Six Questions

Six Questions: Nona Inescu

Tique asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Nona Inescu.

Artist Nona Inescu
Lives in Bucharest, Romania

How do you describe your own art practice?

A hand with five fingers, each finger representing a medium I choose to work in: photography, sculpture, objects, installations and video works.

Nona Ionescu - An animal that was thought to be a plant that transformed into stone, 2018, exhibition view, SpazioA, Pistoia

Which question or theme is central in your work?

The complex entanglements of human bodies with the environment.

Nona Ionescu - Lodger (Hypothetical Ancestral Mollusc), 2018, steel, latex, aluminum

What was your first experience with art?

My mother’s painting catalogues from the Hermitage Museum, the butterfly collection of the Natural History Museum in Bucharest and discovering surrealism.

Nona Ionescu - Lithosomes, 2017, Archival Print on Hahnemuhle paper, 60 x 40 cm

What is your greatest source of inspiration?


Nona Ionescu - Vestigial Structures, 2018, video still

What do you need in order to create your work?

Traveling and reading to enable the experience of new environments, landscapes and organisms. Sometimes, a long walk is enough.

Nona Ionescu - Corporealle, 2019, exhibition view, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Photo: Franziska von den Driesch

What work or artist has most recently surprised you?

The new video series “Metamorphosis” curated by The Institute of Queer Ecology and published on

Nona Ionescu - Meander, 2020, chrome-plated steel, concretion stones

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Tique | publication on contemporary art #3: Six Questions