Interview with WANDA MIHULEAC
by Cristiana Radu
Image: Valentin Purza
Video editing: Larisa Sitar
Subtitles: Aurora Király, Simona Dumitriu
Coordinator of Atelier 35 and curator of several big exhibitions (”The Writing”, “Space-Object”, “Space-Mirror”...) with an interdisciplinary approach and enjoying the participation of musicians, artists, writers, scenarists, stage directors, Wanda Mihuleac was a famous promoter of the alternative art in Romania, during the 70s and the 80s. The experimentalism of her artistic creations and of the exhibitions organized by her represent a landmark of the period in question and they played an important role in the constitution of a valid identity of the Romanian art.
Starting with the 90s, she has been living in Paris, where she got her MA and D.E.A. at Paris I Sorbonne University. She participated in many international biennials of art: XXXVI-th Venice Biennial, the XII-th Paris Biennial, the XIX-th Sao Paolo Biennial, Brazil, Impact Art Festival, Kyoto, Japan. She also had personal exhibitions in museums such as Art Museum, Bucharest, Georges Pompidou Center, Paris, Ledoux Foundation, Arc-et-Senans, France. She is the chief-editor of les Editions Transignum, Paris. Her works includes collages on paper, print, artists books, interactive and public art.
Cristiana Radu graduated a Master in Visual Arts from the National University of Arts of Bucharest, in 2006. Since 2005, she has been actively involved in publishing, constantly collaborating with periodicals from the fields of culture and arts. Between 2007 and 2010, she was an editor of the arts section of the magazine Time Out Bucharest. Starting with 2006, she has participated in several important cultural projects, both at a national and international level. So far, as an illustrator, she has illustrated several books, including seven children picture-books.
The project is coordinated by Aurora Király, based on a concept developed together with Iosif Király.
Produced by: Galeria Nouă
Supported by funds from: Erste Foundation, AFCN
With the support of: MNAClab