About

email: sabinatupan@gmail.com

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.

EDUCATION

2012-2014
Goldsmiths University of London, MFA Fine Arts department, London, UK

2009-2012
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)

2005-2009
Nicolae Tonitza Art High School, Bucharest, Romania

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
Art at the entrance, Galateca Gallery, Bucharest, Romania. Dates: December 2018- January 2019. Curated by Andreea Sandu

2017
Extremity film screening, Display Gallery, Berlin, Germany. Date: 18 December. Curated by Katharina Ludwig and Shira Wachsmann

2016
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

2015
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

2014
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

2011
Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania. Dates: 17-20 November

AWARDS

2019
Art at the entrance Award, Galateca Galery, Bucharest, Romania

2013
Chelsea Art Club Trust Award, London, UK

2012
Platform Graduate Award, Turner Contemporary, Margate, United Kingdom

PUBLICATIONS

2016
“International artistry: Exhibition portrays bond between mothers and daughters”, North Texas Daily. 28 April. Written by Kayleigh Bywater

TALKS

2018
Guest speaker- Art through the keyhole radio show, Smart FM, Bucharest, Romania. Date: 26 November

2015
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