Aurel Tar is a post-pop visual artist, interested in the subtle mix of the cultural aspects of globalisation.Aurel Tar’s work focuses on the details of globalization’s cultural interactions and mixtures. Both the local identity and the multi-culturalism form the substance underlying Tar’s artistic statement. In 2007 “ROU” series, Tar describes the Romanian identity using an element of the national costume specific to the geographical area of ”Marginimea Sibiului” (the Outskirts of Sibiu). The artist placed the “clop” (ethnic hat) in the most surprising contexts in order to demonstrate its universality and authenticity as well: from racing pilot helmet to… a rugby balloon or the traditional helmet of the British policemen uniforms. In his recent series “Wonderful Outskirts”, the frame is expanded and the works confront different cultural, geographical and historical identities by means of overlaying and juxtaposition. The innovative results are an equal match to those from the series of unexpected encounters of a “sewing-machine and an umbrella on an operating table”. In Tar’s case, the encounters are between Titian, Pre-Raphaelites and a Boeing aircraft.

1973 – born in Sebes, Alba, RO
lives and works in Bucharest, RO
1999 – member of Romanian Visual Artists Union

EDUCATION
1997-1998 – M.A. study of University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca, RO
1991-1997 – B.A. The University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca, RO
1995 – Scholarship Nantes, FR

EXHIBITIONS

2013 – End of Empires, February 2013, Corke Gallery, Liverpool, UK
2012 – „Romania in Paris”, American Center for the Arts, Dorothy’s Gallery, Paris, FR
2011 – ”Colouring the Grey – State of Mind”, The Artists’ House, Tel Aviv, IL (book)
2011- ”Colouring the Grey”, Special Projects section, 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Artplay Design Centre, Moscow, RU (book)
2011 – Group Exhibition, ”Perceptio”, Atelier 030202, Bucharest, RO
2010 – Group Exhibition, ”Detaliile încep păşind”, Bucharest/ Cluj-Napoca, RO
2010 – ”GIBRALTAR ultraperiferic art corner” itinerant project, Sebes/ Copsa Mica/ Bucharest, RO
2009 – Group Exhibition, ”East/West. 20 – Exit and Transfer Information”, Atelier 030202, Bucharest, RO
2009 – Personal exhibition, ”EUROCENTRIC CIRCUS MAXIMUS”, Unicredit Tiriac Bank, Bucharest, RO
2008 – Personal exhibition, ”DOITSCH Proiekt”- RO, Automobile Bavaria, Bucharest, RO
2008 – Personal exhibition, ”DOITSCH Proiekt ”- JP, ArtSenzafine & Soakedi Classic Cars, Tokyo, Japan
2007 – Personal exhibition, ”DOITSCH & ROU”, The Practice – Leo Burnett Group, Bucharest, RO
2006 – Group Exhibition, ”Roll Up Art”, Bucharest, RO
2005 – Group Exhibition, Le Saint-Ex, Itaewon-Dong, Seoul, KR
2005 – Group exhibition, ”EUROPE IN ART” HVB Group, Bucharest, Romania, Warsaw, Poland, Hamburg, GE
2004 – Personal exhibition, NIK Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2003 – Personal exhibition, German Evangelical Church, Nairobi, KE
2003 – Group exhibition, World Trade Center, Bucharest, RO
2002 – Group exhibition, World Trade Center, Bucharest, RO
2002 – Exhibition cooperation with HVB Bank Bucharest, RO
2001 – Group exhibition, ”Visionen 2001” Bad Kissingen, DE
2001 – Exhibition cooperation with U Art gallery/Uzinexport Bucharest, RO
2000 – Group exhibition, UAP gallery, Cluj-Napoca, RO
2000 – Group exhibition, TIAV, Bucharest, RO
2000 – Personal exhibition ”Ambient abstract”, BCR.-Sebes, Alba, RO
1999 – Exhibition cooperation with Bank Austria, Creditanstalt Bucharest, RO
1997 – Group exhibition, UAP gallery, Cluj-Napoca, RO
1996 – Group exhibition, UAP gallery, Cluj-Napoca, RO
1996 – Group exhibition, The Art Museum, Piatra Neamt, RO
1996 – Academy 70, UAP gallery, Cluj-Napoca, RO
1995 – 75 anniversary years of ”Ioan Andreescu” Institute, UAP gallery, Cluj-Napoca, RO
1995 – Centenary ”Lucian Blaga”, The National Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca, RO
1995 – Group exhibition, UAP gallery, Cluj-Napoca, RO
1994 – Personal exhibition, ”OPUS”, Paul Sima Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, RO
1993 – Group exhibition, UAP gallery, Cluj-Napoca, RO
1993 – Group exhibition, Radio gallery, Cluj-Napoca, RO
1992 – Group exhibition, UAP gallery, Cluj-Napoca, RO
1990 – Group exhibition, Festival ”Images et droits des enfants”, FR

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