Artist Duca Valeria Iurie

Country: Moldova
City: Kishinev

Born: June 26, 1995
Balti, Republic of Moldova
Residence: Chisinau, Republic of Moldova


Education and formation

2001 - present: attends “Prometeu- Prim” Lyceum of Creativity and Inventiveness
2007 june - 2008 june: private disciple, class of professor Victor Ursu, Member of the Plastic Artists Union (PAU) of Republic of Moldova
2008 june - present: private disciple, class of professor Ion Serbinov, Master of Art, member of the Plastic Artists Union (PAU) of Republic of Moldova.
2010 – privat disciple of Alexander Sheversky of Canada

Personal exhibitions

2008 – “Children’s Plastic Creation from Chisinau”, dedicated to the International Children’s Day, Exhibition Center “Constantin Brancusi”, Chisinau, June 1st – 10th
2009 –“The Truth from Children’s Mouth”, the National Museum of Archeology and History of Moldova, Chisinau, May 20th – July 01th
2009 – Public Library Targoviste, Chisinau, June 11th
2009 – International Book Fest, XVIII-th Edition at the National Library of RM, August 31st – September 30th
2009 – “Abstract and not only…”, Romanian Embassy in RM, October 12th – December 9th .
2009 – Amarillo Art Gallery, Reggio Emilia, Italy, November 27th – December 11th.
2009 – Amarillo Art & Spazzio Cavour, Reggio Emilia, Italy, December 16th – 26th.
2010 – The Galaxy Colors, Folk Costume Museum, Palace of Parliament, Bucharest, Romania, February 04th - March 08th .
2010 –Personal exhibition dedicated to teacher’s day. “Prometeu-Prim” Lyceum.
2011 - "The world around me". Venice biennale. Moldavian national pavilion. 01.06 - 27.11
2012 - "Color, Light, Ballet", Odessa Museum of Western and Eastern Ar, 02.03 – 22.03

2012 - "Intermission", Museum of Fine Arts, city of Galati, Romania. June 12 - July 10

Group Exhibitions (selective)

Valeria Duca had 25 collective exhibitions among with Moldovan and foreign professional painters.

2007 – The Municipal Painting Contest for School Students, Chisinau, February
2008 – The Municipal Painting Contest for School Students, Chisinau, February
2008 – Valeria Duca. Children’s Plastic Creation from Chisinau, dedicated to the International Children’s Day, Exhibition Center “Constantin Brancusi”, PAU RM, Chisinau, June 1st – 10th
2008 – Autumnala 2008, Exhibition Center “Constantin Brancusi”, PAU RM, Chisinau, October 30th – November 11th
2008 – Creation 2008, Exhibition Center “Constantin Brancusi”, PAU RM, Chisinau, December 25th – January 12th 2009
2009 – The Municipal Painting Contest for School Students, Chisinau, February
2009 – “The Portrait in Plastic Art”, Exhibition Center “Constantin Brancusi”, PAU RM, Chisinau, April 16th – May 24th
2009 – Improvised Painting, Stefan cel Mare Public Garden, Chisinau, May 24th
2009 – “My friends, our communion is too beautiful”, Exhibition Center “ Constantin Brancusi”, PAU RM, Chisinau, June 10th -17th
2009 –“Requiem”, Exhibitional Center Constantin Brâncuşi UAP of RM, July 2nd -12th
2009 – “Chişinău –Yesterday and Today”, Exhibitional Center Constantin Brâncuşi PAU of RM, October 13th -18th
2009 – Fiera d”Arte Contemporanea "Immagina" di Reggio Emilia, Italy, November 27th – 30th
2010 – “We - Creative youth”, IX-th Edition, EC Constantin Brâncuşi PAU of RM
2010 – “Russian Art - 2010: the Renaissance”, Tower Federation, Moscow, Russia, March, 1st -9th
2010 – “Charity evening of art”. Constantin Brancusi Exhibition Center PAU RM, June 4th
2010 – “Charity evening of art”, National Museum of Art, Republic of Moldova, August 5th-10th
2011 - “Salonul de primavara”. Constantin Brancusi Exhibition Center PAU RM, March, 10 – 27

2012 - Parallax AF, London, Great Britain, 14.02- 18.02

Distinctions/awards

2007 – 2009 II place, The Municipal Painting Contest for School Students, Chisinau
2009 – Nominated in the Contest of Improvised Painting, Chisinau, May 24th
2009 – PAU Award at the International BookFest, for the Album ‘Valeria Duca, Painting, Graphics",
2009 - Laureate weekly "Literature and art" for art debut
2010 - Special Prize Winner, Literature and art contest on the occasion of National Youth Day 2010, organized by Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Moldova

2011 - Award for graphic design for the album "Valeria Duca, The world around me" at the International Book Fair, the twentieth edition of Chisinau.

Sport rezults:

25 medals, including 18 gold medals at different National and International Taekwondo WTF Championships.
Participant at Worls Championship, European and Balcan Championship (silver medal).
Champion in Olimpic Games of Tricolore, Reggio Emilia, Italia, 2009.
Double champion of the Republic of Moldova.
At the age of 8 years performs her first tandem parachute jump from a height of 2500m.
She is the youngest Moldovan paratrooper.
The best sportwoman (2007-2009), Taekwondo, cadet category.
Has black belt, III Dan.

Works in public collections

Italia, Regina Pacis Foundation ;
The National Museum of Archeology and History of Moldova;
Folk costume Museum, Palace of Parliament, Bucharest, Romania;
Village Museum, Bucharest, Romania;

Works in private collections

Lithuania, Republic of Moldova, Romania, United States of America, Italy, Russia, Great Britain, Saudi Arabia, Germany

Catalogues

1. “Valeria Duca. Painting, graphics”. Catalogue. Chisinau, Epigraf Publishing House, 2009.
2. “Immagina ARTE in Fiera”. Catalogue, Reggio Emilia, Italy, 2009.
3. “2009-2010: Un anno di arte nel segno di Amarillo Art”. Catalogue, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
4. “The Russian Art – the Renaissance”, Catalogue 2010.
5. "The Russian Art - 2011", Catalogue 2011.
6. "The world around me". Valeria Duca. Catalogue, 2011.
7. " Illuminations". Short catalog. Venice Biennale 2011, pag.154
8. " Illuminations". Oficial catalog. Venice Biennale 2011, pag. 432 - 433.

TV

TV Moldova1 Parachuting in Moldova, 2003, May
TV Moldova1 Be Young, 2008, April
TV Moldova1 Good Morning 2009, April
ORT Moldova, Prime Time, 2009, May 23rd
TV Moldova1, Mesager, 2009, May 24th
Euronews, Culture, Rendez-vous, June 1st 2009
TV Moldova1 Artelier, July 4th, 7th, 11th , 2009
TV Moldova1, Mesager, 2009, May 24th
TV Moldova1, Mesager, 2009, November 5th
Jurnal TV, 2009, November 5th
TV Moldova International, 2010, January 1st youtube.com/watch?v=LJf3GtJ_s1E
TV Moldova1 Good Morning 2010, January 6th
TVR Cultural, February 6th, 2010
TV Moldova1 Mesager, February 8th, 2010 trm.md/index.php?module=stiri_int&news_id=14810
TV Moldova1 Artelier, September 18th, 23rd , 2010
Jurnal TV, Valeria Duca, the miracle baby. 25 October, 2010
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Jurnal TV, Arts, Parachuting and Taekwondo. 25 October, 2010
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Арт ТВ Одесса, 5 марта, 2012

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Jurnal TV, Valeria Duca, "Night of art", 28 aprilie 2012

Jurnal TV, Valeria Duca, un talent înnăscut, 7 mai 2012

TV Moldova1. Art – Club – Afişa. 20mai, 27 mai 2012



Work list
Painting (Picture) : Vase with Flowers
2010 y. / 102x76 cm
Contract price
Painting (Picture) : Chrysanthemums
2009 y. / 80x60 cm
4 000 €
Painting (Picture) : The  meteorite of Tunguska
2008 y. / 60x80 cm
6 000 €
Painting (Picture) : Star Wars
2008 y. / 60x80 cm
6 000 €
Painting (Picture) : The city on Mars
2008 y. / 50x70 cm
8 000 €
Painting (Picture) : Nimfa
2008 y. / 60x60 cm
8 000 €