Biography

Gheorghe Ilea

(b. 1958 Bucea, Romania) lives and works in Zalău, RO. Graduated in 1984 The Fine Art Institute “Ioan Andreescu”, Cluj, RO.

Solo Exhibitions

2014
The Relocation Story, Galeria Plan B, Cluj, RO

2013
Ciucea-Gălpâia, Plan B Cluj, RO

2012
Tronicart 1300, Dalles Hall / National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, RO

2010
10 Paintings, Plan B, Berlin, DE

2008
From black to white, Arcade 24 Gallery, Bistrita, RO

2007
PĂUŞA, Art Museum Cluj, RO

2004
Collage, City Hall Gallery, Lorsch, DE

2003
Reference points, The Art Museum, Satu Mare, RO
Restitutions, Galeria Milenium, Baia Mare, RO

2002
Traditions, Frezia Art Gallery, Dej, RO

2001
The House of Air, Criş County Museum, Oradea, RO
The House of Air, Ioan Sima Gallery, Zalău, RO

2000
The Barn, Art Museum Cluj / The Village Museum, Bucharest, RO

1999
The Hay, ¾ Floor Gallery, Artexpo Foundation, Bucharest, RO

1992
91 Series, ¾ Floor Gallery, Artexpo Foundation, Bucharest, RO

1989
The wagons, UAP Gallery, Bistrita, RO

1988
Painting, UAP Gallery, Zalău, RO

1984
Tribuna Gallery, Cluj, RO

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
DOUBLE HEADS MATCHES. A selection of contemporary artworks from four Romanian private collections, New Budapest Gallery, Budapest, HU

2016
BERLIN SHOW #4: Inventory, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE

2013
KM/H. Utopies automobiles et ferroviaires 1913-2013, Tour 46, Belfort & Musée du Château des ducs de Wurtemberg, Montbeliard, FR

2012
Salonul de vară, Plan B, Cluj, RO

2011
Ceaţa-Fog-Brouillard, Art Museum Cluj, RO

2010
Figurative Painting in Romania 1970 – 2010, Romanian Cultural Resolution, Spinnerei, Leipzig, DE / Club Electroputere, Craiova, RO

2009
Excelsior – 10 Romanian Painters, Sol & Bartolomé Gallery, Santiago de Compostela, ES

2008
Embassy of Romania, Madrid, ES

2007
Oaş County Museum, Negreşti-Oaş, RO
Arad Biennial, RO
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, RO
Senso Gallery, Bucharest, RO

2005
Romanian Cultural Institute, Vienna, AT

2002
City Hall Gallery, Gellen, DE

2001
The House of Air, Criş County Museum, Oradea, RO
The House of Air, Ioan Sima Gallery, Zalău, RO
Helios Gallery, Timisoara, RO

1997
Ad hoc – Contemporary Romanian Art, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, HU

1996
Hungarian Cultural Centre, Bucharest, RO

1995
Ex Libris Lucian Blaga, Alba Iulia, RO

1994
01010101..., The Romanian Peasant Museum, Bucharest, RO
MEDIUM 3, Sf. Gheorghe, RO
¾ Floor Gallery, Artexpo Foundation, Bucharest, RO

1993
“Iosif Iser” International Contemporary Print Biennial, Ploieşti, RO

1990
¾ Floor Gallery, Artexpo Foundation, Bucharest, RO

1989
Hanul cu Tei Gallery, Bucharest, RO

1988
Eforie Gallery, Bucharest, RO
The Young Artists Biennial, Baia Mare, RO

1987
UAP Gallery, Zalău, RO
UAP Gallery, Sibiu, RO
Dalles Hall, Bucharest, RO
Orizont Gallery, Bucharest, RO

1986
UAP Gallery, Zalău, RO

Bibliography

Articles and reviews
  • 2017
    Coman, Roxana. ”An Art Lover’s Guide to Cluj Napoca,” theculturetrip.com, October, 2017.
    Muntean, Lucian. ”Gheorghe Ilea & Andor Kömives – vânătoarea de fluturi @ Arcade, Bistrița,” modernism.ro, July, 2017.
    Teposu, Otilia. ”Gheorghe Ilea - 'Totul se reduce la felul în care știm să jucăm șotronul vieții, între dragoste și moarte',” formula-as.ro, No. 1258, 2017.

    2015
    ”Expoziția 'Vânătoarea de fluturi' a artiștilor Gheorghe Ilea și Andor Kömives,” macluj.ro, November, 2015.
    Năstasă, Cristina-Ioana. ”Expoziția unei prietenii, la Muzeul de Artă din Cluj-Napoca,” radio.ubbcluj.ro, November, 2015.

    2014
    Varga, Viorel. ”Expoziție de succes a pictorului sălăjean Gheorghe Ilea la Cluj-Napoca,” graiulsalajului.ro, June, 2014.
    ”Gheorghe Ilea the Relocation Story at Plan B,” inhalemag.com, 2014.

    2012
    Man, Olimpia. ”Megatablouri semnate de Gheorghe Ilea, expuse de astăzi la Fabrica de Pensule,” adevarul.ro, November, 2012.

    2009
    anahita. ”Gheorghe Ilea, pictorul propus să reprezinte România la Bienala de la Veneția,” Rețeaua literară, February, 2009.