Missbehave seeks to bring to light the underground ties between Big Exit and Ostalgia by artist and photographer Simona Rota. Apparently very different, both works share the same concern about the possibility of the individual freedom versus environments that subtly affect us and condition us. But this is only one of the many connections that intertwine them.
Missbehave consists of a limited series of one hundred numbered copies signed by Rota. The edition, carried out by Paula V. Álvarez, includes, along with the series, the short story ‘So it Goes with Dogs’ by author Agustín Fernández Mallo, and the texts ‘Apartment’, ‘Ostalgia’ and ‘Intâmplare’ by Simona Rota, the last being based on the editor’s interview with the artist. Have a look inside the book here.
Simona Rota studied Political Science in Bucharest and professional photography in Madrid. Since she began her career as a photographer in 2009 has received national and international awards and recognition, including the Prize of Photography Arkitektur Zentrum, 2009. Her work has been exhibited in major international institutions as in the Modern Art Museum of Medellin (Colombia), the Architecture Museum of Vienna (Austria), the Museum of Art in Sevastopol (Ukraine) or the Stadt Museum in Graz (Austria) as well as in numerous galleries, festivals and biennials. Her work has been published in leading international media.