Infra-Noir: Anatomies of desire, metamorphoses of the image

12 November 2021 – 3 January 2022

Art Encounters Foundation in Timișoara presents Infra-Noir: anatomies of desire, metamorphoses of the image, an exhibition focusing on Romanian Surrealism, organised in collaboration with Centre Pompidou Paris. Bringing together works from the collections of Centre Pompidou Paris, as well as from private collections, Infra-Noir will include names such as Victor Brauner, Jacques Hérold or Benjamin Fondane.

Curated by Mica Gherghescu, the exhibition revolves around the Infra-Noir group and its members, Ghérasim Luca, Gellu Naum, Paul Păun, D. Trost and Virgil Teodorescu.

Art Encounters Biennial 2021

1 October – 7 November 2021

Under the title of Our Other Us, The 2021 edition of the Art Encounters Biennial focused on the various types of cohabitation that we can project, apprehend and put into practice nowadays, while simultaneously concentrating on the transformations and drifts that influence the act of self-perception, be it individual or collective. This year’s Biennial comprised a range of distinct components that complemented two curatorial projects proposed by Mihnea Mircan and Kasia Redzisz.

„Crash Mail of a Five Year Accident”: screening and discussion with Alex Mirutziu

Screening and discussion: 12 August 2021

The Art Encounters Foundation is pleased to present the first screening of the film Crash Mail of a Five Year Accident, created by Alex Mirutziu over the past five years.

Thursday’s event will include the screening of the film, which is shown for the first time, as well as a discussion with the artist moderated by Diana Marincu, followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

Artist presentation: Sven-Julien Kanclerski

Exhibition: 5 August 2021

Sven-Julien is the winner of the open call for a four-week artistic residency organised by Niki Residency Hannover in collaboration with Art Encounters Foundation. This is the first edition of an international artistic residency exchange for artists based in Hannover.

The purpose of the residency program is to encourage the exploration of experimental practices, to support the production of new works, to facilitate the exchange of ideas and to establish a meaningful dialogue between communities and cultural actors from different fields and cultural spaces.

Masterclass with Lisl Ponger

Online event: 5 July 2021

The Art Encounters Foundation would like to invite you to a special masterclass with renowned artist Lisl Ponger, organised in conjunction with the exhibition The Third Woman – Actionism, performance, and attitudes.

Lisl Ponger’s work concerns stereotypes, racism and the construction of the gaze. It is located at the interface between art, art history and ethnology in the mediums of photography, film, installation and text.

Other Voices, Other Zooms 2

Online event: 18 June 2021

Focusing on How to be together, one of the exhibitions that will be part of this year’s Biennial, the event will analyze the impact of elements such as ecology, collectivity, and sustainability on artistic creation and everyday life. Furthermore, this episode will approach the intersections between Art Encounters Biennial and the Timișoara Biennial of Architecture, as both events are preoccupied with the theme of social responsibility.

The Third Woman – Actionism, Performance, and Attitudes

17 June – 7 August 2021

The Third Woman includes a valuable selection of pieces from the Charim Collection in Vienna, alongside an excerpt from the Ovidiu Șandor Collection and several invited works by Romanian contemporary artists. At the core of the exhibition lie the influential works of VALIE EXPORT, a pioneer of feminist art.

Intro to Contemporary Art

Courses: 6 May 2021

On the occasion of the exhibition I feel something, don’t know what, we resume the introductory meetings on contemporary art with Maria Orosan-Telea.

Maria Orosan-Telea is a lecturer at the Faculty of Arts and Design in Timișoara. She trained in art history and theory at Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca. She has been concerned with contemporary art since her doctoral studies, when she carried out research on Romanian art in the post-communist period.

I feel something, don’t know what

15 April – 5 June 2021

Curated by Magda Kardasz and Diana Marincu, the exhibition I Feel Something, Don’t Know What is a collaborative project with Zachęta Project Room /Zachęta – National Gallery of Art aiming at building a creative bridge between active creators of the artistic scene in Timișoara, Romania, and Polish artists included in the exhibitions of our partner institution in Warsaw, Poland over the last few years. 

Other voices, other zooms

Online event: 12 March 2021

The Art Encounters Foundation and the Interart TRIADE Foundation invite you to an event to present the exhibition The Secret Wing, curated by Maria Rus Bojan and Bogdan Ghiu.

The presentation is the first episode of the series “Other voices, other zooms”, a programme dedicated to exploring the events that will be part of the Art Encounters Biennale 2021.

Launch of Infra-Noir 1

Online event: 24 February 2021

The Art Encounters Foundation launches the first issue of Infra-Noir. The event will take place exclusively online, on Facebook.

Infra-Noir is a magazine-like publication created in conjunction with the exhibition Infra-Noir. Anatomies of desire, metamorphoses of the image.

The audience will meet Lea Rasovszky, one the publication’s invited artists, and Catherine Hansen, the publication’s guest author.

Zoom in on Romanian Artists

Online presentations: 26 – 30 January 2021

The Art Encounters Foundation launches the fourth edition of the Art Encounters Biennial and organizes the event Zoom in on Romanian Artists, which will take place online on Facebook and on the Art Encounters website. 

The audience will get to know the curators of the Biennial, Mihnea Mircan and Kasia Redzisz, and some of the invited artists.


Courses: 9 – 16 December 2020
Registration period: 3 – 8 December 2020

Art students and emerging artists are invited to join the third edition of the online mentoring program CAMPart.

7 artists from Timișoara, Lera Kelemen, Ana Kun, Andreea Medar, Carmen Nicolau, Pusha Petrov, Miki Velciov and Sorina Vazelina, will be the mentors of the third edition of the program.


The Autumn School of Curating invites the public to attend a series of open talks and debates delivered by the speakers on the following topics: «NEW NOW» concept, curatorship, state of the contemporary arts and more fascinating subjects.

The public sessions will be live-streamed and accessible on our Facebook Event page. Guest speakers: Adrian Notz, Carlos Amorales, Zheng Bo, Tara Lasrado, Ibrahim Nehe, Joanna Warsza și Heba Y Amin.


Organized together with Cluj Cultural Center, the Autumn School of Curating aims to offer young artists and curators access to an international platform for dialogue and learning. Adrian Notz, curator and teacher, will be the course leader of the second edition of the program.

The courses will take place exclusively online and participants will be chosen as a result of an international open call.


Harun Farocki in collaboration with Antje Ehmann
Curator: Diana Marincu

Exhibition opening: 1 October 2020, 7PM
Exhibition period: 1 – 31 October 2020

The present exhibition is a selection of Harun Farocki’s films, videos and installations created between 1980s and 2014, part of them in collaboration with artist and director Antje Ehmann (b. 1968), with whom he’d been working since the early 2000s.


Sunday, 25 October, 18:00
“Corneliu Miklosi” Public Transport Museum, Timișoara

The film screening connects BETA’s exhibition Enough is Enough and the exhibition Harun Farocki – Reality Would Have to Begin, on view at Art Encounters Foundation until 31 October.