Rudolf Bone

(b. 1951 in Oradea, Romania) lives and works in Oradea. Graduated in 1976 The Art Institute “Ioan Andreescu”, Cluj, RO. Since 1984, he was a member of the Atelier 35 (the young section of the Romanian Fine Arts Union). In 1993, he destroyed most of his work and archive and retired from the art scene. He returned to art in 2009.

Solo Exhibitions

DICE, Galeria Plan B Berlin, DE
Rudolf Bone, Galeria Plan B Berlin, DE
Memory of Form, Konstant Gallery, Oradea, RO

Expansion, East Mill Gallery, Oradea, RO
B,O,N,E. square², Visual Art Gallery, Oradea, RO
Square's Temptations, Grotto Gallery, Oradea, RO

Selected Group Exhibitions

Sensul Sculpturii, Kunsthalle Bega, Timisoara, RO
Ex-East, past and recent stories of the Romanian Avant-Garde, Espace Niemeyer, Paris, FR

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

Track Changes, curated by Plan B at Mendes Wood DM, Sao Paulo, BR
BERLIN SHOW #4: Inventory, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE

Appearance and Essence, ArtEncounters 1st edition, Timisoara, RO

Between the Lines, Galeria Plan B, Cluj, RO

Line and Erasure (with Dan Perjovschi), Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, DE
Salonul de vară, Galeria Plan B Cluj, RO
Just Another Brick in the Wall, Barbara Seiler Gallery, Zurich, CH
Instart 1, Aurel Lazar Museum, Oradea, RO

Performance in the booth of Galeria Plan B Cluj/Berlin, VIENNAFAIR, AT
Experiment and Community. Atelier 35 of Oradea 1981-1995, Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen, HU
Salonul de mai, Galeria Plan B, Cluj, RO
Microfailure, Visual Container, International Video Symposium, Milano, IT
Sky Perspective, Arta Gallery, Oradea, RO

When History Comes Knocking: Romanian Art from the 80s and 90s in Close Up, Galeria Plan B Berlin, DE
Borderless, Visual Container, International Video Symposium, Oradea, RO

Allegory 2, Performance Festival, Bistrița, RO
Zone – Eastern Europe, Performance Festival, Timisoara, RO

International Performance Symposium, Bratislava, Nove Zamky, SK; Karlovy-Vary, CZ
International Performance Symposium, Vac, HU

Allegory 1, Performance Festival, Bistrita, RO
State without title, Contemporary Arts Festival, Timisoara, RO

Orizont Gallery, Bucharest (with Dan Perjovschi), RO
Atelier 35 Oradea, UAP Gallery, Cluj, RO

Atelier 35 Oradea, Home of the Arts' Gallery, Bucharest, RO

Atelier 35 Oradea, Helios Gallery, Timisoara, RO
Mobil: Foto II, Atelier 35, Mercur Gallery, Oradea, RO

Human Body Expression, Atelier 35, Mercur Gallery, Oradea, RO

Mobil: Foto I, Atelier 35, Mercur Gallery, Oradea, RO


Exhibition Catalogues, Artist Books, Monographs

  • 2013

  • Cavatorta, Francesco (ed.). Civil Society Activism under Authoritarian Rule: A Comparative Perspective (Routledge / ECPR studies in European Political Science). Abingdon: Routledge, 2013, pp. 66-67.

  • 2012

  • Di Quinzio, Apsara. Six Lines of Flight: Shifting Geographies in Contemporary Art. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012, p.113.

  • 2007

  • Stiles, Kristine; Codrescu, Andrei; Babias, Marius; Marcoci, Roxana. States of mind: Dan & Lia Perjovschi. Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 2007, p.112.

  • Preda, Caterina. Art and Politics under Modern Dictatorships: A Comparison of Chile and Romania. Cham: Springer Nature, 2007, pp. 8, 266, 267, 268.

  • 2002

  • Ileana, Pintilie. Actionism in Romania during the Communist Era. Cluj-Napoca: Idea Design & Print, 2002.

  • 2001

  • Guță, Adrian. The 80’s Generation in the Visual Arts. Bucharest: Paralela 45, 2001.

  • 2000

  • Cârneci, Magda. Art in Romania, 1945 -1989, Bucharest: Meridiane, 2000.

  • 1999

  • Cârneci, Magda. Art of the 1980’s in Eastern Europe: texts on postmodernism. Pitesti: Paralela 45, 1999.

  • 1997

  • Titu, Alexandra. Experiment in Romanian Art since 1960. Bucharest: Soros Center for Contemporary Art, 1997.

  • Cârneci, Magda. ”80s in Romanian Art” in Experiment in Romanian Art since 1960. Bucharest: Soros Center for Contemporary Art, 1997.

Articles and reviews

  • 2017

  • Francis, Rich. ”Romania's 10 Contemporary Artists and Where to Find Them,” Culture, January, 2017.

  • 2015

  • Preda, Caterina. ”Forms of Collaboration of Visual Artists in Communist Romania of the 1970s-1980s,” Hungarian Historical Review 4, No. 1, 2015, pp. 171, 196.

  • 2013

  • ”Orașul văzut de generația ’80,” arta vizuala 21, 2013.

  • Plămădeală, Mihai. ”Orașul văzut de generația ’80,” Observatorul, No. 671, April, 2013.

  • 2012

  • ”Expozitie Dan Perjovschi - Rudolf Bone la Asociaţia Kunstverein Ludwigsburg,”, September, 2012.

  • ”Dan Perjovschi şi Rudolf Bone expun la Berlin,” Radio România September, 2012.

  • 2011

  • Weibel-Lucerna, Daniela. ”'Another brick in the wall' eveniment de artă românească în Zürich,”, November, 2011.

  • Ghiu, Daria. ”Istoria artei estice trebuie scrisă de esticii înşişi,”, March, 2011.

  • Brownell, Ginanne. ”Why Romanian Arts Have Gone Global,”, February, 2011.

  • 2010

  • Năsui, Cosmin. ”Galeria Plan B – Rudolf Bone,”, September, 2010.