Our group was founded in 2003 in the western Romania, with the goal to have an exchange – which may prevent us from getting too autistic. We are all painters but often working in different media – video, photography, installations or performances… We are trying to ignore the dictatorship of the latest cry, to have our special relationship with time and language. Inserted in the present without hesitation, we are also focused on the past that refuses to pass away.
In 2014 Noima decided to be not only a dialogue space between individual painting projects, but a visual environment, in which semiotic practices – actions – games may occur. Figuring our group as an organism, a living system and playing with the words life form – form of life, we are sometimes talking about the big (collective) eye, the tactile whiskers… in performative dialogues with the surrounding space. Drawing, painting, sharing visual experiences, changing perspectives and approaches, following game-moves and often a particular grammar, searching for collective visual perspectives in different contexts.
Noima current members: Sorin Scurtulescu, Andrei Rosetti, Ciprian Bodea, Dan Gherman, Cosmin Frunteş.
NOIMA Exhibitions (selection):
2017 Noima – Recent Paintings, V8 Plattform, Karlsruhe, D
2017 The Garden in My Eyes, Noima & Elisabeth Ochsenfeld at Arthouse Wolfsberg Garana, RO
2016 Unilted, V8 & Noima, Multicultural Center of Transilvania University, Braşov, RO
2016 dLight, 12-14 Contemporary, Vienna, AT
2015 – 2016 Projektraum Donau, Representation of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union, Bruxelles, B / Landhaus, Sankt Pölten, AT / Hochschule für Kommunikation und Gestaltung, Ulm, D / V8 Plattform, Karlsruhe, D / Friday Exit space, Vienna, AT
2016 Where the wind takes us, Noima & Constantin Flondor at RKI Wien Galerie, Vienna, AT
2015 Fire, 28 Gallery, Timişoara, RO
2015 One Step Beyond, Schleifmühlgasse 12-14, Vienna, AT
2014 Inside Out, Space of The Order of Architects, Braşov, RO
2012 -2014 Annotations I, II, III, GACV, Bucharest, RO / 28 Gallery & Attic Gallery, Faculty of Arts and DesignTimișoara, Timisoara, RO / Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, RO
2009 From Form to Concept, The Art Museum of Cluj-Napoca, RO
2008 The Five Painters are My Friends, Helios Gallery, Timișoara, RO
2007 Lipova City Museum, RO
2007 noima.ro – Atelier, German Cultural Center, Timișoara, RO
2004 The Art Museum of Arad, RO
2004 28 Gallery & Anastasia, Timișoara, RO
2004 First NOIMA exhibition, The Joys Literay Café, Arad, RO
2012 Annotations – Painting Lessons / Constantin Flondor and Noima group – Romanian Cultural Institute