ABOUT

Born in 1999, RO.
Resides and works in Cluj-Napoca, RO.

Iulia-Dana Pușcașu is an artist working within mediums ranging from writing and drawing to audio-video and new media. Her work combines theoretical research with a particular visual artistic approach, typically drawing on concepts and methods in philosophy and paradigms of communication in our highly mediated socio-cultural complex. Pușcașu graduated with a BA in fine arts and an MPhil in philosophy, and is currently a PhD candidate at Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca. Recent exhibitions that display her work include Graduate Curated at MARe in Bucharest and Television Pavilion at The Wrong Biennale, along with contributions to several art and scientific literature publications and conferences.

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Education

2023 MPhil in Philosophy, Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj–Napoca, RO
2021 BA in Fine Arts, University of Art and Design in Cluj–Napoca, RO
2021 Erasmus+ Scholarship, Académie royale des Beaux–Arts de Bruxelles, BE

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Selected Exhibitions

2024
Group Exhibition, Grandpa's Freestyled Fairy Story, The Cosmic House Gallery, Cluj–Napoca, RO
Group Exhibition, Cei noi / Graduate Curated, MARe (Museum of Recent Art), Bucharest, RO
Group Exhibition, Samtidighed, FKSE (Studio of Young Artists’ Association), Budapest, HU
Group Exhibition, Television Pavilion, The Wrong Biennale 2o23/24
2023
Duo Exhibition, Waiting Room, La Cave, Institut français de Roumanie à Cluj–Napoca, RO
Group Exhibition, Hadopelagic, The Cosmic House Gallery, Cluj–Napoca, RO
2021
Group Exhibition, selection of UAD graduates, Centrul de Interes, Cluj–Napoca, RO
Group Exhibition, Espace Vanderborght, Bruxelles, BE

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Selected Publications

2024
[upcoming] Photography contribution. CAHIER d'images. 2nd Volume. Luxembourg, LU
Exhibition catalogue. Cei noi / Graduate Curated, MARe (Museum of Recent Art). Vellant. Bucharest, RO
2022
Photography contribution. GRUPAJ powered by Camera. 1st Issue. Published and launched at Sit+Read Artbook Fair, Timișoara, RO

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Filmography

2024
Waiting Room (2023), SI CINÉMA#5, Caen/Cherbourg, FR

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Residencies

2023-2024
Entrepreneurial Skills for Young Artists, Erasmus+ Mentorship programme, The Cosmic House Foundation, Cluj-Napoca, RO & Ab Ovo Egyesület, Budapest, HU
2020
Erasmus+ Traineeship, Associazione Culturale Figurazioni–Centro Studi Arte e Ricerca, Roma, IT

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Talks/Conferences

2024
Creating with AI: On recent debates about authorship, The International Conference for Doctoral Students in Philosophy, 4th Edition, Cluj–Napoca, RO
2022
Artificial Intelligence and Art. Challenges surrounding the status of art. National Conference PhiloHistoriss. 7th Edition. Cluj–Napoca, RO
Explorations on Artificial Intelligence in Art. National Conference “Human Nature, Culture and Technology”. 3rd Edition (NUCT 2022). Cluj–Napoca, RO