Olivia Mihălţianu (b. 1981, Bucharest, Romania) studied visual arts at the University of Arts Bucharest; she lives and works in Bucharest.
Her artistic approach is related to cross-media and process-oriented projects involving video, film, photography, object-making, installation and performance. Usually long-term projects, the works follow various visual aspects related to personal identity and social life in different cultures, political and economic situations, in a global and local context, by questioning topics such as: the role played by the artist in today’s society, archetypal human patterns, re-contextualization, alienation.
Olivia Mihălţianu’s works have been shown in various art events and venues including: Tranzit.ro / Bucharest (2015); 55th Venice Biennale (2013); Kunsthalle Krems, Factory (2013); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest (2012, 2013); Secession, Vienna (2010); Pavilion Unicredit, Bucharest (2009-2010); 4th Young Artists’ Biennial Bucharest (2008); The Contemporary Art Gallery of The Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu, Romania (2008); NGBK, Berlin, (2007); KSAK, Chişinău, Moldova (2007); Kunsthalle, Vienna (2004)