Iulian Bisericaru b. 1987
Biography

Iulian Bisericaru lives and works in Sibiu and Cluj-Napoca, Romania. His early painting is modelled by the Cluj-school of art, graduating from the Painting Department of the University of Arts and Design Cluj-Napoca. The artist has since expanded his area of thematic interest and continued to pursue daringly colourful and complex painterly compositions, writing his PhD thesis on the relationship between architecture and painting, with a critical overview of the ecological ideology. Iulian Bisericaru’s artworks offer a somehow neglected or hidden perspective on aspects of contemporary society, that the human eye willingly avoids.

Ironic and playful at the same time, Iulian Bisericaru invites the beholder to take a position towards environmental issues, be it by depicting the remains of industrial society or by approaching the controversial topic of city planning and resource exploitation. His upcoming artist book with texts by Liviana Dan, Marie Maertens and Cristina Stoenescu will be launched in May 2022, with a solo show curated by Marie Maertens at Anca Poterasu Gallery in Bucharest. The artist was awarded a grant for an ongoing virtual artistic residency organized by the European Alliance of Art Academies through Akademie der Künste, Berlin in 2022. During February – May 2019 Iulian Bisericaru attended the residency Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris and two years earlier he took part in the International Summer Residency in Aschersleben. In 2012 he was nominated for Start Point Prize and he also received the Expomaraton Award. In 2017 his work “Diebenkorn Background” (2016) was featured in the Italian journal La Lettura – Corriere dela Sera (July, 2017).

Solo Shows

2022 Upcoming Akademie der Kunste artistic residency, European Alliance of Art Academies

2022 Upcoming solo show and artist-book launch Bucharest, curator Marie Maertens (texts by Liviana Dan, Marie Maertens, Cristina Stoenescu, graphic design by Eduard Constantin)

2019
Green Mirror, Bendana-Pinel Art Contemporain, Paris, France
2019
The City In The Distance, Spinnerei Leipzig, Germany
2018
The Place for Standing Still, Ierimonti Gallery, New York, United States of America
2017
The Distance Between Two Solitary Objects, Anca Poterasu Gallery,  Bucharest, Romania
2016
‘Wide Open Spaces’/Painting, Calina Gallery, curator Liviana Dan, Timișoara, Romania
2015
Influences, Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2015
Usonia Into The wild, Atelier Patru, Cluj Napoca, Romania
2014
The Backyard, Bucharest Biennale 6 paralel event and special event for the White Night of Galleries, Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2014
Meet the artist, The Ark, Bucharest, Romania
2012
Asphyxia, Casa Matei, Cluj, Romania

Group Shows

2020     United We Rise, Bendana-Pinel Art Contemporain, Paris, France
2020     In Midst of the Worst, The Best of Times, Litost Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2020     A Room of One’s Own, NADA Gallery Week, Harlem, New York, United States
2019
In The Eye of The Storm, Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2019
Winter Celebration, Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2019  RE:START, The Art Museum in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2017
The Map is Not the Territory, The Romanian Cultural Institute, Lisbon, Portugal
2017
Aschersleben Artistic Residency, Aschersleben, Germany
2016
Uncanny Landscapes, Artissima Art Fair, with Anca Poterasu Gallery, Torino, Italy
2016
Spinnerei Galleries Leipzig, Germany
2016
Expo Maraton RECALL, Presentation of winning artists from 2011-2015, University of Art and Design of Cluj-Napoca in collaboration with the Museum of Art of Cluj-Napoca
2016
Re: Fresh, Paul Sima Gallery, event under the aegis of University of Fine Arts, Cluj Napoca, Romania
2016
Extension.RO – Romanian painters, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2015
System error, The National Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, curators Magda Grzybowska, Łukasz Huculak şi Karolina Szymanowska
2015
Double Agency, Cazarma Space – part of Art Encounters event curated Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacherm
2015
The Superheroes Beyond the Carpathians, Vienna Contemporary Fair, Austria
2012
Startpoint Prize, Romania Victoria Art Center, Bucharest, Romania
2012
Expotransilvania, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, event under the aegis of University of Fine Arts, Cluj-Napoca
2012
Girl Talk, Casa Matei Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2009
Mirionima Gallery, Macerata, Marche, Italia, event in the Erasmus scholarship under the aegis of Accademia di Belle Arti Macerata
2009
Del Fuorn Gallery, Macerata, Italia, event in the Erasmus scholarship under the aegis of Accademia di Belle Arti Macerata
2007
Omul X, Future Gallery, Sibiu, Romania

Bibliography

Upcoming artist catalogue to be launched in 2022
La Lettura – Corriere dela Sera, Newspaper cover, 2017
Extension.ro exhibition catalogue (group exhibition), Triumph Gallery, Moscow, 2016
Blad Systemu/ System Error exhibition catalogue (group exhibition), The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and
Design in Wroclaw, 2016