MAN, Călin




piata enescu 1, arad 310131, arad, romania


Gallery Address:

Museum Arad
Piața Enescu 1
Arad 310131





    (Arad, 1961)

    Academic studies:
    1982-1987 – Timișoara University, Faculty of Letters;

    Professional activity:
    Since 1978 – member of Kinema Ikon group.
    Since 1985 he works as curator and photographer for the Art Museum in Arad.  
    1990-1993 - editor and designer of Conversatia magazine.
    1993- present- Intermedia 

    He works on photography, performance, photo and video installations, multimedia interactive on-line and off-line projects, he publishes articles and works on experimental poetry shows.


    Solo exhibitions:
    1986-1987 - Pleonasm in peisaj/Pleonasm in the scenery, Sala Forum, Arad;
    1988 - Hieroglifa/The Hieroglyph, Art Museum Arad;
    2002 - mugz, FILE [Festival internacional de linguagem eletronica] / Shared Work, Sao Paulo;
    2002 - net.art_kitFundamental Patterns - Peripheral Basics, JavaMuseum, Köln;
    2003 The Golden Virus, cycle plasticien du web, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris;
             - The 50th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Romanian pavilion;
              - e-story / istorii, S.P.A.C.E. gallery, ICCA (International Center for Contemporary Art), Bucharest;

    Group exhibitions (selection): 
    1994 - International Contemporary Art Bienniale, Sao Paolo, Brazilia;
             - Art Unlimited SRL, Art Museum, Arad, Romania;
    1995 - Retrospective Kinema Ikon, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France;
             - International Small Sculpture Biennial, Murska Sobota, Slovenia;
             - Inter(n), Art Museum, Arad, Romania;
    1997 - OSTranenie, Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany;
             - European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany;
    1998 - International Symposium on Electronic Art – ISEA, Liverpool, Great Britain;
             - European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany;
    1999 - Off-line@On-line Media Art Festival, Talin, Estonia;
             - Art on the Net 1999, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo, Japan;
             - 4th Biennial on Media + Architecture, Gratz, Austria;
             - VIPER International Festival for Film Video and New Media, Lucerne, Switzerland;
             - After the Wall, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden;
             - 28th International Festival of New Cinema &New Media, Montreal, Canada;
             - Centenary Dream CG Grand Prix 99, Aizu, Japan;
             - Contact Zones: The Art of the cd-rom, Cornell University, New York, SUA;
             - WRO’99 Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw, Poland;
              - 2nd International Show of Art in cd-rom, MECAD, Barcelona, Spain;
    2000 - Through the Looking Glass, Beachwood Center for the Arts, Beachwood, Ohio, USA;
             - Video Lisboa, cd-rom Exhibition, Lisabons, Portugal;
             - After the Wall, Ludwig Museum, Budapesta, Hungary;
             - Festival of Independent Press, Tlaxcala, Mexic;
             - FILE sFestival internacional de linguagem eletronicat, Sao Paolo, Brazil;
             - VIPER International Festival for Film Video and New Media, Basel, Switzerland;
              - Digital/Electronic Art Exhibition, Gertrude Posel Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa;
              - 29th International Festival of New Cinema &New Media, Montreal, Canada; NETMAGE First International Festival on           Media, Arts and Communication, Bologna, Italy;
              - ISEA 2000 Revelation, Bookmark, Forum des Images, Paris, France;
    2001 - The Venice Biennale 49th International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, romanian pavilion, context project;
              - CYNETart, International Festival for computer-based Art in Dresden;
             - Video Lisboa, cd-rom exhibition, Lisboa;
             - Microwave International Media Art Festival, Hong Kong;
    2002 - European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück;
             - The Free Biennial, New York;
    2003 - Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin;
             - Chiang Mai First New Media Art Festival, CMU Art Museum, Thailand;
             - Preview, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest;
    2004 - Cosmopolis1, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki;
             - Contact Zones: The Art of CD-Rom, Sag Harbor, New York, New World Gallery @ Radio Free Hamptons;
             - VI Salon Internacional De Arte Digital, Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau, Cuba;
             - Thailand New Media Art Festival, Bangkok;
    2005 - project 2005 by Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts Tokyo;
             - 15th Videobrasil International Eletronic Art Festival, Sao Paulo;
             - Fluxus 05 - International Film Festival on The Internet;
             - Metanarrative(s)? 5th Symposium on Art and Multimedia, Mediateca CaixaForum Barcelona;
    2006 - VAD International Video and Digital Arts Festival Girona, Spain;
             - Media Art Friesland Festival;
             - Streaming Festival {The Hague};
             - Unauthorized Access: The Art Of Hacking. Media Exhibit, Hermitage, St. Petersburg;
     2007 - 12th Split Film Festival;
             - d>art07 Web Exhibition program, Australian Center for Photography Sydney;
             - virtual, 2nd exhibition in Europäisches Zentrum für Kunst und Industriekultur, Völklingen;
    2008 - International Festival of Electronic Art 404, Trieste;
             - 21 Stuttgarter Filmwinter – Festival for Expanded Media, Stuttgart;
    2010 - When History Comes Knocking: Romanian Art from the 80s and 90s in Close Up, Galeria Plan B Berlin;
             - SpeedShow: TRACES, Extremis Internet Cafe, Bucharest;
             - art tech media 2010, Spain;
     2012 - kinema ikon on permanent view at the Museum of Art Arad;
             - Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Palais de Tokyo;
             - Overlapping Biennial, Bucharest;
     2013 - FILE [Festival internacional de linguagem eletronica], Sao Paulo
             - In This Pavilion One Can See Art - Romania in Venice. 89 years with La Biennale, Bucharest
             - WRO 2013 Pioneering Values. 15 Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw;

    1994 -  What’s Happening to Our Young Man;
    1997 – Bitmap Blooz;
    1997 – Da Guerre Net;

    Curatorial work:
    2003 - alteridem.exe_2, hypermedia installation, romanian pavilion, The 50th Venice Biennale;
    2010 - kinema ikon 7010, Art Museum Arad;
    2012 - kinema ikon on permanent view at the Museum of Art Arad;
    Wunderkammer & Other Apparatus, Art Museum Arad, ongoing;
    2013 - kinema ikon: serial / season one;
    Cd-rom projects:
    1998 – Locomotion Pictures; Sortitura Filantropica; Das Wanderbuch;
    1999 – Da Guerre Net

    Off-line and suport on-line projects :
    1999 – The Golden Virus &Other Web Site Stories;
    2000 – Esoth Eric 

    Interactive on-line projects:
    Pata Phisika du Fish –;
    The Golden Virus Monthly Report –˜kinema-ikon,;
    The Last Man Standing –˜kinema-ikon/01,; Esoth Eric –

    1995: Prize of Municipality _ 12th International Biennial of Small Sculpture, Murska Sobota 
    2000: Second prize _ INFOS 2000 (off-line) "" contest, Ljubljana
    2000: Second place _ FILE [Festival internacional de linguagem eletronica], Sao Paulo
    2001: First place _ FILE [Festival internacional de linguagem eletronica], Sao Paulo
    2001: Recognition _ CYNETart, International Festival for computer-based Art in Dresden
    2002: The JavaArtist of the Year Award 2002
    2005: Honorable mention _ project 2005 by Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts Tokyo
    2005: Best Net Art Project Award, Prog:ME, 1st Festival of Electronic Media of Rio de Janeiro
    2010: Mencion Especial, Festival Internacional de la Imagen, Manizales, Colombia

    Museums and private galleries:
    1995 - Galerija Murska Sobota: Cartridge (instalație);
    1998 - La Fondation Daniel Langlois, Montreal: Locomotion Pictures (cd-rom);
    1999 - Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, Cornell University, New York: Das Wanderbuch (cd-rom);
    1999 - Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris: The Golden Virus (cd-rom/internet)
    2000 - National Museum of Contemporay Art Bucharest: Esoth Eric (proiect offline/online project)
             - Rhizome ArtBase: The Last Man Standing [net based work] _ 2000; Esoth Eric (net based) 
    2005 - W139 Gallery Amsterdam: dig%it (net based work); 


    Surse web:

    Lucia Simona Dinescu, Calin Man, file de poveste electronica, Observator cultural, no. 89/2006
    George Sabau, contextual history of kinema ikon, kinema ikon catalogue, 2005, pp. 4-66
    Adela Vaetisi, ‘Hypermedia Dictatorship’, alteridem.exe_2, catalogue of the Romanian pavilion at the 50th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, 2003, pp. 64-67
    Dreams and Conflicts, The Dictatotship of the viewer, 50th International Art Exhibition, Venice, catalogue,  2003, pp. 584, 585
    Ștefan Tiron, ‘Filogeneza increngaturii mecha-krestanatz’, Sunete, no. 4 November 2003, pp. 48-49.
    Rossitza Daskalova, The CIAC's Electronic Art Magazine, Montreal, No.12 January 2001
    Net Art Guide, Fraunhofer, Electronic Business Innovationszentrum, Stuttgart, 2000, pp. 140, 256
    Calin Man, INFOS 2000 (off-line) ”” contest (cd-rom), 2000, Ljubljana
    Viper, catalogue, Bassel, 2000, pp.162
     Netmage, Piccola enciclopedia dell' immaginario tecnologico, Oscar Mondatori,2000,  pp.49
     Nouveau Cinema Nouveaux Media, Montreal, 2000, pp.171
     Irina Cios, ‘Profil 90. Calin Man 1001 de povesti digitale’ / ‘1001 Digital Stories”, Observator Cultural, no. 36/2000
     Judit Angel, After the Wall, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 1999
     Experiment in the Romanian Art Since 1960, Bucharest, 1996, pp 62; 63; 88; 89; 116
     European Media Art Festival Osnabrück 1997, pp.49; 156
    OSTranenie, the International Electronic Media Forum, Bauhaus Dessau, 1997, pp. 92-92; 486-489; OSTranenie 93, 95, 97 [cd-rom], Bauhaus Dessau,1999
    kinema ikon, MEdia CULPA [cd-rom], Soros Center For Contemporary Art Bucharest, 1995/1997
    Calin Man, Intermedia 9/1996 author issue
    Judit Angel, Inter(n), Art Museum Arad, 1995, pp. 5; 11; 30-33
    kinema-ikon, ”Randevuul”, 010101 exhibition, Soros Center For Contemporary Art Bucharest, 1994, pp.133-141
    Calin Dan, ”Geography (1)” 12th International Biennial, Galerija Murska Sobota,, 1995, pp. 144-145; 154-155
    Calin Dan, ”Meta” Sao Paulo Internacional 22 Bienal,1994, pp.373-375