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.
Ion writes for different magazines and newspapers, and recently curated "Exploring the Return of Repression" at Pavilion, Bucharest and rum46, Aarhus. He is now working on the book project "Exploring the Return of Repression" and his new curatorial project “Smash the Church! Smash the State!” dealing with anarchist and collective activism and social-political movements in art. His next curated exhibition, "Disruptive Monsters: From Representing to Constructing Situations", will be in 2011. From 2010 he will have classes in the University of Bucharest, Romania. Ion lives and works in Bucharest.