Located in the heart of Karlsruhe, Germany. A vibrant cultural city in the border triangle of Germany, Switzerland, and France. DCS CONTEMPORARY produces exhibitions, publications, discursive, and learning experiences to forge an interpretive understanding of local and global phenomena in art and society.

The gallery works with talented local and global artists of renowned stature and offers spaces to young artists it considers promising. We support our artists in dynamic exhibitions and projects and pay special attention to our audiences and clients’ intellectual and aesthetic interests. Creating bridges between artists and art passionate.

With over 20 years of experience in the arts, Founder and Director Dr. Dana Corina Schmidt embrace diasporic voices, utilizing the space as a platform for exhibitions, museum visitations, public lectures, performing arts, new media. As well as a meeting point for artists, curators, scholars, and writers.

Contemporary Art Gallery

Karlstrasse 43, 76133 Karlsruhe
E: gallery@dcscontemporary.com www.dcscontemporary.com

Anca Sonia

Anca Sonia

Painter, sculptor and scenographer, born in 1969 in Bucharest – Romania, French nationality. A former student of the Nicolae-Tonitza School, the Nicolae-Grigorescu Academy of Fine Arts in Bucharest and the Villa Arson in Nice, she has been studying and focusing her work for several years around her favorite theme “Contemporary Prehistory”  in a rich and exceptional artistic diversity, drawing, painting, sculpture.

She has exhibited since 1990 in many prestigious places, museums and international fairs. In 1993, she founded the Anca-Sonia Superior School of Fine Arts in Grasse, of which she is the artistic and educational director.

Artist Statement

ANCA-SONIA’s pictorial signature on his works is a path of light. ANCA-SONIA, artist and teacher, invites us to a meeting with ourselves. With her monumental canvases, she accompanies the visitor “up” … I was going to write the spectator because it is indeed to the theater that the artist invites us with a masterfully living work; a scene where she chooses her roles by theme, adapting herself, getting involved to the depths of her creations with a grace, a power, and always this axis of reflection which runs through the whole of her unique work: Balance.

Everything is balance. And since she is an artist beyond canvases, she composes a universe tinged with aestheticism, romantic poetry, here she is soberly uttering a “The diapason” … Her work is a symphony, and what do the mines matter? serious or interrogative of animals or painted and sculpted beings, since ultimately it is life, light that must triumph over everything… To meditated on.