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Bogdan Rata

Bogdan Rata

Born in Baia Mare in 1984, RO
Lives and works in Bucharest & Timisoara, RO


2012 PhD, West University of Timisoara, RO

2008 M.A. National University of Art, sculpture department, Bucharest, RO

2006 B.A. West University of Timisoara, sculpture department, RO

Solo shows:

2013 Farideh Cadot (Paris, FR)

2012 rupTrup, with Mihai Zgondoiu (Atelier 030202, The Night of the Galleries, Bucharest, RO)

2012 Artists of the Month „January”, with Francisc Chiuariu (National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, RO)

2011 1990 Project: Hand Gun (Piata Presei Libere, Bucharest, RO)

2010 Penitenciary (Mulhouse Biennial, Art Basel, CH)

2010 Minimal Feelings (Jecza Gallery, Timișoara, RO)

2010 God Bless Me (Slag Gallery, NY, US)

2008 Gene (UNA Gallery, Bucharest, RO)

2005 Prints and insects (Mansarda Gallery, Timisoara, RO)

Group shows, Biennales, Symposia, Projects:

2014 Artificial Life (Molbert Gallery, Organisers Gallery 21 & Nasui Collection & Gallery. In the frame of the Parallel Exhibition Program of MANIFESTA 10)

2013 Essences of Reality (East European contemporary Art, Muzeul Brukenthal Sibiu, RO)

2013 Personal Structures (Collateral Event Venice Biennale, 55th edition, Palazzo Bembo Veneția, IT)

2013 Kaleidoscope (European Commision, Farmleigh Gallery Dublin, UK)

2013 initiator Galery „geam MAT” (Art MuseumTimișoara, RO)

2012 The Essences of Reality (Hungarian and Romanian contemporary artists in an itinerant exhibition, Várfok Gallery, Budapest, HU)

2012 Colouring the Grey – State of Body (Curator Cosmin Năsui, Liverpool Biennial Independents 2012, UK (catalogue))

2011 Colouring the Grey – State of Mind (Curator Cosmin Nãsui, The Artists’ House, Tel Aviv, IL (book))

2011 Post Humanism (Curator Cosmin Nãsui, Pecherskiy Gallery, (former V-Art Gallery), Moscow, RU)

2011 Colouring the Grey (Curator Cosmin Nãsui, special Projects section, 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Artplay Design Centre, Moscow, RU (book))

2011 Figure IN/OUT (LC Foundation, Bucharest, RO)

2011 Corpul Supravegheat (Victoria Art Center, Bucharest, Romania)

2010 Un Regard Autre (Farideh Cadot, Paris, FR)

2010 Al treilea 6 (Dan Raul Pintea, Lea Rasovszky și Bogdan Rață, Little Yellow Studio, Bucharest, RO)

2010 Buy What You Love (Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, USA)

2009 Capturing Gil-Gulim II (Slag Gallery, New York, USA)

2009 About Bodies (Jecza Gallery, Timisoara, RO)

2009 Young Democracy, Young Art (Triade Interart Foundation, Jecza Gallery, 20 Years After Romanian Revolution, Timisoara, RO)

2009 Atelier in tranzitie (Alb-Negru, The Night of the Galleries, Bucharest, RO)

2009 Panorama de l’art roumain (Drouot — Montaigne, Paris, FR)

2008 Against All Odds (Slag Gallery, New York, USA)

2008 International Experimental Engraving Biennale (Palatele Brancovenesti, Mogoșoaia, RO)

2007 Visual Eurobarometer (Vecinity, National Museum of Contemporary Art, ¾ Gallery, Bucharest, RO)

Monumental work:

2012 HandGun (Piaţa Presei Libere, Bucharest, RO)

2008 Monumental Work (Triade Sculpture Park, Timisoara, RO)

2007 Monumental Work (Triade Sculpture Park, Timisoara, RO)


2007 Ex-aequo Prize, Visual Eurobarometer. Vecinity (offered by the International Center for Contemporary Art, Bucharest)

2005 The Excellence Prize (by the University of Arts, Timisoara)

2006 II. Prize, Light in Chiarroscuro Style (offered by the Dutch Embassy)


Snapshot Romania, Contemporary Artists from Romania, Imago Mundi – Luciano Benetton Collection, 2013

Personal Structures, GlobalArtAffairs Foundation, 2013

The Soft Power of the Art Market, Vellant Publishing House, 2011

Colouring the Grey – State of Mind, Vellant Publishing House, 2011

Colorând griul/Colouring the grey, Vellant Publishing House, 2011