Delia (Iliesiu) Prvački
Exhibition & Residency:
February 1 – March 30, 2016
Delia (Iliesiu) Prvački was born in 1950 in Baia Mare (Northern Transylvania), Romania. From 1970 to 1975 she studied at Institute of Fine Arts in Bucharest where she earned a Master Degree in Applied Arts/Ceramics.
She started experimenting with clay when she was seventeen and had a first solo exhibition in 1970. In 1975 she moved to ex-Yugoslavia, where she lived and worked for the next 17 years, broadly recognized and appreciated as a professional ceramicist.
In 1992, together with husband, artist Milenko Prvacki and daughter Ana, Prvački emigrated to Singapore, becoming a Singapore citizen in 2002.
Prvački realized a number of bronze and GRC sculptures and “translated” her three-dimensional works into tapestries as well. However, her main practice revolves around varieties of ceramic materials and techniques.
In parallel to her independent practice, in 1995 Prvački embarked on a series of public projects, developing an idiosyncratic language and interpretation of mural work and integrated forms in urban and natural surrounding.
Prvački is the founder and owner of Deliarts Pte Ltd, an art-consulting and art-producing company. She is also doing art integrated in architecture.
Previous residencies at 18th Street: April 1, 2014 – May 30, 2014