RADU ȘERBAN

destinul artistului

Radu Şerban was born in Cluj, Romania, on October 11th 1960. He is both a citizen of Romania and Canada. He graduated the High School of Arts in Cluj-Napoca and the Art University in Bucharest, Painting Department (1987), in Prof. Marius Cilievici’s class. Since 1990, Radu Şerban has been a member of the Unions of Artists in Romania (U.A.P.) and taught at the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca where he is currently employed as lecturer. In 2006 he was granted a doctoral degree in Visual Arts.The artist is represented in Canada by “Teodora Art Gallery” from Toronto.

Scholarships and research stays:

1997 – 2000 – individual research, Toronto, Canada; 1995 – Scholarship – Madrid, Spain, Reina Sofia Center of Contemporary Art; 1994 – Scholarship – Rome, Italy, Accademia di Romania.

Solo exhibitions in Romania and abroad:

2016 – “Glissando”, Painting, Arcade 24 Art Gallery, Bistrita, Romania; 2013 – “Altera Natura”, Painting, Galeria Centrului de Cultură și Artă, Sălaj, Zalău, Romania; 2013 – “Ephemeride”, Painting, M2 Contemporary Art Space, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; 2012 – “Reverberations”, Painting, Drawing, Art Object and Multimedia, Sîngeorz-Băi Comparative Art Museum, Romania; 2011 – “Memories. The Final Image”, foto & digital print, Galleria “Mirionima”, Accademia di Belle Arti di Macerata, Italy; 2010 – “TransAparenţe, Paintings, Drawings, Art Objects, Multimedia, Art Museum Cluj, Romania; 2010 – Painting/Multimedia, Horeb Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; 2009 – Paintings, Union of Artists Gallery Sibiu, Romania; 2008 – Installation, Multimedia, and Painting – Apollo Art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania; 2008 – Painting, “La Galerie”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; 2007 – Painting, Mangalia, Romania; 2007 – Painting, 7+ Gallery, Turda, Romania; 2006 – Painting, Art Objects, Multimedia, Art Museum Cluj, Romania; 2006 – Painting, “Frezia” Gallery, Dej, Romania; 2004 – Painting, “Spoon” Gallery, Toronto, Canada; 2002 – Painting, Teodora Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada; 1999 – Drawing and Painting – Teodora Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada; 1998 – Drawing and Painting, Teodora Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada; 1997 – Drawing and Painting, Teodora Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada; 1996 – Drawing, “Pantheon” Gallery, Academy of Visual Arts, Cluj, Romania; 1994 – Drawing and Painting, Accademia di Romania, Rome, Italy; 1993 – Drawing and Painting Union of Artists Gallery, Cluj, Romania;1991 – Painting, “Caminul Artei” Gallery, Bucharest, Romania.

Collective Projects:

2010 – with Marius Lehene – Associate Professor of Art Drawing, Program Coordinator, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Co, U.S.A. on the project “Recursive Images”, Directions Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Co, U.S.A.

Group Exhibitions in Romania and abroad:

2013 – Winter show, Teodora Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada; 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007 – „Meeting Point” Arad Biennial, Romania; 2013 – After emotions, Galeria Theodor Pallady, Iași; 2013 – The show of Visual Arts Symposium „Art in the Garden”, Zalau, Romania; 2012 – MOTION / EMOTION, AnnArt Gallery București and Hangar Gallery Cluj-Napoca, Romania; 2012 – Illusionary Stills, T Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada; 2012, 2011 – “Romanian Graphics” București, Romania; 2011 – National Contemporary Art Show, Ramnicu Valcea, Romania; 2013 – The show of Visual Arts Symposium „Art in the Garden”, Zalau, Romania; 2011 – “Fog”, Art Museum Cuj, Romania; 2010 – “Fog”, Art Museum Zalău, Romania; 2009 – Annual Art Salon of the Artists’ Union, Art Museum Cluj-Napoca, Romania; 2009, 2008 – Group exhibition, JasonDeanArt Gallery, London, UK; 2009, 2007 – Art Biennial Arad, Romania; 2008 – “Neo Real”, Art Museum Cluj, Romania; 2007 “Present”, Art Museum Cluj, Romania; 2007 – “Natural/Artificial”, Mathias House, Cluj, Romania; 2006 – International Painting Biennial, Arad, Romania; 2006 – group show, 7+ Gallery, Turda, Romania; 2006 – National Art Show, Bucharest, Romania; 2005 – “ArtEast”, Cluj, Romania; 2002 – Toronto International Art Fair; 2001 – Teodora Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada; 2000 – Teodora Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada; 1999 Teodora Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada; 1999 – Group exhibition, Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery – Columbus Center, Toronto, Canada; 1998 – Eleventh Annual Miniature Exhibition, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Canada; 1998 Teodora Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada; 1998 Handsel Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.; 1998 – International Miniature Art Biennial, Ville – Marie, Quebec, Canada; 1997 Teodora Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada; 1997 De Boog Gallery, Ijsselstein, The Netherlands; 1996 – Painting Triennial, Sofia, Bulgaria; 1992 – “Ecce Homo”, Horizon Gallery, Bucharest, Romania; 1991 – “Ecce Homo”, Cluj, Romania; 1991 – Group exhibition, Zwolle, The Netherlands; 1991 – contest exhibition, Dominus Gallery, Bucharest, Romania; 1990 – “Mihai Eminescu”, Dalles Halls Bucharest, Romania, 1989 – Bucharest, Romania; 1988 – Youth Biennial, Baia-Mare, Romania; 1987 – Bucharest, Romania.

Art Camps:

2013, 2012  – Visual Arts Symposium “Art in the Garden”, Botanical Garden from Jibou, Romania; 2012 – International Symposium of Painting, Baia Mare, Romania; 2012, 2011, 2010 – Painting Camp, Sovata, Romania; 2011 – Painting Camp from Arcuș, Mureș, Romania; 2009, 2008 – Painting Camp, Sighişoara, Romania; 2008 – Painting Camp, Târgu Mureş, Romania; 2006 – Painting Camp, Râmnicu-Vâlcea, Romania; 1991 – Painting Camp, Nicula, Romania; 1985 – Student Research and Creation Camp, Mangalia, Romania; 1985 – Student Creation Camp, Gurghiu, Mureş, Romania; 1984 – Student Painting and Drawing Camp, Călăraşi, Romania.

Awards:

2011 – Nominated for painting award at “Lascar Vorel” Art Biennial, Piatra-Neamt, Romania; 1993 – Award for young artists of the Artists’ Union in Romania; 1993 – B.R.C.E. Award, Bucharest; 1992 – Award for young artists of the Artists’ Union in Romania (collective award); 1992 – S.I.B.C.O. Award, painting contest for young artists organized by the “Dominus” Gallery, Bucharest; 1985 – Painting award of the Artists’ Union in Romania – Student Painting Camp Gurghiu-Mureş, Romania.

Works in private collections in Romania, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Canada, Italy and U.S.A.
Works in state collections: National Musem of Contemporary Art from Bucharest, Romania; The Museum of Art from Cluj-Napoca, Romania and Singeorz-Bai Comparative Art Museum, Romania.

Studio:
Albac St. 19/ 23, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Mobile phone
(0040) 745 055 410