Biography

Mihai Olos

1940 - 2015, born in Arinis, Maramures, Romania, lived and worked in Romania and Germany.

Solo Exhibitions

2018
Mihai Olos, Centre Pompidou - Atelier Brancusi, Paris, FR

2016
The Ephemerist. A Mihai Olos Retrospective, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, RO
Olospolis, Plan B, Berlin, DE

2010
National Museum Bruckental, Sibiu, RO

2000
City Art Gallery, Baia Mare, RO

1993
Close, Ignác Múzeum, Görög Templom Vác, HU

1993
Nijmeegs Museum Commanderie van Sint-Jan, NL

1989
Burgmannenhaus, Gießen, DE

1988
City Art Gallery, Baia Mare, RO

1983
Matraguna, Romanian Literature Museum, Bucharest, RO

1976
Maramures Museum, Sighet, RO

1969
Galleria La Felucca, Rome, IT

1968
Simeza Gallery, Bucharest, RO

1967
City Art Gallery, Baia Mare, RO

1965
Museum of Art Baia Mare, RO

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015
Basic Research: D’où venons-nous? Que sommes-nous? Où allons-nous?, ArtEncounters Biennial, Timisoara, RO

2013
Annual Arts, Baia Mare, RO

2012
The Artist and the Power, The National Library, Bucharest, RO

2011
Spring Salon, Baia Mare, RO

2010
Annual Arts, Baia Mare, RO

2010
Kecskemét, HU

2009
Museum of Art, Baia Mare, RO

2002 - 2003
Convent Painting, Baia Mare, RO

2001
International Triennial of Small Sculpture, Murska Sobota Galerija, SI

1993
Künstlerhaus Schloß Wiepersdorf, DE

1993
Golden Tripod, Schaubühne, Berlin, DE

1983
Place - Facts and Metaphor, Village Museum, Bucharest, DE

1980
The 39th Venice Biennale, ''Space Capital 1970-1977'' by Joseph Beuys, Venice, IT

1978
Studio, Bastion Gallery, Timisoara, RO

1977
Documenta VI, in the framework of the Free International University of Joseph Beuys, Kassel, DE

1974
Art and the City, New Gallery, Bucharest, RO

1973
Tapestry - Wood, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, RO

1968
Milan Triennial, Milan, IT

1967
13 Young artists, Constantin Brancusi Symposium, Bucharest, RO

Happenings – Performances

''Re-encounter with Beuys'', Düsseldorf, 26. 6. 1980, Germany

''Against Pollution'', Baia Mare, December 1979

''Romanian Thought for Germany (Homage to Rilke and Beuys)'', Gießen, spring 1978, Germany
''Earth'', Cuhea, Maramures, May 1973

''Gold – Wheat'', Herja Mine, Baia Mare, 14.11.1972

''25'', Baia Mare, 24.08.1969

''A Statue Walks through Europe'':
1988 Mount Olympus, Meteora, Acropolis, Canal of Corinth, Greece
1982 Cappadocia, Gordion, Turkey
1981 Venezia, Vesuvius, Italy
1980 Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
1974 Ronchamps, France

Awards

2010
The Romanian Artists Union’s Prize for Applied Arts

1985
Silver Medal, Fuji Museum, Tokyo

1985
First Award, Ceramics Symposium, Baia Mare

1984
Flacara Award, Romania

Bibliography

Exhibition Catalogues, Artist Books, Monographs
  • 2015
    Olos, Ana. Fragmente de jurnal Mihai Olos. La povești în casa de paie, visând la orașul-sat universal. Timișoara: Interart, 2015.

    2013
    Cârneci, Magda. Artele plastice în România: 1945 – 1989. Cu o addenda 1990 – 2010. Bucharest: Polirom, 2013.

    2005
    Weibel, Peter. Beyond Art: A Third Culture. New York: SpringerWien, 2005.

    2002
    Prut, Constantin. Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art. Bucharest: Albatros, 2002.

    2000
    Pintilie, Ileana. Actionism in Romania during the Communist Era. Cluj: Editura Idea Design & Print, 2000.

    1983
    Titu, Alexandra. 13 Contemporary Romanian Painters. Bucharest: Meridiane, 1983.

    1980
    Bogdan, Ion; Olos, Mihai; Timiș, Nicoară. Calendarul Maramureșului. Baia Mare: Asociația folcloriștilor și etnografilor; Asociația tinerilor artiști, 1980.

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Articles and reviews
  • 2017
    Blatton, Phoebe. ”The Ephemerist: A Mihai Olos Retrospective,” ArtReview, May, 2017.
    Vasiliu, Oana. ”Spring at the museum: what’s on at MNAC,” Business Review, April, 2017.
    ”New season’s exhibitions at the National Museum of Contemporary Art – MNAC Bucharest,” e-zeppelin.ro, 2017.
    ”The Ephemerist. A Mihai Olos Retrospective,” kunst aspekte.art, April, 2017.
    ”Artiști români reprezentați la cel mai important târg de artă din Spania,” dcnews.ro, February, 2017.
    ”Situations and Concepts – Artists: Horia Bernea, Pavel Ilie, Julian Mereuță, Paul Neagu, Mihai Olos, Decebal Scriba,” Vetró Baji.net, February, 2017.

    2016
    ”Mihai Olos at Galeria Plan B,” Art Viewer, July, 2016.
    Cashdan, Marina; Gottschalk, Molly. ”The 20 Best Booths at Art Basel,” artsy.com, June, 2016.
    Cioană, Ionuț. ”Nodurile,” scena9.ro, November, 2016.

    2015
    Igna, Ion. ”Mihai Olos, un artist din România,” Cultura.ro, February, 2015.
    Papuc, Ion. ”Mihai Olos (1940 – 2015),” convorbiri-literare.ro, April, 2015.

    2000
    Jurcă, Ștefan. ”Într-o după-amiază cu Mihai Olos,” Familia, No. 6, June, 2000.