Catalin Gheorghe

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2 years 11 months




George Enescu National University of the Arts in Iasi (Romania)

Short bio

Cătălin Gheorghe is a theoretician, curator and editor based in Iași, Romania. As Associate Professor, he teaches Theories and Practices of Artistic Research, Curatorial Studies and Practices, and Applicative Visual Studies at “George Enescu” National University of the Arts in Iași. He is the editor of “Vector – critical research in context” publication series (that participated to documenta12magazine in Kassel), editing the books: “After the educational turn” (2017), “Post-photography” (2015), “Critical Theories and Creative Practices of Research” (2014), “Exhibiting the "Former East": Identity Politics and Curatorial Practices after 1989” (2013) “Exhibition as [micro]city” (2011). He is also the curator of “Vector – studio for art practices and debates” (since 2007), which is a platform for critical research and art production based on the understanding of art as journalism. He participated to a series of conferences, as "Connoisseurship in Contemporary Art Research" (Helsinki, 2018) or "Aesthetics, Contemporaneity, Art" (Aarhus, 2015) and held curatorial talks to a series of art schools and institutions in Manchester, Copenhagen, London, Kyiv, Malmö, Kishinev, Budapest, Kassel, Vaasa, Innsbruck, Madrid, Vienna, Paris, Zürich, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca and Iaşi.

Field of expertise

critical artistic research, curatorial practices, art as experimental journalism, contemporary art (political) theories, xeno-spaces, xeno-practices

Working Group

WG1: Contexts