SABINA TUPAN is a Romanian artist currently based in Bucharest. She graduated from the MFA, Fine Arts programme at Goldsmiths University of London in 2014 and obtained a BA (Hons) in Fine Arts from the University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury, UK in 2012.
Sabina received the Chelsea Arts Club Trust Award in 2013 and exhibited internationally by taking part in projects such as the Costumer Experience exhibition held at the Moscow National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Russia), the Between Democracies exhibition held in Johannesburg (South Africa) and Digital Silk Route project with screenings held in New Delhi, Baroda and Bangalore (India).
Her practice narrates autobiographical experiences through means of various story-telling tools by approaching child-like and low fi aesthetics. The online portfolio displays a quite varied and playful body of work (from sculptures to paintings, drawings, videos and creative writing) mostly related to the liquid, translucent and hilariously dramatic nature of existential thinking.
Goldsmiths University of London, MFA Fine Arts department, London, UK
University for the Creative Arts, BA(Honors) Fine Arts, Canterbury, UK
2011 February- June
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zurich, Media Arts department, Zurich, Switzerland (Erasmus)
Nicolae Tonitza Art High School, Bucharest, Romania
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Art at the entrance, Galateca Gallery, Bucharest, Romania. Dates: December 2018- January 2019. Curated by Andreea Sandu
Extremity film screening, Display Gallery, Berlin, Germany. Date: 18 December. Curated by Katharina Ludwig and Shira Wachsmann
Going Hard: Digbeth First Friday film screening, Grand Union Gallery, Birmingham, UK. Date: 4 November. Curated by Mitra Saboury
Hers; me, Tad Gallery, Denton, Texas, USA. Dates: 24 March-13 May. Curated by Araya Vivorakij
Pavilion Open Art Exhibition 2016, Penarth Pier Pavilion, Whales. Dates: 17 April-15 May
Dystophies as part of The Wrong Digital Art Biennale, Arebyte Gallery, London, U.K. Dates: 1 November 2015- 31 January.
Costumer Experience, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia. Dates: 24 September- 25 October. Curator: Sasha Burkhanova
EESA- Exhibition: Between Democracies 1989-2014: Memory and commemoration, September 2015, Johannesburg, South Africa. Dates: 3-30 September. Curators: Judy Peter and Karen von Veh
Venice Pavilion in London, Hearts Lane Project Space, London, UK. 2-5 July. Curators: Cristiana Bottigella and Tisna Westerhof
Campaign in Vain, Fringe Arts Bath Festival, Bath, UK. Dates: 22 May- 7June. Curator: Rosie Hermon
Plan.Open. Neo craft, Arebyte Gallery, London, UK. Dates: 22-31 October. Curator: Caroline Jane Harris
Latitude Festival, Big Screen, UK. Dates: 17-20 July. Curator: Louise Colbourne
Digital Silk Route, The State of Origin: Reel and Imagined: Film screenings curated by Bindu Mehra in India:
-Bangalore, Date: 22 March
-M.S. University, Faculty of Arts, Baroda. Date: 6 February
-Dr. Ambedkar University, New Delhi. Date: 12 February
Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania. Dates: 17-20 November
Art at the entrance Award, Galateca Galery, Bucharest, Romania
Chelsea Art Club Trust Award, London, UK
Platform Graduate Award, Turner Contemporary, Margate, United Kingdom
“International artistry: Exhibition portrays bond between mothers and daughters”, North Texas Daily. 28 April. Written by Kayleigh Bywater
Guest speaker- Art through the keyhole radio show, Smart FM, Bucharest, Romania. Date: 26 November
Guest speaker- Between democracies 1989-2014: remembering, narrating and reimagining the past in Eastern and Central Europe and South Africa Conference, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Dates: 13-15 March. Curated by Judy Peter
Guest Visiting Artist- University of South Africa, Department of Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology, Pretoria, South Africa. Dates: 11- 17 March