Olivia Nițiș

Olivia Nițiș is a researcher within the Department for Modern Art and Architecture since 2005. She also works as a free lance curator, art critic, journalist.  Graduated from the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Letters, major: Science of Image (2004). MA in visual arts, National University of Arts, Bucharest, 2006. PhD in art histoy, West University of Timișoara, Faculty of Arts and Design, 2012.

Contact
- e-mail: olivia_nitis@yahoo.com; - correspondence: Institutul de Istoria Artei "G. Oprescu", Calea Victoriei 196, sector 1, Bucharest, Romania, CP 010098; Personal webpage: http://olivia.experimentalproject.ro.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP:

- International Association of Art Critics (AICA), since 2009;

- Experimental Project Association, Bucharest (vice-president and consultant curator). 


RESIDENCIES AND GRANTS

Research fellowship granted by New Europe College for the project Body Politics and the Mechanisms of Power in Romanian Art in 1980s and 1990s (2011-2012)

E&H Ochsenfeld Residency Award, Heidelberg and Frankfurt, May 2010 Kulturkontakt Austria - Vienna, December 2009

RESEARCH PROJECTS

1. Program of the Romanian Academy – Encyclopedia of Romanian Art:
- collaborating author of Dictionary of Sculptors;
2. National research projects:
- contributor to CyberMuseum of Romanian Art Universities (eMArt), 2005-2007
- "The Saint of Montparnasse" from Document to Myth: A Century of Constantin Brâncuși Exegesis (2011-2014)

3. International projects:
- Romanian coordinator for The Feminist Art Project (TFAP), Institute for Women and Art (IWA), Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey


BOOKS

Istorii marginale ale artei feministe [Marginal Histories of Feminist Art], Editura Vellant, București, 2014
Oglinda în fața femeii  – Măști și structuri interioare ale femeii în artele vizuale [The mi
rror in front of the woman – The women’s masks and inner structures in visual arts], Fundatia Interart Triade, Timișoara, 2004.


 

EDITED PUBLICATIONS
Istorii MonuMentale/MonuMental Histories, catalog, Romanian-English bilingual edition, București: Arcub and Vellant, 2016 


CONTRIBUTIONS TO JOINT VOLUMES

Arta în România între anii 1945-2000 (eds.: Călin Dan, Iosif Kiraly, Anca Oroveanu, Magda Radu), București, NEC & UNArte & MNAC, 2016, 303 p., ISBN 978-606-720-061-4
Tezaurul Academiei Române, vol. V: Colecții de artă
 (series edited by acad. Ionel Haiduc and acad. Păun Ion Otiman; volume edited by Marina Sabados), Editura Academiei Române, București, 2014

Dicționarul sculptorilor din România. Secolele XIX-XX  [The Dictionary of Romanian Sculptors. XIX-XX Centuries], Vol.I-II, ed.: Ioana Vlasiu, Editura Academiei Române, București, 2011-2012

'Femeia între liniște domestică și senzualitate în opera lui N. Grigorescu'  [The woman between domestic silence and sensuality in the works of N. Grigorescu], in Nicolae Grigorescu și modernitatea [Nicolae Grigorescu and Modernity], ed. by Ioana Vlasiu, Editura Dominor, București, 2008

'Spațiul ca experiment deschis. Studiu de caz: Quebec city' [Space as an open experiment. Case study: Quebec City], in Arta in spațiul public [Art in public space], Editura Cetatea de scaun, București, 2007

'Art-critic, poems and Clips, Reflexions, Situasions - Object: la femme', in Famme(s) et Créativité, Cahier no. 3 de la RAL,M (Revue d'Art et de Littérature, Musique), Le chasseur abstrait editéur, Mazères, 2007


ARTICLES

"Istoriografia brâncușianǎ americanǎ dupǎ 1900: contribuția Annei C. Chave", Studii și cercetări de istoria artei. Artă plastică, new series, Tome 2 (46), 2012
'Material Histories. Feminism and feminist art in post-revolutionary Romania'
, N.Paradoxavol. 24, KT press, London, 2009; republished in the anthology Gender Check: A Reader, Art and Theory in Eastern Europe, ed. by Bojana Pejiæ, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König, Köln, 2010

'Session internationale de communications, Féminisme et culture. Développement et perspectives dans l’histoire de l’art et l’analyse culturelle, Bucarest, l’Institut d’Histoire de l’Art «G.Oprescu», 27 novembre 2009', Revue Roumaine d'Historie de l'Art. Série Beaux-Arts, tome XLVI, 2009

'Maria Pillat-Brateș, Pictură și reverie. Album', compte rendu, Revue Roumaine d'Historie de l'Art. Série Beaux-Arts, tome XLIV, 2007

'Memory Sediment II', La Morsure, vol. 3, no. 3, L'encart 9, Février-Mars 2007, Engramme. Centre de production en estampe | diffusion en art actuel, Québec. 


SYMPOSIA - PAPERS AND ORGANISATION

'Perspective 2008 and the feminist curatorial practice' - Feminism and Culture. Relevance and Perspectives in Art History and Cultural Analysis, international symposium, G. Oprescu Institute of Art History, 27 November 2009 (project director: Olivia Nițiș). Further details here
'Femeia între liniște domestică și senzualitate în arta lui Grigorescu', symposium on Grigorescu and Modernity, G. Oprescu Institute of Art History, October 2007
'Dunărea între simbol și realitate la Altdorfer și Școala Dunăreană'
 - Istros / Danube. The River and its Representation in Art, international symposium, 2nd edition, Călărași, 3-4 November 2006


CURATED EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

Crossing Self-histories, Marilena Preda Sânc exhibition, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, 23 June - 25 September 2011

The Comet, Carmen Acsinte solo show, Calina Gallery, Timisoara, 2011

I advocate feminism - curator Olivia NitisStatement: I Advocate Feminism, ArtPoint Gallery, Kulturkontakt, Vienna, 2011; artists: Elena Kovylina (Russia), Igor Grubic (Croatia) & Lana Cmajcanin (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Patricia Teodorescu (Romania)

Breakable Structure, Madalina Lazar exhibition, Recycle Nest Gallery, Bucharest, 2011

Idila/Idyll, Austrian-Romanian contemporary art, curator for the Austrian Cultural Forum, Atelier 030202, 2010

Contemporary Nightmares, Romanian contemporary art, group exhibition, Atelier 030202, 2010

Micro/Macro, Ileana Dana Marinescu solo show, Anaid Art Gallery, 2010

For Sale, Radu Buriac solo show, Calina Gallery, Timisoara, 2010

The World as Introversion, Jan Eugen solo show, Calina Gallery, Timisoara, 2010

The International Experimental Engraving Biennial, 4th edition/ IEEB4, 2010 (consultant curator)

Cristina Garabetanu exhibition, Galeria Calina, Timisoara, 2009

Air sign, Ileana Dana Marinescu exhibition (contemporary decorative art), Foisor, Brancovan Palaces Cultural Center, Mogosoaia, April 2009

Lights, Radu Buriac exhibition (contemporary graphic art), Foisor, Foisor, Brancovan Palaces Cultural Center, Mogosoaia, May 2009

The path of the squares, Desa Vlahutin exhibiton (contemporary Croatian sculpture), Foisor, Brancovan Palaces Cultural Center, Mogosoaia, May 2009

Flashes of identity, Simona Dobrescu exhibition (print, object, video), Calina Gallery, Timisoara, 2009

Lithuanian contemporary art exhibition, 5, Caminul Artei Parter Gallery, 2008

2nd International Painting and Printmaking Workshop, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Fine Arts Faculty, romanian participation, Canakkale, Turkey, 2008  - curator for Romania

Our memories – our space, Bogdan Mateias exhibition, Lapidarium, Brancovan Palaces Cultural Center, Mogosoaia, 2008

International Experimental Engraving Biennial, 3rd edition, Brancovan Palaces Cultural Center, Mogosoaia, 2008 
Perspective 2008, international exibition of  contemporary feminist art, Anaid Art Gallery, 2008, www.perspectiveproject.ro 

Knods, Ciprian Chirileanu exhibition (graphic art), Nit Gallery, 2007

Memory sediment, Ciprian Ciuclea exibition (installation), Nit Gallery, 2006

My Infanta, Olga Popescu exhibition (painting), Nit Gallery, 2006
The Mirror in front of the Woman, group exhibiton: photo-sound installation, ¾ Gallery, Bucharest, Master, 2006


OTHER OUTPUTS

- permanent contributor to Radio Romania Cultural programmes/reports on art;

- texts on contemporary visual art and exhibition reviews in Contrapunct, Observator Cultural,  aLtitudini, Time Out Bucharest;

- texts in exhibition catalogues:  The International Biennial of Experimental Engraving, 2nd edition, Timisoara, 2005; Nit Gallery, Bucharest, 2006; A Day, National Olimpics of Fine Arts, Cluj Napoca, 2007; The International Biennial of Experimental Engraving, 3rd edition, Brancovan Palaces Cultural Center, Bucharest, 2008; Perspective 2008 – a contemporary feminist art project, 2008; Bogdan Mateias ehibition, Brancovan Palaces Cultural Center, Bucharest, 2008; Cristina Garabetanu exhibition, Calina Gallery, Timisoara, 2009; Simona Dobrescu exhibition, Calina Gallery, Timisoara, 2009.

- poetry (Special Prize of the Jury, Student’s Spring Festival,  2003).

CITATIONS AND REFERENCES

Suzana Fântânariu, Xilogravura - matrice stilistică. Re-scrieri. Cronicile vremii, Ed. BrumaR, Timișoara, 2009, p. 203-204; Ruxandra Demetrescu, 'Redimensionări grigoresciene',  Dilematica, no. 32, ian. 2009; Adrian Guță, Generația 80 în artele vizuale, Ed. Paralela 45, 2008, p. 85; Mihai Plămădeală, 'Perspective 2008', Observator Cultural, no. 192, noiembrie 2008; Lucia Popa, 'Artă feministă internațională la Anaid Art Gallery', Cotidianul.ro, noiembrie 2008; Andra Rotaru, '13 artiste feministe', Ziarul UNU, no. 8, decembrie 2008; Liliana Barborică, 'Artă feminista: Perspective 2008 - Un proiect de artă contemporană feministă sau cui îi este frică de feminism?', Altitudini, Anul III, no. 34, decembrie 2008; Ion Bogdan Lefter, 'Două artiste asiatice', Altitudini, Anul III, no. 34, decembrie 2008; Corina Teacă, 'Artele vizuale după '90. Fluxul memoriei', Ziarul de Duminică, no. 35, 7 septembrie 2007, p. 7; Oana Băluță 'Dați-ne măcar ziua înapoi', in Gen și viață cotidană - Conspirația Tăcerii (editor Cristina Ștefan), p. 65-87, Ed. Arefeana, București, 2007; Oana Băluță, 'Dialoguri feministe în fața oglinzii', Altitudini, anul I, no. 6, 08.2006, p.23; Dan Mircea Cipariu, 'Noul descântec al cutiei cu semn grafic imprimat', Cultura, anul II, no.12, 9.03.2006, p.31; 'Integrare vs Separare' (presentation of the book Oglinda în fața femeii), Analize, no.14, 2004, p. 56; Contrapunct, no. 4-6, dec. 2004 - presentation of the book Oglinda în fața femeii, p. 18; Simona Vasilache, Observator Cultural, no. 243, 19.10-25.10.2004, Reviews, vol. Oglinda în fața femeii, p. 27.