Geta Brătescu (*1926 in Ploiești, Romania, living and working in Bucharest) is one of the most important conceptual artists of the Romanian post-war period. Brătescu studied literature and art at the University of Bucharest. She had to break off her art studies under communist censorship, yet took them up again in the late 1960s. Isolated in communist Romania, in the 1970s, she creates independent works of high artistic vigor. Her work comprises drawings, prints, collages from fabrics or paper, installations, objects, experimental films and performances. In Brătescu’s avant-garde oeuvre, the boundaries between art and life are blurred. Thematically, she often deals with human identity, individuality, normativity and cultural heritage. The collage Game of Forms is composed of paper cuttings of similar shapes and colors, arranged in seven variations.
Most recently her work was shown at, among others, Hamburger Kunsthalle (2016); Tate Liverpool (2015); Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (2014); Tate Modern, London (2013); La Triennale, Paris (2012); 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011); mumok, Vienna (2011); New Museum, New York (2011).