Dan Istrate

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Sculptor Dan Istrate was born in 1975 in Cluj, Romania, where he lives and works today. In 1993, he graduated from the “Ioan Andreescu” Academy of Visual Arts in Cluj, in 2005, he graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti, Carrara, Italy, sculpture major. In 2008 he got his Master’s Degree in sculpture from the Accademia di Belle Arti, Carrara, Italy, and in 2012 he got his PhD in visual arts at UAD, Cluj-Napoca. He lived and worked in Carrara, Italy, for many years. His portfolio of exhibitions is impressive. He is an artist who has been awarded many national and international prizes, among which we mention the Grand Prize at the Ube, Yamaguchi Biennale in Japan, in 2011.

DAN ISTRATE, SHOWS (EXHIBITIONS):

2015: Group exhibition, UAP Gallery Baia Mare, Romania

2013: Personal exhibition, Seiho Gallery,Tokyo,Japan

2011: Ube Biennale, Yamaguchi,Japan

2010: Group exhibition, Villa Cutturi, Marina di Massa, Italy

2009: Biennale of Vught, Netherlands

2008: Personal exhibition, Bugno Art Gallery, Venezia, Italy

2007: Personal exhibition, Bugno Art Gallery, Venezia, Italy

2006: Personal exhibition, Laimbock Galerie, Langbrook, The Netherlands

2005: Sculpture symposium , Os, Norway

2004: Sculpture symposium, Capo d’Orlando, Sicily, Italy

2004: Sculpture symposium, Lattakia, Siria

2004: Sculpture symposium, Balatonfured, Hungary

2003: Personal exhibition, Covalenco Gallery, Geltrop, Eindhooven, The Netherlands

2003: Sculpture symposium, Menorca, San Patrici, Spain

2003: Sculpture symposium, Os, Norway

2003: Goup exhibition, Istituto Rumeno di Cultura e Ricerca Umanistica,Venezia, Italy

2002: Group exhibition, Logge di Palazzo Pretorio, Volterra, Italy

2002: Sculpture symposium, Capo d’Orlando, Sicily, Italy

2002: Sculpture symposium, Rakali, Pula, Croatia

2002: Sculpture symposium, Aswan, Egypt

2001: Biennale of young artists, Accademia di Carrara, Massa-Carrara, Italy

2001: Sculpture symposium, Volargne, Verona, Italy

2001: Sculpture symposium, Carrara, Massa-Carrara, Italy

2001: Personal exhibition, Istituto Rumeno di Cultura e Ricerca Umanistica,Venezia, Italy

2000: Sculpture symposium, Ramiseto, Reggio-Emilia, Italy

2000: Sculpture symposium, Budduso, Sardegna, Italy

2000: Group exhibition, Spilimbergo, Pordenone, Italy

2000: Group exhibition “Incontro-Întâlnire”, Istituto Rumeno di Cultura e Ricerca Umanistica, Venezia, Italy

2000: Group exhibition “Vacanze Rumene”, Villa Antonini-Belgrado,  Saciletto di Ruda, Udine, Italy

2000: Group exhibition, Fellows of the Foreign Academies in Rome “Strade incrociate”, Rome, Italy

2000: Group exhibition “Dante in Romania”, Accademia di Romania, Rome, Italy

2000: Group exhibition “Incontro-Întâlnire”, Accademia di Romania, Rome, Italy

1999: Sculpture symposium, Madonna di Campiglio, Trento, Italy

1999: Sculpture symposium, Buddusò, Sardegna, Italy

1999: Group exhibition “Studi aperti”, Accademia di Romania, Rome, Italy

1999: Sculpture symposium, Rocca di Papa, Rome, Italy

1999: Group exhibition “100 Romanian Sculptors at the Biennale of Ravenna, Italy

1999: Group exhibition, Casa dell’Universitario, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

1998: Biennale of Ravenna, Italy

1997: Personal exhibition, Gijzenrooi Gallerie, Geltrop, Netherlands

1997: Group exhibition of the Romanian prize-winners of the Biennale di Ravenna, “Apollo” Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

1996: Biennale of Ravenna, Italy

1995: Sculpture symposium, Cãptãlani, Alba-Iulia, Romania 02/11/2004

1995: Personal exhibition, Comune di Cornate d’Adda, Milano, Italy

1994: Personal exhibition, “Paul Sima” Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

DAN ISTRATE, AWARDS: 

2011: GRAND PRIZE, Ube Biennale,Yamaguchi, Japan

2004: Second Prize at the XXXI Prize Sulmona 2004, Italy

2000: First Prize, Wood Sculpture Symposium Budduso, Sardegna, Italy

1999: Fourth Prize, Granite Sculpture Symposium Budduso, Sardegna,Italy

1998: Medal of the Italian Republic President, Ravenna Biennale, Italy

1997: Third Prize, Sculpture Symposium “Nantopietra”, Vicenza, Italy

1996: Collective Medal for the Romanian prize winners at the Biennale of Ravenna, Italy

1995: Prize of the “Lucian Blaga” Foundation, UNESCO, Romania

 

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