Collage on Wall, 2019
In cooperation with Open Cave Vienna & Vienna Art Week
The Danube flows 2857km from Fountain into the Black See. It connects both of my origins, the German heritage and the Romanian childhood and Vienna is my sweet spot in between.
As the gallery is located between the arms of Danube river I used the chance to create a prayer to the water, the flow, the river that connects my European soul.
Open work in progress: 15-21.11.20
Curatorial speech: Silvia Müllegger
Vernissage Clip: youtu.be/ORrC8Mq-8x0
Opening Performance: click here
Collage on wall, 2019
This is the Collage Installation I created for myself, in particular for the space in my apartment where I use to practice yoga.
It's consists of two rings that arise out of the same seed or spark. It represents the ever evolving, expanding and creative nature of humanity and life itself. Out of an 22 day old embryo a human arises, stretching herself into the sun, eager to evolve and to create. In order to get from experiencing reality to creating reality one must turn inwards, become silent and aware of the wholeness and perfection of everything that is.
In the silence of meditation I learned to push through self limitations, illusions and fears. To awaken my passions and reach for the stars. To tune myself to higher frequencies of vibration where everything is connected and in pure harmony and joy of expansion.
Collage on wall, 2018
Gute Kunst kennt keine Sommerpause
Atelier Navas, Wien 18
curated by: Fliegende Galerie
I was asked by the curators of Fliegende Galerie to create a Collage installation for their summer exhibition at Atelier Navas.
I always work with the atmosphere of space itself, its individual vibe and this time I found myself in a room full of male artist. The air was filled with testosterone, so I felt inspired to do an installation on masculinity. The best definition I ever heard about the male archetype is:
Warrior, Lover, Father and Magician. Solar Flares is a visual representation of my contemplation on the theme of masculinity, between ancient archetypes and patriarchal gender roles.
HACKING THE NETWORK
Collage on Wall, 2017,
U10 Gallery Belgrade
pix by Milan Kralj - Gallery Shots Belgrade
Curatorial Text and Talk
by Vladimir Bjeličić, art historian
Project supported by:
Österreichisches Kulturforum Belgrad
Ministarstvo kulture i informisanja Republike Srbije
The artists Maria Hera, Šejma Fere and Lena Violetta Leitner, albeit seemingly different sensibilities, are establishing a dialogue by focusing on different models of conceiving images on an analog / digital basis. By using various methods of collaging, deconstructing and changing meanings, each artist establishes her own micro-narrative on the trail of the idea of hacking.
Whether it's a series of works on paper, interactive installations or performance, another reference point in addition to collage as a research base is the symbiosis of technology and nature. By introducing a botanical vocabulary, or directly integrating plant species or by mimicking the shape of the plant's root (rhizome), the artists are further conceptually connected, and they perform an authentic narrative of new characters, symbols or perhaps the allegory of contemporaneity in the light of the intersection of art and technology.
(from the text by Vladimir Bjeličić, Art historian)