"Give up to grace. The ocean takes care of each wave 'til it gets to shore. You need more help than you know.”

-Words of Paradise: Selected Poems of Rumi

Olivia Calinescu Yanku


Born in Bucarest Romania 26 of July 1957.

1968-76    N. Tonitza School of Fine Arts, college, Bucarest, Romania
1976-80    Studies Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucarest

1980         Diplom
1980-87    Work as an artist and architect, Bucarest

1987         Imigrates to Germany, establishes in Aachen
1990-97    Work as an architect, Jülich, Germany .

Lives and works in Aachen, Germany.

Exhibitions: RO - Bucarest, D - Düsseldorf, Meerbusch, Berlin, Maastricht, Aachen, Zürich, New York, Barcelona, Soleil de L'Est.

Private Colections: Aachen, Köln, Chicago, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, New York, Boston, Montreal, Bucarest, Cannes, Paris, Lausanne, Zürich