The Senso Gallery invites art lovers to participate in the greatest possible number in the opening of the Decorative Arts Biennial Exhibition, a large and prestigious cultural project, organized by the Decorative Arts branch of the Visual Artists’ Union of Romania (UAP), with the support of Fildas Art Foundation through the Catena for Art program.
The opening will take place on Wednesday, November 13, at 6:00 PM, in the new space of the Gallery, located on Calea Victoriei no. 12C (the corner of Lipscani street), from the 1st floor.
The exhibition includes an impressive collection of works signed by some of the most important Romanian artists of contemporary art and aims to highlight the diversity of concepts and techniques, innovative ideas and artistic solutions found in their transposition. At the same time, it initiates a complex, interactive and productive dialogue between the public and the creators from different environments: ceramics, glass, metal, textiles and mixed media.
The opening speech of the exhibition will be given by Mrs. Georgiana Cozma, ceramic artist and general curator of the 2019 Decorative Arts Biennial.
“This edition was conceived as a bridge between generations, an intersection between conventional, unconventional, present and future, as a small incursion into the history of decorative arts. We have invited to exhibit established artists who had a major contribution through their works, marking turning points in the development of contemporary Romanian decorative arts. Along with other artists, the guests of this edition include pioneers of art schools, teachers that trained entire generations or independent artists, innovators or trendsetters. A novelty of the edition is the presence of the Textile Arts and Design department of UNArte Bucharest, students coordinated by their teachers, who exhibit a series of works through which we intuit the future trends of the textile arts”- Georgiana Cozma.
The event takes place during the 4th edition of the Decorative Arts Biennial, in which the Senso Gallery takes part, between November 6 and 30, 2019.
Artists exhibiting on mouldings
Visual artist, born in 1955, in Bucharest, graduate of the Nicolae Grigorescu Institute of Fine Arts, promotion of 1978, tapestry section. She is a member of the Visual Artists’ Union of Romania since 1990. Since 1978 she participates in national (Bucharest, Sibiu, Constanța, Craiova, Brăila, Bacău, Arad, Aiud, Iași, Satu Mare) and international (Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Hungary, the Netherlands, Bulgaria) group exhibitions. Personal exhibitions in: 1996, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013 in Bucharest, Constanța, Sibiu and Rome, Italy.
Visual artist, born in 1954, in Craiova, graduate of the Nicolae Grigorescu Institute of Fine Arts, class of 1981, specialized in Monumental Art. He is a member of the Visual Artists’ Union of Romania. Since 1981, he participates in the official exhibitions and salons in Romania with works of painting, graphics and decorative arts. Between 2011 and 2018, he was the curator of the National Textile Miniature Salon. He has numerous personal and group exhibitions in the country and abroad.
Visual artist, born in 1951 in London, Great Britain, graduate of the Nicolae Grigorescu Institute of Fine Arts, class of 1977, specialized in glass. Between 1980 and 2019, he participates in the Salons of Fine, Decorative and Design Arts, Municipal and Republican, as well as in numerous symposium, creative camps and group exhibitions of contemporary art in the country and abroad. Distinctions: Fire Arts Award granted by the Visual Artists’ Union of Romania (2003), Design Award (2006), Glass Salon (2017). In 1989, he started the Glass Salon, and in 1990 – the Recipient-Receptacle exhibition.
Visual artist, born in Stoenești, Argeș County, graduate of the Nicolae Grigorescu Institute of Fine Arts, specialized in Monumental Painting and Restoration. Member of the Burchardt Academy in Italy and Switzerland, founder and president of the Breath of Light Foundation and honorary member of the Academy of Traditional Arts in Sibiu. She participates in numerous national and international exhibitions (Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Belgium).
Visual artist, born in 1961, in Fratoștița, Dolj County, graduate of the Nicolae Grigorescu Institute of Fine Arts, class of 1986. She is a member of the Visual Artists’ Union of Romania since 1990. She participates in numerous national and international personal and group exhibitions. Her works are exhibited in museums, institutions and private collections. She has won awards and distinctions at numerous national and international competitions: the Biennial of Ceramic Art in Aveiro, Portugal, the Cotroceni Museum Prize, the Targa D’Oro Gold Medal of the International Art Ceramics Competition in Perugia, Italy.
Visual artist, born in 1961 in Bacău, graduate of the Nicolae Grigorescu Institute of Fine Arts, class of 1984, specialized in tapestry-prints. The artistic activity includes 40 personal exhibitions in the country and abroad, numerous participations in group exhibitions in the country (national, municipal, biennial, triennial), participations in international group exhibitions. She has been awarded by the Visual Artists’ Union of Romania.
Visual artist born in 1959, graduate of the Nicolae Grigorescu Institute of Fine Arts, class of 1985, specialized in glass. He has participated since his debut (in 1984) until now in numerous national and international exhibitions, symposiums and national salons. He organizes personal exhibitions in Bucharest (1987, 1989, 1998, 2014, 2017) and in Germany (1990), Belgium (1992), the Netherlands (1993-1994).
Visual artist born in 1980 in Constanţa, graduate of the National University of Arts in Bucharest, class of 2003, specialized in ceramics. In 2005, she completed her Master’s studies at the same university, being specialized in ceramics. In 2004 she became a member of the Visual Artists’ Union of Romania. Between 1997 and 2019 she participates in national and international countless group exhibitions. Personal exhibitions: Book – Journal, Galateea Gallery, Bucharest (2012).
Visual artist born in 1980 in Piatra Neamț, graduate of the George Enescu National University of Arts in Iași, specialized in decorative arts. In 2005, she became a member of the Visual Artists’ Union of Romania. She has been constantly active in the field of textile arts, with national participations: National Salon of Textile Miniature, Bucharest (2018) and international participations: Patchwork Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic (2018); Objects to Touch 2, Kedainiai, Lithuania (2016); Aigu’illes in Luberon, Luberon, France (2009).
Visual artist born in 1970 in Bucharest, graduate of the National University of Arts in Bucharest, class of 1998, specialized in ceramics. He regularly participates in numerous group exhibitions, biennials, symposiums and international art exhibitions organized in Bucharest and in the country. He opens seven personal exhibitions and is awarded important prizes for ceramics (1996, 2012, 2013, 2014). He participates in international exhibitions, biennials and art fairs: Munich, Germany (2007); Incheon, Korea; Düsseldorf, Germany (2013); Bornholm, Denmark (2014); Essen, Germany (2014, 2015); Berlin, Germany (2017); Kecskemét, Hungary (2017).
Visual artist born in 1951 in Oradea, graduate of the Nicolae Grigorescu Institute of Fine Arts. She is a member of the Visual Artists’ Union of Romania. She is constantly active in the field of textile arts – tapestry, with participations in national and international exhibitions, since 1978. In 1983 she obtained a scholarship to Italy. She participates with selected works in prestigious international exhibitions in Moscow, Berlin, Pyran, Haacht, Brussels and numerous personal exhibitions in Belgium, in Villebrouke. In 2010 she opened a personal exhibition at the Orizont gallery.
Visual artist, born in 1972 in Bucharest, student at the National University of Arts in Bucharest, department of tapestry and textile. She debuts at the 2019 Decorative Arts Biennial.
The Senso Gallery
“We bring art closer to you – it is the motto of our gallery, in the name of which we set out to make the most representative selection of authors and works. The exhibitions organized at the Senso Gallery are part of a complex program, generously open to all – Catena for Art – through which we hope to manifest, in an authentic and original way, an assumed cultural vocation! We will continue to organize in 2020, with the same success, events that are important for the cultural landscape of Bucharest ”- Senso Art Gallery, Bucharest.
More information on the activity of the Senso Gallery – openings, exhibitions, launches of art catalogs, etc., can be found on www.galeriasenso.ro. This is also where are presented in detail the works of the artists in the portfolio, classified into the five main sections: painting, graphics, sculpture, decorative art and contemporary jewelry. The site incorporates the platform of an online shop and offers the possibility to purchase works of art at a click away.