Strada Clinicilor, nr. 28, cod poștal: 3400, Cluj Napoca, România  


        His preference for conceptualism transcends the ceramic objects made by him so that his ceramic sculpture, which also carries traditional cultural information, becomes an element integrated into complex contexts (environment, installation), uttering an aesthetic discourse. The references to the archaeological universe and to the stages of knowledge are among his favourites fields of investigation.
Alexandra Titu



    (Roman, 1940)

    Higher Education: 
    1964 - 1970 - Institute of Fine Arts "Ion Andreescu", Cluj-Napoca, România;
    1972 - 1973 - Istituto Statale d'Arte per la Ceramica "Gaetano Ballardini" / Institute for Ceramic Arts "Gaetano Ballardini", Faenza, Italy;
    1973 - 1974 - Accademia di Belle Arti "Loggetta Lombardesca" / Academy of Fine Arts "Loggetta Lombardesca", Ravenna, Italy.

    Professional Activity:
    Professor (Full professor) - University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca, România (Ceramic-Glass-Metal Department);
    Doctoral Supervisor - University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca, România;
    Associate Professor - The "Babeş-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca, România;
    1990 - 1999 - Dean of the Faculty of Decorative Arts and Design, University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca, România;
    1999 - 2006 -  Head of Ceramic-Glass-Metal and Textile Arts, Faculty of Decorative Arts and Design, University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca, România;
    1994 - 2010 - Head of MA Program, University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca, România.

    Member of Romanian Fine Arts Union
    Charter Member and Chairman of "Ceramart" Foundation


    Solo Exhibitions:
    He participates in national and international exhibitions from Italy, France, Croatia, Hungary, Canada, Denmark, China.
    1972 - Geographic Information, Art Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, România;
    1981 - Project to Learn the Laws of the Universe, "House of Art" Gallery, București, România;
    1993 - The Library of the World’s Thoughts, The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada.
    Group Exhibitions (selection)*:

    1974 - Expo-Prototip / Prototype Exhibit, Cluj-Napoca, România;
    1980 - Environmental Reconstruction, the Library of the Romanian Academy, Cluj-Napoca, România;
    1996 - Experiment, ¾ Floor Gallery, National Theatre from Bucharest, Romania.
    Sculpture Symposiums: 

    1973 - Sculpture Symposium, Ravenna, Italy;
    1996 - Sculpture Symposium, Nordborg, Danemarca (Phare Programme);
             - "ELLIA" Conference, Lisbon, Portugal;
    1999 - Sculpture Symposium, The Romanian Academy from Rome, Italy;
             - Ceramic Millenium: Leadership Congress for the Ceramic Arts, symposium, Amsterdam, Netherlands;
    2000 - "ELLIA" Conference, Barcelona, Spain;
    2003 - Central European Exchange Program for University Studies (CEEPUS), School of Art and Fashion Design, Kraków, Poland;
    2007 - The Arts of Fire, symposium, Șelimbăr, Sibiu, România;
             - Conference organised at Keramion Museum, Köln, Germany;
             - Painting Symposium, Vatra Dornei, Suceava, România;
    2009 - Terra Cruda, Terra Cotta, workshop, Macerata, Italy;
    2010 - The Third International Symposium of the International Ceramic Magazine Editors Association, Fuping Pottery Art Village, Shaanxi, China;
             - Terra Cruda, Terra Cotta, workshop, Sighișoara, Mureș, România.
    1982 - An Introduction to Visual Grammar, Dacia Publishing House, Cluj-Napoca, România;
    1992 - The Window, Dacia Publishing House, Cluj-Napoca, România;
    2000 - The Grammar of Visual Forms, Paralela 45 Publishing House, Pitești, România;
    2006 - Patterns of Representation and Symbolic Construction of Space in Visual Arts, Paralela 45 Publishing House, Pitești, România;
    2010 - An Introduction to Visual Grammar (third edition), Polirom Publishing House, Iaşi, România.
    Awards and Prizes:
    1981 - The National Prize for Decorative Arts, the Romanian Fine Arts Union.
    *Group Exhibitions: 1997 - "Donations" Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, România.


    Fundația Culturală META, Un secol de sculptură românească. Dicționar A-D, Colecția SINTEZE, Editura META, 2001, pp. 22 - 23.
    Titu, Alexandra, Experiment în arta românească după 1960, Centrul Soros pentru Artă Contemporană, București, 1997.

    Surse web:
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