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Livia Pancu

LIVIA PANCU (born in 1980) is a curator based in Iași, România. Since 2005 she has been a member of Vector Association, and, from 2011 to 2012, its director. She is currently one of the Co-directors of, part of the international network She graduated the Curating Contemporary Art department of the Royal College of Art in 2009.

In April 2012, Vertical Site (with Florin Bobu and George Doros), an ongoing project based on her PhD research (The Socialist Decorations and the Process of Thermic Rehabilitation of the Housing Blocks Facades build between 1950 and 1990 in Romania), was launched and curated by the 1+1 association. Most recently she has written for the Self-Organised Subjects anthology, Open Editions, Stine Hebert & Anne Szefer Karlsen (Eds.): The Almost Institution (2013).

Her research is based on understanding the different internal mechanics of contemporary art organizations located in cities that are not governmental or financial capitals. Currently she is preoccupied on how to inherit or dissolve institutional heritage.