House, 'Virgina Woolf: An Exhibition Inspired By Her Writings', Chichester, England (Travelling Exhibition)
Tate St Ives, 'Virgina Woolf: An Exhibition Inspired By Her Writings', St Ives, England (Travelling Exhibition)

2017 Galeria Moises Perez de Albeniz, 'Raise the Curtain', Madrid, Spain
Xawery Dunikowski Museum of Sculpture, 'Półprawda | Half-Truth ', Warsaw, Poland
Hauser & Wirth Zürich, 'Salon', Zürich, Switzerland
The Showroom, 'Everything we see could also be otherwise (My sweet little lamb)', London, England
Neue Galerie, 'Documenta 14', Kassel, Germany
EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Documenta 14', Athens, Greece
HDLU – Hrvatsko društvo likovnih umjetnika, My sweet little lamb (Everything we see could also be otherwise), sixth episode', Zagreb, Croatia
Turner Contemporary, 'Entangled: Threads and Making', Margate, England

2016 Galerija Nova, 'My Sweet Little Lamb (Everything we see could also be otherwise), first episode', Zagreb, Croatia
insitu – space for contemporary art, 'Madeleine', Berlin, Germany
Pi Artworks London, 'What’s The Riddle', London, England
Galerie Raum Mit Licht, 'Feckless and Hothead', Vienna, Austria
Neue Berlinder Räume, 'Farewell to an Idea', Berlin, Germany
Vargas Museum Manila, 'O discutie despre contemplatie si nemultumire (A Matter of Contemplation and Discontent)', Manila, Philippines
Heidelberger Kunstverein, 'The Ruler of Justice', Heidelberg, Germany
Turner Contemporary, 'Entangled: Threads and Making', Margate, England

2015 Timișoara Art Encounters, 'Appearance & Essence', Timișoara, Romania
Badischer Kunstverein, 'Die Schule von Kyiv', Karlsruhe, Germany
Kyiv Biennial 2015, 'The School of Kyiv', Kyiv, Ukraine
MAK – Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst / Gegenwartskunst, 1st Vienna Biennale, ‘Mapping Bucharest: Art Memory and Revolution 1916 - 2016’, Vienna, Austria
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Organized in collaboration with Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana), 'Grammar of Freedom / Five Lessons: Works from the Arteast 2000+ Collection', Moscow, Russia
The Menil Collection, ‘Apparitions: Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now’, Houston TX (Travelling Exhibition)
Hammer Museum, ‘Apparitions: Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now’, Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Galerie Martin Janda, 'curated by_Joe Scanlan: The * of Love. Doug Ashford, Geta Brătescu, Dexter Sinister, Polly Korbel', Vienna, Austria
Museum of Modern Art, 'Construction to Transmission: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960-1980', New York NY
Kosova National Art Gallery, 'Thirty One', Pristina, Kosovo
The Warehouse, 'Geometries On and Off the Grid: Art from 1950 to the Present', Dallas TX
Galerie Barbara Weiss, '1989', Berlin, Germany

2014 Modern Art Oxford, 'Straight to Camera: Performance for Film', Oxford, England
ENDORA Arte Producoes Ltda., 'artevida', Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (in collaboration with Independent Curators International (ICI) New York), 'Do it Moscow', Moscow, Russia
Museum of Modern Art, 'A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio', New York NY
La Ferme du Buisson, 'In My Cell, A Silhouette', Noisel, France
Hauser & Wirth Zürich, 'Lines. Curated by Rodrigo Moura', Zürich, Switzerland
21er Haus, 'Franz Graf: See What You See', Vienna, Austria
Art Stations Foundation, 'For Every Gesture Another Actor', Poznan, Poland

2013 Galeria Luisa Strina, 'Secret Codes', São Paulo, Brazil
MNAC National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, 'Good Girls: Memory Desire Power', Bucharest, Romania
Qbox Gallery, 'Marriage', Athens, Greece
Ivan Gallery, 'My Dear Clown', Bucharest, Romania
Sammlung Goetz, 'Happy Birthday! 20 Jahre Sammlung Goetz', Munich, Germany
Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 'DECORUM Carpets and tapestries by artists', Paris, France
5th Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Moscow, Russia
55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, 'Il Palazzo Enciclopedico', Venice, Italy
Museum of Modern Art, 'In The Heart of the Country. The Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw', Warsaw, Poland
Summa Art Fair, Madrid, Spain
Hunt Kastner Artworks, Prague, Czech Republic
Stephen Friedman Gallery, 'Threaded Stories', London, England
Louis Vuitton Cultural Center, 'Les Scènes Roumaines', Paris, France

2012 The Romanian Academy in Rome, 'Spazi Aperti X', Rome, Italy
La Triennale Paris 2012, 'Intense Proximity', Palais de Tokyo and other venues, Paris, France
Tate Modern, 'A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance Art', London, England

2011 MUMOK Museum moderner Kunst Wien Stiftung Ludwig, 'Museum of Desire', Vienna, Austria
New Museum, 'Ostalgia', New York NY
12th Istanbul Biennale, 'Untitled', Istanbul, Turkey
Kalmar Konstmuseum, 'A Complicated Relation – Part 1', Kalmar, Sweden
MACBA – Museu D’Art contemporani Barcelona, 'L'Internationale', Barcelona, Spain
Sofia City Art Gallery, 'KONTAKT COLLECTION Works from the Kontakt Art Collection', Sofia, Bulgaria

2010 MNAC National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, 'ZOOMANIA.RO', Bucharest, Romania
Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, 'Image at Work, Index', Stockholm, Sweden
Brukenthal National Museum, 'Social Cooking Romania', Sibiu, Romania (Travelling Exhibition)
A Foundation, 'The Economy of a Gift', Liverpool, United Kingdom

2009 Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, 'Gender Check. Femininity and Masculinity in Eastern European Art', Vienna, Austria
COCO, 'Forschungsbericht', Vienna, Austria
Kunstagenten Gallery, 'Portrait – 01', Berlin, Germany
Cneai, 'Fleuves', Chatou, France
Espace Tajan, 'Romanian Modernism', Paris, France

2008 NGBK Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, 'Social Cooking Romania', Berlin, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
P74 Center and Gallery, 'Old Masters', Ljubljana, Slovenia

2007 Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, 'Social Cooking Romania', Berlin, Germany
MNAC National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, 'Geta Brătescu and Ion Grigorescu. Resources', Bucharest, Romania

2006 Moderna Galerija, 'Arteast Collection 2000+23', Ljubljana, Slovenia

2004 Kunsthalle Wien project space, 'formate/moving patterns. Bukarest ca.2004', Vienna, Austria

2003 International Center for Contemporary Art, 'Ego', Bucharest, Romania

2002 Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, 'In Search of Balkania', Graz, Austria
Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, 'ARTEAST 2000+', Karlsruhe, Germany

2000 Argos Project 2000, Vevey, Switzerland
Brukenthal Museum, 'In Full Dress', Sibiu, Romania
Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, 'Arteast 2000+ Collection. The Art of Eastern Europe in Dialogue with the West', Ljubljana, Slovenia
National Museum of Art, 'Transitional Romania 2000', Bucharest, Romania

1998 International Book Fair, ’Object-Books’, Leipzig, Germany

1996 Soros Centre for Contemporary Arts, 'The Experiment in Romanian Art after 1960', Bucharest, Romania

1995 Videoformes #95, Clermont-Ferrand, France

1994 Museum of Art, 'Art Unlimited SRL', Arad, Romania
Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 'Europa, Europa. Das Jahrhundert der Avantgarde in Mittel- und Osteuropa', Bonn, Germany

1993 De Zonnehof Cultural Center, 'Object-Books made by Romanian Artists', Amersfoort, Netherlands
Internationales Videofestival, Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany
East Europe Zona Festival (curated by Ileana Pintilie), Timişoara, Romania
Romanian Artists’ Union’s Engraving Workshop’s Gallery, ’De la obiect la gravură [From Object to Engraving]’, Bucharest, Romania
The Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, Dalles Hall, ’Ex Oriente Lux’ (curated by Călin Dan), Bucharest, Romania

1992 Museum of Art, 'The Earth', Timișoara, Romania

1991 Artexpo, 'The Gender of Mozart', Bucharest, Romania
Stare fara titlu, Timișoara, Romania
Museum Of Art Collections, 'Object – Book', Bucharest, Romania

1990 'Art in the Open – Six Romanian Artists', Warrenpoint, Ireland

1987 São Paulo Biennale, São Paulo, Brazil

1984 International Biennale of Graphic, Fredrikstad, Norway

1983 Sao Paulo Biennale, São Paulo, Brazil

1982 Kulturhaus Friedrich Schiller, 'Artistii plastici fotografiaza', Bucharest, Romania

1981 National Museum Osaka and Kanagawa Gallery Yokohama, 'Contemporary Painting in Eastern Europe and Japan', Yokohama, Japan

1978 Galerie Bastion, 'The Study', Timișoara, Romania

1976 Biennale of Graphic Design, Brno, Czech Republic

1975 University of Medicine, 'The Human Body', Bucharest, Romania

1974 Galeria noua, 'Art and Energy', Bucharest, Romania

1972 Biennale of Graphic Design, Brno, Czech Republic

1969 International Biennale of Tapestry, Lausanne, Switzerland

1967 Sala Dalles, Bucharest, Romania

1966 Biennale of Graphic Design, Brno, Czech Republic

1965 International Biennale of Tapestry, Lausanne, Switzerland

1960 La Biennale di Venezia, Romanian Pavilion, Venice, Italy

1946 Sala Dalles, 'The Official Black and White Salon', Bucharest, Romania

Awards

2008 Doctor Honoris Causa, The National University of Arts, Bucharest, Romania

1999 Margareta Sterian Award, National Museum of Art, Bucharest, Romania

1993 Ion Andreescu Award, Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania
Environment Award, Romanian Artists’ Union, Bucharest, Romania

1970 Arta magazine Award

1965 Award for Decorative Arts, Romanian Artists' Union, Bucharest, Romania

Bibliography

Publications

2019 ___, ‘Geta Brătescu: Game of Forms’, Zurich: Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2019

2018 Reckitt, Helen (ed.), ‘The Art of Feminism. Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality, 1957-2017)’, San Francisco CA: Chronicle Books, 2018, p. 144

2017 de Zegher, Catherine, 'Geta Brătescu. An Atelier of One's Own / Een atelier voor jezelf', Ghent: Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent with Camden Arts Center, 2017, ill. in colour
Radu, Magda, Ursan, Diana, 'Geta Brătescu – Apparitions', London: Koenig Books, 2017, ill. in colour
Wright, Karen, Morris, Frances, Högkvist, Stina (et al.), 'Entangled: Threads & Making', Margate/UK: Turner Contemporary, 2017, ill. in colour, p.24

2016 Kölle, Brigitte (ed.), 'Geta Brătescu', Cologne: Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, 2016

2015 Gaßner, Hubertus, Kölle, Brigitte (eds.), 'Textures of Thought: Geta Brătescu, Ion Grigorescu, Dan Perjovschi', Vienna: Passagen Verlag, 2015

2013 Șerban, Alina (ed.), 'Geta Bratescu: The Studio', Berlin: Sternberg Press, Asociatia pepluspatru, ERSTE Foundation, Kontakt. Art Collection, 2013
Gioni, Massimiliano (ed.), 'The Encyclopedic Palace. 55th International Art Exhibition: La Biennale di Venezia', Venice: Marsilio, 2013

2012 Enwezor, Okwui, 'Intense proximity. An anthology of the near and the far: La Triennale 2012', Paris: Editions ArtLys, 2012
Wood, Catherine, 'A Bigger Splash. Painting after Performance', London: Tate Publishing, 2012, ill. in colour, pp. 52 – 53

2011 Gregory, Jarrett, Valdez, Sarah (eds.), 'Ostalgia', New York NY: New Museum, 2011
Hoffmann, Jens, Pedrosa, Adriano (eds.), 'Untitled: 12th Istanbul Biennial', Istanbul/TR: Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, 2011
Bago, Ivana, Majača, Antonia (eds.), 'Unexpected Encounters I', Zagreb/HR: [BLOK] - Local Base for Culture Refreshment and DeLVe | Institute for Duration, Location and Variables, 2011, pp. 196 – 221

2009 Pejic, Bojana (ed.), 'Gender Check. Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe', Cologne/DE: Walter König, 2009

2007 Balaci, Ruxandra & Radu, Magda (eds.), 'Resources: Geta Brătescu şi Ion Grigorescu', Bucharest/RO: Muzeul Naţional de Artă Contemporană, 2007

2002 Pintilie, Ileana, 'Actionism in Romania During the Communist Era', Cluj-Napoca/RO: Idea Design & Print, 2002, pp. 73 – 76

2000 Badovinac, Zdenka et al. (ed.), 'Arteast 2000+: The Art of Eastern Europe in Dialogue with the West. From the 1960s to the Present', Ljubljana/SI: Moderna galerija, 2000

1999 Balaci, Ruxandra (ed.), 'Geta Brătescu', Bucharest/RO: Muzeul de Artă al României, secţia Artă Contemporană & Centrul Internaţional Pentru Artă Contemporană, 1999

1997 Titu, Alexandra (ed.), 'Experiment în arta românească după 1960', Bucharest/RO: Centrul Soros pentru Artă Contemporană, 1997

1994 Călin Dan (ed.), 'Ex Oriente Lux', Bucharest/RO: The Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, 1994
Kulenkampff, Annette (ed.), 'Europa, Europa: Das Jahrhundert der Avantgarde in Mittel- und Osteuropa', Düsseldorf/DE: Stiftung Kunst und Kultur des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, 1994

1993 Coumans, Paul, Pleșu, Andrei, Oișteanu, Andrei, cARTe. 'Object-Books made by Romanian Artists', Amsersfoort/NL: De Zonnenhof, 1993
___, 'OSTranenie – International Video Festival', Dessau/DE: Bauhaus Dessau, 1993, pp. 276 – 277

1987 Drişcu, Mihai & Dan, Călin (eds.), 'Geta Brătescu: Catalog', Bucharest/RO: Uniunea Artiştilor Plastici din Republica Socialistă România, 1987

1967 Arghir, Anca (ed.), 'Geta Brătescu', Bucharest/RO: Meridiane Publishing House, 1967

Press

2019 ___, 'Geta Brătescu: The Power of the Line’, in ‘this is tomorrow’, London/UK, 22 April 2019
___, ‘A Review of Geta Brătescu: The Power of the Line at Hauser & Wirth, London’, on: www.arteviste.com , London/UK, 22 April 2019
___, 'Cum a inspirat artista româncă Geta Brătescu colectia de primăvară Akris’, in ‘Elle’, Bucharest/RO, 17 April 2019
Hawkins, Laura, ‘Hauser & Wirth and Akris celebrate Geta Brătescu’, on: www.wallpaper.com, London/UK, 13 April 2019
Lankarani, Nazanin, ‘How the Audacious Art of Geta Brătescu Inspired Akris’s Spring/Summer 2019 Collection’, on: www.artnet.com, New York NY, 28 March 2019
Spence, Rachel, 'An artist relishing her last dance' in: The Financial Times, London/UK, 4 March 2019
___, 'Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend' on: www.theartnewspaper.com, London/UK, 1 March 2018
___, ‘Image of the Day’ on: elephant.art, London/UK, 27 February 2019
Ashby, Chloë, 'Geta Brătescu review – the woman who made lines dance' on: www.theguardian.com, London/UK, 26 February 2019
___, 'Top Art Shows in London this Week: Geta Brătescu to Dorothea Tanning' on: uk.blouinartinfo.com, London/UK, 23 February 2019
___, 'Exhibition features an important body of works by Geta Brătescu from the past decade' on: artdaily.com, London/UK, 23 February 2019
Hawkins, Laura, 'Akris unveils artful collaboration with Geta Brătescu' on: www.wallpaper.com, London/UK, 18 February 2019
Cowan, Katy, 'Remarkable new exhibition celebrates Geta Brătescu and The Power of the Line' on: www.creativeboom.com, London/UK, 8 February 2019
Woodward, Daisy, Hutton, Belle, ‘A List of Things To Do During the Shortest Month of the Year’ on: www.anothermag.com, London/UK, 1 February 2019
___, 'Free Expression. In praise of the spirited artist Geta Bratescu' in: Harper's Bazaar, London/UK, February 2019

2018 Melissa Canbaz, ‘Critics’ Picks: Geta Brătescu. Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)’ on: www.artforum.com, New York NY, December 2018
Fateman, Hohanna, ‘Best of 2018’ in: Artforum, New York NY, December 2018
Sutton, Kate, 'Geta Brătescu (1926-2018)' on: www.artforum.com, New York NY, 7 October 2018
Thaddeus-Johns, Josie, 'Geta Brătescu was a prolific and playful conceptual artist' on: www.economist.com, London/UK, 4 October 2018
Gavin, Francesca, ‘Art in the era of #metoo’ on: howtospendit.ft.com, London/UK, 4 October 2018
Phelps, Nicole, 'Spring 2019 Ready-to-wear. Akris' on: www.vogue.com, London/UK, 30 September 2018
Deeny, Godfrey, ‘Akris' Brătescu-inspired couture-worthy ready-to-wear’ on: uk.fashionnetwork.com, London/UK, 30 September 2018
Represa, Marta, 'Akris S/S 2019 Paris Fashion Week Women’s' on: www.wallpaper.com, London/UK, 30 September 2018

(cont'd) Foreman, Katya, ‘Akris RTW Spring 2019’ on: wwd.com, New York NY, 30 September 2018
O'Dwyer, Rebecca, 'The utopian visions of Geta Brătescu' on: www.apollo-magazine.com, London/UK, 28 September 2018
Genzlinger, Neil, 'Geta Bratescu, Adventuresome Romanian Artist, Is Dead at 92' on: www.nytimes.com, New York NY, 28 September 2018
Radu, Magda, '‘One of the Most Outstanding Artists of Our Times’: Geta Brătescu (1926–2018)' on: frieze.com, London/UK, 24 September 2018
Lesauvage, Magali, 'Disparition de l'artiste roumaine Geta Brătescu' in: l'hebdo du Quotidien de l'Art, Paris/FR, 21 September 2018
__, 'Pioneering Romanian Artist Geta Brătescu Has Died at 92' on: frieze.com, London/UK, 21 September 2018
Cascone, Sarah, 'Geta Brătescu, Whose Playful Art Defied Romania’s Repressive Regime, Has Died at 92' on: news.artnet.com, Berlin/DE, 19 September 2018
Greenberger, Alex, 'Artist Geta Bratescu, Giant of Romanian Art Scene, Dies at 92' on: www.artnews.com, New York NY, 19 September 2018
Sutton, Benjamin, 'The pioneering Romanian conceptual artist Geta Brătescu has died at age 92' on: www.artsy.net, New York NY, 19 September 2018
Angeleti, Gabriella, 'Geta Brătescu, Romanian multidisciplinary artist, has died, aged 92' on: www.theartnewspaper.com, London/UK, 19 September 2018
__, 'Geta Brătescu (1926–2018)' on: www.artforum.com, New York NY, 19 September 2018
__, 'Geta Brătescu (1926–2018)' on: www.apollo-magazine.com, London/UK, 19 September 2018
Recksiek, Leonie Claire, 'Kunst ist ein ernstes Spiel' on: www.monopol-magazin.de, Berlin/DE, 19 September 2018
Reitz, Chris, 'GAME OF THRONES – Chris Reitz on Geta Bratescu at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles' in: Texte Zur Kunst, Berlin/DE, June 2018
__, 'Take the Circle Line with Geta Brătescu' on: www.theartnewspaper.com, London/UK, 21 May 2018
Paterson, Carrie, 'Geta Brătecu, Hauser & Wirth' in: Artillery Magazine, Los Angeles CA, 18 May 2018
Schmidt, Rebecca, 'Selling Off Art to Support a Better World' in: The New York Times, New York NY, 24 April 2018
Slayton, Nicholas, 'Three Big Shows at Hauser & Wirth' on: www.ladowntownnews.com, Los Angeles CA, 3 April 2018
Cripps, Karim, 'LA (Un)confidential – Exhibitionary goes West!' on: www.exhibitionary.com, Berlin/DE, 5 March 2018
Martin, D. Edward, 'Bourgeois. Brătescu. Bradford.' on: www.artmemomagazine.com, New York NY, March 2018
Cripps, Karim, 'LA BLÖRB #1' on: www.kubaparis.com, Paris/FR, February 2018
Guo, Kitty, 'Hauser & Wirth debuts three new exhibitions' on: www.dailytrojan.com, Los Angeles CA, 26 February 2018
__, 'Three new solo exhibits at Hauser & Wirth' on: www.artculturejazz.com, Los Angeles CA, 24 February 2018
Heitzman, Lorraine, 'Geta Brătescu: The Leaps of Aesop' on: www.riotmaterial.com, Los Angeles LA, 23 February 2018
Davis, Genie, 'THREE NEW BUZZY SHOWS Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles' on: www.artillerymag.com, Los Angeles CA, 22 February 2018
__, 'GETA BRĂTESCU "THE LEAPS OF AESOP" @ HAUSER & WIRTH LOS ANGELES' in: www.autre.love.com, Los Angeles CA, 17 February 2018
__, 'Geta Brătescu. The Leaps of Aesop' on: www.dailyartfair.com, Paris/FR, February 2018
Metzler, Rachel, 'GETA BRATECU Hauser & Wirth, New York, USA' in: Frieze, London/UK, March 2018, p. 171
Codrea-Rado, Anna, 'Still Making Art, and Sly Jokes, at 91' in: The International New York Times, New York NY, 21 February 2018, pp. 1-2
Koehler, Patrick, 'Syria, Latvia, Oxfam: Your Tuesday Briefing' on: www.nytimes.com, New York NY, 20 February 2018
Codrea-Rado, Anna, 'Still Making Art, and Sly Jokes, at 91' on: www.nytimes.com, New York NY, 19 February 2018
Miranda, Carolina A., 'Datebook: Plays on gender and sport, a pioneering Romanian conceptualist, new abstraction' on: www.latimes.com, Los Angeles CA, 16 February 2018
Juliano, Michael, 'Things to do this weekend in Los Angeles: Feb 16-18' on: www.timeout.com, Los Angeles CA,15 February 2018
Wise, Christina, 'LA Weekend Events Roundup February 15-18' on: www.socalpulse.com, Los Angeles CA, 14 February 2018
Wollschläger, Jackie, 'A shows of one’s own: the world that Virginia Woolf saw' in: Financial Times, London/UK, 9 February 2018
Vasiliu, Oana, 'Analysis. Change of art: Romanian names make their name on the contemporary scene' on: www.business-review.eu, Bucharest/RO, 9 February 2018
Dawson, Aimee, 'Women got the vote—now they get a voice as cultural bodies mark centenary of female suffrage' on: www.theartnewspaper.com, London/UK, 5 February 2018
Antonescu, Florin, 'Succes al României la Bienala de la Veneţia' on: www.economistul.ro, Bucharest/RO, 23 January 2018, ill. in colour
___, 'O nouă participare de succes a României la Expoziția Internațională de Artă – Bienala de la Veneția' on: www.cultura.ro, Bucharest/RO, 19 January 2018
___, 'Geta Bratescu received the "Star of Romania" Order. The artist's exhibition at the Venice Biennale was a success' on: www.stiri.tvr.ro, Bucharest/RO, 12 January 2018, ill.
Andrei, Otilia, 'Artistei Geta Brătescu i s-a înmânat Ordinul Naţional ‘Steaua României' on: www.adevarul.ro, Bucharest/RO, 11 January 2018, ill.
___, 'Guided visit through Geta Brătescu's "Workshop" at the Fine Arts Museum in Ghent' on: www.diacaf.com, Montreal/CA, 4 January 2018, ill.

2017 Smith, Roberta, 'Late-Life Explosions of Energy' in: Weekend Arts II Supplement – New York Times, New York NY, 29 December 2017, ill.
Smith, Roberta, 'MoMA Upends Its Collection to Celebrate Late Careers' on: www.nytimes.com, New York NY, 28 December 2017, ill.
Saul, Heather, '100 years of women’s suffrage celebrated with women artists filling London Underground' on: www.inews.co.uk, London/UK, 27 December 2017
___, 'Geta Brătescu at Hauser & Wirth' on: www.artistswork.uk, London/UK, 24 December 2017, ill.
O’Driscoll, Des, 'Six movers and shakers of the arts scene on their 2017 highlights and 2018 expectations' on: www.irishexaminer.com, Cork/IE, 24 December 2017
Gotthardt, Alexxa, '13 Artists Give Advice to Their Younger Selves' on: www.artsy.net, New York, 21 December 2017, ill.
Vasiliu, Oana, 'Romanian artist Geta Bratescu conquers the London tube' on: www.business-review.eu, Bucharest/RO, 19 December 2017, ill.
___, 'Galleries Chelsea. Geta Brătescu' in: The New Yorker, New York NY, 18 December 2017
Solomon, Deborah, 'Review: What’s Doing in the Chelsea Galleries' on: www.wnyc.org, New York NY, 15 December 2017, ill.
Hanson, Sarah P., 'The year in the market' on: www.theartnewspaper.com, London/UK, 13 December 2017
Cruz, Cynthia, 'A Romanian Artist Tackles Art and Freedom in Authoritarian Times' on: www.hyperallergic.com, Brooklyn NY, 12 December 2017, ill.
___, 'Geta Brătescu' on: www.newyorker.com, New York NY, 7 December 2017
D’Souza, Aruna, ’Geta Brătescu’ on: www.4columns.org, New York NY, 7 December 2017, ill.
___, 'Geta Brătescu' on: www.wsimag.com, 5 December 2017, New York NY, ill.
Corrigan, A., 'New York - Geta Bratescu: “The Leaps of Aesop” at Hauser & Wirth through December 23rd, 2017' on: www.artobserved.com, New York NY, 4 December 2017, ill.
___, 'Top 100' in: Monopol, Berlin/DE, December 2017, p. 49, ill.
Byrnes, Caitlin E., 'Decades in the Making: 91-year-old artist Geta Brătescu shows no sign of slowing, and the international art world is finally catching up. ' in: SUITED, New York NY, December 2017, pp. 111 – 124, ill.
Ghiu, Daria, 'Reviews. Geta Brătescu “Apparitions” at Romanian Pavilion, Venice Biennale' on: www.moussemagazine.it, Milan/IT, November 2017, ill.
Gotthardt, Alexxa, 'At 91, Geta Brătescu Is Still Testing the Limits of Her Creative Freedom' on: www.artsy.net, New York NY, 20 November 2017, ill.
___, 'Geta Brătescu: La Viajera' on: www.artishockrevista.com, Santiago/CL, 17 November 2017, ill.
Fletcher, Richard, 'The Owl and the Tyrant: Aesop and Domitian between Geta Brătescu and Melissa Vogley Woods' on: www.minusplato.com, New York NY, 19 November 2017, ill.
Andrey V, 'When Geta Bratescu Found Inspiration in Aesop's Fables' on: www.widewalls.ch, London/UK, 14 November 2017, ill.
___, '10 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week' on: www.artnews.com, New York NY, 13 November 2017, ill.
Michalarou, Elf, 'ART CITIES:N.York-Geta Brătescu' on: www.dreamideamachine.com, 13 November 2017, ill.
Florian, Federico, 'Geta Brătescu. Camden Arts Centre' in: Art in America, New York NY, October 2017, ill.
Clapson, Colin David, 'Geta Brătescu stuns in Ghent!' on: www.deredactie.be, Flanders/BE, 14 September 2017, ill.
Duplat, Guy, 'Geta Bratescu, Beautiful, revealed at 91 years' on: www.lalibre.be, Brussels/BE, 17 September 2017, ill.
Wetzler, Rachel, 'Kassel Dislocated Loot in: Art in America', New York NY, September 2017
___,'Geta Brătescu. Camden Arts Centre', in: Artforum, London/UK, September 2017, pp. 338 – 339, ill.
___, 'Retrospectiva Geta Brătescu la Muzeul de Arte Frumoase din Gent' on: www.radioromaniacultural.ro, Bucharest/RO, 6 September 2017
Bailey, Stephanie, 'Tough love: documenta 14' on: www.ocula.com, Hong Kong/HK, 11 August 2017, ill.
Ghiu, Daria, 'Geta Brătescu: Romanian Pavilion Venice Biennale' in: Mousse, Milan/IT, Summer Issue, pp. 174 – 175, ill.
Simpson, Veronica, 'Venice Biennale' in: Blueprint 353, London/UK, July - August Issue, pp. 182 – 183
Erizanu, Paula, ‘Geta Brătescu’ on: www.calvertjournal.com, London/UK, 20 July 2017, ill.
___, 'Rumänien. Geta Brătescu', in: Kunstforum International, July 2017, Roßdorf/DE, pp. 332 – 334, ill.
Kaplan, Isaac, 'The Artsy Podcast, No. 40: How Old Women Eclipsed Young Men in the Art World' (audio) on: www.artsy.net, New York NY, 29 June 2017
Ghiu, Daria, 'Geta Brătescu: Romanian Pavilion Venice Biennale' in: Mousse, Milan/IT Summer 2017, pp. 174 – 175
Harrison, Isobel, 'Geta Brătescu. Camden Arts Centre, London, UK' in: Frieze, New York/NY, Summer 2017, pp. 198 – 199, ill.
Hinrichsen, Jens, 'Geta Brătescu' in: Monopol, Hamburg/DE, June 2017, p.86, ill.
___, 'Die Pavilions' in: Monopol, Berlin/DE, June 2017, p. 49
Sirlin, Deanna, 'Women in Venice' on: www.theartsection.com, New York NY, June 2017
Steer, Emily, 'Twelve Female Artists to See at the 57th Venice Biennale' on: elephantmag.com, London/UK, June 2017
Gavin, Francesca, 'The female artists at Venice Biennale 2017 you need to know' on: www.twinfactory.co.uk, London/UK, 12 June 2017
Briegleb, Till, 'Viva La Diva' in: Art, Hamburg/DE, June 2017, pp. 36 – 43
___, 'Viva Arte Viva, Responses from Different Nations. Highlights of the National Pavilions' in: Art CO, Taipei/TW, June 2017
Estorick, Alex, 'National Pavilions / 57th Venice Biennale' on: www.flashartonline.com, Milan/IT, 29 May 2017
Buck, Louisa, 'Venice: triumphs and talking points' in: The Art Newspaper, London/UK, June 2017, p. 10
___, 'Highlights - Venice Biennale 2017' on: curamagazine.com, Rome/IT, June 2017
Lippitsch, Daniel, 'Visting the 57th Biennale di Venezia' on: www.widewalls.ch, Ermatingen/CH, May 2017
Altmann, Susanne, 'Rumänien: Geta Brătescu' on: www.art-magazin.de, Hamburg/DE, 22 May 2017
Gotthardt, Alexxa, 'The Venice Biennale’s 11 Best Pavilions' on: www.artsy.net, New York NY, 10 May 2017
Cumming, Laura, '57th Venice Biennale review – the Germans steal the show' on: www.theguardian.com, London/UK, 14 May 2017
Dege, Stefan, 'Biennale: Venice celebrates freedom of art' on: www.dw.com, Berlin/DE, 15 May 2017
Vasili, Oana, 'Romania represented by Geta Bratescu at Venice Biennale 2017' on: www.business-review.eu, Bucharest/RO, 12 May 2017
Kryger, Mathias, '5 ting, Politikens kunstanmelder Mathias Kryger glæder sig til på Venedig Biennalen' on: plitiken.dk, Copenhagen/DE, 11 May 2017
Von Nicola, Kuhn, 'Im Theater der glühenden Dunkelheit' on: www.tagesspiegel.de, Berlin/DE, 12 May 2017
Schreiber, Susanne, 'Laufsteg des Lebens', Handelsblatt, Düsseldorf/DE, 12 May 2017
Muñoz-Alonso, Lorena, '5 Triumphant National Pavilions at the Venice Biennale, From Finnish Robots to Canadian Floods' on: news.artnet.com, London/UK, 10 May 2017
Pes, Javier, Harris, Gareth, 'State of the nations: our pick of the Venice Biennale pavilions' on: theartnewspaper.com, London/UK, 10 May 2017
Forrest, Nicholas, 'Top 10 Must-See 2017 Venice Biennale Pavilions' on: enit.blouinartinfo.com, Italy, 9 May 2017
Spence, Rachel, 'What it means to be female' on: FT Weekend, Collecting, London/UK, 6-7 May 2017, p.6
Maldonado, Guitemie, 'Geta Brătescu. Apparitions' in: Artpress, Paris/FR, May 2017, Special Venice Biennale Issue, pp. 30 – 31
Altmann, Suzanne, 'Retrospektives und Aktuelles von Geta Brătescu, einer Grande Dame der Ost-Avantgarde' in: ART: Das Kunstamagazine, Hamburg/DE, May 2017, p.43
Gerlis, Melanie, 'Geta Brătescu at Hauser & Wirth' in: FT Weekend, Collecting, London/UK, 29-30 April 2017, p. 7
___, 'Hauser & Wirth to Represent Geta Brătescu' on: www.artforum.com, New York NY, 28 April 2017
Durón, Maximilíano, 'Hauser & Wirth Now Represents Geta Bratescu' on: www.artnews.com, New York NY, 28 April 2017
___, 'Romanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale' on: www.e-flux.com, New York NY, 28 April 2017
Cumming, Laura, 'Annette Messager: Avec et sans raisons; Geta Brătescu: The Studio: A Tireless, Ongoing Space – review' on: www.theguardian.com, London/UK, 23 April 2017
Kent, Sarah, 'Geta Bratescu, Camden Arts Centre' on: www.theartsdesk.com, London/UK, 13 April 2017
___, 'The Venice Questionnaire #8 – Geta Brătescu' on: artreview.com, London/UK, 11 April 2017
Pellerin, Ananda, 'Geta Brătescu: The Studio: A Tireless, Ongoing Space' on: www.timeout.com, London/UK, April 2017
Martin, Elise, 'London exhibition by Romanian artist Geta Brătescu considers the studio as critical space' on: calvertjournal.com, London/UK, 14 March 2017
Person, Hili, 'Geta Brătescu Will Take Over the Romanian Pavilion in Venice' on: news.artnet.com, Berlin/DE, 24 January 2017
Morton, Elise, '90-year-old artist Geta Brătescu to represent Romania at Venice Biennale' on: calvertjournal.com, London/UK, 23 January 2017
Steer, Robin, 'Geta Bratescu Will Represent Romania at the 2017 Venice Biennale' on: www.artnews.com, New York NY, 23 January 2017
___, 'Geta Brătescu to Represent Romania at 2017 Venice Biennale' on: www.artforum.com, New York NY, 23 January 2017
___, 'Geta Brătescu to represent Romania at the 2017 Venice Biennale' on: www.happening.media, Luxembourg/LU, 19 January 2017

2016 Karich, Swantje, 'Geta Brătescu: Willkommen im kreis' in: BLAU Magazine, Berlin/DE, No. 7, December 2015 – January 2016, pp. 38 – 51
Kipphaff, Petra, 'Ein Bild wollte sie nie malen' on: www.zeit.de, Hamburg/DE, 26 May 2016
Furtado, Will, 'This Exhibition Explores Dementia Through Sensations' on: www.sleek-mag.com, Berlin/DE, 2016

2015 Kemp-Welch, Klara, 'Geta Brătescu. Tate Liverpool' in: The Burlington Magazine, London/UK, CLVII, September 2015
Welch, Jack, ' “An inherent playfulness alongside a total commitment to drawing”: Geta Brătescu — Reviewed' on: www.doublenegative.co.uk, Liverpool/UK, 20 July 2015
___, Geta Bratescu: ' “Creation takes place through proficiency, passion and the joy of play” ' on: www.independent.co.uk, London, 5 June 2015
Sumpter, Helen, 'Geta Brătescu' on: artreview.com, Summer 2015
Sumpter, Helen, 'Geta Brătescu' in: ArtReview, London/UK, vol. 67, no. 5, Summer 2015, pp. 84 – 92
___, 'Geta Brătescu: Hands (Les Mains)' on: artreview.com, London/UK, Summer 2015
Clayton, Eleanor, 'I sing with my pens. In the studio with Geta Brătescu' in: Tate Etc., London/UK, no. 34, Summer 2015
___, 'Geta Brătescu' on: wsimag.com, New York NY, 12 May 2015

2014 ___, 'Geta Brătescu: Matrix 254' on: www.domusweb.it, Rozzano/IT, 10 September 2014
Abel, Joseph, 'Geta Brătescu: Matrix 254' on: artreview.com, London/UK, Summer 2014
Teixeira Pinto, Ana, 'Geta Brătescu – Galerie Barbara Weiss' on: frieze.com, London/UK, 21 August 2014

2013 Oprea, Adriana, 'Interview with Geta Bratescu' on: www.artmargins.com,
Cambridge MA, 23 December 2013
___, 'Threaded Stories' on: wsimag.com, New York NY, 18 December 2013
Cherix, Christophe, '“The Studio Is Myself”: Interview with Geta Brătescu' (video) on: post.at.moma.org, New York NY, 15 February 2013
Redzisz, Kasia, 'Geta Brătescu. Salonul de Proiecte' in: Frieze, London/UK, No.153, March 2013, p. 170
Redzisz, Kasia, 'Geta Brătescu' on: frieze.com, London/UK, 30 March 2013
Pooch, Paulina, 'Geta Brătescu’s Portfolio' on: post.at.moma.org, New York NY, 15 February 2013

2012 ___, 'Influences: Geta Brătescu' on: frieze.com, London/UK, 01 October 2012
Dick, Leslie, 'Untitled (12 Istanbul Biennial)' in: X-TRA.Contemporary Art Quarterly, Los Angeles/LA, no. 4, 2012, p. 35
Gardner, Anthony, 'Spectres after Marx: Notes on Contemporary Art’s Contiguous Histories' in: Word and Text, A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics, Ploiesti/RO, no. 1, 2012

2011 Huck, Brigitte, 'Geta Brătescu – Galerie Mezzanin' in: Artforum, New York NY, no. 2, 2011, pp. 246 – 247
Kleesattel, Ines, 'Das Atelier als Spielzimmer', in: Texte zur Kunst, Berlin/DE, September 2011, pp. 256 – 260

2010 Unwin, Richard, 'The Economy of the Gift' in: Frieze, London/UK, 26 April 2010

2008 Meltzer, Burkhard, 'Geta Brătescu: Galerie im Taxispalais' in: Frieze, London/UK, no. 118, 2008
Meltzer, Burkhard, 'Geta Bratescu' on: frieze.com, London/UK, 01 October 2008
Novicov, Ramona, 'Three Female Hypotheses of the Romanian Avant-Garde', in: n.paradoxa, London/UK, no. 20, 2008, pp. 43 – 50

1990 Pavel, Amelia, 'Dialog despre colaj și altele, cu Geta Brătescu' in: Traiectorii ale privirii, Bucharest/RO, 1990, pp. 185 – 189

1986 Redlow, Theodor, 'Aspecte ale dinamicii creativităţii în arta românească: privire care încercuieşte', in: Revista ARTA, Bucharest/RO, no. 4, 1986, pp. 12 – 13
Pleşu, Andrei, 'Medeea şi paradoxul feminităţii. Geta Brătescu' in: Ochiul şi lucrurile, Bucharest/RO, 1986, pp. 148 – 150

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