Catalin Balescu/ CV

January 6th, 1962, Brad, Hunedoara County, RO

Studies
• 1981-1986 – National University of Arts, Bucharest, Master of Fine Arts, major in painting
• 1971-1980 – College of Arts, Deva City – Romania
• since 2012 President of the National University of Arts in Bucharest
• Professor at the Bucharest National University of Arts, Painting Department
• since 2010 coordinator for PhD studies
• 2004-PhD in Visual Arts with the subject AESTHETIC ASPECTS OF VISUAL ARTISTIC IMAGE AND ITS GRAMMAR (IMAGE AND ITS SYNTAX)
• 2000- Research activity in image analyzing as a Director of ARTLAB (Image analyzing and creation laboratory, certified CNCSIS)
• since 1990 – member of the Professional Artists Association in Romania

One-man shows

• 2016 – Museum of Art, Timișoara, Ro
• 2006 – Apollo Gallery, Bucharest
• 2003 – Simeza Gallery, Bucharest
• 2000 – Simeza Gallery, Bucharest
• 1997 – Apollo Gallery, Bucharest
• 1994 – Simeza Gallery, Bucharest

International Art shows

• 2015 – 6th International Art Biennial Memory and Dream, National Museum of Art Beijing, China
• 2012 – International Biennial for print and Drawing, Third edition – Bangkok, Thailand
• 2001 – International Biennial for Print and Drawing – Taipei, Taiwan
• 2000 – Yungersted & Brostrom Gallery – Copenhagen, Denmark
• 1997 – International Biennial of Art, Sharjah – UAE
• 1995 – Rhein Main Maritime Hotel – Darmstadt
• 1995 – Romanian Cultural Center – Wien, Budapest, Venice
• 1995 – International Festival of Painting – Cagnes sur Mer, France
• 1990 – Itinerant Art Show; ISELP, Bruxelles, Botanique Gallery Bruxelles, Romanian Library, Paris
• 1989 – International Art Show of Miniatural Art 4th edition, Del Bello Gallery, Toronto

Selected group exhibitions

• 2016 – Very Big Painting, National Theatre, Bucharest
• 2016 – National Art Show of Painting, Orizont Gallery Bucharest
• 2016 – Group 33, Painting, Center of Visual Arts, Bucharest
• 2016 – Drawing 1, Center of Visual Arts, Bucharest
• 2015 – National Art Show of Painting, Center of Visual Arts, Bucharest
• 2015 – Painting without Painting, 030202 Gallery, Bucharest
• 2014 – National Art Show, Center of Visual Arts, Bucharest
• 2014 – NON HIC LIBRORUM, Museum of Art, Constanța
• 2014 – 150 years of Art Education, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest
• 2014 – DUPLEX , CALPE Gallery, Timișoara
• 2013 – Art show of City Bucharest, Center of Visual Arts
• 2013 – ZECE +, May, Center of Visual Arts, Bucharest
• 2013– VENATURE XXV, April, Center of Visual Arts, Bucharest
• 2012 – Art show of City Bucharest, Center of Visual Arts
• 2012 – UNARTE 012 Museum of Art, Cluj- Napoca
• 2012 – Culture of Cosmos, Parliament Hall, Bucharest
• 2012 –Unsprezece+, January, Center of Visual Arts, Bucharest
• 2011- Art show of City Bucharest, Center of Visual Arts
• 2011 – Group Artshow, Iasi Professional Artists Association Gallery
• 2011 – Treisprezece – Centre of Visual Arts, Bucharest
• 2010 – Studio Sequences – Center of Visual Arts, Bucharest
• 2009 – ZECE – Center of Visual Arts, Bucharest
• 2009 – Studio Sequences – Center of Visual Arts, Bucharest
• 2008 – CÂINELE ANDALUZ–Artis Gallery, Bucharest
• 2008 – Desen, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest
• 2003 – Art show of City Bucharest, Artis Gallery
• 2001 – Group Art Show – Caminul Artei Gallery, Bucharest
• 2001 – National Art Show – Romexpo Exhibition Center, Bucharest
• 1999 –Timpul în artele spațiului – Institute of Architecture, Bucharest
• 1995 – Apollo Gallery, Bucharest
• 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994 – National Art show of Young Artists, National Theatre Bucharest
• 1988 – National graphics show, Dalles Gallery Bucharest
• 1985,1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 – Art show of Bucharest City National Theatre
• 1983 – Croquis, students art show, Bucharest

Grants and awards

• 1997 – Scholarship offered by the Italian Institute of Culture from Bucharest – trip for study Rome, Florence and Venice
• 1993 – one stage by six weeks in Bath College of Higher Education UK, Tempus Program
• 1988 – studio Costin Petrescu grant offered by the Professional Artists Association from Romania
• 1979 – 1st prize at the National competition of College of Art Festival Timisoara, Romania
• 1979 – 2nd prize at the Secondary Schools of Art Festival Sibiu, Romania
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Research activity
(www.3a.ro; www.iqinart.ro; www.unarte.org)
• 2002-2004- Image analyzing method of the basic elements in image – Research Projects financial sustained by National Developing Program
• 2001- New Technics and Methods for Image Analyzig CNCSIS A -research project
• 2000- Research activity in image analyzing as a Director of ARTLAB CA 37-2004 National Research Network CNCSIS
Articles, books:
– Zhang S., Neagu D. and Balescu C. (2005) Refinement of Clustering Solutions using a Multi-Label Voting Algorithm for Neuro-Fuzzy Ensembles, Procs. First International Conference on Natural Computation ICNC2005 (Lipo Wang, Ke Chen, Yew S. Ong eds.) – Changsha, China, 1300-1303, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS3612, ISSN 3-540-28320-X – Neagu D., Zhang S. and Balescu C. (2005) A Multi-Label Voting Algorithm for Neuro-Fuzzy Classifiers Ensembles applied for Visual Arts Data Mining, Procs. 5th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications ISDA2005, Wroclaw, Poland – (Halina Kwasnicka, Marcin Paprzycki eds.) 245-250, IEEE Computer Society Press, ISSN 0-7695-2286-6. – S. Zhang, D. Neagu, C. Balescu (2005) Knowledge Representation for Visual Art Data Mining. 6th Informatics Workshop for Research Students, Univ. of Bradford, 23 March 2005, 198-202, ISBN1-85143-220-5 – S. Zhang, D. Neagu, C. Balescu (2005) Visual Art Data Mining: Knowledge Representation and a Case Study. PREP 2005: the EPSRC Postgraduate Research Conf. in Electronics, Photonics, Communications and Networks, and ComputingScience at the University of Lancaster, 30th March – 1st April 2005, 295-296.
• Ilfoveanu – Studio 2005- 2010 (graphic design C. Balescu) UNARTE Publisher, Bucharest, ISBN 978606—8296-00-5
• Ruxandra Demetrescu, Ioana Beldiman, Grațiela Grigoriu – Kalinderu Collection (graphic design C.Balescu) UNARTE Publisher Bucharest,
ISBN 978- 973-1922- 52- 2, 2009.
• Museum of the National University of Arts UNARTE Publisher Bucharest – ISBN 978–973–1922–06-5, 2008.
• Architecture- Contest for the National University of Arts in Bucharest ISBN 978-973-1922-12-6, UNARTE Publisher Bucharest, 2008.
• CĂTĂLIN BĂLESCU- 2007 – Painting Simeza Gallery Bucharest -1994-2000-2004- UNARTE Publisher Bucharest,
ISBN 978-973-87493-9-9, 2007.

• CĂTĂLIN BĂLESCU-2007 Painting- Apollo Gallery Bucharest, UNARTE Publisher Bucharest,
ISBN 978-97388507-4-3, 2007.

 

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