Larisa Sitar (b. 1984) currently lives and works in Bucharest. In 2010, she graduated from the Department of Photography and Moving image at the National University of Arts, Bucharest.
Sitar is a visual artist whose practice explores the evolution of social and cultural values in relation to political movements, socio-economic contexts, technological advances, and our connections with the natural world. Her projects draw from and employ a wide variety of techniques, often blending technical and digital processes with well-known traditional and analogue forms. Physicality and nostalgia are key aspects of her creations; materials are chosen not only for their aesthetic qualities, but more importantly, for their ability to evoke specific cultural associations. This careful amalgamation of past and present seeks to provide alternative ways to better understand today’s rapidly shifting world.
Selected solo and group exhibitions: Robust Boast (2022), Suprainfinit gallery, Bucharest, Romania; Chronicles of the Future Superheroes (2021), Kunsthalle Bega, Timisoara, Romania; Robust Boast (2019), WIELS, Bruxelles, Belgium; Life, a User’s Manual, Art Encounters Biennale (2017), Timisoara, Romania; The Fortress of Solitude from the holy wood of eternal noise, The National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC) Bucharest (2016); WHAT ABOUT Y[OUR] MEMORY, MNAC, Bucharest (2015); Transformation. Romanian Sculpture 25 Years After the Revolution, Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague (2014); Care Crisis, Futura Gallery, Prague (2012); Essl Art Award CEE, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg / Wien (2011).