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BOGDANA CONTRAS (b. 1977, Bucharest) visual artist specialized in painting. In 2000 she graduated from the National University of Arts in Bucharest, Prof. Vladimir Zamfirescu’s class, and in 2005 the master degree at the same university Prof. Marin Gherasim’s class. Since 2001 she has been a member of the Romanian Artists Union. Her paintings are in the collection of the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, the Targoviste Art Museum and in private collections in Germany, France, Austria and Romania.

2005 - Master of National Art University of Bucharest, Prof. Marin Gherasim
2000 - National University of Arts Bucharest, Painting Department, Prof. Vladimir Zamfirescu

2006 - Kultur Kontakte Scholarship, International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria

2001 - Member of the Roamanian Artists Union

1998 - 3rd Prize, "Accents & Impression" Competition, Bucharest

Personal exhibitions:
2015 - "Fairy Tales", "Vasile Grigore" Art Museum, Bucharest
2009, 2008 - Goldart - Hilton Gallery, Bucharest
2006 - "Traces of a Dream", Romanian Cultural Institute in Berlin, Germany
2004 - "Networking", Galateea Gallery, Bucharest
2004 - "Beloved Beings", Arcadia Gallery, Lower Danube Museum, Calarasi

Group exhibitions (selection):
2018 - "Tendenze visive dopo postmodernismo", Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Pisa, Italy
2017 - Retrospective of contemporary Romanian painting Paris - Bucharest, Constantin Brancusi Hall, Parliament Palace, Bucharest
2016 - "Medieval Ipostases", National Library of Romania, Bucharest
2015 - "Add to Address Book", Museum of Young Art Vienna (MOYA), Austria
2015 - "Soleil de l'Est", Romanian Cultural Institute, Bucharest
2014 - "Mystic Ciric", Danaart Gallery, Bucharest
2014 - Art Safari, Art Pavilion Bucharest
2013 - 3 x Contras, Mogosoaia Palace
2012 - "Citadel. Studio to the Danube V ", Gallery 418, Bucharest
2012 - Chateau de Trousse-Barriere, Briare, France
2011 - Thuillier Gallery, Paris, France
2011 - "Mario Vargas Llosa. Possible Illustration of the Book ", Elite Art Gallery, Bucharest
2011 - "How It Was Possible", The Romanian Peasant Museum, Bucharest
2009 - "Angelic state", Veroniki Art Gallery, Bucharest
2007 - "European Bridges", Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu
2007 - "Let's talk ... about migration", Municipal Art Gallery of Thessaloniki, Greece
2006 - "Confessions for Continuity", with Aurel Contras, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest
2004 - Spring Salon, Mogosoaia Palaces
2002 - International Fair of Visual Arts, Bucharest National Theater
2001 - "Millenium" Municipal Salon, Dalles Hall, Bucharest
2000 - "Qeenta", Museum of Romanian Literature, Bucharest