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Corina Apostol

Corina Apostol (1985, Romania) received her B.A. with honors from Duke University (2009), majoring in Art History and History and minoring in Visual Studies. Her research is focused on the relationship between aesthetics and the social sphere in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, in areas connected to art activism, socio-political transformations, historiographies and modern architecture.
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Liviana Dan

Liviana Dan is an art historian, art critic and curator, head of the Contemporary Art Department at the National Brukenthal Museum in Sibiu. She completed her studies in art history and theory in Bucharest, Prague and Vienna. She received research scholarships at KulturKontakt Austria (1994), J.P. Getty Foundation (1996) or the RAVE Foundation (2001). Liviana Dan took part in different seminaries like The Contemporary Art Seminaries from the Art Institute Chicago (2000), Salzburg Global Seminar (2004) or Academia Brandenburgia in Berlin (2007).
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Liviana Dan, photo: personal archive

Cătălin Gheorghe

Cătălin Gheorghe is an art critic, [counter]theoretician, curator and editor based in Iaşi, Romania. He is PhD Lecturer in Aesthetics and Visual Studies at the Arts University in Iaşi and he is coordinating editor for Vector – art and culture in context publication which is a platform for contemporary art practices, theory, criticism and research. The publication was invited to be part of the documenta12magazine project in 2007. He is also project coordinator of the studio for art practices and debates.
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Cătălin Gheorghe, photo: personal archive

Răzvan Ion

Răzvan Ion (b. 1970) is a theoretician, curator, cultural manager and political activist. He is the co-editor (with Eugen Radescu), of PAVILION - journal for politics and culture, co-director of BUCHAREST BIENNALE and in 2008 he was appointed director of PAVILION UNICREDIT- center for contemporary art & culture. He has lectured at venues including the University of California, Berkeley; Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California; Political Science Faculty, Cluj; Art Academy, Timisoara; La Casa Encedida, Madrid; and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon.
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Roxana Marcoci

Romanian born Roxana Marcoci is a curator of MoMA’s Photography Department, where she organized numerous exhibitions, such as Projects 73 – Olafur Eliasson: seeing yourself sensing (2001), Thomas Demand (2005), Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image-Making (2007), Projects 85 – Dan Perjovschi: What Happened to Us? (2007), New Photography 2008: Josephine Meckseper and Mikhael Subotzky (2008), among many others.
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Curators Klaus Biesenbach and Roxana Marcoci with artist Olafur Eliasson

Anca MihuleÈ›

Anca Mihuleţ has a master degree in art theory from the University of Fine Arts in Bucharest and since 2006 works as an art critic and curator at the Contemporary Art Gallery of the National Brukenthal Museum in Sibiu. Anca Mihuleț was awarded research scholarships from Kultur Behörde in Hamburg (2007) or KulturKontakt Austria (2008). She took part in various seminaries like Achieving the Freer Circulation of Cultural Artifacts in the frames of the Salzburg Global Seminar (2008) or Transparency, Integrity, Mobility and Security Under Cross-Border Loans.., organized by The Institute of Art and Law, London (2008).
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Anca MihuleÈ›, photo: personal archive

Mihnea Mircan

Mihnea Mircan (born 1976) is an independent curator based in Bucharest, Romania. From 2005 to 2006 he was curator of Le Pavillon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris. At the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, Mircan curated exhibitions such as: "Sean Snyder" (with Florin Tudor), 2007; "SUBLIME OBJECTS", 2007; "Video Works. Jaan Toomik", 2006; and the "Under Destruction" site-specific interventions, 2004–2007. Other curatorial projects include: "Since we last spoke about monuments", Stroom, The Hague, 2008; "Low-Budget Monuments", 52nd Venice Biennial, Romanian Pavilion, Venice, 2007; "No Significant Incidents To Report", Galeria Noua, Bucharest, 2005; and "Revolutions Reloaded" (with Marco Scotini), play_gallery, Berlin and Galleria ARTRA, Milan, 2004. Mihnea Mircan contributes regularly to international publications, having written for monographs of Mircea Cantor, Deimantas Narkevicius, Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor. He recently curated the exhibitions "An Image instead of a Title at Spinnerei Leipzig and "History of Art, the" at the David Roberts Art Foundation London. His forthcoming project is "Until it stops resembling itself", a collaboration with artist Hans van Houwelingen.

Simona Nastac

Simona Nastac is a London based curator and critic. Her curatorial projects include How to Build a Universe That Does Not Fall Apart Two Days Later (Regensburg, 2007); If You Think This World Is Bad You Should See Some of the Others (Prague Biennial 3, 2007), The Sublime Overcoming of the Ultimate Frontier of Art (the 2nd International Young Artists Biennial, Bucharest 2006); Through Popular Expression (Plan B, Cluj and MNAC Bucharest, 2006). She contributes as a critic for Flash Art International, Eikon (Vienna), Hart (Brussels) and writes on various cultural issues for publications and websites.
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Simina Neagu

Simina Neagu (b. 1988) received her B.A. in Art History from University of Bucharest and studied curating and art criticism at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design. Between 2009-2011, she worked as assistant director for Pavilion Unicredit, Pavilion – journal for politics&culture and Bucharest Biennale 4. In 2011, she curated the exhibition “Just Do It. Biopolitical Branding” at Pavilion Unicredit and co-founded the curatorial collective AAA+. Currently, she is a graduate student in Aesthetics and Art Theory at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University London.

Adriana Oprea

Adriana Oprea is an art critic and researcher at the Documentary Archives Department in the National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC). She completed her studies in the history and theory of art and has a MA in the same field from the National University of Arts in Bucharest. She was the collaborator of Recycle Nest gallery in Bucharest. She initiated the reorganization of the archive concerning contemporary romanian artists and she participates in the documentary project Call for Dossier, dedicated to young romanian artists, both within the framework of the Documentary Archives Department in MNAC. She took part in Feminism and Culture. Relevance and Perspectives in Art history and Cultural Analysis. International Session of Talks at the Institute of Art History G. Oprescu of the Romanian Academy in Bucharest. She has contributions to art catalogues and articles published in cultural periodicals, from Arhitext Design and Observator Cultural to Time Out Bucharest.
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Ștefan Rusu

Stefan Rusu is an artist and curator, currently based in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova and Bucharest, Romania. His artist and curatorial agenda is closely connected to undergoing processes and changes occurred in the post-socialist societies before and after 1989. Among his preoccupations are the aspects of mass-manipulation techniques, political engineering strategies, tactics of colonization and culturalization that culminated in some cases with the construction of artificial entities, as it is the case of Republic of Moldova.
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Eugen Rădescu

Eugen Rădescu (b. 1978) is a politologist (specializing in moral relativism and political ethics), cultural manager, curator and theoretician. He is a professor at the Political Science Faculty in Bucharest and Cluj, Romania, and writes for various magazines and newspapers. Among other exhibitions, Rădescu curated Bucharest Biennale 1 with the theme "Identity Factories" and "How Innocent Is That?" at Pavilion Bucharest. He is co-editor of PAVILION - journal for politics and culture and co-director of BUCHAREST BIENNALE (with Răzvan Ion) and the chairman of the organizational board of PAVILION and BUCHAREST BIENNALE.
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Raluca Voinea

Raluca Voinea is an art critic and curator based in Bucharest. Raluca studied Art History and Theory in Bucharest (1997-2001) and Curating Contemporary Art in London (2004-2006). In 2006 she co-founded, a non-profit, independent institution based in Romania and dedicated to researching, producing and disseminating modern and contemporary art and architecture. Since beginning of 2009, is developing a new programme of cultural debates and artistic interventions, under the generic title The Department for Art in Public Space.
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Alina Åžerban

Alina Serban (b. 1978) is an art historian and curator. She lives and works in Bucharest, Romania. She has a Degree in the History and Theory of Art and a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts (2005), both from the National University of the Arts, Bucharest. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate in Art History at Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK.

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