Dan Maciuca


Dan (b. 1979) is one of the strongest emerging artists from the Cluj School of Art, living and working in Cluj Napoca, Romania; the artist perfectly masters the classical painting techniques and is also an associated teacher at the University of Art and Design (Painting Department). A special feature in Dan Maciuca’s practice is the importance given to the abstract dimension, the artist thus differentiating himself by being one of the very few abstract Romanian painters of his generation; it is well known that the practice of art does not have a strong historical background with regard to abstract expression in Eastern European history of art. Thus, Dan Maciuca is one of the most important representatives of the abstract approach of painting in the Eastern European recent production.

BIOGRAPHY

1979 born in Craiova, Romania
Associate Professor PhD at Painting Dept. – University of Art and Design of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selected):

2016 Solo Show, Patrick Heide Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2015- 2016  Resonance by Three Cardinal Points, Zorzini Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2012 Nothing to Hide, Bazis Art Platform, Cluj, Romania
2011  Common Place, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2009 Post Romantic. Post Atomic. Post Rock. Post Socialist Realism, Laika Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2006 Critical Temperature, The Art Museum of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected):

2016 Eastern Promises, Chapter 2, Lisbon, Portugal
2015 Eastern Promises, Chapter 1, FIVE PLUS Art Gallery,Vienna, Austria
2015 Art Encounters Biennial #1, Timisoara, Romania
2015 Painting Cluj, Martin Kudlek Gallery, Cologne, Germany
2014 The Flesh of Things. Un-Painting The Romantics, Jecza Gallery, Timisoara, Romania
2014 Hidden Field, Bazis Art Platform, Pescara, Italy
2013 Cluj Meets Berlin, Bazis Art Platform, Berlin, Germany
2013 Hotspot Cluj, New Romanian Art, Arken Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012 V.I.C, Espace Christiane Peugeot, Paris, France
2012 Modern Talking, The Art Museum of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2011 The First Ten Years – Radio Galleries, The Art Museum of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2010 Unusual suspects, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest, Romania


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