Lea Rasovszky

b. 1986

Lives and works in Bucharest, Romania


In 2008 she graduated the National University of Art, Department of Photography and Video, followed by an MA at the same university and department in 2010. Lea Rasovszky is interested in marginal cultural subjects, from areas such as kitsch, cartoons, ”manele”, bodybuilding and other stories or ”psychological peripheries” that are not purely social. Her artworks are, most often, portraits in motion of people, situations, and emotions filtered through an ironic and rough drawing style that highlight the stereotypes and values of the society towards which she has a critical view.

Selected shows: EX-EAST. Past and recent stories of the Romanian avant-gardes, Espace Niemeyer, Paris (2019); Homo Deus, Mobius Gallery, New York (2018); I Am At My Most Beautiful When I Am Alone, Mobius Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (2017, solo); Lines of Thought, Art Encounters II edition, Elba Factory, Timisoara, Romania (2017, solo); Four Drawings and a Book, White Cuib, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (2017, solo); Life a User's Manual: Who’s afraid of politics?, Art Encounters II edition, Corneliu Miklosi Public Transport Museum, Timisoara, Romania (2017); Out of the Blue, Galeria Mobius, Bucharest, Romania (2016); DADA GAMES, Rumänisches Kulturinstitut Berlin, Berlin, Germania (2016); FLIRT, Im Hinterzimmer, Karlsruhe, Germania (2016); Out of Love. Moral Facts III, Ciclop Garage, Bucharest (2015); From Stars to Steroids: Two Short Stories About an Almost Metaphoric Bestiary, Anca Poterașu Gallery, Bucharest (2014); Inner Whimp, Lateral ArtSpace, Paintbrush Factory, Cluj-Napoca (2014); The Savages, Atelier 35, Bucharest (2012),Sorrow, Heartache, Recovery & Shit, ALERTStudio, Bucharest (2011), Wallpaper Drawings, 29 Gallery, Bucharest (2009). Selected group exhibitions: Building Modern Bodies, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich (2015), Inventing the Truth. On Fiction and Reality, The New Gallery of the Romanian Institute for Culture and Research in Humanities in Venice, part of the 56th edition of the Venice Art Biennial (2015), PASAJ, The National Museum of Contemporary Art – Anexa, Bucharest (2014), The Biennial of Young Artists, 5th edition, Overlapping Biennial, Bucharest (2012), Preview Berlin – the Emerging Arts Fair, 11th edition, Berlin, DE (2012)