In the late ’60-es, Victor Ciato gave up the painting following the academic dogma and the representations of the socialist realism. During those years, Ciato’s creation evolved in the direction of an abstract gestualism and then, in the ’70-es, of a geometrized abstractionism.

Ciato also greatly contributed to the training of new generations of artists, teaching at The University of Art and Design ”Ion Andreescu” in Cluj, Romania, between 1964 and 2008.

Victor Ciato
1938 Born in Sudrigiu, Romania
Lives and works Cluj, Romania

1964-2008 Teaching position at the ‘Ion Andreescu’ Fine Arts Institute / University of Art and Design, Cluj, RO
1958-1964 Ion Andreescu Fine Arts Institute, Cluj, RO

Solo Exhibitions
2011 Momentul 0, Plan B, Cluj, RO
1983 Structuri paralele Om-Peisaj, UAP Gallery, Cluj, RO
1977 Painting, Drawing, UAP Gallery, Cluj, RO
1974 Untitled exhibition, UAP Gallery, Cluj, RO
1973 Artistes Etrangers, Boursiers du Gouvernement Français, Cité Internationale des Arts, Salle Sandoz, Paris,F
1968 Aquarelles, Kalinderu Gallery, Bucharest, RO (solo with Doina Hordovan)
1967 Aquarelles, UAP Gallery, Cluj, RO

Selected Group Exhibitions
2011 East Ex East, Brand New Gallery Milan, Italy
2001 Hand Painted, The Hungarian Artists Association Gallery, Budapest, H
1999 Untitled exhibition, Gartenflügel Gallery, Ziegelbrücke, CH
1996 Experiment in Romanian Art since 1960, National Museum of Art, Cluj, RO
1995 Hora Romaneasca, Kunststation Kleinsassen, Hofbieber-Kleinsassen, D
1994 Untitled exhibition, Romanian Cultural Center, Paris, F
1992 Fourth International Asian European Art Biennial, Ankara, TR
1990 The Republican Exibition, Bucharest, RO
1986 The 8th International Biennale of Painting, Košice, SK
1975 Festival International de la Peinture, Cagnes-sur-Mer, F
UAP Cluj (Union of Artists) exhibition, Berlin, D
1972 Untitled exhibition, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest, RO (the works Ambiental Meta phisical Objects)
1968-1986 Bienala Artelor Plastice / The National Exibition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, RO
1968 UAP Cluj (Union of Artists) exhibition, Titograd (Podgorica), MNE