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Raluca Voinea

RALUCA VOINEA is curator and art critic, based in Bucharest. Since 2012 she is co-director of Association. From 2012 to 2019 she managed space in Bucharest, which included an art gallery, a communitarian permaculture garden and an Orangery (a space for hosting fragile plants and ideas), all developed organically and in response to both the local context and to more international frameworks.

Recent curatorial projects at Bucuresti include: Upon Us All Equally (an event curated by network), Artistic Enquiries into Plants (group exhibition co-curated with Iuliana Dumitru, 2019), Yuri Leiderman: Self-portrait with Valeriana (2017), The Veil of Peace (research exhibition on the iconography of peace in socialist Romania, co-curated with Ovidiu Țichindeleanu and Igor Mocanu, as the Resurrection Committee, 2017), Frugalitas, Severitas, Fidelis – Adelina Ivan, Nicoleta Moise (2016), Pavel Braila: Joc. The Energy of Life (2016).

Other recent exhibitions and projects: After the Canal There Was Only „Our” World, Mestna Galerija Ljubljana (2019) – research exhibition on the Suez Canal from the perspective of Eastern Europe and of the current moment (co-curated with Ovidiu Țichindeleanu/ as the Resurrection Committee); Collection Collective – Tools for Self-Representation (Bucharest, 2018) and Collection Collective – Template for a Future Model of Representation (Bratislava, 2017), an ongoing collective project co-initiated by Raluca Voinea together with Judit Angel and Vlad Morariu; Alexandra Pirici: Aggregate (n.b.k., Berlin, 2017), Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová: a huMan, a Lack, a Coin, a cAst. voTe it (Czech Centre Bucharest, 2017), Bucharest-South – public art project (co-curated with Stefan Ghenciulescu, part of Actopolis, a regional project of Goethe-Institut, 2015-2017), Austeria (co-curated with Anna Smolak, BWA Sokol Nowy Sacz, Poland, 2015).

Since 2008 she is co-editor of IDEA arts + society magazine and since 2012 the coordinator of the (Expozitii) collection published by IDEA Publishing House. Within this collection, she published Metaphor. Protest. Concept – Performance Art in Romania and Moldova (co-authored with Iulia Popovici, 2017), co-edited house pARTy, 1987, 1988 (2016) and she translated into Romanian Claire Bishop’s Radical Museology (2015).

In 2013 Raluca Voinea was the curator of the Romanian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale with the project An Immaterial Retrospective of the Venice Biennale by artists Alexandra Pirici and Manuel Pelmuş. In 2015 she co-authored, with Alexandra Pirici, The Manifesto for the Gynecene. Sketch of a New Geological Era. The Manifesto was translated into several languages and included in different publications and exhibitions.

Recent texts that she wrote were published in Hipsteri, bobos si clase creative (eds. Ciprian State and Dinu Gutu, Cartier, 2019), Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan: Debrisphere - Landscape As Extension Of The Military Imagination (artist book, PUNCH, Bucharest, 2018), CUTRA magazine #1 (Bucharest, 2018), Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová: a Love Can atTack a sun. Ah, atoMic I. (artist monography, The Auction House SOGA, Bratislava, 2018), Natural Histories (exh. cat., mumok, Vienna, 2017), catalogue of Skulptur Projekte Münster (2017), mezosfera magazine #3 (online, Budapest, 2017) and others.

In 2010 she was the recipient of a working grant from the Igor Zabel Award.