"decontext xxx" part of 20th International Open, Chicago, IL, USA

opening reception: september 22 - october 20, 2017

juried by Sharmyn Cruz Rivera

CHICAGO —Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is proud to present its 20th International Open, an exhibition that explores conceptual and material boundaries. Juried by Sharmyn Cruz Rivera, the 20th International Open will be the first exhibition at WMG’s new location in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, at 2150 S. Canalport #4A-3.

“Woman Made Gallery’s 20th International Open gives a generative view of the work being made by female-identified artists across art disciplines and conceptual imperatives,” writes Sharmyn Cruz Rivera in her juror’s statement. “This exhibition portrays a comprehensive exploration of contemporary formal experimentation complicated through themes of cultural history, gender expression, femme kinship, and body politics. This supple group of artists successfully pose exercises in materiality, humanity, and vulnerability – a testimony of the potent production of women artists.”

The 20th International Open includes works by 30 artists working across a variety of disciplines: Tracie Battle; Catalina Bellizzi; Jan Brandt; Shenequa Brooks; Cathleen Clarke; Stephanie Cunningham; Hanna Dausch; Susan Dwyer; Jessica Ferrer; Silvia Gonzalez; Katie Hargrave; Margaret Hart; Lisa Bergant Koi; Nataliya Kotlova; Sue Kay Lee; Shannon Molter; Abbey Muza; Lovie Olivia; Roni Packer; B. Quinn; Mohadeseh Rahimitabar; Preetika Rajgariah; Farah Salem; Carryl Sher; LaNia Sproles; Claire Stankus; Liza Sylvestre; Ioana Țurcan; Ariana Vaeth; and Julia Victor.

We Are Moving Stories

interview on When the Game Goes to Heaven presented as part of Romanian Short Waves, Cannes 2017

Marie (10) has been lied to regarding the death process with the often-used “going to heaven” line. Now when her mother is in the hospital, she wants to understand what’s happening but both her half-siblings Nathali (16) and Adrian (25) are swept off their feet with house hold tasks, accommodating to new “family roles” and facing a possible loss.

CinéWomen interview Issue on Little Father (short fiction, 2015)

"Using a spare minimalistic style Ioana Țurcan offers a profound portrait of what does it mean to be an immigrant, Little Father is a modern variant on the theme of Orpheus, a profound meditation on married life."

Gopo Awards

More than Meets the Eye video interview made by Kelly O'Neill at Syracuse University, 2015

News on Ioana Turcan’s Recent Achievements in the Field of Film, 2015

Film Student Inspired by Human Connection by Syracuse University News, 2015

hotel of ice, bâlea lake photo contest

transylvania talent campus cluj, romania

one world romania bucharest, romania

fulbright enrichment seminar philadelphia, USA