MARIETA CHIRULESCU

MARIETA CHIRULESCU. Installation view at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print on canvas, 45 x 31,5 cm thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print on canvas, 45,5 x 31,5 cm thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print on canvas, 47,5 x 34 cm thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2020; Inkjet print on canvas, 47,5 x 34 cm thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2020; Gouache, acrylic, UV print on canvas, 43 x 72 cm thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2019; Inkjet print on canvas, 46,5 x 33 cm thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print, gesso, pigment on canvas, 48 x 34 cm thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled (D), 2021; Inkjet print, pigment, glue, textile on canvas, 45 x 34 cm thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print, textile glued on canvas, 30 x 42,5 cm thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2020; Inkjet print, oil on canvas, 48 x 35 cm thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled (B), 2021; Inkjet print, acrylic on canvas, 45 x 31 cm thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU. Installation view at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print, textile glued on canvas, 42 x 30 x 2 cm thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print on canvas, 45 x 33 x 2 cm thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled (a), 2021; Acrylic, gesso, textile glued on canvas, 30 x 21 x 2 cm thumbnail
MARIETA CHIRULESCU. Installation view at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider

MARIETA CHIRULESCU. Installation view at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print on canvas, 45 x 31,5 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print on canvas, 45 x 31,5 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print on canvas, 45,5 x 31,5 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print on canvas, 45,5 x 31,5 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print on canvas, 47,5 x 34 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print on canvas, 47,5 x 34 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2020; Inkjet print on canvas, 47,5 x 34 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2020; Inkjet print on canvas, 47,5 x 34 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2020; Gouache, acrylic, UV print on canvas, 43 x 72 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2020; Gouache, acrylic, UV print on canvas, 43 x 72 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2019; Inkjet print on canvas, 46,5 x 33 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2019; Inkjet print on canvas, 46,5 x 33 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print, gesso, pigment on canvas, 48 x 34 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print, gesso, pigment on canvas, 48 x 34 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled (D), 2021; Inkjet print, pigment, glue, textile on canvas, 45 x 34 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled (D), 2021; Inkjet print, pigment, glue, textile on canvas, 45 x 34 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print, textile glued on canvas, 30 x 42,5 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print, textile glued on canvas, 30 x 42,5 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2020; Inkjet print, oil on canvas, 48 x 35 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2020; Inkjet print, oil on canvas, 48 x 35 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled (B), 2021; Inkjet print, acrylic on canvas, 45 x 31 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled (B), 2021; Inkjet print, acrylic on canvas, 45 x 31 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU. Installation view at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider

MARIETA CHIRULESCU. Installation view at Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2021. Photo: Marcus Schneider

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print, textile glued on canvas, 42 x 30 x 2 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print, textile glued on canvas, 42 x 30 x 2 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print on canvas, 45 x 33 x 2 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled, 2021; Inkjet print on canvas, 45 x 33 x 2 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled (a), 2021; Acrylic, gesso, textile glued on canvas, 30 x 21 x 2 cm

MARIETA CHIRULESCU, Untitled (a), 2021; Acrylic, gesso, textile glued on canvas, 30 x 21 x 2 cm

Marieta Chirulescu’s artistic practice is informed by the tension between materiality, process and illusion. Chirulescu’s preoccupation with the relationship of painting to disciplines of mechanical and digital reproduction techniques, through her use of photography, photocopy, digital scanning and printing, she abstracts realistic imagery to create an optical illusion. Her painterly aesthetic uses canvas as the substrate, whereupon her visual language occupies, disrupts and challenges the discipline of painting, blurring the distinctions between the varied artistic methods she embraces.  Chirulescu’s appropriation of reality, her re-ordering of visual information as way of entering them and enriching them with varied intuitive meanings, invites reflection on the process, nature and function of painting.

Born in 1974 in Sibiu, Romania.
2001-2002 Magyar Kepzömüveszeti Föiskila, Prof. Dora Maurer, Budapest.
1998-2004 Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Prof.Rolf Gunter Dienst, Nuremberg, Germany.

Selected solo exhibitions

2021
Marieta Chirulescu, Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany.

2020
Marieta Chirulescu, Plan B Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

2019
Foksal Galerie, Warsaw, Poland.

2017
Marieta Chirulescu, Micky Schubert, Berlin 2016 Pale Fire, kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico.
CYTWOMBLY CYFONTI, Galleria Fonti, Napoli, Italy.

2015
Marieta Chirulescu, Meessen De Clercq Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.

2014
Marieta Chirulescu, Kunsthalle Lingen, Lingen, Germany.

2013
Ileana, Micky Schubert, Berlin, Germany.
Marieta Chirulescu, Galeria kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico.
Marieta Chirulescu, Meessen De Clercq Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.

2012
Marieta Chirulescu, Galleria Fonti, Naples, Italy

2011
Marieta Chirulescu, White Cube Bermondsey, London, UK.
Marieta Chirulescu, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Germany.
Werke aus der Sammlung Martin, Neues Museum, Nuremberg, Germany.

2010
Marieta Chirulescu, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
Marieta Chirulescu, Micky Schubert, Berlin, Germany.

2009
Marieta Chirulescu, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, Germany.
Marieta Chirulescu, Projektraum der Temporären Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Selected group exhibitions

2021
Parthenope, Lighea ed altre storie… Villa Doria d’Angri Napoli, Italy.

2020
Intermezzo Strumentale, Galeria Fonti, Napoli, Italy.
Local talent, curated by Thomas Demand, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Germany.
Kunst am Bau, Freiluftschau, curated by Hans Jürgen Hafner, Gunther Reski und Markus Weber

2018
Borderline Relation, Eastwards Prospectus, Bucharest

2017
Marieta Chirulescu & Thu van Tran, Galerie Joseph Tang, Paris
Malerei aus der Kunstsammlung der Stadt Lingen, Kunsthalle Lingen, Lingen
THE GAP BETWEEN THE FRIDGE AND THE COOKER, The Modern Institute, Glasgow
Shared Spaces, Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg

2016
#12 / Folies d’hiver, Villa Medici, Rome, curated by Pier Paolo Pancotto PROSCENIO – Stefan Burger, Marieta Chirulescu, Michael Franz, Tobias Kaspar, Judith Kakon, Studioli, Rome, Italy.
HOW TO BE UNIQUE – Show 15, Sammlung Kienzle, Berlin, Germany.
Präsentation der Stipendiaten 2015 Villa Massimo, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany.
Image Support, curated by Steinar Sekkingstad and Martin Clark, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway.

2015
Timisoara Art Encounters, Timisoara, Romania.
Mapping Bucharest. Art, Memory, and Revolution (1916 – 2016), Vienna Biennale 2015, MAK, Vienna, Austria.
Group Show, Micky Schubert, Berlin, Germany

2014
Summer & sUMMER, Michael Jon Gallery, Detroit und Miami, USA.
Attention Economy, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria.
Artists against AIDS, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany.
Space, Space, curated by Dora Maurer, Museum Vasarely, Budapest, Hungary.

2013
Painting Forever!, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany.
Revolution from within, Kaufmann Repetto, Milan, Italy.
THE STAND IN (OR A GLASS OF MILK), Public Fiction (the museum of), Los Angeles, USA.
Nur was möglich ist ist möglich, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

2012
Alternative Entrance, Kunstbunker Nürnberg, Nürnberg Family Theater I, Brandenburgischer Kunstverein, Potsdam, Germany.
Les ateliers de Rennes, Biennale d‘art Contemporain, Rennes Everywhere and on Everything, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City Minimal Myth, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam Made In Germany Zwei, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany.
Drei Positionen zu Malerei, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany.
Marieta Chirulescu & David Korty, Mary Mary, Glasgow, UK.

2010
Winter in America, Tanja Pol, Munich, Germany.
Fade Into you, Herald St, London, UK.
Back to the Old House, Clifton Benevento, New York, USA.
The hoax is a hoax or may or may not be, Galerie Carlos Cardenas, Paris, France.
Woodman, Woodman, Who Spare That Tree, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin, Germany.

2009
La preuve concrète, Centre Européen d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaines, Strasbourg, France.
Gesang von Abschied und Neubeginn, Mayerei, Karlsruhe, Germany.
Max Hans Daniel presents, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany.
Against Interpretation, Studio Voltaire, London, UK.
Marieta Chirulescu / Sascha Hahn, Galerie Kienzle & Gmeiner, Berlin Nothing to say and I am saying it, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg Marieta Chirulescu / Claudia Kugler, Galerie Sima, Nürnberg, Germany.

2008
Out of Line, Galerie Kienzle & Gmeiner, Berlin, Germany.
Marieta Chirulescu / Manuela Leinhoß, DickSmith Gallery, London, UK.
Ulla Rossek / Marieta Chirulescu, samsa project room, Berlin, Germany.
Im Lichte milder Verklärung, Galerie Kienzle und Gmeiner, Berlin, Germany.
Spolecne, Galerie umeni, Karlovy Váry, Czech Republic.

2007
Fade to Grey, bell street project space, Vienna, Austria.
Die Dinge, die wir nicht wissen – wir wissen sie nicht, Galerie Sima, Nürnberg, Germany.
Finish, ehem. Autohaus Tschernitz, Karlsruhe, Germany.

2006
Verlorene Paradiese IV, Maxtorgraben, Nürnberg 2005 Malerei, Kohlenhof, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Germany.

2002
kettö/zwei, Goethe Institut, Budapest, Hungary.

Awards & Scholarships

2015
Deutsche Akademie Rom Villa Massimo, Rome, Italy.

2014
Lingener Kunstpreis, Lingen, Germany.

2012
Lenikus-Artist in Residence-Programm, Vienna, Austria.
Villa Aurora Residency, Los Angeles, USA.

2006
DAAD-Stipend Bucharest, Romania.