Ana Costov was born in 1994 in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. She received a Bachelor`s degree in Graphic Arts from the University of Art and Design in Cluj Napoca, Romania in 2018. During her graduate studies, she completed two semesters abroad with the Erasmus+ scholarship, one at Universidad de Castilla-la Mancha (Facultad de Bellas Artes) Cuenca, Spain (2016) and one at Universidad del Pais Vasco (Faculty of Fine Arts) Bilbao, Spain (2017). These experiences had a big influence on the course of her artistic development, which can be seen in the abstract series specifically.
Her work is an exploration of simple, daily life, relationships between humans and nature; it also reflects the search for true connection and ways of looking and feeling. She pulls her ideas mainly from her own experiences and surroundings. In the course of her artistic journey we can define three series of works: “Elements”(an abstract representation of nature and creation) “Human nature” (images based on emotions and fundamental life experiences) and the most recent one,“Identity” (a visual documentation and exploration of the post-soviet life/context of Moldova.