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Valeria Duca (b. 1995, Moldova) started her career at an early age. Her first exhibition took place when she was only 12 years old in her hometown, Chisinau, generating endless appreciation for her abstract work and her sense of colour. 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 the Museum of History and Archaeology in Moldova, the Museum of Visual Art in Galati, Romania, the Museum of Western and Eastern Art in Odessa, Ukraine, the Museum of the Village, Bucharest, Romania and the Folk Museum, the Palace of Parliament, Bucharest, Romania. 

Her participation at Venice Biennale in 2011 marked Moldova's debut on the international art stage. Her art evokes emotion. She explores the way in which colour and form connects to the viewer and creates sentiment. Valeria's appreciation for the Old Masters resides in their capacity to touch our soul through mere brushstrokes applied hundreds of years before us. 

2016  -Gallery Different, Edinburgh Art Fair

          - Portrait Marathon, KULTURHUSET, OSLO, Norway

2015  - Personal exhibition, Organ Hall, Chisinau, Moldova

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

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

- 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

- Personal exhibition, Organ Hall, Chisinau, Moldova

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

- "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

-  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

- Personal Exhibition, Public Library Targoviste, Chisinau, Moldova

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

  August 31st– September 30th

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

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

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

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

  Chisinau, Moldova


Attended 9 charity exhibitions and over 30 group exhibitions in the country and abroad (Italy, Russia, United Kingdom, USA)


Group Exhibitions (selective):

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

- The Creative Youth, Exhibitional Center "Constantin Brâncu?i", Chisinau, Moldova

2010  - The Creative Youth, Exhibitional Center "Constantin Brâncu?i", Chisinau, Moldova

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

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

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

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

- "Requiem", Exhibitional Center "Constantin Brâncu?i", UAP of RM, Moldvoa

- "Chi?in?u –Yesterday and Today", Exhibitional Center "Constantin Brâncu?i", UAP of RM, Moldova

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

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

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


Distinctions/awards:

2014  - NADFAS / RBA Scholar. The work "Dancer" selected for the annual exhibition organized by NADFAS

 (National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies) and RBA (Royal Society of British Artists),

  Pall Mall Gallery, London, UK

2012  - Awarded by the Ministry of Youth and Sport of Moldova in the National Contest "Literature and Art"

2010  - Special Prize given by the Ministry of Youth and Sport of Moldova in the National Contest "Literature and Art"

- Best Graphic Design Award for the catalog "The world around me", International Book Fair, Chisinau, Moldova

2009 - Awarded by UAP at the International BookFest for the catalog "Valeria Duca. Painting. Graphics",  Moldova

- Second place, The Municipal Painting Contest, Chisinau, Moldova

- Nominated at The Contest of Improvised Painting, Chisinau, May 24th

2008 - Second Place, The Municipal Painting Contest for School Students, Chisinau, Moldova

2007 - Second Place, The Municipal Painting Contest for School Students, Chisinau, Moldova
 


Works in public collections:


National Museum of Archaeology and History of Moldova

Folk Museum, Palace of Parliament, Bucharest, Romania

The Museum of the Village, Bucharest, Romania;

Regina Pacis Foundation, Italy

Romanian Embassy in Chisinau, Moldova


Works in private collections:

Lithuania, Republic of Moldova, Romania, United States of America,

Italy, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Russian, Great Britain, Sweden

 

208 artists, 1376 artworks
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