Exhibitions

Biography

Miklos Onucsan

(b. 1952, Gherla, Romania) lives and works in Oradea. Graduated the „Ion Andreescu” Institute of Fine Arts, Cluj, RO. Organizations membership: A.I.A.P. (International Association of Profesionist Artists); Member of Atelier 35; Member of U.A.P. Romania; President of U.A.P. Bihor between 1993-1997; Member of International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artistst (I.A.P.M.A.).

Solo Exhibitions

2018
"What is normal for the spider, is chaos for the fly.“, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE

2011
Unfinished Measurements, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE

2010
Markings of the working area, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, US

2009
What I have to do tomorrow, I should have done yesterday, Plan B, Berlin, DE

2006
Protected -25%, Atelier HAG Gallery, Bucharest, RO
Undated, Galeria Plan B, Cluj, RO

Selected Group Exhibitions

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

2017
Viitorul Memoriei - The Future of Memory, Studio Act, Oradea, Cluj, RO
Life – A User's Manual, ArtEncounters 2nd edition, Timisoara, RO

2015
Art Has No Alternative, tranzit.sk, Bratislava, SK
BERLIN SHOW #4: Inventory, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE
Allegory of the Cave Painting. The Other Way Around

2014
Allegory of the Cave Painting, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, BE
Between the Lines, Galeria Plan B, Cluj, RO
Dallas Biennial, Dallas, US

2013
In This Pavilion One Can See Art. Romania in Venice. 89 years with La Biennale, tranzit.ro, Bucharest, RO
B & W Biennial (Bienala Alb-Negru) County Museum, Satu Mare, RO

2012
La triennale. Intense Proximity, Palais de Tokyo Paris, FR
Salonul de vară, Galeria Plan B, Cluj, RO
Utopraxia, TAF / the Art Foundation, Athens, GR
It's moving from I to it, The Contemporary Art Gallery of the National Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, RO
Romanian Cultural Resolution – Documentary, The New Gallery of the Romanian Cultural Institute, 54th Biennale di Venezia, IT

2011
Anthem of People’s Love, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, US
Barricade of Dreams, Trafó Gallery, Budapest, HU
Image to be projected until it vanishes, Museion - Museo d'arte moderna e contemporanea di Bolzano, Bolzano, IT
Salonul de mai, Galeria Plan B, Cluj, RO
Curated by_Rene Block, ENTREPOT, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, AT
Experiment and community - Atelier 35 Oradea, MODEM Debrecen, HU
Here and Then, Club Electroputere Craiova, RO
Black/White Quotidian, Art Museum, Satu-Mare, RO
The Crisis, Art Galleries, Focșani, RO
I Am a Romanian: The Bucharest – Tel Aviv Route, Tel Aviv, IL

2010
When History Comes Knocking: Romanian Art from the 80s and 90s in Close Up, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE
An image instead of a title, Club Elecroputere, Craiova, RO
Romanian Cultural Resolution, Spinnerei, Leipzig, DE
STARTER, Arter Istanbul, TR
BERLIN SHOW #2, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE
A Harmonious Mix of Objects, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, US

2009
I watered a horseshoe as if it were a flower, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, US
Invisible Body, Conspicuous Mind, Luckman Gallery Los Angeles, curated by Lara Taubman, US

2008
Romanian Art Today. History frees its demons. The artist and his supporters, 5th edition, Espace Tajan, Paris, FR
BERLIN SHOW #1, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE
A Rictus Grin, curated by Anke Kempkes, Christopher Eamon, Broadway 1602 Gallery, New York, US

2006
WILLA WARSZAW, Warsaw, PL
To Allen Ginsberg, Czeslaw Milosz, Dvir Gallery, Tel-Aviv, IL

2004
Transilvania Express, Lyon, FR

2003
Preview, National Museum of Contemporary Arts, Bucharest, RO
La nuit blanche de la video, Strasbourg, FR

2002
Festival – Rendez-vous Roumain, Espace En Cours, Paris, FR

2000
Donau-Welten, Regensburg, DE
The Festival of Ephemeral Art ”Maxima Lux”, META Foundation, Bucharest, RO

1999
Ars Varadini, Vigadó Galéria, Budapest, HU
The Venice Biennale of Contemporary Arts, Istituto Rumeno di Venezia, IT

1998
Exhibition of the international workshop Salina, Arts as Resource, Salt Mines in Turda, RO

1997
Civitas Artis– Civitas Siolis, Câlnic, RO
Noi și ei, Mi es Ők, Wir und Sie, Casa Tranzit, Cluj, RO

1996
Erték-Papir, Vigadó Galéria, Budapest, HU
International Artists Books Exhibitions, Vigadó Galéria, Budapest, HU
Romanian Avant-garde, UAP Gallery, Bacău, RO
Experiment in Romanian Art after 1960, ¾ Floor Gallery, Artexpo Foundation, Bucharest, RO

1995
EUROP’ART, Geneva, CH
Segment 3, UAP Gallery, Oradea, RO

1994
Orient-Occident, Art Museum, Timisoara, RO

1993
Object-Books, National Szechenyi Library, Budapest, HU
The Danube, The Salamon Tower in Visegrad, HU
cARTe, De Zonnehof Cultural Center, Amersfoort, NL
Segment 2, UAP Gallery, Oradea, RO

1992
Segment, Vác, HU
Saga, Grand Palais, Paris, FR
Medium: Paper, International Paper Art Exhibition, Budapest, HU
Art as Activist - Revolutionary Posters from Central and Eastern Europe, Smithsonian Institute, New York, US

1991
Art Actual Romanes, Barcelona, ES

1990
Romanian Fine Arts Show, Szombathely, HU

1989
Exhibition of graphic art, Ville de Menton, FR

1988
Romanian Graphic Art, Moscow, RU
Expoziția Tineretului, Baia Mare, RO
Atelier 35 Oradea, Căminul artei, Hanul cu Tei and Orizont Gallery, Bucharest, RO

1986
International Graphic Arts Biennial, Krakow, PL
Mobilul - Fotografia, Atelier 35, Oradea, RO
Human Body Expression, Atelier 35, Oradea, RO
Atelier 35, Sibiu, RO
Artists from Bihor, Sala Dalles, Bucharest, RO

1984
Mobilul – Fotografia, Atelier 35, Oradea, RO
Atelier 35, Alba Iulia, RO

1981
Medium 1, Sfântul Gheorghe, RO

Bibliography

Exhibition Catalogues, Artist Books, Monographs
  • 2017
    ”I work, therefore I’m not” in Life – a User's Manual, ArtEncounters Biennale 2nd edition. Timisoara & Arad: Azero, 2017, p. 80. [catalogue]
    Preda, Caterina. Art and Politics under Modern Dictatorships. A Comparison of Chile and Romania. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2017, p. 284.
    Langford, Martha. Narratives Unfolding: National Art Histories in an Unfinished World. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017.

    2015
    Jecza, Sorina (ed.). Art encounters: appearance and essence. Timișoara: Art Encounters foundation, Octombrie 2015, p. 103.
    Mircan, Mihnea; van Gerven Oei, Vincent W.J. (eds.). Allegory of the Cave Painting. Milan: Mousse Publishing, 2015. [catalogue]
    Ghiu, Daria. In acest pavilion se vede arta. Romania la bienala de la Venetia (1907-2015). Bucharest: Idea Design & Print, 2015.

    2013
    Carneci, Magda. Artele plastice in Romania: 1945‐1989. Cu o addenda 1990‐2010. Bucharest: Polirom, 2013.

    2012
    Okwui, Enwezor (ed.). Intense proximity: an anthology of the near and the far: La Triennale 2012. Paris: Editions ArtLys, May, 2012, p. 84-85. [catalogue]
    DiQuinzio, Apsara (ed.). Six Lines of Fight: Shifting Geographies in Contemporary Art. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and University of California Press, 2012, p. 113.
    FormContent (ed.). It’s moving from I to it. Milan: MOUSSE PUBLISHING, 2012. [catalogue]

    2011
    Niculescu, Alexandru; Bojenoiu, Adrian (eds.). Romanian Cultural Resolution: Contemporary Romanian Art. Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2011, p. 106-109, p. 213-215, p. 219-220. [catalogue]
    Bojenoiu, Adrian; Niculescu, Alexandru (eds.). Romanian Participation - 54th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Romanian Cultural Resolution – documentary. Venice: Romanian Cultural Institute, 2011, p. 24-27, p. 34-39.
    EAST by SOUTH WEST. Vienna: VERLAG für MODERNE KUNST, 2011, p. 56. [catalogue]

    2010
    Vakfi, Vehbi Koç. Starter: works from the Vehbi Koç Foundation Contemporary Art Collection. Istanbul: Arter Galeri, 2010.
    Mircan, Mihnea; Neal, Jane; Radu, Magda. Edited by Mihai Pop, Colectia Mircea Pinte. Cluj: Galeria Plan B and Museum of Art Cluj Napoca, 2010. [catalogue]

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Articles and reviews
  • 2016
    Dogar, Andreea. „Cod rosu in oras. De ce au aparut pe strazi panouri cu mesajul «Atentie, cad frunzele»,” greatnews.ro, October, 2016.
    Ghiu, Bogdan. „de-clic(k) / atelier deschis. Miklos Onucsan sau materia care (se) scrie,” Observatorul cultural, Issue 825, June, 2016.

    2012
    Angel, Judit. ”When History Comes Knocking,” Revista Arta Veche.wordpress.com, July, 2012.
    Coscodan, Daria. „Miklos Onucsan. Masuratori neterminate,” Revista Arta, issue 4-5, 2012.

    2011
    Fox, Catherine. ”Review: Invisible Body, Conspicuous Mind, Contemporary Romanian Art, at Kenesaw,” Art Satl.com, February, 2011.
    ”Barricade of Dreams – exhibition of Igor and Ivan Buharov, Svätopluk Mikyta, Miklos Onucsan and Peter Szabo,” trafo.hu, 2011.

    2010
    Brasoveanu, Madalina. ”Miclos Onucsan. Markings of the Working Area,” Revista Arta, issue 2010, p. 58-59.

    2009
    Radu, Magda. ”About Miklos Onucsan,” Flash Art International, ed. 264-266, 2009, p.131.
    Communication Arts, Volume 33, Coyne & Blanchard, 1992, p. 75.
    Banai, Nuit. ”Lichtzwang,” Artforum, 2009.

    2007
    Knoll, Valerie. „Cluj Connection,” Artforum, April, 2007.

    2001
    Nasui, Cosmin. „Aici si atunci / Here and Then @ Club Electroputere Craiova,” April, 2001.