Horia Bernea

  • Horia Bernea Works

    Real Time, MNAC 2011, curator Mihai Oroveanu

  • Horia Bernea Works

    Real Time, MNAC 2011, curator Mihai Oroveanu

  • Horia Bernea Works

    Grafic de productie, ulei pe panza, 1969

  • Horia Bernea Works

    Chart of Production, 1969

  • b. 1938 in Bucharest, Romania - d. 2000


    1990-2000 director of the National Peasant Museum, Bucharest


    Solo exhibitions (selection):


    2014 - Watercolours 1999-2000, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest

    2011 - Real Time, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest

    1997 - Concentrations-Columns, National Museum of Art, Bucharest

    1994 - Pillar, Catacomba Gallery, Bucharest; Gardens, 3/4 Gallery, Bucharest

    1992 - Prapor, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest

    1985 - Prapor, National Museum of Art, Bucharest

    1980 - Riverside Studios, London; Hill V, Academy of Arts, Liverpool

    1978 - Hill V, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest

    1976 - Hill III, Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh; Hill IV, The History Museum of Communist Party, Bucharest

    1974 - Hill II, Romanian Atheneum, Bucharest

    1972 - Hill I, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest

    1971 - Sigi Krauss Gallery, London; Compass Gallery, Glasgow

    1970 - Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh; College University, Birmingham

    1969 - Romanian Atheneum, Bucharest

    1968 - Romanian Youth’s Atheneum, Bucharest

    1967 - Artists’ Union Gallery, Bucharest (first solo show)


    Group exhibitions (selection):


    2015 - Mapping Bucharest, Vienna Biennale; Art Encounters, Timisoara, Romania

    1996 - Experiment, 3/4 Gallery, Bucharest

    1994 - Prolog, Instituto Romeno di Cultura e Ricerca Umanistica, Venice; Romanian Contemporary Art, National Museum of Art, Bucharest

    1984 - Soils, Centre National d’Art Contemporain George Pompidou, Paris

    1983 - The Place - Fact and Metaphor, Folk Art Museum, Bucharest

    1981 - Simeza Gallery, Bucharest

    1980 - Venice Biennale, Romanian Pavilion, Venice; Contemporary Art from National Collections , Centre National d’Art Contemporain George Pompidou, Paris; The Writing, Institute of Architecture Ion Mincu, Bucharest

    1978 - Venice Biennale, Romanian Pavilion (Hill V), Venice

    1974 - News Challenges of the Image, Atelier 35, Bucharest

    1971 - Romanian Art Today, Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh

    1969 - 8 Romanian Artists, Panorama Mesdag Galerie, Hague

    1968 - 6 Romanian Painters, Galerie Lambert, Paris

  • Magda Radu, “What We Think About the Object is Far More Important Than its Making”: Some Notes on Horia Berna’s Early Works, in ArtMargins, Vol 2, Issue 3, 2013

    Anca Oroveanu, Rememorare si uitare: scrieri de istorie a artei, Bucharest, Humanitas, 2005 

    Coriolan Babeti, Prologo, Istituto Romeno di Cultura e Ricerca Umianistica, Venice, 1994

    Theodor Enescu, Sorin Dumitrescu, Calin Dan, Andrei Plesu, Horia Bernea, Galeria 3/4 and Galeria Catacomba, Bucharest, 1994

    Alexandru Cebuc, Theodor Enescu, Andrei Plesu, Horia Bernea, National Museum of Art, 1985

    Vasile Florea, Arta romaneasca moderna si contemporana, Bucharest, Meridiane, 1982

    Theodor Enescu, Paul Overy, Horia Bernea’s Paintings: 1975-1980, Academy of Art, Liverpool and Polytechnic Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1980

    Mihai Sin, Nicolae Steinhadt, Horia Bernea, Riverside Studios, London, 1980

    Colin Mayler, Genesis B. Orridge, Dictionary of contemporary artists, St. James Press, London, 1977

    Octavian Barbosa, Dictionarul artistilor romani contemporani, Bucharest, Meridiane, 1976

    Peter Diamand, Richard Demarco, Anna Christina Atanasiu-Condinescu, Cordelia Oliver, Romanian Art Today, Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, 1971


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