Ioana Dragomir: RBC Emerging Artist Residency Exhibition

June 15th, 2024 – August 11th, 2024

During her residency at the RMG, Ioana Dragomir has spent time combing a set of artist files from the gallery’s archive. Compiled by Director Emeritus Joan Murray, who served as director and curator at the RMG from 1974 to 1999, the files contain exhibition ephemera, photos, correspondence, research, and interview transcripts. Experimenting with drawing, sculpture, and installation, the artist is creating a new body of work inspired by the contents of these archives, focusing specifically on the accidental poetics found within files belonging to artist couples and the intimacies they reveal and conceal.

Ioana Dragomir is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Montreal, Canada. She holds an Honours BA in studio practice from the University of Waterloo, an MA in Art History and Curatorial Studies from Western University, and is currently an MFA candidate at Concordia University. Her artistic practice combines her interest in writing, literary analysis, and curation with drawing, printmaking, textiles, ceramics, and installation. In particular, poetic methodologies of juxtaposition, metaphor, and slippage are important to her practice. Her work has been exhibited at Cambridge Galleries, the plumb, Centre Clark, and Support, among others. She has organized curatorial and community-based projects for the Dundas Valley School of Art and the Landmarks Biennale in Cambridge.

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The RBC Emerging Artist Residency Program is generously sponsored by the RBC Foundation’s Emerging Artist Project.