Short BIO and CV
Vlad Basarab (b. Bucharest, 1977) is a Romanian-American visual artist working with ceramics, installation, sculpture, video and performance.
Basarab is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Art in Bucharest (2014-2017) with the theme Exercises of Recovering Collective Memory through Monumental Art and Multi-media Interventions in the Public Space. Basarab has a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Electronic Media from West Virginia University (2013) and a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Ceramics, University of Alaska Anchorage (2001). Basarab received a Fulbright research grant with the theme Art as a Form of Remembering and Mourning the Victims of Cultural Censorship, to Romania (2013-2014), a Rasmuson Foundation Grant for the Arts in Anchorage, Alaska and the 1st prize for the international competition for the Monument dedicated to the Romanian Language in Chișinău, Republic of Moldova (2014).
He is the President of non-profit organization Basarab Art & Science and Director of non-profit cultural organization COMBINART 1+1= 10, in Romania, member of the Union of Artists of Romania since 2006, member of the National Council on Education of the Ceramic Arts, USA since 1999.
In 2016, Basarab curated Coast to Coast, An exhibition of North-American Ceramics Artists at Brancoveanu Palace, Mogoșoaia, Romania.
Basarab has had 20 solo shows, from which the most important are: 2016: Libris Book Fair, Brașov, Romania; Galateea Contemporary Art and The National Library of Romania, Bucharest, National Art Museum of Moldova, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova; The Museum of Art, Arad, Romania; 2015 – 2016, Brukenthal National Contemporary Art Museum, Sibiu, Romania; 2015: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; Romanian Cultural Institute, New York; 2013: Paul Mesaros Gallery, Creative Arts Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown; in 2012: Project Spaces, NCECA, Seattle, Washington; Decorative Arts Biennial, Bucharest; Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition at Kentuck Knob, Pennsylvania, in 2008: Simeza Gallery, Bucharest; in 2007: Mountain View Arts Center, Anchorage; 2001: Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Galeria GALLA, Bucharest, Romania.
Basarab was in two person exhibitions with Steven Godfrey (Visions of Structure in 1999) and with Pedar Dalthorp (Bottle as Life, 1997) at the Hugh McPeck Gallery of the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Basarab co-founded the NEURON Group in 2013 with artists Andrei Ciubotaru and Dragoș Neagoe with whom he held the following exhibitions in Romania: Re-animation 2 in 2015 at The Brancoveanu Palace Cultural Center, Mogosoaia/Bucharest; Re-animation in 2014 at Tipografia gallery, part of Bucharest International Print Biennale 2014 and in 2014 NEURON, Galeria IX, Bucharest.
He participated in distinguished international exhibitions: in 2017: Libris Book Fair, Brașov, Romania, The 4th "Hong Guang Zi Qi" International Ceramic Art Festival, Kai Hong Tang Art Museum, Yixing, China; Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 (Honorory mention), Icheon World Ceramic Center, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea; Incandescent Metaphors, Arcade 24, Bistrița Năsăud and Art Nuveau, Târgu Mureș, Romania; 2016: The Mode-International Ceramics Art invitational Exhibition in Liling Ceramics Valley Museum, China; EIBAB European International Book Art Biennale 2016, Goa India, Coast to Coast, an Invitational exhibition of North-American Ceramics Artists, The Brâncoveanu Palace Cultural Center, Mogosoaia/Bucharest, Romania Arts in Bucharest, Amzei Square Market, Bucharest, Romania; Facets of Hyperconnectivity, Romanian Cultural Institute, Berlin, Germany; 2015: NCECA 2015 International Biennial,Providence, Rhode Island; European International Book Art in Bucharest, Romania; X Libris e-story, Museum of Art, Arad, Romania; Book Expo America, New York, USA; International Ceramics Biennial Cluj, Romanian Ceramists Exhibition, Cluj, Romania; European International Book Art Biannual, Bucharest, Romania; NCECA 2015 Biennial, David Bell Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island; Hugh, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage; Facets of Hyperconnectivity, The Brâncoveanu Palace, Mogoșoaia, Romania; Rhythm Repetition Ritual (Best of Show), Pottery Northwest, Seattle, Washington; Invisible Cities: Art as a Political Sublety in Central/ Eastern Europe, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Re-animation II, The Brancoveanu Palace, Mogosoaia; 2014: British Flute Society Convention; NEURON, Galeria IX, Bucharest, Romania; Exchange / 2014 Berlin Fulbright Grantee Juried Exhibition, Staycation Museum, Germany; Romanian Atheneum, Bucharest; International Biennial of Visual Arts “August in Art”, Varna, Bulgaria; Videoholica International Video Festival, Varna, Bulgaria 2013: The International Ceramics Biennale, Cluj, Romania; Earth Moves: Shifts in Ceramic Art and Design, Arvada, Colorado; Fifth International Artists' Book Exhibition at the King St. Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár, Hungary; 2013 Cluj International Ceramics Biennale, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, One Million Bones, National Mall in Washington, D.C.; Confluences, Artist Image Resource Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Coffee, Tea or … # 2, Terra Incognito Gallery, Oak Park, Illionois; Eminescu: Book/object exhibition. National Library of Romania, Bucharest; in 2012: Alaska Photographic Center Member Show, Alaska Pacific University; Romanian Contemporary Ceramics/ Ceramica 2012, Galeria Orizont, Bucharest, Romania; Juried Exhibition, West Virginia University, Morgantown; Arts in Bucharest, National Library of Romania, Bucharest; Rarefied Light, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska; Decorative Arts Biennial, Constantin Brâncuși Hall, Palace of Parliament, Bucharest, Romania; Homegrown, Artist Image Resource Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; in 2011: Shared Journeys China West Virginia Conference, Zen Clay Gallery, Morgantown; Ego/Anti-Ego, Messaros Galleries Creative Arts Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown.
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