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Valeria Duca

United Kingdom

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About Valeria Duca

 

I started my career at an early age. During my first years I was absorbed with the abstract world of colour and fantasy.

 

At 12 years old I had the first opportunity to share this imaginary world with the public, during a personal exhibition held at the Museum of History and Archaeology of Republic of Moldova.

 

Although it all started as a childhood game, I soon felt a sense of duty to continue creating, to explore, to exhibit and to challenge. My focused changed in time towards more figurative works and I am currently most interested in painting portraits and exploring aspects of identity. 

"I believe in the necessity of art. I have to. I believe in the necessity of self-expression. I believe life is a continuous journey of self-discovery. I believe that to define is to limit. I believe real freedom lies with honesty. I believe our culture marks us, as well as every interaction with the world. These beliefs drive me to create, motivate me in a quest for truth and give me the courage to face it."

Multiple museums from Eastern Europe have eagerly collected her works from the very beginning. Valeria's paintings can be found in the public collections of:

 

-    Museum of History and Archaeology in Moldova

-    Museum of Visual Art in Galati, Romania

-    Museum of Western and Eastern Art in Odessa, Ukraine

-    Museum of the Village, Bucharest, Romania  

-    Folk Museum, the Palace of Parliament, Bucharest, Romania

 

Personal Exhibitions

 

2016      Portrait Marathon, KULTURHUSET, OSLO, Norway

2015      Personal exhibition, Organ Hall, Chisinau, Moldova

2015      HA@STA Magazine Caricature Drawing Workshop, the Barron Theater, St. Andrews, UK 

2015      Portrait Marathon with Valeria Duca, The Art Society, St. Andrews, UK

2015      Charity Portrait Event in aid of Fife Womens Aid, Organizator: The Lumsten Club, Fraser East Gallery, St.Andrews, UK

2014      Mock Up Day Caricatures", Truro School, UK

2013      After the rain ...", Heseltine Gallery, Truro, UK

2013      Personal exhibition, Organ Hall, Chisinau, Moldova

2012      "Color, Light, Ballet", Museum of Western and Eastern Art, Odessa, Ukraine

2012      "Intermission", Museum of Fine Arts, Galati, Romania

2011      "The world around me", Venice Biennale, Moldavian National Pavilion, Venice, Italy

2010      "The Galaxy of the Colors", Folk Costume Museum, Palace of Parliament, Bucharest, Romania

2010      Personal exhibition dedicated to Teacher's Day, "Prometeu-Prim" Lyceum, Moldova

2009      "The Truth from Children’s Mouth", National Museum of Archaeology and History, Chisinau, Moldova

2009      Personal Exhibition, Public Library Targoviste, Chisinau, Moldova

2009      Personal Exhibition at the International BookFest, XVIII th Edition – National Library of RM

2009      "Abstract and not only…", Romanian Embassy in RM, Chisinau, Moldova

2009      Personal Exhibition, Amarillo Art Gallery, Reggio Emilia, Italy

2009      Personal Exhibition, Amarillo Art & Spazio Cavour, Reggio Emilia, Italy

2008      Exhibition dedicated to the International Children’s Day, Exhibition Center “Constantin Brancusi”, Chisinau, Moldova
 

Group Exhibitions (selective)

 

2014      RBA's Annual Show, Pall Mall Galleries, London, UK

2014      The Creative Youth, Exhibitional Center "Constantin Brâncuşi", Chisinau, Moldova

2010      The Creative Youth, Exhibitional Center "Constantin Brâncuşi", Chisinau, Moldova

2010      "The Russian Art - 2010, the Renaissance", Tower of Federation, Moscow, Russia

2010      Charity Evening of Art, Exhibition Center "Constantin Brancusi", Chisinau, Moldova

2009      Portraiture in the Visual Arts, Exhibition Center “Constantin Brancusi”, UAP RM, Chisinau, Moldova

2009      Improvised Painting, Stefan cel Mare Public Garden, Chisinau, Moldova

2009      "Requiem", Exhibitional Center "Constantin Brâncuşi", UAP of RM, Moldvoa

2009      "Chişinău –Yesterday and Today", Exhibitional Center "Constantin Brâncuşi", UAP of RM, Moldova

2009      Fiera d”Arte contemporanea "Immagina" di Reggio Emilia, Italy

2008      "Autumnala", Exhibition Center “Constantin Brancusi”, UAP RM, Chisinau, Moldova

2008      "Creation", Exhibition Center “Constantin Brancusi”, UAP RM, Chisinau, Moldova