Marieta Chirulescu Born in 1974 in Sibiu, Romania | Lives and works in Berlin

Marieta Chirulescu’s artistic tools range from paint, brush, canvas, and paper to scanners and copy machines. Most of her abstract murals do not present a representation of the real world but rather delineate the creative process that led to that particular work of art

The artist often works with repeating loops, which is why her work has a provisional character about it. For example, she finds a subject matter, cuts out a bit of it, scans it, enlarges it, paints it, and scans it again. Thus there is a series of abstractions behind every work that takes place not only on the canvas but on the computer as well.

Chirulescu’s work stands in the line of a self-reflective tradition that updates the medium of painting while questioning the seamless influence of digital space in our lives. And yet Chirulescu’s biography is just as visible in her work, which in some measure simulates bureaucratic and archiving processes—terms that stand vicariously for the fallen administrative machinery of the East Bloc and thus also for her homeland, Rumania. In contrast to the numerous artists currently working, Chirulescu is less interested in artistically playing with folklore and ornamentation, but rather in symbols of inner organization and the structure of a disappearing worldwide analog culture.


2004 MeisterschĂĽlerin
1998-2004 Kunsthochschule Nuremberg
2001-2002 Kunsthochschule Budapest

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2011 Marieta Chirulescu, White Cube Bermondsey, London, Great Britain
Marieta Chirulescu, Kunstverein NĂĽrnberg, Nuremberg
Marieta Chirulescu, Werke aus der Sammlung Martin, Neues Museum, NĂĽrnberg
2010 Marieta Chirulescu, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Marieta Chirulescu, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin
2009 Marieta Chirulescu, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz
Marieta Chirulescu, Projektraum der Temporären Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin

Group exhibitions (selection)

2011 Ein psycho-geographischer Plan, Galerie Max Mayer, DĂĽsseldorf
2010 Back to the old House, Clifton Benevento, New York, USA
Fade into You, Herald St, London, Great Britain
Woodman, Woodman, Spare That Tree, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin
Sampler 1, Galleria Allesandro de March, Mailand, Italien
The hoax is a hoax or may or may not be, Galerie Carlos Cardenas, Paris, France
2009 La preuve concrète, Centre Européen d'Actions Artistiques Contemporaines, Strasbourg, France
Gesang von Abschied und Neubeginn, Mayerei, Karlsruhe
Max Hans Daniel present, Autocenter, Berlin
Against Interpretation, Studio Voltaire, London, Great Britain
Nothing to say and I am saying it, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg
Marieta Chirulescu / Claudia Kugler, Galerie Sima, Nuremberg
2008 Out of Line, Galerie Kienzle & Gmeiner, Berlin
Marieta Chirulescu / Manuela LeinhoĂź, DickSmith Gallery, London, Great Britain
Ulla Rossek / Marieta Chirulescu, samsa project room, Berlin
Im Lichte milder Verklärung, Galerie Kienzle und Gmeiner, Berlin
Spolecne, Galerie umeni, Karlovy Váry, Czech Republic
2007 Fade to Grey, bell street project space, Wien, Austria
Die Dinge, die wir nicht wissen – wir wissen sie nicht, Galerie Sima, Nuremberg
2006 Verlorene Paradiese IV, Nuremberg
2005 Malerei, Kohlenhof, Kunstverein NĂĽrnberg, Nuremberg