Oana Coșug b. 1979

Oana Coşug  lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. She studied painting at the National University of Arts in Bucharest and then she decided to continue her studies in Brussels. In 2009 she obtained her master degree in Theory and Practice of Art at Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in the Belgian capital. in 2012 she was awarded the First Prize within the International Biennial of Contemporary Drawing Namur, Belgium (ex aequo: Oana Coşug and Anya Belyat-Giunta) and was selected for CanvasCollectie/ The RTBF Collection in Bozar.

Oana Coșug had numerous group shows in Brussels (B-Gallery, Galerie Actionfields, Art’Contest, Croxhapox in Gent, Galerie d’Ys and Artitude), and Bucharest (The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Apollo, Anca Poterașu Gallery, Căminul Artei, etc.). Solo exhibitions (selection): Hidden (Rivoli Building with Artitude Gallery, 2018); Landscape (Artitude Gallery, Brussels, 2015), Drawings (ICR Tel Aviv, Israel, 2014), Paintings / Drawings (Visual Art Museum, Galaţi, 2012), Blue face (Artsenzafine Gallery, Milano, 2010), My shadow (Artsenzafine Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2008), ExPosition (Atelier 35, Bucharest). She participated in different art residencies (Destelheide, Tescani, Delta Dunării, Gent).

Selected Solo Shows

2019          25th International Contemporary Art Fair, 24-27 October, Zürich, Switzerland

2019          Au 34 6, Linkebeek, Belgium, curated by Pierre Martens

2018          Hidden – exhibition and book presentation, Artitude Gallery at Rivoli Building

2018          The Simultaneous Spaces of Absence, Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2017          Le casier at ERG in Brussels

2016          Art D&D, Open studio, Brussels

2015          Landscape, Artitude Gallery, Brussels

2014          Drawings, ICR Tel Aviv, Israel

2013          Drawings exh. Oana COSUG and Anya-Belyat GIUNTA, d’YS Gallery,B

2012          Paintings / Drawings, Visual Art Museum, Galati, Romania

2010          Blue face, painting exhibition, Artsenzafine Gallery, Milan, Italy

2008          My shadow, painting exhibition, Artsenzafine Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2008          Another city, another life, Actionfields Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2007          Drawings, B-Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2004          ExPosition, Atelier35 Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2003          Painting exhibition, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2003          Painting exhibition, Hanul cu Tei Gallery, Bucharest

1996           Painting exhibition, N.Tonitza Gallery, Barlad, Romania

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Drawing in lockdown S.M.A.K. Belgium

2020 Virus Diary White Cuib, Cluj-Napoca

2020 A Room of One’s Own NADA New York Gallery Open, Harlem

2019           In The Eye of The Storm, Anca Poterașu Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2019           Disappearance, Gallery Artitude, Brussels, Belgium

2018           Spin Cotton While the Moon is Bright, Anca Poterasu Gallery at Spinnerei Leipzig, Germany

2018           Kunstwedstrijd Abstracte schilderkunst, at Cultuurcentrum Zwaneeberg, Heist-op-de-Berg, Belgium

2017           From the infinite to indefinite, Rivoli Building, Brussels

2017           Portaluri, Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest

2017           Disparilitas, at ‘100 Gallery’, Brussels

2017           Colonia 21, National Library in Bucharest

2016           Art D&D, Hôtel de Maitre Art Déco, Bruxelles

2015           Six artistes / Six desseins, Galerie Artitude, Brussels

2012           International Biennale of Contemporary Drawings in Namur, Belgium

2012           Canvas Collectie / Collection RTBF, BOZAR, Brussels

2011            Temporary collection, exhibition organized by Frédéric Rolland at B-Gallery, Brussels

2009           Zennestraaat 17, Croxhapox Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2008           Croxhapox Gallery, Gent, Belgium

2007           Studio Gallery by Art ‘Contest, Brussels, Belgium

2005           Young Colors, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest, Romania

2005           Bistrita 2005, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest

2004           Assemblage Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2004           Romanian Contemporary Art, Chisinau, Moldavia

2004           Painting Symposium of Bistrita, C.Baba Gallery, Bistrita, Romania

2003           Paintings exhibition, Caminul Artei Gallery, Bucharest

2003           Lascar Viorel Biennial, Piatra Neamt, Romania

2003           Bucharest Annual Art Exhibition, Artis Gallery, Bucharest

2002           Hanul cu Tei Gallery, Bucharest

2002           Gheorghe Patrascu Biennial, Targoviste, Romania

2002           Ion Andreescu Biennial Buzau, Romania

2001            Unifest, Bucharest University, Bucharest

2001            Accente si amprente, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest

2000           Contemporary Art Show, Ceausescu Palace, Bucharest

2000           Tolerance underlined, History Museum, Bucharest

1999            Spring Accents, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest


Awards and Residencies

2003-2018  Artist residence Colonia 21– Tescani, Romania

2015-2018   Artist in residence in Destelheide, Belgium

2014             Residence in Delta du Danube, Dunavatul de Jos, Romania

2012             Winners FIRST PRIZE of 1 // International Biennial of Contemporary Drawing Namur,

2012             Belgium in ex aequo: Oana Cosug and Anya Belyat-Giunta

2012             Selected for CanvasCollectie/Collection RTBF, Wiels, Brussels

2007             Selected for Art’Contest in Brussels

2006             Selected and expose at B-Gallery, Centrale for Contemporary Art in Brussels

2005             Residence Prometheus, Sf.Gheorghe, Danube Delta, Romania

2004             Residence Project Gallery Mie Lefever, Gent, Belgium

2003             The Creative Grand of the Romanian Artists Union, Bucharest

2000             A. Podoleanu Prize, Barlad, Romania