NOW - The Regional Ceramics Museum of Deruta -  The Adventures of Bear Lache and his Friends - 18.05.2024 - Deruta, IT

Rosenfeld Gallery - The Adventures of Bear Lache and his Friends - 13.04.2023 - London, UK

Kunsthalle Bega - Harvest Time - 2.09.2022 - 1.03.2023 - Timisoara, RO

Cazul 101 Gallery – “Who’s afraid of birds?” – 09.2019 – Bucharest, RO

Jecza Gallery - “We are both to blame but it’s more your fault” – 07.2019 – Timișoara, RO

Diehl Gallery at Night - 04.2019 – Berlin, DE

Atelier 35 - “Reputation matters” - 03.2019 - Bucharest, RO

Diehl Gallery - “We are both to blame but it’s more your fault” - 12.2017 - Berlin, DE


NOW - Fondazione Officine Saffi Award - 23.05.2024 - Milan,  IT

Timisoara 2023 (European City of Culture) - Responsive Matter - 05.05.23 - 05.12.23 - Timisoara, RO

AplusA Gallery - SupaStore - 31.08-25.09.2022 - Venice, IT

Rosenfeld Gallery - Introducing Nuno Gil, Dene Leigh, Lydia Makin and Ioana Maria Sisea 3.08 – 8.10.2022 - London, UK

The Visual Art Platform Sibiu - supported by Documenta Fifteen and FITS Sibiu - 27.06.2022, Sibiu, RO

Final Show At Royal College of Art London – 27.06.2022 - London, UK

Zina Gallery - “CRASH” – 20.05.2022 – Cluj- Napoca, RO

Bubble’n’squeak - “Electric Crossroads” – 05.06.2021 – Brussels, BE

OP Enheim - “Every truth has four corners” – 03.2021 – Wroclaw,  PL

Royal College of Art - “WIP” – 01.2021 – London, Uk

National Museum of Contemporary Art - “După doisprezece ani. Producția artistică din România în 180 de lucrări.” - 12.2020 - Bucharest, RO

Magma Gallery – “Future Perfect #1” - 10.2020 - Sf. Gheorghe, RO

Sandwich Gallery - “Double Decker”- 08.2020 – Bucharest, RO

Art Museum Cluj-Napoca  - “RE:START” - 05.2019, RO

Mogoșoaia Museum - “Aqua Alta” - 05.2019 - Bucharest, RO

Art Museum Cluj-Napoca  - “Blind date” - 2018 ,  RO

Ron Arad's curtain call at The Round House  -  2016 - London, UK


I am interested in the extreme states of being that we are taught to aspire to by Western media that if sustained over time create insanity.

Luxury, hyper-sexuality, fame, extreme wealth, and other physical sensations not felt in ordinary life by ordinary people; the intersection points between capitalism-induced desire, exclusivity, materialism, and violence.

I explore these topics through myths, symbols, rituals, editorials, internet memes and posts, autobiography, paparazzi photos, and other incidental records of personal experience.

As states of consciousness, these sensations are inherently subjective and impossible to share in their totality. By consequence, we tend to hear details about the events that inspire the sensations rather than the sensations themselves.
I use art as a medium to bridge this gap of subjectivity, trying to provide access to the sensory qualia of these extreme states.

The solipsism of these qualia creates enormous tension with social cohesion. Many are associated with taboo activities and harm to others. By giving audiences a deeper experience of the sensation itself, I aim to liberate their judgement from a one-dimensional social-critique, allowing them to consider whether qualia warranted the violation required to attain it.

This interests me because inequality is generally framed materialistically, in terms of possessions, and rarely in terms of qualia, but, as an increasingly atheist society, the range of sensations we experience is the essential barometer of the quality of our existence.
Ioana Sisea (b. 1988)

PHD studies at the University of the Arts, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (graduated magna cum laude)

MA Sculpture at the Royal College of Art London, UK (graduated with distinction)

BA and MA in drawing at the National University of Arts Bucharest, Romania / 2013