Ioana Nemeș (b. 1979, Bucharest, Romania – d. 2011, New York, USA) was a handball player until she was 21 when she suffered a knee injury. She reoriented herself towards the study of photography at the National University of Arts in Bucharest. Fascinated with time, language and non-linear narrativity, Ioana Nemeș’s practice set off from an ongoing and unconstrained process of self-evaluation. Nemeș’s work has been exhibited internationally in museums and contemporary art centers such as Art in General, New York (2011), Secession, Vienna (2010), Istanbul Biennial (2009), Smart Project Space, Amsterdam (2009), U-Turn, Copenhagen (2008), Prague Biennial (2007), Bucharest Biennial (2006), Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (2006). Her work continues today to be displayed as part of international exhibitions group such as A Few Grams of Red, Yellow and Blue, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle (2014); Ritual Without Myth, Royal College of Art, London (2012); Desire is War, Contemporary Art Gallery of the National Museum Brukenthal (2011); Communism Never Happened, Char Gallery, Vienna (2011). Nemeș was awarded with Future of Europe Art, Gallery Zeitgenössische fur Kunst, Leipzig in 2007.