Francisc Chiuariu’s latest series revolutionises the space of the painting, decomposing it in different layers: on the front oils, on the back typographic inks. The “Outdoor” project of Francisc Chiuariu selects a series of individuals captured in their daily journey. The collective character from all his compositions is composed of the various faces of walkers by. The street scene as recorded by Francisc Chiuariu represents the common collective space and the way it is assumed and used by pedestrians. In the project ”Shadows”, the characters’ shadows and their place in the picture become more important and even replace their actual presence. Francisc Chiuariu draws attention upon the postmodern process of individual disintegration within the collective space. Following “Shadows”, “Circle theory” series is naturally constructed. Under the pretext of a child playing with a circle, Francisc Chiuariu visually develops a succession of special graphic effects, isolating a character from their shadow. These symbolically spans throughout a game of presences and absences.

1966 – born in Sibiu, RO lives and works in Bucharest, RO

EDUCATION
1993, B.A., National University of Art, Painting department, Bucharest, RO

TEACHING: 1993-2000, National University of Art, Painting department, Bucharest, RO

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 – ”Circle Theory”, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest, RO (book)
2012 – ”Shadows”, curator Cosmin Năsui, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest, RO (book)
2012 – ”Outdoor”, curator Cosmin Năsui, Cultural Center Palatele Brancovenesti Mogosoaia, RO (book)
2012 – ”Artist of the month”, (with Bogdan Rața), National Museum of Contemporary Art, (MNAC), Bucharest, RO
2010 – ”Networks”, Atelier 030202, Bucharest, RO (catalogue)
2007 – ”Obsession”, Quasar Gallery, Bucharest, RO (catalogue)
2002 – Art Jazz Club, Bucharest, RO 2001 – Hanul cu Tei Gallery, Bucharest, RO
2001 – Caminul Artei Gallery, Bucharest, RO 1998 – Hungarian Cultural Center, Bucharest, RO
1993 – Galeria Noua, Bucharest, RO
1992 – Art Museum, Roman, RO

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013-2014 – ”The Essences of Reality”, Central & Eastern European contemporary artists in an itinerant exhibition, Brukenthal Museum Sibiu, RO
2013 – End of Empires, Corke Gallery, Liverpool, UK
2012 – The Essences of Reality, Hungarian and Romanian contemporary artists in an itinerant exhibition, Várfok Gallery, Budapest, HU
2012 – “Colouring the Grey – State of Body”, curator Cosmin Năsui, Liverpool Biennial Independents 2012, UK (catalogue)
2012 – „Romania in Paris”, curator Cosmin Năsui, American Center for the Arts, Dorothy’s Gallery, Paris, FR 2011 – ”Colouring the Grey – State of Mind”, curator Cosmin Năsui, The Artists’ House, Tel Aviv, IL (book)
2011 – ”Post Humanism”, curator Cosmin Năsui, V-Art Gallery, Moscow, RU
2011- ”Colouring the Grey”, curator Cosmin Năsui, Special Projects section, 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Artplay Design Centre, Moscow, RU (book)
2011 – ”Pour femme”, The Ark, Bucharest, RO (catalogue)
2011 – ”The other body”, Victoria Art Center, RO (catalogue)
2011 – ”Perceptio”, Atelier 030202, Bucharest, RO (catalogue)
2010 – ”Detaliile încep păşind”, Iconique Class Studio, Bucharest; Maison Maitresse Store, Cluj, RO (catalogue)
2010 – ”4 generations under the same roof”, Hotel Capital, Bucharest, RO (catalogue)
2010 – ”Coșmaruri contemporane”, curator Olivia Nițiș, Atelier 030202, Bucharest, RO
2010 – ”10 for the decade X”, Bucharest City Gallery, RO

EXHIBITION COORDINATOR,
TRANSITION WORK STUDIO, Bucharest, RO
2012 – Art Book Installation / Instalația de Carte, Galeria GALATECA
2011 – ”Delights”, disposed sweets factory
2010 – ”Call for project/call for dossier”, Apollo, Artis
2009 – ”White-Black”, Eminescu bookshop
2008 – ”Transition in the work studio”, Kenvelo

CRINUL GROUP
1999 – Bancorex, RO
1998 – Galeria Cuhnia – Cultural Center Palatele Brancovenesti Mogosoaia, RO
1997 – Casa Enescu, RO
1996 – Curtea Veche, RO

PUBLICATIONS
Snapshot Romania, Contemporary Artists from Romania, Imago Mundi – Luciano Benetton Collection, 2013
Francisc Chiuariu, monograph, Vellant Publishing House, 2011
The Soft Power of the Art Market, Vellant Publishing House, 2011
Colouring the Grey – State of Mind, Vellant Publishing House, 2011
Colorând griul/Colouring the grey, Vellant Publishing House, 2011

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