Delia Prvacki 迪莉婭 · 帕瓦奇(b. 1950)

Born in 1950 in Baia Mare, Romania, Delia Prvacki has been a full time artist since 1992. She studied at Institute of Fine Arts, Bucharest between 1970 and 1975 where she earned a Master Degree in Applied Arts/Ceramics.

Delia grew up in a family with strong affinity for art, her father was a poet and her mother and siblings inherited love for fine arts and music. She started experimenting with clay and in 1975 she moved to ex-Yugoslavia, where she lived and worked for the next 17 years, broadly recognised and appreciated as a professional ceramicist. In 1992, together with husband and artist, Milenko Prvacki and daughter Ana, Delia emigrated to Singapore, becoming a Singapore citizen in 2002.

Delia’s body of work since early ‘80s has been focused on establishing a new vocabulary and significance for the sculptural medium generated by available technologies and endless modalities of expression in ceramics, often experimenting with mixed techniques and strongly influenced by her passion for other forms of arts and archaeology as well.  Since moving to South East Asia, the experience of a radically different natural (tropical vegetation, light, weather) and cultural environment (particularly the need to respond to the dilemmas posed by modern urban society) has generated and inspired new subject matters. These experiences have also reaffirmed her choice to work predominantly with a range of ceramic material and re-examine its potential.

Since 1995, in parallel to her independent practice, Delia has successfully completed numerous public projects for private and government clients such as leading hotel and lifestyle developments in Asia, National University of Singapore, Dhoby Ghaut MRT and LTA. Her monumental murals and colourful ceramic mosaics are a testament to her unique vision and singular interpretation of mural work and integrated forms in urban and natural environment. Delia has also been collected by several museums in Yugoslavia, Singapore and many private collections in Singapore, Romania, Yugoslavia, Slovenia, Australia and the USA.

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1975 | Master of Fine Arts (Ceramics), Institute of Fine Arts, Bucharest, Romania

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017 | MINE/2, The Substation, Singapore
  • 2010 | MINE, Sculpture Square, Singapore
  • 2007 | Compass, Piran, Slovenia Silk Road, A+A Gallery, Venice, Italy
  • 2006 | Plain Air, Sculptures in the Garden (in Collaboration with National Parks), Singapore
  • 2004 | Good Companions: A Retrospective of Ceramic Works from 1993-2004, Art Forum, Singapore
  • 2003 | A Piece of Sky, Esplanade Concourse and Library, Esplanade, Singapore
  • 2002 | Delicate, Art Folio, Singapore
  • 1999 – 2000 | Celebration, Sculpture Square Gallery, Singapore
  • 1995 | Sculpture Exhibition, Art 2 Gallery, Suntec City, Singapore
  • 1995 – 2010 | Solo exhibition, Art Forum, Singapore
  • 1994 | Substation Gallery, Singapore
  • 1989 | The Danube, Stara Kapetanija Gallery Zemun, Yugoslavia
  • 1986 | De Rerum Natura: A Retrospective of Ceramics and Sculpture Work, Museum of Decorative Arts Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • 1982 | Ceramics and Sculptures, Dom Omladine (Youth Gallery), Belgrade, Yugoslavia Ceramic Installations, Meduza Gallery Koper, Slovenia
  • 1981 | De Rerum Natura: Ceramics, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Pancevo, Yugoslavia
  • 1980 | Ceramics and Sculptures, Youth Gallery Novi Sad, Yugoslavia
  • 1972 | Ceramics, City Gallery Baia Mare, Romania
  • 1970 | Ceramics, City Gallery Baia Mare, Romania

Selected Duo Exhibitions

Selected Group Exhibitions

Selected Public Works

  • 2015 | Marina South Pier MRT Station
  • 2005 | Odyssey, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • 2011 | Art of Healing, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
  • 1997 | Suspended Garden, Grand Plaza Hotel, Singapore
  • 1996 | Murals, Sedona Hotel (Lobby and Reception Counter), Rangoon, Myanmar
  • 1979 | Portal, Memorial Home of Mihailo Pupin Idvor, Yugoslavia


  • 1989 | Special Award and Critics Award, The Yugoslav Triennial of Ceramics Belgrade and Subotica, Yugoslavia
  • 1988 | Award of the Belgrade October Salon, Yugoslavia
  • 1987 | Award of the Pancevo October Salon, Yugoslavia
  • 1985 | Award of the Pancevo October Salon, Yugoslavia
  • 1983 | Special Award and Critics Award, The Yugoslav Triennial of Ceramics Belgrade and Subotica, Yugoslavia
  • 1981 | Annual Art Award, The Serbian Association of Applied Artists, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • 1982 | Grand Prize at the May Exhibition, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • 1982 | Plaque of the Association of Artists, October Salon, Yugoslavia

Selected Permanent Collections

  • NUS Museum, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • NTU Museum, Experimental Medicine Building, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • Museum of Modern Art, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • Museum of Decorative Art, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • Marble and Sounds Symposium-Collection, Arandjelovac, Yugoslavia
  • Museum of Ceramics, Porvoo-Borgaa, Finland
  • Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

And many other private collections in Singapore, Romania, Yugoslavia, Slovenia, Australia and the United States. For full list of exhibitions, public works, awards and collections, please contact the gallery at

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