• Adela Andea


    Adela Andea, White Nebula, 2022, Plexiglas, Kaltkathoden-Fluoreszenzlampen, 300 × 100 × 100 cm

  • (Detail) Adela Andea, White Nebula, 2022, Plexiglas, Kaltkathoden-Fluoreszenzlampen, 300 × 100 × 100 cm
  • Andromeda
    Adela Andea Andromeda, 2022 Installation Plexiglas, Flex-Neon, Kaltkathoden- Fluoreszenzlampen, farbiger Schaumstoff Größe variabel

  • (Detail) Adela Andea, Andromeda, 2022, Licht-Installation, Plexiglas, Flex-Neon, Kaltkathoden- Fluoreszenzlampen, farbiger Schaumstoff, Größe variabel

  • Adela Andea, Celestial Serenity, 2022, Plexiglas, Flex-Neon, Kaltkathoden-Fluoreszenzlampen, 90 × 55 × 50 cm

  • (Detail) Adela Andea, Celestial Serenity, 2022, Plexiglas, Flex-Neon, Kaltkathoden-Fluoreszenzlampen, 90 × 55 × 50 cm

  • Adela Andea, Quasar Energy, 2022, Plexiglas, Kaltkathoden-Fluoreszenzlampen, Flex-Neon, LED Rotor, 130 cm × 80 cm × 40 cm

  • (Detail) Adela Andea, Quasar Energy, 2022, Plexiglas, Kaltkathoden-Fluoreszenzlampen, Flex-Neon, LED Rotor, 130 cm × 80 cm × 40 cm

Biography

Adela Andea b. 1976- Romanian-born Adela Andea is known for her innovative light installations that create an all-encompassing visual and temporal experience. Andea constructs futuristic forms and environments with her medium, combining technical materials, such as magnifying lenses, LED lights, flex neon, and power sources, with organic motifs. Her purpose is to manifest, with the use of non-traditional materials, the uncanny relationship man has with technology, a relationship that involves knowledge of the familiar and swift adaptation to ever-changing systems. Her inspirations are almost always derived from science­­—from the bioluminescence of underwater sea life, to the melting icebergs that plague the planet, to cosmological and interstellar events—Andea connects nature and science in a technological vernacular.

Adela Andea received her Master of Fine Arts in New Media and a minor in Sculpture, from the University of North Texas in 2012. Andea was included in the 2013 Texas Biennale. She exhibits frequently throughout the country and has been featured in many art fairs such as Scope Miami, the Dallas Art Fair, Art Miami, Art Palm Beach, and the Houston Fine Art Fair, among others. In 2015, Andea participated in an artist-in-residence program with Zébra3 in Bordeaux, France where she created a public installation at 7 Vitrine Place du Parlement. Andea has been invited to create many public site-specific installations in Texas to be found in the College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; Women and their Work, Austin, TX; Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX; Gensler in Houston; the Fashion Industry Gallery in Dallas; and The Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas, among others. The artist was invited by designer Steve Madden to design an installation for a pop-up exhibition, The Factory, in the fall of 2018 in New York City. 

At the core of her artistic ideas lies the social responsibility for research that can ensure technological progress and ecological balance.

Adela Andea ©Photo, Studio Adela Andea; Quotation, Dilpreet Bhullar, 2021

Exhibitions

Museum and single exhibitions (selection)

2021

Center for International Light Art (Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst) - "Chaos Incarnate", Teil des 20 Jahre Jubiläums "Faszination Licht" Unna, Deutschland

2018

PricewaterhouseCoopers - "Computational", Permanent Public Art, Dallas, Texas, USA

Hilton Americas, Tudor Pickering Holt & Co - D2 Upheaval, Energy Disruption Conference, Temporary Public Art, Houston, Texas, USA

Houston First and Discovery Green, Avenida de las Americas Plaza - "Chromatic Fields", Temporary Public Art, Houston, Texas, USA

2017

UTSouthwestern Medical Center, Radiation Oncology Building - "Hall of Broken Mirrors", Permanent Public Art, Dallas, Texas, USA

Total Plaza - "It’s Unreal" Houston, Texas, USA

2015

Zebra3 / The Crystal Palace - "Lux Aeterna" Bordeaux, Frankreich

UTPB - "Pillars of Creation" Odessa, Texas, USA Dallas, Texas, USA

2015 Galveston Art Center - "Lux Aeterna" Galveston, Texas, USA

2014

Women and their Work - "Lux, Lumens and Candelas" Austin, Texas, USA

2013

Art League Houston - "Cocomarle" Houston, Texas, USA

2012

Art League Houston - "Primordial Garden" Houston, Texas, USA

2011

Gensler - "Space Strings" Houston, Texas, USA

2010

Skydive - "The Space Between the Sounds" Houston, Texas, USA

2009

Lawndale Art Center - "The Green™ CyberWeb" Houston, Texas, USA