Mihai Topescu

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4ApW3krxbg&t=59s
    BIOGRAPHY

    1977-1981 Academy of Fine Arts “I. Andreescu”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    1985 Kunst Akademie Baden, Austria

     

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selected):

    2016 “Topescu: From Sacrifice to Hope”, FIVE PLUS Art Gallery, Vienna, Austria
    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFuT_P9aYmU&list=PL2_RJdjBhvMw7_pVMQp6rOnAk_N4PN3LN&index=6
    2015 “L’Art en Liberte”, Villa Aurlienne, Frejus, France
    2015 “SacriFACE”, La Piccolla Galleria dell’Istituto Romeno di Venezia, Venice, Italy
    2014 Cultural Center Christiane Peugeot Paris, France
    2013 The Hexagone Gallery, sculpture exhibition, Aachen, Germany
    2013 2SacrifIce”, La Piccolla Galleria dell’Istituto Romeno di Venezia, Venice, Italy
    2013 Demeure Sellier Museum, sculpture exhibition,  Cogolin, France
    2013 “Sacrificiu”, Brancovenesti Palaces, Mogosoaia, Romania
    2012 “Notes from the earth”, Palace of Parliament, Romania
    2012 Gallery Mary-Ann, sculpture exhibition, Macon, France
    2010  Anatomy of Glass, Craiova Art Museum, Romania
    2010 Oeuvres de Mihai Topescu et Georges Cotos , Espace Cotos, Saint-Tropez, France
    2010 Glass rétrospective exhibition,National Museum of Cotroceni, Bucharest, Romania
    2007 Sculpture in glass, Hamm, Germany
    2007 Sculpture in glass, Bochum, Germany
    2002 Sculpture, Romart Gallery, Holland
    2002 Cultural Center Sudhaina D’Chimay, sculpture exhibition, Belgium
    1989 Galerie l, sculpture exhibition, Hamburg, Germany
    1989 Turn Gallery, glass exhibition, Cotbus, Germany

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected):

    2016 lasrijk Tubbergen, Holland
    2014&2016 The Glass Biennial, Haacht, Belgium
    2016 “Omagiul Lui Brancusi,”, History Museum Minsk, Belarus
    2016 European Glass Context, Bornholms Kunstmuseum, Danmark
    2016 „L’Art en Liberté“ Frejus, France
    2015 The Venice Biennial of Contemporary Art, Palazzo Bembo, GAA Personal Structures
    2015 International Art Biennial of Beijing, China
    2014 International Glass Biennale, Haacht, Belgium
    2014 “Sacrul in Arta”, Galeriile Targu-Jiu, Romania
    2014 The Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass Art, Coburg, Germany
    2014 Opera Prima, Palazzo Oddo, Albenga, Italy
    2013 Le Point K, Saint-Raphael, France
    2013 Das Metadekorativum, Dusseldorf, Germany
    2012 Le Salon International d’Art de Saint-Tropez, France
    2012 DECORATIVE ART 2012, decorativeartsbiennial, first edition
    2012 La Sculpture en Liberté, 20eme édition, Roquebrune-sur-Argens, France
    2011 Le Salon International d’Art de Saint-Tropez, France
    2011 Art Collection, European Parliament of Bruxelles, Belgium
    2011 The National Salon of Glass Art, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
    2010 The International Exhibition of Glass, Kanazawa, Japan
    2010 9 pour La Roumanie Magique, Galerie Arthis, Belgium
    2009 Art Biennial Arad, Romania
    2008 GLASSTEC, Dusseldorf, Germany
    2007 Art Biennial Arad, Romania
    2006 Constantin Brancusi National Sculpture Salon, Targu-Jiu, Romania
    2006 Coburg Glass Prize for Contemporary Glass in Europe 2006
    2005 Glass Art, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
    2005 Glasrijk, Tubbergen,Holland
    2004 The Biennial “Arts of Fire” at Apollo Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
    2003 Romanian Glass Artists at Orizont Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
    2003 Glasrijk, Tubbergen, Holland
    2002 Glasrijk, Tubbergen, Holland
    2001 Glasrijk, Tubbergen, Holland
    1994 International Glaskunst, Kunsthaus am Museum, Carola Von Han – Köln, Germany
    1991 International Glass Contest,  Kanazawa, Japan
    1990 Glasnosts from Eastern Europe, Transparence Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgium
    1988 Decorative Glass Exhibition, The National Art Museum , Bucharest, Romania
    1988 Mezinarodni Skalarske Symposium, Novy-Bor, Czech Republic
    1988 International Exhibition of Glass Craft,  Kanazawa, Japan
    1987 Young Glass ’87, International Competition, Glassmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark
    1982 The National Graphic Exhibition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania

    AWARDS: (selected)

    1988 1st Prize for Glass Design offered by The Romanian Ministry of Industry
    1992 Silver medal, The American Interfaith Institute Prize, Philadelphia, USA
    1993 1st prize, National Prize for Glass Design, Bucharest, Romania
    2003 The Arts of Fire Award, offered by Romanian Professional Association of Fine Arts
    2004 Award  for decorative art, offered by Romanian Professional Association of Arts
    2009 Mihai Eminescu Academy International Award for Fine Arts
    2016 Award  for decorative art, offered by Romanian Professional Association of Arts

    MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS (selected):

    Palazzo Oddo, Albenga, Italy
    The Hentrich Glass Museum in Dusseldorf, Germany
    Art Collection, European Parliament of Bruxelles, Belgium
    Schlob Branitz, Cottbus, Germany
    The Glass Museum, Ebelfort, Denmark
    The Art Museum, Craiova, Romania
    The Glass Museum Coburg, Germany
    Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Czech Republic
    Works in private collections

    SYMPOSIUMS:

    2015  International Glass Symposium, Nový Bor
    1990 Plein-Air International Symposium , Libenau-Cottbus, Germany
    1990 International Stained Glass Symposium, Vilnius, Lithuania
    1988 The Third International Glass Symposium , Novy-Bor, Czech Republic
    1985 The Second International Glass Symposium, Novy-Bor, Czech Republic

    FILMS:

    2013 SacrifIce, producer: Mihai Topescu Glass Studios
    2010 Anatomy of Glass, Mihai Topescu, producer: Mihai Topescu Glass Studios
    2006 Documentary Mihai Topescu, Glass Artist, Romanian National Television, producer: Cristian Bogdan Dragan
    1998 Trap for the Sun, Televiziunea Nationala Romana, producer: Mihaela Cristea

    The Art Museum, Targu-Jiu, Romania

     


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