Big Art Award 2022. Diana Marinco

At a time when the curator is not only the initiator of an exhibition but an advocate for models of creative practice and supportive of moving art communities, the Bega Art Prize attempts to respond to context by selecting a curator who has demonstrated much real participation as well as vision.

Fourth edition Diana Marenko award-winning, distinguished by passion, curiosity and intelligence.

The art world wants clarity and Diana Marenko is ready to provide it, concluded the jury formed by Heuria Avram, Liviana Dan and Anka Miholi. Diana Marinco has high standards and regards the curator’s activity as a mission that promotes artistic excellence. Travel through the many areas of art, from galleries, museums, and the Biennale to exhibition areas, always with art history. Her expertise and credibility are great. Diana Marinco’s influence on the contemporary art scene underscores the validity of the intellectual core of place and state that will be of paramount importance in the period ahead.

Diana Marinco knows that art gives form/tangible-logic/cultural changes and thus imposes a sharp vision on her projects. By organizing the framework and organizing the content, art becomes an answer to contemporary themes and ideas. That’s what Timisoara, European Capital of Culture for 2023, should expect from Diana Marenko.

Diana Marenko is curator and art critic, member of the AICA and IKT, and artistic director of Art Encounters in Timisoara since 2018.

The exhibitions he proposes begin in an investigative style, and for the most part the questions he poses resonate with the problems that artists have identified in their practice, from the visual and narrative strategies of image construction, to the tense relationship between subject and context. , as well as the transformation of transhumanism in contemporary art.

Between 2012 and 2018, he collaborated with the Plan B Foundation of Cluj and with the Brush Factory. In 2017, Diana Marenko co-organised with Ami Barak the second edition of the Biennale Encounters Art in Timisoara, Life – How to use it.

During the Romania and France season, Diana Marenco organized two exhibitions in France: Persona, MUCEM – Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean, Marseille (2019); The Nature of Industrialization/Normalization of Synthetics, Frac des Pays de la Loire (2018).

His other exhibitions include: Michel Bressan – No Bad Journeys, Only Fear, Strata Gallery, Bucharest (2022); At the Edge of the World, Group Exhibition (co-curator Cyprien Maurishan), Art Encounters Foundation, Timisoara (2022); Invisible Cities/Imaginary Worlds, Group Exhibition (curators: Glad Karpenko Pope and Gia Sidorescu), Timisoara Garrison Command, Contrasens Cultural Association (2021); I Feel Something, I Don’t Know What (Co-Curator: Magda Kardash), Art Encounters, Timiشوارoara and Zachota Project Room Warsaw (2021); Harun Farocki – Reality should Start, Art Encounters Foundation, Timisoara (2020); Head-to-head matches (with Zsuzsanna Szegedy-Maszák), New Budapest Fair (2018); The six-part curatorial project undertaken with Anca Verona Mihuleț The White Dot and the Black Cube, National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest (2015-2017); M – Theodore Grauer and Christian Russo, Plan B Cluj Gallery (2016); The invention of truth. On Fiction and Reality, 56th Edition of the Venice Biennale of Art, the new exhibition of the Romanian Institute of Culture and Human Research in Venice (2015).

* 2019 | Anka Verona Mihulić 2020 | Sandra Dimitrescu 2021 | Cosmin Costina

Bega Art Award 2022 | Diana Marenko

When the Curator is not only the initiator of an exhibition, but also a pioneer of models of creative practice, a link to moving art communities, the Bega Art Prize attempts to match context by selecting an curator who has demonstrated true participation and vision. The 4th Edition winner* is Diana Marinco, she is passionate, curious, and intelligent.

The art world demands clarity, and Diana Marenko is ready to deliver it, concluded the jury formed by Horia Avram, Liviana Dan and Anka Mihuliu. Diana Marinco has high standards and considers the activity of the curator to be important to promoting artistic excellence. She was familiar with many areas of art, from galleries, museums, and biennales, to performance areas, through a constant association with art history. Her expertise and credibility are great. Diana Marinco’s influence on the contemporary art scene confirms the validity of the intellectual core of the place and condition that will express its utmost importance during the coming period.

Diana Marinco knows that art gives form/tangible-logical/to cultural changes and thus gives her projects a deep visual meaning. By organizing the framework and content, art becomes an answer to the themes and ideas of the contemporary context. That’s what Timisoara, European Capital of Culture for 2023, should expect from Diana Marenko.

Diana Marinco curator and art critic, member of AICA and IKT, and artistic director of Art Encounters in Timisoara as of 2018.

The exhibitions she proposes begin from an investigative style, and for the most part, the questions they ask resonate with the problems that artists have identified in their practices, from visual and narrative strategies for image construction to the strained relationships between subject and context, as well as with the transformation of transhumanism in contemporary art.

Between 2012 and 2018, she collaborated with the Plan B Foundation of Cluj and with the Brush Factory. In 2017, Diana Marinco and Ami Barak co-curated the second edition of the Art Encounters Biennale in Timisoara, Life – How to Use It.

During the Romania and France season, Diana Marenco organized two exhibitions in France, accompanied by catalogs: Persona, MUCEM – Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations, Marseille (2019); The Nature of Industrialization/Normalization of Synthetics, Frac des Pays de la Loire (2018).

Her other exhibitions include: Michel Bressan – No Bad Trips, Only Fear, Galleria Strata, Bucharest (2022); At the Edge of the World, Group Exhibition (co-curator Cyprien Maurishan), Art Encounters Foundation, Timisoara (2022); Invisible Cities/Imaginary Worlds, Group Exhibition (Co-curators: Glad Karpenko Pope and Gia Sidorescu), The Garrison Commmand Timișoara, Asociația Culturală Contrasens (2021); I Feel Something, I Don’t Know What (Co-curator: Magda Kardash), Art Encounters Foundation, Timișoara and Zachęta Project Room Varsaw (2021); Harun Farocki – Reality Must Begin, Art Encounters Foundation, Timișoara (2020); Double Heads matches (with Zsuzsanna Szegedy-Maszák), New Budapest Fair (2018); Curatorial project carried out in six parts with Anca Verona Mihuleț white dot and black cube, National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest (2015-2017); M – Theodore Grauer and Christian Rousseau, Plan B Gallery, Cluj (2016); The invention of truth. On Fiction and Reality, 56th Edition of the Venice Art Biennale, the new exhibition of the Roman Institute for Culture and Human Research in Venice (2015).

* 2019 | Anka Verona Mihulić 2020 | Sandra Dimitrescu 2021 | Cosmin Costina

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