Gabriela Boiangiu

Who Am I?

During 2000 and 2001 Gabriela Boiangiu held several workshops exploring issues of identity.


Her face was used as a canvas. Drawing and painting onto the FACE in order to change the obvious facial features into something that the viewer might want to explore and project.


This project came to life from an interest in the way people surrounding us perceive  who we are. The perception of people’s identity is strongly linked with our own expectations that are projected onto the other person’s visual appearance.



Several self identity workshops were organised. The artist worked onto her own face, as well as organising workshops in which the audience took their turn in changing the apparent identity of the artist’s face. Many different facets were discovered as you can easily see in this image gallery.