Oana Tanase

Oana Tanase is a Toronto-based independent curator and visual arts researcher. Tanase holds a MA in Art History and Theory, and a doctoral degree from the National University of Arts Bucharest, Romania, with a thesis discussing the documentary practices in contemporary art. She has currently worked both as a curator at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, and as a freelancer. Her projects investigate contemporary art and its display strategies, including issues around the nature of representation in the 21st century, knowledge production, and its institutional framework. As a contributing editor for various cultural magazines, she is questioning the social /community function of contemporary art and architecture. 

Her latest curatorial projects in Toronto include Script, Stage, Screen | Ciprian Muresan (Images Festival) and Moving Right Along | Nicolas Fleming (with Shani K Parsons) at TYPOLOGY, Dan Perjovschi: As If All Yesterday’s News Should Be Rehearsed Today For A Better Tomorrow (YYZ Artists’ Outlet); Community (Love) Creates Change (with Denise Moraze at Peter MacKentrick Community Gallery); and Before and After: Celebrating 100 Years of The Barns (with Vid Ingelevics at Artscape Wychwood Barns). Previously, she worked as a curator at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest (2006-2012) and as an assistant curator at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Leipzig (2005-2006).

Image: Gili Mocanu, Each of Those Two Moments (exhibition view), 2010. Photo: George Vasilache.

EXHIBITION: Script, Stage, Screen | Ciprian Mureșan

April 14, 2016 - April 23, 2016

Featuring a critical selection of this internationally known artist’s experimental films, Script, Stage, Screen is the first solo exhibition of Ciprian Mureșan’s work in Toronto, which we are very pleased to present in partnership with the 29th edition of the Images Festival. Through the use of puppetry, Mureșan engages performative modes of writing, enacting, and visualizing both the absurd and the whimsical, bringing viewers into surprising and intimate discourse with crucial themes of our times.

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EXHIBITION: Moving right along

October 15, 2015 - October 25, 2015

Moving right along is the first solo exhibition of work by Nicolas Fleming in Toronto. Appropriating the visual language and syntax of design-build practices, Fleming’s new artworks and site-specific installation transform the exhibition space, exploiting the inherent imperfections and irregular marks characteristic of construction sites to challenge the white cube environment in which they are situated.

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