Mihai Țopescu

Biography

 

Education


1977-1981 - Academy of Fine Arts "I. Andreescu" , Cluj, Romania
1985 - Kunst Akademie Baden , Vienna, Austria

 

 

Group Shows (selection)

 

2015 - The Venice Biennial of Contemporary Art 2015, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy, GAA Personal Structures

2015 - International Art Biennial of Beijing, China

2015 - Salon artistique, Macon, France
2014 - The Coburg Prize for contemporary Glass, Coburg, Germany

2014 - The Glass Biennial, Haacht, Belgium

2013 - Le Point K, Saint-Raphael, France

2013 - Das Metadekorativum, Dusseldorf, Germany

2012 - Le Salon International d’Art de Saint-Tropez, France

2012 - DECORATIVE ART 2012, decorative arts biennial, first edition

2012 - La Sculpture en Liberté, 20eme édition, Roquebrune-sur-Argens, France

2011 - Le Salon International d’Art de Saint-Tropez, France

2011 - Art Collection, European Parliament of Bruxelles, Belgium

2011 - Art Biennial, Arad, Romania

2011 - The National Salon of Glass Art, Simeza Gallery, Buchrarest, Romania

2010 - The International Exhibition of Glass, Kanazawa, Japan

2010 - 9 pour La Roumanie Magique, Galerie Arthis, Belgium

2009 - Art Biennial Arad, Romania

2008 - GLASSTEC, Dusseldorf, Germany

2007 - Art Biennial Arad, Romania

2006 - Constantin Brancusi National Sculpture Salon, Targu-Jiu, Romania

2006 - Coburg Glass Prize for Contemporary Glass in Europe 2006

2005 - Glass Art, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2005 - Glasrijk, Tubbergen,Holland

2004 - The Biennial "Arts of Fire" at Apollo Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2004 - Glasrijk, Tubbergen, Holland

2004 - Constantin Brancusi National Sculpture Salon, Targu-Jiu, Romania

2003 - Romanian Glass Artists at Orizont Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2003 - Glasrijk, Tubbergen, Holland

2002 - Romanian Glass Artists at Orizont Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2002 - Glasrijk, Tubbergen, Holland
2001 - Glasrijk, Tubbergen,Holland

2000 - Romanian Glass Artists at Orizont Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

1994 - International Glaskunst, Kunsthaus am Museum, Carola Von Han – Köln, Germany
1991 - International Glass Contest,  Kanazawa, Japan
1990 - Glasnosts from Eastern Europe, Transparence Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgium
1988 - Decorative Glass Exhibition, The National Art Museum , Bucharest, Romania
1988 - Mezinarodni Skalarske Symposium, Novy-Bor, Czech Republic
1988 - Spaces & Light at Orizont Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
1988 - International Exhibition of Glass Craft,  Kanazawa, Japan

1987 - Young Glass '87, International Competition, Glassmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark

1982 - The National Graphic Exhibition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania

 

Solo Exhibitions 

 

2015 - SacriFACE, La Piccolla Galleria dell’Istituto Romeno di Venezia, Venice, Italy

2014 - Sculpture, Christiane Peugeot Cultural Centre, Paris, France

2013 - Skulptur, Hexagone Gallery, Aachen, Germany

2013 - SacrifIce, La Piccolla Galleria dell’Istituto Romeno di Venezia, Venice, Italy

2013 - Sculpture, Demeure Sellier Museum, Cogolin, France
2013 - Sacrificiu, Brancovenesti Palaces, Mogosoaia, Romania

2012 - Shakespearean Characters in Glass, Craiova, Romania

2012 - Notes from the earth, Palace of Parliament, Romania

2012 - Sculpture, Gallery Mary-Ann, Macon, France

2010 - Anatomy of Glass, Craiova Art Museum, Romania

2010 - Sculpture, Espace Cotos, Saint-Tropez, France

2010 - Oeuvres de Mihai Topescu et Georges Cotos , Espace Cotos, Saint-Tropez, France

2010 - Glass rétrospective exhibition at The National Museum of Cotroceni, Bucharest,

Romania

2007 - Sculpture in glass, Hamm, Germany

2007 - Sculpture in glass, Bochum, Germany

2006 - Sculpture, The Glass Art Museum, Craiova, Romania

2002 - Sculpture, Romart Gallery, Holland

2002 - Sculpture, Cultural Center Sudhaina D’Chimay, Belgium

2002 - V.I.P.s , Craiova Art Museum, Romania

1989 - Sculpture, Galerie l, Hamburg, Germany

1989 - Glass, Turn Gallery, Cotbus, Germany

1986 - Glass, Gallery Art Ind.  Bucharest, Romania
1985 - Spaces and Light, The Art Galleries of Targu-Jiu, Romania

                                 
Collections

 

Palazzo Oddo, Albenga, Italy

The Henritch Glass Museum in Dusseldorf, Germany
The Glass and Ceramics National Museum, Bucharest, Romania
The Art Museum, Targu-Jiu, Romania
Museumskla a buzuterie, IablonecandNison, Czech Republic
Slarske Museum, Novy-Bor, Czech Republic
Glass Museum, Praha, Czech Republic
Schlob Branitz, Cottbus, Germany
The Glass Museum, Ebelfort, Denmark
The Art Museum, Craiova, Romania

The Glass Museum Coburg, Germany
Works in private collections.

 

Awards

 

2009 - Mihai Eminescu Academy International Award for Fine Arts

2006 - Constantin Brancusi National Sculpture Award, Targu-Jiu, Romania

2004 - The Arts of Fire Award, offered by The Romanian Professional Association of Fine Arts

2003 - The Arts of Fire Award, offered by Romanian Professional Association of Fine

Arts
2001 - The Constantin Lecca Award, offered by MOZAICUL journal, Romania

1993 - 1st prize, National Prize for Glass Design, Bucharest, Romania
1992 - Silver medal, The American Interfaith Institute Prize, Philadelphia, USA
1988 - 1st Prize for Glass Design offered by The Romanian Ministry of Industry 

 

Symposium

 

2015 - The International Glass Symposium , Novy-Bor, Czech Republic
1985 - The Second International Glass Symposium, Novy-Bor, Czech Republic
1988 - The Third International Glass Symposium , Novy-Bor, Czech Republic
1990 - Plein-Air International Symposium , Libenau-Cottbus, Germany
1990 - International Stained Glass Symposium, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

Literature

 

Das Metadekorativum, Klartext Verlag, Essen 2012, pg. 218-251

Mihai Topescu, ANATOMY OF GLASS (Anatomia Sticlei), 2010

Mihai Topescu, FRAGILE GLASS 2005 – 2008, Germany

Coburg Glass Prize for Contemporary Glass in Europe, 2006, p. 201 -  369

C.A. Mitchell, The Contemporary Who's Who of Professionals, 2004-2005.

Glass Art, Peter Layton, 1996, p. 60

Joachin Waldrich Verlag "Who's Who in Contemporary Glass Art", 1993-1994, p. 561, Munchen, Germany

Irvin J. Borowsky (editor), Artists Confronting the Inconceivable: Award Winning Glass Sculpture, Philadelphia, USA, 1992, p. 77

The First Tokyo Crafts Expo '92, Tokyo, Japan Art Publishing Co. Ltd. 1992, p. 61

The International Exhibition of Glass 1990, Kanazawa, p. 105

The International Exhibition of Glass Craft 1988, Kanazawa, p.81

Young Glass 1987, An International Competition, Ebelfort: Glassmuseum, 1987, p.80

Interglass Symposium Ceskoslovonsko, I.G.S. 1982 – 1985, Novy-Bor, p.100

Spiel, Satz, Siegund Pokall, Nokia Masters Tennis, Essen, 1991, p. 21.

Mihai Topescu CAST GLASS CYCLE, 2000- 2005, Texts by Adrian Guta and Catalin Davidescu

Enciclopedia Artistilor Romani Contemporani (The Encyclopaedia of the Contemporary Romanian Artists), Vol. IV, p. 182

Personal Structures, Crossings Borders, Publisher: Global Art Affairs Foundation, Venice, 2015

The album of the Sixth Beijing International Art Biennale, China, 2015, China Artists Association

 

Films

 

2015 - SacriFace producator: Mihai Topescu Glass Studios

2015 - SacriFire producator: Mihai Topescu Glass Studios

2013 - SacrifIce, producer: Mihai Topescu Glass Studios

2010 - Anatomy of Glass, Mihai Topescu, producer: Mihai Topescu Glass Studios

2006 - Documentary Mihai Topescu, Glass Artist, Romanian National Television, producer: Cristian Bogdan Dragan

1998 - Trap for the Sun, Televiziunea Nationala Romana, producer: Mihaela Cristea

 

 

 

 

Geneza, 39x110x39 cm, 2017, bronz, lemn, spuma poliuretanica, oglinda
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