Diana Drăghici (b. 1986, Deva, Romania) lives and works in Bucharest, where she graduated from The National University of Arts, specializing in Graphic Arts. She is currently a PhD student in the field of Visual Arts and is developing “Negative / Positive. Interventions on the photographic cliché”, an artistic research project regarding the role of the photographic negative in art history and in contemporary art. Her projects combine the past and present in a sort of time machine constructed of rudimentary photographic techniques or digital photography with long exposure. Thus she outlines new emotional spaces that provoke revisitation, recollection, questioning and reinterpretation. The scholarship received at the beginning of 2020, within the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, represented a turning point, which crystallized the most important technical and conceptual directions of the current artistic approach. Diana uses digital photography and long exposure to draw with time, like charcoal, in frames marked by the laws of hazard, which she considers one of the most amazing working materials.

Solo Exhibitions
Intertemporality – Borderline Art Space, Iași, April 2022

Group Exhibitions
The National Engraving Biennial "Gabriel Popescu" - National Museum Complex ”Curtea Domnească”, Târgoviște, December 2021
Graphic Arts Bachelor’s Projects – ARCUB, Bucharest, June – July 2021
Habitation – Romanian Design Week @ Stirbei47, Bucharest, June 2021
NAG Bucharest – Creart/Grădina cu Filme, Bucharest, October 2020
Inside/Outside – Galateca, Bucharest, July 2020
UNArte Student Day @ MNAC – online exhibition – National Museum of Contemporary Art, July 2020
Contactless ArtWall – Galateca, Bucharest, May 2020

Graphic Arts Valedictorian – National University of Arts, Bucharest, Romania – June 2021
Erasmus Scholarship – Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, Croatia – February 2020
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