Liviana Dan is an art historian, art critic and curator; until recently, she was curator at the Contemporary Art Department of the Brukenthal National Museum in Sibiu (RO). At the moment, Liviana Dan is teaching curatorial studies at the History of Art Department of the National University of Arts in Bucharest (RO). She completed her studies in art history and theory in Bucharest, Prague and Vienna. She has organized exhibitions such as: Ph. Hackert’s Method; Anatomia after Bouchardon; Esprit de Finesse (+)/ Esprit de Finesse (-); Bartsch Muster; Albrecht Dürer; Melancholia Austriae; In Full Dress; Ich habe keinen Zeitraum; Catching Passages; Plus Zwei; Don’t Complicate the Sleeping Baroque.
Between 2006 and 2013, together with Anca Mihuleț, Liviana Dan has managed the curatorial programme of the Contemporary Art Gallery of the Brukenthal National Museum, exhibiting key positions of the Romanian art scene. She has published articles in Balkon; Idea; Euphorion; Artelier; architext design; Revista 22; Dilema; Observatorul Cultural; Secolul 21.
born in 1965, Bucharest RO- is an art critic and curator.
Founder Artistic Director of the National Museum of Contemporary Art –Bucharest MNAC(from 2002) together with Mihai Oroveanu (general Director) /inaugurated Oct. 2004.
Expert 1A according to standards of the Romanian Ministery of Culture.
AICA (Association Internationale des Critiques de l’art) member
IKT (International Associations of Curators) member
Expert for nominalization in PIAC -Prize for Contemporary Art Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco, Princesse Caroline de Hanover- Monaco. (since 2007)
Expert For Nominalization Deutsche Borse Photography Prize (since 2007)
Expert for Nominalization FollowFluxus Borse WiesbadenKunstwerein(since 2006)
Expert for Nominalization Kyoto Prize, Inamory Foundation, patronaje H.R.H. Princess Takamado of Japan (since 2013)
Scientific Director of www.romanian-art.com (2001-2003) first Romanian visual arts site.
Founder and Head Department of Contemporary Art at the National Museum of Art in Bucharest (1994-2001)
Co-Director of the art magazine Artelier, edited by Soros Center for Contemporary Art &Artexpo, Bucharest, (1998-2003)
Member of the board of Artexpo Foundation, Bucharest. (from1992-2ooo)
Founder of the first foto-video gallery in Romania GADphotogallery (1993-2002, with Mihai Oroveanu)
Former Director for Visual Arts in the Romanian Ministry of Culture.(1995-96)
Member in the Editorial Board of the international art magazine IMAGO, Bratislava.(from1995-2006)
Correspondent for Flash Art International, Milano/NY (1997-2000)
Counselor for the European Photographic Guide, Gottingen.(from 1996)
Referent for research of Eastern European countries for MOMA NY.(2001-2002)
Independent Member in commissions of the Romanian Ministry of Culture.
CEI Scientific Comitee (from 2002-2006), Trieste.
Awards/Distinctions/Ordres au Merite:
CIAC Award (International Center for Contemporary Art, Bucharest former SOROS) for the Best Romanian Curator of the Year – 1998.
Cavaliere della Repubblica Italiana – 2005
Officier des Arts et des Lettres de la Republique Francaise – 2011
Editor of over 20 museum catalogue and curator of over 60 exhibitions in Romania and abroad.
Ion Truta graduated the Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest ( Commerce Department) in 1977. Since 2002 he is the Economic Director of The National Museum of Contemporary Art. Previously (1990-2002) he has served as Economic Director of the ONDEA (National Office for Documentation and Arts Exhibitions).