Diana Duta is a Romanian born, Brussels based artist. Her current work focuses on concepts of mimesis, reiteration, translation and echoic memory, by appropriating and re-interpreting existing material into multiple forms, operating always in a collaborative, open-ended, inclusive way. These elements come together in live performances, sound compositions for radio, and writing. Her project Jambes is a recording studio commissioning new work by artists experimenting with sound and voice.

My work has been broadcast during Radiophrenia festival, Glasgow, The power of doing nothing on Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee radio, Amsterdam, Borealis radio festival, Bergen, Norway, Oscillation Mayday Radio Marathon, Brussels (2020), Ear you are festival, Brussels (2019), Radiophrenia festival, Glasgow (2019), on Noods Radio, Bristol (2018) and by We Were Real Pirates, a pirate radio established at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London (2016).

Recent translations include '175 Minutes in Mizil', a first time translation into English of the experimental reportage by Romanian Surrealist Geo Bogza, published by Hotel Magazine.

Education & residencies

2022 (upcoming) Sail Britain - The Life of Islands Residency, Inner Hebrides Islands, Scotland

2021 Le Delta, Namur, Belgium

2020 Fabrica de Pensule, Cluj, Romania (with Enrico Floriddia)

2020 bi- residencies, Sainte-Consorce, France

2020 residency at QO2, workspace for experimental sound and music, Brussels

2019 bi- residencies, Milo-Térénez international art biennial, Térénez, FR

2019 Grizedale Arts residency, Cumbria, UK

2018 Arnis residency curated by ramosluebbert, Arnis, Germany

2018 Residency at Rollaversion, London

2013 MA Sociocultural Linguistics, Goldsmiths University of London, UK

2011 New Sonic Practice masterclass by Michael J. Schumacher, iMAL, Brussels, BE

2010 MA Fine Art at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, NL

2009 Residency at Kulturdrogerie, Vienna, AT

2008 BA Photography and Video, National University of Arts, Bucharest, RO

Selected performances, sound composition, exhibitions

(upcoming) Podcast listening session, 'Ne se voient pas de loin', Le Delta, Namur, Belgium

(upcoming) The Haunted House (performative exhibition curated by Simone Basani), Hectolitre, Brussels, Belgium

Jambes is in the air, concert with Jambes artists (Che Vuoi, Solah, Bergur Anderson, Nicolas Jorio) hosted by nadine & Various Artists, Brussels, Belgium

I was a drum's voice in the night but sleeping (sound composition / audio guide), with Enrico Floriddia and Sinta Wibowo, Fabrica de Pensule, Cluj, Romania

Second Sundays #23, Cabaret Sentimental (presentation of Jambes), Q-O2, Brussels, Belgium

tobetold (live performance with Paul Haworth), Hectolitre, Brussels, Belgium

Domini abbandonati, sound contribution together with bi- to LISTENING TO ~ THE POWER OF DOING NOTHING, Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee, online radio dedicated to the arts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Wave Debris (live transmission at a distance with Julia E. Dyck), Oscillation Mayday Radio Marathon, Brussels, Belgium

IOU (4 channel sound installation), Q-O2, Brussels, Belgium

Riddles & vowels (live performance), Artist Commons, Brussels

Wave Debris (music performance at a distance with Julia E Dyck), rocks radio radar long wave radiation, curated by Cristina Ramos, The Watch, Berlin

Lege Naturala, sound contribution for Serena Lee's exhibition Second Tongues, Cubitt Gallery, London

Sustain piece - after John Stevens, Smoking Concert, l'Archiduc smoking room, Brussels

Having purple eyes (live performance), feeelings, Brussels

The current is coming towards us, (live performance), Arnis, Germany

Having purple eyes, split show with Drunkard on Noods Radio, Bristol

Having purple eyes (live performance / solo show), Rollaversion Gallery, London

Having purple eyes (live performance), Peryton, Copenhagen

Having purple eyes (live performance), Buktapaktop, Brussels

Jonah (forthcoming) a new English translation of the theatre play “Iona” (Marin Sorescu, 1969), featuring a visual translation by Ross Taylor and a contribution by Kate Briggs, published by MPP, London

“175 Minutes in Mizil”, a first time translation into English of the experimental reportage by Romanian Surrealist author Geo Bogza (http://partisanhotel.co.uk/Minutes-in-Mizil)

Diana Duta & Hotel Magazine (reading), Wiels Art Book Fair, Brussels

Diana Duta & Thomas Chadwick, “Petroleum Poem” and “Birch” (reading), Le Sceptre, Brussels

The Silver Tower (screening), Les Rencontres Internationales, Paris and Berlin

Standing in the Doorway (The Interpreting Log) (solo show), Min, Rotterdam (NL)

Dark days dark nights, Houseproject 27, London (UK)

An evening with Flat i, Flat i, London (UK)

Jonah (solo show / premiere of audio play), The Romanian Cultural Centre in London (UK)

House with doors and windows (publication), Extrapool, Nijmegen (NL)

To Have and To Hold issue 4, (performance and publication), X Marks the Bokship, London (UK)

The Beginning of Something, Mieke van Schaijk, ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL)

Supermarket Independent Art Fair, Kulturhuset, Stockholm (SE) (with pietmondriaan.com)

An Experiment to test the Destiny of the World, Sober & Lonely ICA, Johannesburg (ZA) (with pietmondriaan.com)

HOMEWORK, The Ister, Brussels (BE)

Cinema for the ears, Super Sonic Festival, Birmingham (UK)

Wild Book Market, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam (NL)

If You Say Something, See Something, TENT, Rotterdam (NL) (curated by Mai Abu ElDahab with Guy Ben-Ner)

If You Say Something, See Something, (publication), published by Piet Zwart Institute ic.w. TENT, Rotterdam (NL)

Bosch Young Talent Show, St. Joost, ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL) (curated by Liesbeth Bik)

Bruegel’s Village, BLAAK10 Gallery, Rotterdam (NL)

(Mis)reading Masquerades, (publication), published by Revolver (ed. Frederique Bergholtz, Iberia Perez)

ZONDERPIT (performance), Roodkapje, Rotterdam (NL)

Exchange (performance), Rotterdam (NL)

minus20plus, Kulturdrogerie, Vienna (AT)

I KNOW A FRIEND THAT KNOWS A FRIEND THAT..., Poortgebouw, Rotterdam (NL)

It Hits My Hair, Wolfart, Rotterdam (NL)

It’s not me it’s you, Andreiana Mihail Gallery, Bucharest (RO)

Book in a minute (screening), Kunstvlaai/ A.P.I., Amsterdam (NL)

Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, XIIIth Edition, Puglia (IT)


Co-founder of Flat i, an apartment in South East London which hosts events, exhibitions and live music

Project grant, Romanian Cultural Centre, London

Metropolitan Police Interpreter Test, South Thames College, London

Public service interpreting course, Hammersmith & Fulham, London

Collection Conservation, Internship at LUX distribution, London

Contributor to contemporary art blog and curatorial platform pietmondriaan.com

Co-curator Sorry for not standing still, screening programme at Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam

Co-curator I want to believe, performance evening at Incubate festival, Tilburg (NL)