STATEMENT

The personal artistic activity reflects an pendulant practice between concrete observation and intellectual game, where the freedom to express ideas through various media such as installation, object or photography does not go against the classical methods of drawing or painting, all this, becoming the material support of recurrent questions.
My approach is oscillating between the view from far, from close, from afar and from inside, focusing on social issues or ars poetica approaches. The poetics / politics of space on the micro- and macro- historical contexts, the persistence of the past traces and its repercussions in the present, and the connections between various levels of reality also represent areas of interest for me.

CV

Born on July 20, 1975 at Târgu-Jiu (Romania). Lives and works in Timişoara (Romania). Graduates in 1998 the Faculty of Arts and Design, Painting Dept. in Timişoara (Romania). In 2008 gets PhD degree in Visual Arts, with paper Poetic Arts in 20th-century Fine Art. Since 1999 teaches painting at the Faculty of Arts and Design in Timişoara (Romania).
Organizes exhibitions / interventions with students in dedicated spaces (Timco Market House, Studio 030202, Theresia Bastion), alternative spaces (ELBA Factory) or public spaces (Festival of Timişoara Arts).
Interferes with artistic groups of Timişoara: IN-FORMAT (a founding member in 2001), Noima (an exhibitor in 2013-2014) and Avantpost (a member since 2015).

Solo Exhibitions (Selection): 2020 "Methods of Building",(curator: Sandra Demetrescu) MNAC Bucharest, (Romania); 2016 "Medial space", Galateca Gallery, Bucharest, (Romania); "Structures in Equilibrium", (curator: Marilena Preda-Sânc), Brancovan Palaces Cultural Center, Mogoşoaia (Romania) // 2014 - "Variable Geometry" (curator:Ileana Pintilie), Jecza Gallery, Timişoara (Romania) // 2013 - "On Fluidity",(curator:Ileana Pintilie), Bel Art Gallery, Novi Sad (Serbia) // 2011 - "Thin" (curator: Ileana Pintilie), UNArte, Bucharest (Romania); "What about you?", House of Arts - Pygmalion Gallery, Timişoara (Romania) // 2007 - "In-formare", Calina Gallery, (curator: Ileana Pintilie), Timişoara (Romania); Group Exhibitions (Selection) 2019 - Art Encounters / Biennial of Contemporary Art - "Dialoguri cu Arta", (curators: Maria Lind si Anca Rujoiu); 2018 - "Common Space" (curator: Zofia Cielątkowska), Casa ISHO / Art Encounters, Timisoara; "The use of Man", Danube Dialogues 2018, Contemporary Art Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia; "Woman all too woman" (curator:Andreea Foanane), Timisoara Art Museum; 2017 "UNIVERSALLOWED", Batteries Factory Tower, Avantpost Group (curator Maria Orosan Telea); White Night of the Galleries, "No Man Land", with the Avantpost group in Timişoara, Scena9, Buchares; "Hidden Agenda", Temporary Art Museum, AvantPost Group, Timisoara (Romania); "Unseen", AvantPost Group (curator: Maria Orosan Telea), Helios Gallery, Timisoara, RO; 2016 - Art Encounters / Biennial of Contemporary Art "Appearance and Essence" (solo participation), Public Art Section "What about you?",Theresia Bastion; (with Avantpost) "Connection with Present" (curators: Nathalie Hoyos & Rainald Schumacher), Revolution Memorial, Timişoara (Romania) // 2015 - "Beyond the Silence" (with Avantpost; curator: Maria Orosan Telea), Banat Museum; Theresia Bastion (attic), Timişoara (Romania) // 2013 - "Fine Art from Timişoara", Gedok Gallery, Karlsruhe (Germany) // 2012 - "Possible-Uncertain" (video-photo-installation; curator: Ileana Pintilie), Calina Gallery & Timco Maket House, Timişoara (Romania) // 2011 - "In the Light of Utopia" (painting; curator: Ileana Pintilie),Calina Gallery & Timco Maket House, Timişoara (Romania) and Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca (Romania) // 2010- 2011 - "Ring Side" (curator: Ileana Pintilie), Romanian Cultural Institute, London (Great Britain);// 2010 - "7 Terraces Opened to the World" (curator: Doina Talmann, KunstART Gallery, Bochum), Sanaa - Zollverein Kubus, Essen (Germany) // 2009 - "On the Absurd in Fine Arts" (curator: Ileana Pintilie), Timişoara (Romania); Budapest & Szeged (Hungary) // 2004 - "Transfigurations: Stop and Restart / Prospects on the Young Art in Romania" (curator: Ileana Pintilie), Banat Museum, Timişoara (Romania); "Values", The 11th Biennial of Visual Arts (curator: Svetlana Mladenov), Pančevo (Serbia) // 2002 - International Festival of Young Artists (curator: Svetlana Mladenov), Vršac (Serbia) // 2001 - "Substrates" (with IN-FORMAT), Tent Art Gallery, Timişoara (Romania);

2016 Winning the project competition at the Art in Public Space section with "What about you?"Biennial Architecture BETA, Timisoara Art Museum (Romania).

1996 Assistant curator for ZONE Festival 2, curated by Ileana Pintilie;1999 Assistant curator for "Un certain art de vivre / A certain way of life", Art Museum from Timisoara, exhibition of works from the collection of the Languedoc-Roussilon Frac crated by Ami Barak. 


By Ileana Pintilie / catalog text for the "Structures in equilibrium" Solo Show / Palatele Brâncovenești Cultural Center

by Marilena Preda Sânc / catalog text for the "Structures in equilibrium" Solo Show / Palatele Brâncovenești Cultural Center

"Structures in Equilibrium", the exhibition visual artist Liliana Mercioiu Popa displays, ambients with drawings, collages, paintings and objects the mysterious and seducing, challenging and offering space the Cuhnia...

by Ileana Pintilie /catalogue text for Solo Exhibition, Jecza Galery, Timisoara, 2014

On Fluidity

19.07.2013

by Svetlana Mladenov / catalogue text for the Solo Exhibition "On Fluidity", Bel Art Gallery/DANUBE DIALOGUES 2013

In-Formare

11.07.2007

by Ileana Pintilie / curatorial text for "In-Formare" Solo Exhibition / Calina Gallery, Timisoara, 2007

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