Bucharest Biennale 6

The 6th edition of Bucharest International Biennial of Contemporary Art will take place this year between May 23rd and July 24th.

Interested in the link between creative practice and social development, Bucharest Biennale brings together an international vision of art and the opportunity of cross-cultural exchange, connecting the local art scene with European and global contexts.

This year, “the exhibition will explore the double meaning of the word apprehension, the fear or anxiety that something bad might happen and in the sense of comprehension” (extras from the curatorial text by Gergő Horváth).


Carlos Aires (ES), Matei Arnăutu (RO), Dan Beudean (RO), Adrian Dan (RO), Dromedar (NO), Arantxa Etcheverria (FR/RO), Filip Gilissen (BE), Bjørn Erik Haugen (NO), Jan Kaila (FI), Cezar Lăzărescu & 1+1 (RO), Raqs Media Collective (IN), Marilena Preda-Sânc (RO), Gabriel Stoian (RO), Stephanie Syjuco (USA/PH), János Sugár (HU), Alejandro Vidal (ES), Erwin Wurm (A), Mihai Zgondoiu (RO), Zoltán Béla (RO).

BB6/ 2014/ Preview

Carlos Aires - How deep is your love

Carlos AiresHow deep is your love, stainless steel knifes engraved with titles of love songs, dimensions variable, 2011. Courtesy of the artist and Bucharest Biennale/ The work is part of Bucharest Biennale 6.

Alejandro Vidal - Any idea that can be defended is presumed guilty

Alejandro Vidal Any idea that can be defended is presumed guilty, paper plane folded with CIA original letter office paper, 2011. Courtesy of the artist and Bucharest Biennale/ The work is part of Bucharest Biennale 6.

Gabriel Stoian - Peace

Gabriel Stoian Peace, assemblage, taxidermy bird and olive branch. 40 x 30 cm, 2014. Courtesy of the artist and Bucharest Biennale / The work is part of Bucharest Biennale 6.

Bjorn Erik Haugen - Utopian Standard

Bjørn Erik HaugenUtopian Standard, black banner with white text, 500 x 160 cm, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Bucharest Biennale/ The work is part of Bucharest Biennale 6.

Zoltan Bela - Nonfunctional Object

Zoltán BélaNonfunctional Object, Courtesy of the artist, Bucharest Biennale and Anca Poterasu Gallery. The work is part of Jean Philippe Guibert-Lassagne collection/ The work is part of Bucharest Biennale 6.

Parallel events 

Allegra Nomad Gallery

Shortsighted. Presbyopic. Blindfolded / May 9-25, 2014 / Allegra Nomad Gallery

Artists: Alexandru Ciubotariu / Pisica Pătrată, Sandra Mavhima, Lea Rasovzsky, Ana Maria Micu, Mihail Coșulețu, Claudiu Cobilanschi, Ciprian Ariciu, Simona Deaconescu, David Schwartz, Vlad Nancă.
Curator: Igor Mocanu

“The space of the hall is turned into a rupturing forum by placing a wooden structure with a platform and benches for the visitors. The platform is cut into two symmetrical half-spaces that aim to re-stage two dimensions of the contemporary arts field: art which is accompanied by an explicatory discourse or with a shape owing to verbal conceptualisation; and art with a non-verbal and primarily material discourse. On the one side are artists who, generically speaking, sit and paint on an easel, but they can practice any other classical form of art (sculpture, drawing, object installation, photography), on the other, artist who explain their works, conceptualising (performance, speech, dance, happening). On the one hand are visual arts, and of the other, performative arts. The audience is urged to assist and turn into an art critic and make critical judgements”.

View photos from the event.

Galateca - The Unmeant Museum

The Unmeant Museum/ Heroic.Accidental.Historic.Anguished. / Bogdan and Magda Pelmuș /  May 8 – 18, 2014 / Galateca Gallery Curator: Roxana Gibescu

Bogdan and Magdalena Pelmus

Courtesy of the artists and Galateca Gallery

“This exhibition presents itself as a temporary alternative to a museum and explores a plethora of artistic gestures, not so present in Romanian museums. The recent works of Bogdan and Magda Pelmuş aren’t yet authorized by the museum, but their discourses chronicle contemporary life, with its pressing social issues and the shifting concepts of freedom, manipulation, depression, paranoia, magic, passion, love, kitsch”.

Facebook event


Dan Raul Pintea, Bogdan Rancea/ Live painting, Electronic Performance at GOLDEN FRAME 030202 # 4 / May 23 – June 18, 2014/ ATELIER 030202 Gallery

“GOLDEN FRAME 030202 is a 200×300 cm classic golden frame painting, installed on the wall of ATELIER 030202 Gallery. Within this framework, artists will perform by different means of visual and experimental expression. GOLDEN FRAME 030202 aims at encouraging and supporting prominent young visual artists and contemporary music creators on the Romanian and international art market”.

View photos from the #1, #2, #3 editions.

Roman Tolici

Milk. Honey. Blood / Roman Tolici (Solo-Show)/ May 23 – July 5, 2014/ Zorzini Gallery / Curator: Adina Zorzini

Anaid Art Gallery

The shipwreck of the last hope / Bandi Sașa Robert (Solo-Show) / May 23 – June 23, 2014/ Anaid Art Gallery

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