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Bucharest AIR Project

Tudor Bratu, 9-12-1977, Bucuresti (RO), RO/NL

tudor.bratu@gmail.com

www.bucharestair.com

www.joeyramone.nl


Education

University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL, 2006-2013 (Art History)
University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL, 2003-2004 (Philosophy)
Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, NL, 1999-2003 (Photography)

Residencies
2015
Styria AiR, Graz, AT
2014
Lokaal 01, Antwerp, BE
2011
Institute for Provocation, Beijing, CN | Dutch Foundation for Fine Art, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam, NL
2008
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten | Sponsored by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
2007
Rijksaademie van beeldende kunsten | Sponsored by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
2005
Aorta Arts Centre, Kisheniev, MD, 3 months residency

Fellowships/stipends
2016
Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam, NL, project stipend The Measure of Our Travelling Feet, Marres, NL
2015
Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam, NL, project stipend Styria Air Residency
2014
Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Amsterdam, NL, curatorial project "Superposition" with Sema Bekirovic
2014
Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam, NL, Basisstipendium
2013
Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam, NL, Basisstipendium
2011
Dutch Foundation for Fine Art, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam, NL, Project Grand
2010
Dutch Foundation for Fine Art, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam, NL, Basisstipendium
2009
Dutch Foundation for Fine Art, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam, NL, Basisstipendium
2008
Foundation Ritsema van Eckfonds Fellowship, NL
2007
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Amsterdam, NL, Fonds Jong Talent/Peter Paul Peterich Fonds
2006 
Dutch Foundation for Fine Art, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam, NL, Project Grant
2005 
Prins Bernhard Culture Fund, NL, travel grant
2005 
Dutch Foundation for Fine Art, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam, NL, starter stipend
2005 
Stichting Materiaalfonds voor Beeldende Kunst en Vormgeving, Amsterdam, NL, support for 'Instant Oddity', Van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam
2004 
Dutch Foundation for Fine Art, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam, NL, starter stipend
2003 
Berlage Foundation, NL, grant for graduation project
2003 
Sigmund Schukkert College, Nürnberg, DE, publication grant; cooperation with Tine Melzer
1999 
Ministerie van OC&W, NL, grant for AMSU workshop 'Raising 'Sponsorship for the Arts', facilitated by Neil Wallace and Robert Palmer

(Selected) solo exhibitions
2015
Akademie Graz, AT, 'For Cigarettes, a note would say, with all my love', curator Astrid Kury.
2014
Joey Ramone Gallery, Rotterdam, NL, 'The Dissidents' Travel Guide'
2014
Chongqing Air, Chongqing, CN, 'Reading Room', artists curated exhibition, featuring visual presentations of literary works by Samuel Beckett, Alasdair MacIntyre, Frans Kafka, Jorge Luis Borges, Jacques Derrida and Ib Ulbaek. Featuring a presentation of 'The Freedom of Speech Itself' by Lawrence Abu Hamdan.
2014
Lokaal 01, Antwerp, BE, 'A Disquieting Suggestion (after Macintyre)'
2011
Romanian Cultural Institute, Rome, IT, 'Ain't no love'
2009
Logement, Antwerp, BE, 'Like what remains'
2009
Blue Episode, Utrecht, NL, 'Cheer Up Fellows', with Tine Melzer and Philippe van Wolputte
2008
Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, NL, ‘Don’t Forget Anything!’ with Istvan Ist Huzjan
2006
Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NL, 'Nachtstudies'
2004 
PSWAR, Amsterdam, NL
2004 
De Vishal, Haarlem, NL
2002 
De Vishal, Haarlem, NL, photography installation commissioned by ICM, Haarlem
2001 
Winston Hotel, Amsterdam, NL, performance and installation

(Selected) group exhibitions
2016
Austrian Cultural Forum / Ion Mincu University, Bucharest, RO, 'The Dissidents' Travel Guide.'
2016
15th International Architecture Biennale, Venice, IT, Greek Pavilion. 'A Disquieting Suggestion', curated by Thisisacoop.
2016
Marres, Maastricht, NL, 'The Brutality of Fact', in 'The Measure of our Travelling Feet', curated by Claire van Els & Laura Mudde,
with Francis Alys, Mircea Cantor, Shilpa Gupta, Paulien Oltheten (...)
2016
Haus Der Architectuur, Graz, AT, 'The Dissidents' Travel Guide.'
2016
Photography Biennale, Iasi, RO, 'The Dissidents' Travel Guide.'
2016
Joey Ramone Gallery, NL, 'The Politics of Loneliness.'
2015
National Museum for Contemporary Art MNAC, Bucharest, RO, 'A Disquieting Suggestion'.
2015
RAL6024, Graz, AT, installation in public space.
2014
Piano Etudes, Sao Paulo, BR, curator Leo Dievendal
2014
Chongqing AiR, Chongqing, CN
2014
Momart, Base for Independent Artists, Amsterdam, NL
2013
Momart, Base for Independent Artists, Amsterdam, NL
2013
Club Electroputere, Bucharest, RO
2012
Project Salon of the MNAC, Romanian Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, RO
2012
Laboratory of Immunology, Bucharest, RO
2011
Misticanza Festival, San Casciano dei Bagni, IT, 'No more strange loop, Mr. Nice Guy'
2011
KunstHal 52, Den Helder, NL
2010
Art Claims Impulse Gallery, Berlin, DE, 'Reflective Interventions'
2010
Today Art Museum, Beijing, CN, 'Stadt Am Rande'
2009
IMMA Irish Museum for Modern Art, Dublin, IR, Process Room, 'Cheer Up Fellows II', with Tine Melzer.
2009
Romanian Institute for Culture and Humanistic Research, Venice, IT, 'Young Romanian Art'
2008
Montevideo, 'Speaking Out Loud', Amsterdam, NL (exh. cat.)
2008
WTC, 'Expanding the City, with FOAM, Amsterdam, NL
2008
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL, 'Open Ateliers', (exh. cat.)
2008
FOAM, Photography Museum Amsterdam, NL, 'Expanding the City'
2007
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL, 'Open Ateliers', (exh. cat.)
2006 
Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL, 'Moldavski Aist'
2006 
De Vishal, Haarlem, NL, 'De kleine zaal gaat GROOT'
2006 
Provincial Museum GEM, Den Haag, NL, 'De Volkskrant Fine Art Prize'
2005 
66 East: Centre for Urban Culture, Amsterdam, NL, 'Tracing Spaces: Kaarten, Notaties en Exploraties'
2005 
Van Zoetendaal Gallery, Amsterdam, NL, 'Instant Oddity'
2004 
Bucharest Biennial, Bucuresti, RO
2004 
Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam, NL, 'Oase'
2004 
Platform -1, Amsterdam, NL, 'Zinksel'
2003 
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL, 'Eindexamenexpositie'
2001 
De Vishal, Haarlem, NL, 'Henze Boekhout en Paul Bogaers: Objectivelessness'
2001 
Van Zoetendaal Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

(Selected) artfairs
2015
Art Athina, with Joey Ramone Gallery, Athens, GR (upcoming 2015)
2015
Art Rotterdam, with Joey Ramone Gallery, Rotterdam, NL
2013
Viennafair, with Salon de Proiecte of the Museum for Contemporary Art, Vienna, AT
2006
Art Amsterdam, with Van Zoetendaal Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

Curatorial
2014-2015
Curatorial projects as Artistic Director at Chongqing Artists-in-Residence, include group exhibitions with works by Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukacs, Rumiko Hagiwara, Kim Tae Jun, MeiYa Lin, DianLing Zhang, Yong Huang, Ahmet Ogut, Sema Bekirovic, Lotte Geeven & Ingmar Konig, Len Lye, Alexandros Kaklamanos and Lawrence Abu Hamdan. Curated solo exhibitions include projects and works by Sanghee Song, Yiran Yang, Luona Zhang, Emilia Ukkonen, Xinwen Liao, Paulien Bremmer and Lotte Geeven. Organized artists presentation include Pedro Bakker, Christian Schellenberger and Maurice Bogaert.
2014
'Superposition', exhibition and artists presentations, dealing with questions regarding the contemporary nature of the artwork as a state of flux and changing contexts, co-curated with Sema Bekirovic at Momart, with presentations at Oude Kerk and Gallery Stigter van Doesburg.
Participating artists: Arthur Woods, Alice Gancevici & Remus Puscariu, Austin Houldsworth, Istvan Ist Huzjan, Jonas Lund, Lorna Mills, Sema Bekirovic, Sharon Houkema, Tudor Bratu, Voebe de Gruyter, Wijnand de Jonge.
Artists presentations moderated by: Vincent van Velsen and Su Tomesen, including Lotte Geeven, Naro Snackey, Paulien Oltheten & Eilander, and Ruth Legg. Made possible by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, AFK, Amsterdam, NL

Projects
2014 -2015
Art Director at Chongqing Artists-in-Residence, Chongqing, CN
2010 - Ongoing
Founder and Director of Bucharest Artists-in-Residence. For more information, please visit www.bucharestair.com
2006  
Stichting Virtueel Museum Zuidas / www.virtueel-museum.nl, NL, Documentary assignment 'Virtuele Zoom', curators Meinke Horn and Willem van Zoetendaal
2004 
PSWAR, Amsterdam, NL, 'Intervening The Urban Void', commission and presentation of documentary

Prizes
2009
Nomination Absolut Young Talent Award, Amsterdam, NL (cat.)
2008
Nomination DE SCHEFFER Fine Art Prize, Dordrecht Museum, NL
2006
Nomination VOLKSKRANT Fine Art Prize, NL ( GEM and Fonds BKVB )

Television
2012
Transartists, interview on artists mobility, Amsterdam, NL (web)
2011
TVR Cultural, item on exhibition The Perpetual Conflict, result of workshop with students of UnArte, Bucharest Art Academy
2010
TVR Cultural, item on exhibition Reframing the Fragments, result of workshop with students of UnArte, Bucharest Art Academy
2006
NPS Television Network, Amsterdam, NL, 'Volkskrant Fine Arts Prize 2006: NPS Artists Portraits'

(Selected) articles, reviews, and publications
2016
Symprovisation book & project by Erik Hagoort
2016
Metropolis M, review of 'The Measure of our Travelling Feet', by Domeniek Ruyters.
2015
Taxidermy for Language Animals by Tine Melzer, 'Cheer Up Fellows I & II'.
2014
Metropolis M, review of curatorial project 'Superposition', with Sema Bekirovic
2014
Monshouwer Editions, review of curatorial project 'Superposition', with Sema Bekirovic
2014
Dear Money, publication of the Salon de Proiecte of the MNAC, National Museum for Contemporary Art, Bucharest, RO
2014
The Dissidents' Travel Guide, artists' book containing essays and photography
180 pages, duo tone and full color, edition 700, made possible by the Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam, NL
2012
On-Air Publication, Transartists, interview The U-Turn, by Lotte Geeven
2009
Metropolis M, 'Wisecracks..', Domeniek Ruyters
2009
NRC Handelsblad, 'Copyright?..', Sandra Smets
2009
FOAM, Photography Museum Amsterdam, ‘Album 2008’
2009
Blend Magazine, Young Talent Special
2008
Financieel Dagblad, ‘Sterren In Spe’, Frits de Koninck
2006
Publication ‘Met Stip’, Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam
2006
Publication ‘Jaarverslag 2006’, Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam
2006
de Volkskrant, 'Onderzoek naar non-descripte plekken', Xandra de Jongh
2006
de Volkskrant, ‘Maandag Gesloten’ Sacha Bronwasser
2006 
'Call for Dossiers', http://www.callfordossier.rdsnet.ro/; Muzeul National de Arta  Contemporana – National Museum for Contemporary Art, Bucuresti, RO
2005
de Volkskrant, ‘Fotografie die geen fotografie meer is’, Merel Bem
2004
Haarlems Dagblad, ‘De troost van troosteloze woonkazernes’, Jeroen Hendriks
2004
Publication ‘Ist Bucharest Biannial Catalogue’, Bucharest, Romania
2004
Publication texts ‘My Dear’ & ‘Darling’ HTV Amsterdam
2004
Publication text ‘About Berlin’, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam


Commissions
2003 
Sigmund Schukkert College, Nürnberg, DE, photography and book publication; cooperation with Tine Melzer
2003 
video Suzie's Haarlok / Frascati for the theater play 'Majakowski, Majakowski'

Collections
2014
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, NL 'Archive'
2010
Allard and Natascha Jakobs, Amsterdam, NL, 'A Speech Organ' and 'Conversation Piece'
2009
D. Logemann, The Hague, NL, 'Rooms'
2008
Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL, 'Night Study #4'
2008
Centre Pompidou, Bibliotheque Kandinsky, Paris, FR, 'Album'
2007
Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL, 'Record'
2006
Private collection (via Van Zoetendaal Gallery), Amsterdam, NL,'Night Study #1'

Other
2016
Guest Lecturer, Gerrit Rietveld Akademie, Amsterdam, NL 'Graduations 2016'
2014
Guest Lecturer, AKVA/St. Joost MFA, Den Bosch, NL
2014
Workshop facilitator, MFA St. Joost, two weeks project in at Bucharest Air, Bucharest, RO
2014
De Pont Museum, guest speaker for Materiaalfonds, Tilburg, NL
2013
Wiels, Colloquim on Residencies, guest speaker for Bucharest Air, Brussels, BE
2013
Workshop Art in Public Space, with Harmen de Hoop (NL) at Atelier 35, Bucharest, RO
2011
Guest Lecturer Sichuan Art Academy, Chongqing, CN and HUSK Academy for Architecture, Wuhan, CN
2010
Workshop facilitator for ‘An Artists Guide to Video’, ‘An Artists Guide to Public Space’ and ‘An Artists Guide
to Photography’ workshops, Bucharest, Romania, March-December 2010
2009
'Cheer up fellows II', project in public space, with Tine Melzer, Dublin, IR
2008
Nola Hatterman, Paramaribo, SR, Project journey Surinam; guest lecturer
2007 
Southwest University, Chongqing, CN, Project journey China; guest lecturer
2007 
Kunstakademie Den Bosch, Den Bosch, NL, Photography workshop facilitator
2005 
Academy of Fine Arts, Chisinau, MD, facilitator workshop Photography and Image
2005  
project journey to the Republic of Moldova and Transnistria
2005 
Reigersbos College, Amsterdam, NL, facilitator workshop
2005 
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL, guest lecturer
2004 
project journey to the Baltic States, Poland and Germany
2004 
project journey to Romania
2003 
project journey to Berlin
2002 
project journey to Bosnia, Croatia and Slovenia
2002 
AIAS, Seoul, KR, Workshop Fine Arts and New Media
2001 
employed by Galerie Lijts, Haarlem
1999 
Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University, Amsterdam, NL, workshop Raising Sponsorship for the Arts