ABERDEEN, S.D. – The opening reception for Northern State University art student Ioana Hojda’s exhibit is scheduled for May 1 at 7 p.m. in the Beulah Williams Library. The exhibit is on display from April 28 to May 9. The public is welcome to attend the reception.
Hojda grew up in Romania and lived in both Florence, Italy, and New York City before settling in Aberdeen with her husband and three sons. She transferred from the University of Florence, where she studied communications. NSU offered the chance to delve into a high-quality art degree in a smaller environment.
The exhibit will include examples of several forms of media, from watercolor and acrylic paintings to installations and performance art.
“My work talks about my experiences as a woman and immigrant, and the processes of negotiation that we engage in daily life in order to not only exist, but thrive,” she said. Hojda achieves this by exploring the peculiar relationships between space and body.
Hojda will graduate this May, and plans to attend graduate school.