Liviu Bulea


Liviu Bulea


" The real purpose of my work is to make people interrogate their own consciousness and set a mental challenge for all those witnessing my artistic manifestation. "



Originally from Turda, Romania, Liviu Bulea  finished his studies in Graphics at the University of Art and Design of Cluj-Napoca. The artist has established himself through a series of displays, the latest of them in 2016 – during his stayat Kultur Kontakt Vienna & a final exposition „Simulacrum” ( Paralell Vienna).

His artistic activity is characterized by personal and collective ventures and his interest taken in undertakings of production design and curatorial projects, with local and national impact. His conceptual artistic understanding pursues two distinct concerns, both indissolubly linked to his personal life and experiences: a dimension of the intimate, of masculine sexuality and the immediate experiences and memories, which all bring about feelings to the likes of  love, isolation, drama, tragedy – discrepancies from the view of the ethics and social standards, the politics and economic context so current in East European average perception (Crypto, About White); and a dimension with a tendency towards generalization, a dimension of increasing industrial environments, of the upheaving role of an object cumulated in the different stages of designing a material world (Sold Out, Unnatural circumstances), these staged are part of a certain culture and are very current in their socio-economic character.

Thus, in this sense, the motif of ruins, prefabs and recyclables enter into a dialog with architecture (abstract this time around) which exceeds spatial coordinates and follows the morphology of personal depictive fusions.



2011 - 2013 MA, University of Arts and Design Cluj Napoca

2011 - 2013 BA, University of Arts and Design Cluj Napoca - graphic arts department

2012 - Erasmus internship at Freies Museum Berlin

2010 - Erasmus scholaship ASP Katowice, Poland, October 2009 


Solo Exhibitions

2016  Simulacrum, Vienna, Austria, Parallel Vienna

2015  Crypto 2, Bucharest, Romania, Make a Point Gallery, Curated by Catalin Valean

2015  Crypto, Cluj Napoca, Romania, Reactor de creatie si experiment, Curated by Catalin Valean

2013 Sold Out, Oradea, Romania, Visual Kontakt, Curated by Olimpia Bera

2013 Cancerilizare, Cluj Napoca, Romania, Casa Matei Gallery

2011 Joy of Life, Cluj Napoca, Romania, National Theatre


Group Exhibitions

2017  Mazipos, Oradea, Romania, Laborator Visual Kontakt, Curated by Carlos Carmomendina

2016  Unnatural Circumstances, Cluj Napoca, Romania, Visual Kontakt Gallery, in collaboration with Olimpia Bera

2015  Local Municipalities, Oradea, Romania, Laborator Visual Kontakt, curated by Olimpia Bera and Carlos Carmomendina

2015  Muian, Oradea, Romania, Visual Kontakt Gallery, Curated by Alina Staicu

2015  Genesis, Jurmala-Riga, Latvia, Jurmala City Museum, Curated by Edmunds Lucis

2010 Poster/Plakat, Katowice, Poland, ASP Katovice, curated by Roman Kalarus

2010 4th edition of the international Student Biennale of, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2010



Residency at Kultur Kontakt Austria, offered by Chancellery of Austria, project Simulcarum, July 7th - September 31st 2016

Residency at Visual Kontakt Gallery, Oradea, Romania, project Sold Out, september 2013