Iulian Bisericaru b. 1987
Biography

Iulian Bisericaru lives and works in Sibiu and Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He is presently a PhD student at the University of Arts and Design in Cluj researching through painting the connections between ecology and utopian architectural theories.

The artist creates complex compositions where he expresses the tensions between the natural and the artificial in figurative contexts and lyrical abstractions. Germanic Romantic influences resonate strongly in Iulian Bisericaru’s works, inspired by the surroundings of Sibiu (Hermanstadt). While his painting is shaped by the Cluj art school, the artist quickly shifted from its influences in order to create his own distinct compositions. Bright and daring colour screens come together in multiple visual languages into one painting. In his latest series exhibited during Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, Iulian Bisericaru playfully extends his references to abstract-expressionism, especially towards Motherwell, or otherwise impressionist brushstrokes towards Degas or Monet, creating captivating and unexpected worlds.

Solo Shows

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

2019
In The Eye of The Storm, Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2019
Winter Celebration, Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest, 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 published in 2020
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