Extension of the „Adrian Ghenie: Impossible Body” exhibition

20.04. – 09.07.2023

The exhibition with free access can be visited from Wednesday to Sunday, between 12:00 and 20:00!

The exhibition “Adrian Ghenie: The Impossible Body” is an excellent opportunity to get in touch with the work and ideas of one of the most important contemporary Romanian artists, known primarily for his paintings inspired by historical subjects with relevance to the tumultuous history of the 20th century.

Symmetrical, never identical

Artists: Ioana Bătrânu, Adela Giurgiu, Agnès Varda (insert video)

Curator: Diana Marincu

Exhibition dates: 10 november 2022 – 4 march 2023

Organiser: Art Encounters Foundation
Financer: Centrul de Proiecte al Municipiului Timișoara
Sponsors: ISHO, Thesaurus, Illy
Media partners: TVR Timișoara, Radio România Cultural, RFI România, Observator Cultural, Zeppelin, Modernism, Revista Arta, The Institute, Propagarta
Graphic design: Karina Isar

If a story is present

7 July – 3 September 2022

Art Encounters Foundation presents If a story is present, the first exhibition in Romania dedicated to internationally renowned Macedonian artists Yane Calovski and Hristina Ivanoska, who live and work in Skopje and Berlin. If a story is present is curated by Diana Marincu and it includes a selection of recent works, both individual and collaborative, as well as a newly produced collective installation with a group of young and emerging artists based in Timișoara participating in the mentorship organized between May and July this year: Loredana Ilie, Andreea Ioniță, Ana Kun, Bogdan Matei, Teo Papadopol, Gavril Pop, Ioana Terheș, and Mihai Toth.

The Night of Philosophy 2022: The role of art during turbulent times

On 20 May 2022, Timișoara will host the second edition of the Night of Philosophy, an event that was initiated in our country by the French Institute Timișoara. 

As cultural partners, Art Encounters Foundation and the Directorate for Culture of the Timiş County will organise a debate with Ruxandra Demetrescu, Diana Marincu and Cristian Nae.

Open call: If a story is present

Art Encounters Foundation is launching an open call for emerging artists and interdisciplinary authors based in Timișoara for a mentorship with renowned international artists Yane Calovski and Hristina Ivanoska.

Under the title If a story is present, this mentorship aims to offer young artists a creative platform and a meaningful dialogue alongside experienced artists and jointly contribute to an exhibition in the program of Art Encounters Foundation.

Introduction to contemporary art II: At the edge of the world

The second introductory course to contemporary art held by Maria Orosan-Telea as part of the exhibition “At the edge of the world” will take place Wednesday, 11 May, between 6 PM and 7.30 PM and will explore the new materials and technologies used by artists since the 1960s. The presentation will survey artistic movements and directions such as Nouveau réalisme, Arte Povera, Kinetic art and BioArt.

Critical Production. A workshop with Justin O’Shaughnessy & Andrea Phillips

4 – 6 May 2022

The contemporary production of art is a collaborative process that requires skilled producers whose job necessitates both practical and critical understanding.

The workshop will be held in English and will consist of talks and exercises with the aim of producing collective knowledge within the group and will include discussions around: context and sites of practice, the production of ‘object’ vs. ‘project’, autonomous vs. collectivised processes, financial structures, the labour of production.

Introduction to contemporary art: At the edge of the world

6 April 2022

The first introductory course to contemporary art organised in conjunction with the exhibition “At the edge of the world” will focus on the ways in which drawing has been used by artists over the past 50 years. We will explore various stages and tendencies, from conceptual art and analytical reductionism to hyperrealism, drawing as “mimesis” and adapting traditional graphic language to the new requirements of contemporary art.

Open call: artistic residency in collaboration with Niki Hannover

Art Encounters Foundation in collaboration with Niki Residency (Hannover) is launching an open call for a new international artistic residency exchange for young artists based in Timișoara.

The purpose of the residency program is to create opportunities for artists to further develop their individual practices and support the exchange of ideas and experiences in the context of international actors and initiatives.

Through this partnership, Art Encounters Foundation extends its network of collaborations with other residency spaces and independent organizations aiming at supporting the mobility and art production of artists.

Guided tours: At the edge of the world

You are invited to participate in a series of guided tours of the exhibition “At the edge of the world”, at Art Encounters Foundation, 46C Take Ionescu Blvd., Timișoara. The guided tours will take place on the following dates: 26 March, 2 April, 9 April, 16 April, 16 April, 7 May, 14 May, 21 May, 28 May and 29 May 2022.

Brunch with the artists, At the edge of the world

Friday, 25 March, between 11 AM and 1 PM, you are invited to a guided tour and brunch with artists Andrei Arion, Csilla Bartus, Dan Beudean, Ole Blank, Floriama Cândea, Norbert Filep, Camilia Filipov and Lucia Ghegu. The exhibition curators, Diana Marincu and Ciprian Mureșan, will also be present. The artists will talk about the works presented in the exhibition “At the edge of the world”, as well as about their artistic practice.

At the edge of the world

24 March – 29 May 2022

The exhibition aims to render the creative laboratory of the participating artists, visible in drawings and sketches, by analyzing the boundary between the real and fictional worlds that every one of us inhabits. Starting from the medium of drawing as a conceptual tool through which unknown areas are explored and a visual universe is redefined, the exhibition gives shape to a state of uncertainty and unease, two feelings that are inevitable today. Each of the invited artists represents a different direction in what concerns the contemporary visual creation, straining the limit between the visible and the invisible.

The Romanian Solidarity Action for Ukrainian Artists 

Art Encounters Foundation, Contrasens Cultural Association and The French Institute in Timișoara are joining the Romanian Solidarity Action for Ukrainian Artists launched by the Association of Romanian Contemporary Art Galleries.

We are inviting artists in the areas of the visual and performing arts, film-making, research, sound or any other disciplines to be part of this programme that will take place in Bucharest, Cluj and Timișoara starting today, February 24.


ROactiv, an online project dedicated to the national and international promotion of Romanian artists, will be launched by Art Encounters Foundation Timișoara on 15 January 2022, on Romania’s National Culture Day.

The project will run until 31 January and will include a series of video interviews. Every interview will be dedicated to a Romanian artist or international personality that has good insight into the Romanian cultural context.

This cultural project has been organised with the support of the Romanian Ministry of Culture.

Infra-Noir. Poetic activations. ExperimenDADA

17 December 2021

Friday, 17 December, you are invited to an activation of the Infra-Noir exhibition, through poetry and theatre.

The event will include a moment prepared by the well-known Romanian actor Doru Iosif, who will delve into various areas of Surrealist poetical experiments. This lyrical-dramatic moment will be preceded by a presentation delivered by Diana Marincu and Ioan Vultur about the historical context of the Infra-Noir movement.

The strategic partner of the event is „Mihai Eminescu” National Theatre Timișoara.

Sharpening the senses: writing, drawing and collage-making workshop with Sorina Vazelina

11 December 2021

Sharpening the senses, Art Encounters style: Saturday, 11 December, between 12 PM and 1 PM, Sorina Vazelina will welcome you to a writing, drawing and collage-making workshop. Created in conjunction with the exhibition Infra-Noir, the workshop is dedicated to the adults public and will include activities such as creating objects out of cardboard/craft paper, comics/writing exercises, collage/image poetry exercises. The workshop will begin with a guided tour in the exhibition with Gia Țidorescu.

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.