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Manuela Botis

Manuela Botis contributes a single piece to this exhibition – The Carol – it is however endowed with conclusive valences. The diamond shape of the support is a frame type loved by the artist. Supported by the principle of axial symmetry – while the cross is the geometric and symbolic core of this structure – the image space features a crescendo evolution of a world of shapes with a tendency towards the point, broken or curved line and towards colour, meant to plastically translate an exuberant holiday atmosphere; resorting to the vegetal element (as flowers are suggested, yet unlike the white ones from the carols), featured in these songs originating from the peasantry and being inspired by the church, is materialized in expressive fields separated (in order to support the framework) from other edges with decorative props. - Doina Pauleanu PhD, art critic and director of the Constanta Art Museum.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING:


“Ion Andreescu” Institute of Fine Arts in Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Textiles – class of Professor Vasile Crisan and lecturer Raveca Branzasi; valedictorian


• “Babes-Bolyai” University in Cluj-Napoca, Doctorate in psycho-pedagogy – educational sciences: “The formative tendencies of drawing as a component of general knowledge”


• Teaching guide I



ARTISTIC ACTIVITY:


Participation in over 300 decorative arts exhibition within the country and abroad.


Since 1992 she has been a member of the European Textile Network – ETN, member of the UAP in Romania.


2012 – is a member of the Olympic Fine Arts organisation.



PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS: 


•1987 –Lucian Blaga Festival – Town Cultural Centre – Sebes


• 1988 – UAP Galleries. Arad


• 1989 – Sala Unirii – Alba Iulia


• 1991 – Casa Universitarilor – Cluj-Napoca


• 1991– Clinicii Medicala V Gallery Cluj-Napoca


• 1992 – Lucian Blaga Festival – BCU Library – Cluj-Napoca


• 1992 –Lucian Blaga Days – Culture and Art Palace, Chisinau


• 1992 – International Congress of Vascular Surgery –Transilvania Hotelul – Cluj-Napoca


• 1993 – Senate Hall within the Babes-Bolyai University – Cluj-Napoca


• 1994 – Meeting of the Dacia-Felix Bank Shareholders –Cluj-Napoca National Theatre


• 1994 – Celebrating Women – Clubul Casei Universitarilor Cluj-Napoca


• 1994 – Foaierul Casei Universitarilor – Cluj-Napoca – Cluj Musical Fall


• 1995 – Inauguration of the Cluj Court of Auditors – Cluj-Napoca National Theatre v 1995 – International Symposium of the Court of Auditors – EUROSAI – Club Bazin – Neptun


• 1996 – “Holiday” – Expo Transilvania Cluj-Napoca • 1996 – “Spring” – Clubul Casei Universitarilor Cluj-Napoca v 1997 – “Agraria” – Expo Transilvania Cluj-Napoca


• 1998 – INFOMEDICA – Expo Transilvania Cluj-Napoca v 1998 – International Technical Fair – Expo Transilvania Cluj-Napoca v1998 – “Agraria” – Expo Transilvania Cluj-Napoca


• 1999 – Frezia Gallery – Dej


• 1999 – Casa Universitarilor, Paul Sima Gallery – Cluj-Napoca


• 2001 – “Fascination” – Radio Gallery – Cluj-Napoca


• 2001 – “Agraria” – Expo Transilvania Cluj-Napoca


• 2002 – Gaudeamus Book Fair – Expo Transilvania; Medica 2002 – Expo Transilvania Successful Business Week, organized by MEDIA ON and “Banii nostri” magazine –Transilvania Hotel Cluj-Napoca


• 2003 – Breaza 500 – “Lac de verde” Golf Club and Breaza Municipal Cultural Centre


• 2003 – Expotransilvania – “Products from Cluj” Fair – Painting Exhibition


• 2004 – “Heaven on Earth” –UAP Galleries Cluj-Napoca


• 2005 – “Smooth Light” –“Lucian Blaga” International Poetry Festival, “Octavian Goga” County Library Cluj


• 2006 – “Heaven on Earth” – Frezia Galleries Dej, UAP Galleries Bistrita


• 2008 – Casa Radio din Cluj, “Temple in the Sky” Exhibition


• 2009 – George Baritiu National College – celebrating 90 years since establishment


• 2009 – Decorative Art Exhibition in the Theatre of the “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj during the Celebratory Days of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy


• 2012 – Foaierul Casei Universitarior – “Only Together can We Alienate Suffering” exhibition for the “Sfantul Nectarie” Palliative Care Centre in Cluj



NATIONAL EXHIBITIONS:


• 1986 – Biennial of Painting and Sculpture – Dalles Hall – Bucharest


• 1987 – Youth Exhibition – Dalles Hall – Bucharest


• 1988 – Republican Exhibition of Textile Miniatures – Caminul artei – Bucharest


• 1988 – Workshop 35 Biennial – Baia Mare


• 1989 – National Youth Exhibition of Fine Arts – Dalles Hall – Bucharest


• 1989 – Quadrennial of Decorative Arts Dalles Hall – Bucharest


• 1990 – Youth Exhibition – National Theatre Galleries – Bucharest


• 1992 – Republican Exhibition of Decorative Arts – National Theatre Galleries – Bucharest


• 1994 – Triennial of Decorative Arts – Parliament Palace – Bucharest


• 1997 – Decorative Art Exhibition Cotroceni National Museum, Bucharest


• 2001 – Triennial of Decorative Art – Romexpo – Bucharest


• 2001 – Artis Gallery – “Ioan Mincu” University of Architecture and Civil Engineering


• 2002 – International Triennial of Embroidery – Cluj-Napoca


• 2003 – Triennial of Textile Art, 4th edition - Bucharest


• 2005 – Exhibition of the UAP Award Winners in Romania for 2004 – ARTIS Gallery – Bucharest


• 2005 – National Salon of Textile Miniatures, Artis Gallery, “Ioan Mincu” University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Bucharest


• 2006 – International Triennial of Embroidery – Cluj National Art Museum


• 2006 – UAP Exhibition – Parliament Palace – Bucharest


• 2007 – Book Fair – UNESCO – Romexpo – Bucharest


• 2007 – National Exhibition of Decorative Art – Braila Art Museum, Galati, Constanta, Calarasi, Sinaia, Predeal


• 2008 – First International Triennial of Textile Art – TEXPOART – Iasi


• 2008 – Exhibition of Decorative Arts, Textiles and Ceramics at the Jean Mihail Palace Halls, Craiova


• 2008 – Itinerant Exhibition of Decorative Arts, Textiles and Ceramics Deva, Alba Iulia, Oradea, Baia-Mare, Bistrita, Tg. Mures, Craiova


• 2009 – Perspectives – 54th Exhibition of the Women’s Cultural Federation – Bucharest – Romania


• 2009 – Exhibition of the International Camp of Feminine Art “European Bridges” – Eforie Sud – Romania


• 2009 - Decorative Art Exhibition Cotroceni National Museum, Bucharest


• 2009 - Exhibition of Decorative Arts, Textiles and Ceramics, Prahova County Art Museum, Ploiesti


• 2010 - Decorative Art Exhibition Cotroceni National Museum, Bucharest


• 2011 – National Salon of Contemporary Art at the Sofianu Centre for Exhibitions and Events


• 2011 – International Biennial of Painting, Sculpture and Graphics at the Delta Art Gallery in Arad


• 2011 - Decorative Art Exhibition Cotroceni National Museum, Bucharest


• 2012 - Decorative Art Exhibition Cotroceni National Museum, Bucharest



GROUP EXHIBITIONS:


• 2007 - Exhibition of the International Camp of Feminine Art “European Bridges” – Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu


• 2010 – “94 Contemporary Painters” Exhibition and launching of the album “Tradition and Modernity in Romanian Paintings”, Caminul Artei Galleries, Bucharest


• 2011 – ”First 10 Years” Exhibition, Radio Galleries Cluj


• 2012 – “Salon on the Balcony” Exhibition, Cluj Art Museum



EXHIBITIONS ABROAD:


• 1989 – Romanian Exhibition of Decorative Art – Tretiakov Galleries – Moscow


• 1990 –Lyon Art Museum – France


• 1990 – Namur – Belgium


• 1991 – Brussels, Frasnes les Anvaing – Belgium


• 1991 – Boemia Gallery – Viena – Austria


• 1993 – Les Festival de l’Oiseau – Abbeville – France


• 1993 – Galeria Csok Istvan – Budapest – Hungary


• 1993 – Romanian Cultural Centre – Budapest – Hungary


• 1996 – Romanian Cultural Centre in Budapest – Hungary


• 1996 – Vármegye Gallery – Budapest – Hungary


• 1996 – Frederickberg House – Copenhagen – Denmark


• 1997 – Strasbourg – France


• 1999 – Romanian Student Centre – Copenhagen – Denmark – during Romania’s National Day


• 2001 – Venice – Italy


• 2005 – 2nd edition of the International Art Biennial in Beijing BIAB – China


• 2006 – 50th Exhibition of the International Women’s Federation – City Hall of the 16th arrondissement in Paris – France Exhibition of the International Women’s Culture Federation in Ibbenburen, Germany


• 2008 – 3rd edition of the International Art Biennial in Beijing BIAB – China


• 2008 –Olympic Fine Arts Exhibition – The Forbidden City – Beijing, China


• 2008 – Charitable Exhibition for the Victims of the Sichuan Earthquake in China at the Romanian Embassy in Beijing


• 2010 – Days of the Cluj-Napoca Municipality in Pecs, Hungary – Decorative Art Exhibition – Textiles and Ceramics, Casa Artelor, Terem Club


• 2010 – Exhibition of Romanian Decorative Art – Academia Romana in Roma


• 2010 – 4th edition of the International Art Biennial in Beijing BIAB – China


• 2010 – Exhibition of the Teachers and Students of the “Gheorghe Sincai” Theoretical High School at Cafe ZERO in Pecs, Hungary during the celebration of Cluj at the Pecs European Capital Cultural.


• 2010 – UAPR Exhibition of the Teachers and Students of the “Gheorghe Sincai” Theoretical High School at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing. The paintings were donated for the Chinese MAE project for eradicating poverty in Chinese underprivileged areas


• 2010 - UAPR Exhibition of the Teachers and Students of the “Gheorghe Sincai” Theoretical High School in the Romanian pavilion at the Shanghai World Exhibition. All paintings were donated to the Shanghai Expo Museum 2010 to represent the Romanian pavilion.


• 2011 – Exhibition of Contemporary Romanian Paining – Xenia and her Guests – at the Thuillier Galleries, Paris


• 2012 – Beirut, Lebanon – Flag Exhibition – cultural diversity during the UNESCO World Celebration of cultural diversity


• 2012 – Beirut, Lebanon, English Embassy on the façade of the Phoenicra hotel during the celebration of the birth of the English queen – English flag -  in the interpretation of the artists of the Olympic Fine Arts organization


• 2012 – 5th edition of the International Art Biennial in Beijing BIAB – China



DOCUMENTARY EXCURSIONS:


Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Yugoslavia, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Hungary, USSR.



WORKS IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:


Romania – Royal Collection, Patriarchate Collection; Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Hungary, USA, Australia.



AWARDS:


• 1992 – The “Swan” Award – Lucian Blaga Days – Chisinau


• 1992 – Scholarship in Amsterdam for the Mr. Phing Chong’s course – „Workshop in Theatre”


• 1996 – Scholarship of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Copenhagen


• 2005 – Scholarship of the Ministry of Culture for taking part in the BIAB – International Art Biennial in Beijing


• 2005 – Award from the Romanian Fine Artists for 2004 – textile section, for the “Heaven on Earth” exhibition organized at the UAP Galleries in Cluj-Napoca


• 2005 – The prize for the Lucian Blaga International Poetry Festival for the fine transparency of Blaga’s work.


• 2006 – Degree of excellence from the „Adevarul de Cluj” newspaper


• 2006 – Honourable Medal of the city of Paris


• 2007 – Nominalisation in HÜBNERS – Who Is Who – Encyclopaedia of Romanian Personalities


• 2008 – gold medal at the Olympic Fine Arts – Beijing China


• 2010 – Honourable Diploma awarded by the Management Collective of projects for eradicating poverty of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Chinese Popular Republic  


• 2010 – Degree of Excellence awarded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for preserving, supporting and promoting the national heritage  


• 2010 – Degree of Excellence for painters taking part in the Painting Exhibition for supporting the edifying works of the Sfantul Nectarie Care Centre in Cluj


• 2010 – The “Teacher of the Year” Award granted by the Cluj-Napoca City Hall and Electrogroup at the “Zece pentru Cluj – Juniorii Clujului, Sperantele Cetatii” Excellence Gala.