Art Encounters Foundation
Strada Take Ionescu nr. 46C Casa Isho Timisoara


The Art Encounters Foundation is an independent cultural institution, which was set up in 2015 with the aim of insuring support for the development of the contemporary art scene in Romania. The programs initiated by The Art Encounters Foundation intend to play a role in consolidating the position of the art scene, by supporting and encouraging art, promoting the artistic production, through encouraging various participatory artistic practices, the development of new forms of artistic expression, the organizing of exhibitions, the publication of books and albums of contemporary art, but also by supporting key institutions of art and culture. Activating both locally, nationally as well as internationally, The Art Encounters Foundation operates as a flexible structure, by mediating a new status of contemporary culture through a constant dialogue between artists and their public. It supports cultural diversity through promoting some of the most valuable Romanian contemporary artists, but also by encouraging and sustaining young initiatives. What conveys real value to the program run by the The Art Encounters Foundation is not only the quality of the involved artists and curators (covering different generations), but, mostly, the end product - the exhibitions, publications, workshops and conferences, as well as the the range of educational activities.

Art Encounters Biennial


Tip eveniment
Perioada Expozitie
20.09.2019 - 27.10.2019
  • 10:00 - Deschidere
  • 00:00 - Inchidere

The biennial’s third edition is a continuation of the long-term mission of the Art Encounters Foundation to engage a wide audience in debates about today’s society, and to create a dynamic platform for cultural exchange between the Romania’s art scene and the international scene. The guests of the Art Encounters Biennial 2019 are over 60 artists from around the world, 22 of whom will create new works, specially conceived to relate to the city of Timișoara. The approach of the curators, Maria Lind and Anca Rujoiu, is based on the belief that contemporary art is a form of knowing which, together with science, politics, literature and philosophy, helps us understand the complexity of life today. The name of the biennial – Art Encounters – represents a source of inspiration for dialogue and reflection. Every art work will be the product of an encounter and will aim to stimulate debate between groups and individuals related to art and its contact with society. Throughout this edition of the Art Encounters Biennial, diverse focuses and ideas which will be seen in the artistic works and activities will leave a mark on these parts of the project.