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Gabriel Kelemen

Artist

2007- 2010 Doctoral studies, West University of Timişoara, Faculty of Arts and Design, doctoral thesis entitled Experiment as mediation between science and art – vibration, form, symbol, coordinator Prof. Ph.D Alexandra Ionescu Titu

Faculty of Arts, West University of Timişoara, specialisation Sculpture, Professor Petru Jecza (class of 1998)

Ion Vidu Arts High School, Timişoara, specialisation Painting, Professor Leon Vreme (class of 1986)

Gabriel Kelemen is a PhD lecturer at the West University of Timişoara, Faculty of Fine Arts and coordinator of the Department of History and Theory of Art since 2011. He teaches theoretical courses in the field of history of civilization and culture, urban popular culture, culturology, documentary, and transversal courses in the field of archeology and heritage. In his doctoral thesis, the Universality of the sphere-spiral principle analyzes problems of archetype, experiment and historicity in the context of human civilization. He published the volumes The Origin of Form, The Sphere-Vortex Archetype. Influences on human cultures, Vibration-shape-symbol, numerous articles and reviews.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND RELEVANT WORK PLACES

2010 – present: Lecturer Ph.D. Visual Arts, West University of Timişoara, Faculty of Arts and Design

2004 – 2007: Sculpture and modeling teacher, Waldorf High School, Timişoara.

2002 – 2004: Sculpture and modeling teacher, Arts High School, Timişoara.

2002 – 2004: Restoration projects and interior design

Cărtureşti Bookshop, Bucureşti

Art Museum of Timişoara

Săvârşin Royal Castle

Miclescu Mansion (Călineşti, Botoşani)

1998 – 2002: Decorative painting, furniture, frescos restaurateur, individual and group projects.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Coordinating the department of Plastic Arts within the Open Art City project, organised by the Ariergarda Cultural Association, Timişoara, 29 October 2011

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTIONS

2011

Corpul Supravegheat/ Body Under Surveillance exhibition, Victoria Art Centre Gallery, Bucharest, 9 March 2011.

Participation to Anti-utopii (Anti-utopias) seminar organised by the Students Organisation within West University of Timişoara, 19 April 2011

Confluenţe (Confluences) exhibition, Art Museum of Timișoara, 3 June 2011

Modeling workshop, Acces Art festival, 4th Edition, 4-5 June 2011

Participation to the Graţie şi forţă (Grace and force) project, in memoriam Cosmin Lungu, 19 June 2011

Participation to the Rubin-Dubova creation camp, August 2011

The Origin of Form and Platonic Solids conference within PAO Architecture Summerschool, Potoc, 27 August 2011

Simboluri uitate/Forgotten symbols personal exhibition, Pygmalion Gallery, within Open Art City project, organised by Ariergarda Cultural Association, Timişoara, October 2011

Jelenlet collective exhibition, European Cultural Centre, Budapest, 16 November 2011

– Experiment as mediation between science and art. Vibration – form – symbol seminar within the public conference entitled Între ştiinţă şi artă.Dialoguri transdisciplinare/Between science and art. Trans-disciplinary dialogues organised by the Faculty of Physics and the Faculty of Arts and Design, 24 November 2011, “Ioan Curea” Aula Magna, West University of Timişoara

– The conference Embryo-soul in relation to the sphere-vortex principle within CORPUS International Symposium, organised by CORPUS International Group for the Cultural Studies of the Body in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine, Timişoara, 4-5 November 2010

2010

Anti-anamorfoze personal exhibition of polychromatic sculpture, Helios Gallery, Timişoara, 20 April 2010

Ipostaze ale corpului uman/Aspects of the Human Body collective exhibition, Art Gallery Focşani, June 2010, and Bucharest, 18 October 2010.

Să Nu Ucizi/Thou shalt not kill exhibition, TIMCO Gallery Timişoara, 27 October 2010.

Participation to the international interdisciplinary seminar of anthropology, Parents’ Bodies, Children’s Bodies, with the presentation entitled The Symbolism of Embryonic Metamorphoses – from Life to Soul, Timişoara, 28-29 November 2011

– Urban Pastel Camp Exhibition, 3rd Edition, Rubin Foundation Timişoara, 20 November.

– Astrele, spaţiul cosmic în artele vizuale/Stars, cosmic space in visual arts exhibition, Administrative Palace Timişoara, 20 May.

– 1990 – 2010 Anniversary Exhibition, Faculty of Arts and Design Timişoara, 14 December.

– Annual fair of visual arts, Art Museum of Timişoara, 7 December 2010.

2009

Art in Progress collective exhibition, Europa Gallery, Braşov.

Axe creation camp, Brebu, 22 April – 1 May

Eugeniu de Savoya street holiday: creation and hand-over of Imperial Owl as well as the Wine Sculpture group exhibition, Timişoara, 1 August. 2009

Vibration, form, symbol personal exhibition, Arhipelag Art Digital Art Gallery, Timişoara 89 Foundation, 4 December.

Absurdul în arta plastică – Omagiu lui Eugen Ionescu/Absurd in plastic arts – Homage to Eugen Ionescu collective exhibition, Romanian Cultural Institute, Budapest, 2 July

2008 Peter Jecza – in Memoriam collective exhibition, Helios Gallery, Timişoara.

2006-2007 Utopii contemporane/Contemporary Utopias Festival, Timişoara – Bucharest.

2006 Maternitatea, izvorul vieţii/Maternity, the spring of life collective exhibition, Art Museum Timişoara, October

2002 Bi-annual of Small Sculpture, Arad.

2001 Al 7-lea Simţ/the 7th sense exhibition, Art Club, Timişoara.

2000 Art of volumes and lines, the Annual Art Fair, Art Museum, Timişoara.

1999 Personal exhibition, Adam Muller Guttenbrunn House, Timişoara.

1994-1998 Collective exhibitions, West University, Timişoara.

1996 Collective sculpture exhibition, Helios Gallery, Timişoara.

1996 Participation to the Creation Camp from Macea.

1995 Blick Kontakte International exhibition, Buren, Germany.

1995 Group exhibition, French Cultural Centre, Timişoara.

1994 Participation to the euROcon international festival of SF art, Timişoara.

1993 – 1997 Annual participation to the Student Festival, Timişoara.

1987 Group exhibition within Club Helion, Students’ House, Timişoara

MEDIA APARENCES

April 2012: TVR Timisoara, Întâlniri esenţiale/Essential meetings broadcast, producer Tania Ţunaş

February 2007: TVR Cultural, Identităţi/Identities broadcast, theme Vibration-form-symbol

April 1995: TV Analog Timişoara, Malefic-benefic în creaţia personală/Evil-goodness in personal creation broadcast

CRITICAL REFERENCES

2011

Article entitled Gabriel Kelemen – Atelierul laborator/Laboratory workshop, author Alexandra Titu, published in Arta – Revistă de arte vizuale, No. 1/2011 Arta în spaţiul public/ Art in public space, p. 118, ISSN 0004-3354

Sinteze contemporane – Arta românească/ Contemporary Syntheses – Romanian Art, Brumar Publishing House, Timişoara, 2011, ISBN 978-973-602-680-5

2010

Article on the collective volume entitled Corpul supravegheat / Body under surveillance, coordinator Petru Lucaci, UNArte Publishing House, ISBN: 978-606-8296-02-9

Article on the volume: Corp-Artă-Societate – Reflecţii întrupate/Body-Art-Society – Materialised reflections, coordinator Laura Grunberg, Publishing House: UNArte, ISBN: 978-973-1922-99-7

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2009

TED Conference (Technology, Entertainment and Design), Evan Grant, Making sound visible through cymatics, September 2009, video material Gabriel Kelemen

2011

INBIOSA conference, Gordana Dodig Crnkovic, Info-computationalism and Morphological Computing of Informational Structure, University of Stirling 2011, drawing Gabriel Kelemen

LIST OF PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Ciudatele chipuri lichide/The strange liquid faces article, published in Contrapunct, revista de literatură şi arte, no. 1-3, 2009

Trough Matter, Towards the Sign article, published in Isomorphism magazine, No. 1/March 2012, Art – Interdisciplinary Field

The archetype of the ideal city Fluidopolis article, published in Isomorphism magazine, No. 2/October 2012 Art – Interdisciplinary Field

Vibration-Form-Human-Symbol essay, published in This Un-Real Body – Anthology of essays, Eurobit Publishing House, Timişoara, 2011, ISBN 978-973-620-837-9, CNCSIS Code 187

LIST OF PUBLISHED BOOKS

Universalitatea principiului sferă-spirală/Universality of the sphere-spiral principle Volume, West Publishing House, Timişoara, 2009, ISBN 978-973-36-0489-1, launch on 22 June, Cartea de nisip Bookshop Timişoara.

Vibraţie-Formă-Simbol/Vibration-Form-Symbol Volume, AURA Publishing House, Timisoara, 2012, ISBN 978-973-7778-89-5, launch on 5 April

Originea formei / The origin of form bilingual album, AURA Publishing House Timişoara, 2012, ISBN 978-973-7778-88-8, launch on 7 June

CRITICS

Opening speech for Radio Theatre-TV Painting Exhibition, star Alexandru Baciu 12.04.2010 Cărtureşti Publishing House, Timişoara

Opening Speech for Toamna se numără… bisericile/Churches … are counted in autumn, Group Painting Exhibition 18.11.2010, Timiş County Council

Opening speech for LINK-UNIT Minimalist Art Exhibition Vienna-Timişoara, Marta Mikulec, Michael Koch, Marcus Zobi 12.03.2011, I.C.R. Viena – Triade Foundation and Jecza Gallery

Opening Speech for Toamna se numără… bisericile/Churches … are counted in autumn Group Exhibition, 18.11.2010, Timiş County Library

Opening speech for Punct linie. Pată punct/Dot line. Stain dot Painting Exhibition star Cristi Ferkel 18.05.2011, Cărtureşti Bookshop, Timişoara

Opening Speech for Si totUS Group Painting Exhibition 19.01.2012, Pigmalion Gallery, Timişoara

Opening speech for They Shoot Dictators, Don’t They? Painting exhibition Vlad Ardeleanu 24.05.2012, Jecza Gallery, Timişoara

Opening speech for Anuala Artelor Grafice Student Grafic/Graphic Arts Annual Student Graphic Graphic exhibition, 2nd Edition, 03.04.2012, Mansarda – Una Arta, Timişoara

Opening Speech for Inter-Conexiuni/Inter-Connections Group Painting Exhibition, 1.06.2012 Italian Cultural Centre, Timişoara

Opening speech for Despre unii melci … /About some snails… Painting Exhibition, star Cristi Ferkel 8.06.2012, Pigmalion Gallery, Timişoara