Anca Rujoiu. Photo: Dana Dohotaru. Drawing of Maria Lind by Bernd Krauss.

Maria Lind and Anca Rujoiu to Curate Romania’s Third Art Encounters Biennial

Art Encounters, the Romanian cultural event billed as a cross between an experimental arts festival and a contemporary art biennial, has announced that Maria Lind and Anca Rujoiu will curate its third edition, which will take place from September 20 to October 27, 2019.

Lind, a curator, writer, and educator based in Stockholm and Berlin, served as director of Tensta konsthall, Stockholm, from 2011 to 2018 and as director of the graduate program at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College from 2008 to 2010. In 2016, she was the artistic director of the Eleventh Gwangju Biennale, and in 2009, she was named the recipient of the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement.

Rujoiu, a curator and editor based in Singapore and Romania, was most recently the curator of exhibitions and, later, the head of publications at the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. She was also cocurator of “Collective Fictions” (2013), one of the projects featured in Nouvelles Vagues, a Palais de Tokyo program dedicated to young curators.

The 2019 edition of Art Encounters will feature a series of commissions that reflect on contemporary art as a form for understanding the complexity of life today. The curators will pair “artworks and practices with situations, locations, and questions, placing them alongside existing works embedded in the landscape and history of the city of Timișoara.” The exhibition will open on September 20, 2019. Leading up to the event, there will be a series of talks, workshops, and other programs.