We are very happy to announce the winners of Young Artists Connections ’21:
Alexandru Mihai Budeș (b. 1992)
Lucia Ghegu (b. 1990)
Maria Mandea (b. 1991)
Andreea Medar (b. 1990)
Sarah Muscalu (b. 1994)
Over the past years, the five artists (aged between 27 and 31), have developed diverse practices, from installation, drawing, painting, video to formats of participative art.
On the backdrop of a group show at MNAC Bucharest, where they will present their projects between October 14th and November 14th, the five participants will discuss their artistic practice in the frame of individual meetings with the invited curators:
- Katerina Gregos, director EMST – National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens, Greece
- Thomas Delamarre, director MAGCP – Maison des arts Georges et Claude Pompidou, Cajarc, France
- Simon Delobel, director KIOSK, Gent, Belgium
Young Artists Connections is a project aimed at promoting young visual artists and at facilitating a professional networking context, at an international level, initiated in 2020 by the visual arts platform SwitchLab and developed in partnership with the National Museum of Contemporary Art — MNAC Bucharest.
We are happy to announce the winners of the first edition of Young Artists Connections.
For the solo show at SwitchLab:
Mihai Șovăială - Nothing Was Touched, Just Recorded, 2018
For the group show at National Museum of Contemporary Art:
Andreea Badea - Entire Place, 2019
Alexandra Boaru - I Want to Become a Plant, 2019
Elizabeth Brolla - Maturitate, 2018
Mirela Cerbu - Musca de Casa, 2019
Tudor Ciurescu - Donald Judd x Monster Energy, 2018
Ella Costache - CheVEUX, 2019
Natalia Lazurca - Triple G, 2020
Mălina Moncea - One-armed Race Against Memory, 2018
Ana Scripcariu - Spiral Garden, 2019
Ana Țaran - Kompas, 2019
All selected artists will have the great opportunity to be part of portfolio review session with:
- Philippe van Cauteren (director of SMAK - Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art in Ghent, Belgium);
- Koen Leemans (director of the Cultural Center of Mechelen, Belgium);
- Benedicte Goesaert, former director of the Zeno X Gallery Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium);
- Călin Dan (director of MNAC - National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest)
We wish to congratulate the selected artists.
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharerst
AFCN - Administrația Fondului Cultural Național
Young Artists Connections is a project designed to promote young Romanian visual artists and to facilitate a professional networking at the international level.