Maria Pop Timaru

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Maria Pop Timaru lives and works in Bucharest. Her art practice includes sculpture, installation, ceramic objects, and performance, all of which have a strong connection to everyday life, which she translates with irony and humor. She studied sculpture at the National University of Arts in Bucharest, from where she also received a Ph.D. in Visual Arts.


Solo exhibitions:
2022 – „Controlling the (inner) Chaos”, Contemporan Hair Space, Bucharest, curator Raluca Ilaria Demetrescu
2020 – „Housework Strike”, Alert Studio, Bucharest, curator Raluca Ilaria Demetrescu
2018 – „Too much?”, Sandwich Gallery, Bucharest
2013 – „MU-MA”, Aiurart Gallery, Bucharest, curator Simona Vilau
2007 – „Umflatie”, Arcade Gallery, Bistrita, curator Oliv Mircea
2006 – „La vie en-gross”, Mogosoaia Palace, curator Aurelia Mocanu
2004 – „Zeicoteca”, Sabina & Jean Negulescu Gallery, Bucharest, curator Maria Magdalena Crisan

Group exhibitions (selection):
2022 – We Are Not Passive Visitors, Carausu&Singeorzean Gallery and Borderline Art Space, curator Georgia Tidorescu
2022 – #perspectiva31, The Institute, Bucharest, curator Reka Csapo Dup
2022 – Homo homini flos est, Contemporan Hair Space, Bucharest, curator Raluca Ilaria Demetrescu
2021 – Homo homini rattus est, Alert Studio, Galeria Neagra, Bucharest, curator Raluca Ilaria Demetrescu
2021 – Chronicles of the future superheroes, Kunsthalle Bega, Timisoara, curator Anca Verona Mihulet
2021 – Art Safari, Superheroes/Antiheroes, Dacia Palace, Bucharest, curator Raluca Ilaria Demetrescu
2019 – Form follows Feeling, Epretext Gallery, Timisoara, curator Carmen Casiuc
2019 – „AnimaL”, Plantelor 58 – artist run space, Bucharest, curator Zoltan Bela
2018 – „Galbenul intens si alte pete de culoare rezistente la sens”, Complexul Muzeal Bistrita-Nasaud, curator Mirela Ivanciu
2017 – „From infinite to indefinite”, Rivoli Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgium, curator Oana Cosug;
2017 – „Simpatie si semnificatie. Inaintea labirintului vertical si in spatele liniei rosii”, Biblioteca Nationala a Romaniei, Bucharest, curator Anca Verona Mihulet
2015 – Cluj Ceramics Biennial
2014 – „Urban exploration” Arts in Bucharest, CAV
2014 – „Solitary-Urban: Art Week Bucharest, Curtea Veche
2013 – „Temporal Perceptions”, Curtea Veche
2012 – „Human Evolution-Involution”, Curtea Veche
2011 – „Fur & Skin”, Art Yourself Gallery, curator Simona Vilau
2006 – „An Experiment Continues” – IN Gallery, Vienna; „Feeling the divine” – Romanian Cultural Centre in Vienna; „Sculptorgrama” Orizont Gallery
2004 – „New Beasts”, Mogosoaia Palace;

2006 – „Ken & Barbie”
2005 – „Recycling”
2003 – „Walking with Gioconda” happening; „Angel”, „Traces”, „Social Steps”, „Recycling”
2002 „De-Construction”, „Metamofoza” „Replica Eve”

2007 – Young Creation Prize, National Art Exhibition – UAP, Bucharest
2004 – „Artineret” Award for sculpture – UAP Apollo Gallery

2005 – 2010: PhD, National University of Fine Arts, Bucharest
2003 – 2005: MBA, National University of Fine Arts, Bucharest
1999 – 2003: BFA, National University of Fine Arts, Bucharest, Sculpture.