In the middle of the pandemic, artists are finding countless ways to continue their practice and lift our spirits. Eight Romanian artists have taken our challenge with the kind of ingenuity one would expect from highly creative minds and are ready to share with us and the world, every week, how the current situation impacts them and their artistic imagination. We are happy to announce the launching of our newest online program, ART FIGHTS CORONA, which debuts this Friday with artist and curator Ioana Ciocan, the GM of influential Art Safari Romania Fair, who unveils the joys and sorrows of living in an astonishing time.
Ioana Ciocan is an independent curator based in Bucharest, General Manager of Art Safari Bucharest, Vice President of the Union of Fine Artists in Romania, and member of the Scientific Council of Cotroceni National Museum. In 2015-16 she was part of the Curatorium team who developed the bid for Bucharest 2021 – European Capital of Culture. Ioana Ciocan is a lecturer on a regular basis at various institutions and events regarding Art in Public Spaces and Curatorial Practice (Art Embraces Brands 2017, Raiffeisen Bank 2016, Timisoara Architecture Annual 2015, Ministry of Culture – Centre for Professional Training in Culture, University of Bucharest – Faculty of Political Science, Mora Foundation, Arts Management Institute, Association for the Promotion of Contemporary Art etc.).
WATCH EPISODE 1: "MAKE BREAD, NOT WAR"