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Darie DUP (b. 1959, Zlatna, Alba Iulia), sculptor. In 1983 graduated from the ”Nicolae Grigorescu” Institute of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture, Professor Paul Vasilescu class. From 1992 he is a Professor at the University of Art, department of sculpture. Between the years 1995 – 2006 he was the head of the department of sculpture. He is Associate Professor and PhD at the University of Art, Bucharest, Department of Sculpture. In 1984 he received the Romanian Visual Artists Union’s Scholarship and in 2007 received the ”Generalitat Valenciana’s Scholarship”. In 1983 won the 1st Prize for sculpture at Studentfest, Sibiu and in 1988 won the Youth Award at the Biennale of Drawing, Arad. In 1992 won the Romanian Visual Artists' Union Prize for ambiental art. In 2004 he was been awarded with the Order of Cultural Merit in grade of Knight. In 2007 he has received the Excellence Award from the Romanian Visual Artists Union. He has attended at numerous individual and group exhibitions, art salons and symposiums. His art works are exhibited in private collections from: Holland, Germany, Belgium, Italy, France and United States.


2002 - 2004 – Phd in Arts with the thesis: ”Saint George, hero of the Christian Eastern iconography”, Unarte Publishing House – Bucharest, 2006

1992 - present - Associated Professor Sculpture Department at the the National University of Arts, Bucharest (1995 - 2006 Head of Sculpture Department)

1978 - 1983 – ”Nicolae Grigorescu’’ Institute of Fine Arts Bucharest, Department of Sculpture

Awards and grants:

2014 - Order of the Cultural Merit of Romania

2013 - Brancuşi Grant, ICR (Romanian Cultural Institute) / Cité des Arts Paris

2012 - The Prize for Sculpture / the Romania Artists Union (UAP)

2008 - The Prize of the Culture Ministry for the 8 art+, Bucharest

2007 - The Excellency Prize of UAP

2007 - ”Generalitat Valenciana” Grant, Valencia, Spain (workshop Politecnico University)

1995 - The Italian Governmental Grant, Rome

1992 - The Prize for Ambiental Art of the Romanian Artists Union (UAP)

1992 - The Prize for Sculpture, The Municipality Townhall, Bucharest

1991 - The Dzintari Jurmala Residence, Riga

1998 - The Youth Prize - Drawing Biennial, Arad

1985 -  1987 - The Frederick Storck Grant, Bucharest

1984 - The Artists Union (UAP) Grant

1983 - The First Prize for Sculpture, Studentfest, Sibiu

Personal Exhibitions:

2016 - ”The Pink Wheel”, Oracle building, site specific, Bucharest

2016 - Artist Presentation, MNAC, Bucharest

2016 - ”Art at the window”, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest

2016 - AXIS MUNDI#4, site-specific installation, The Romanian Peasant Museum, Bucharest

2015 - AXIS MUNDI#3, site-specific installation, The District Museum of Gorj, Târgu-Jiu, Romania

2014 - AXIS MUNDI#2, site-specific installation, The Contemporary Art Gallery, The Brukenthal Museum of Fine Arts, Sibiu, Romania

2014 - AXIS MUNDI#1, site-specific installation, Brancoveanu Palace, Mogoşoaia, Romania

2011 - ”New Sculptures”, Kovalenco Gallery, Geldrop, the Netherlands

Groups Exhibitions:

2016 - ”Hyperconnectivity”, Many Colors Association, ICR Berlin

2016 - The Collection in the Archives, curators Adriana Oprea and Irina Radu, MNAC, Bucharest

2015 - C.A.R. Contemporary Art, Ruhr/ KunstMesse, Essen, Germany

2015 - Arts in Bucharest, Man Against Life, Arthalle Gallery, Bucharest

2015 - Kovalenco Gallery, Geldrop, the Netherlands

2014 - 150 years - UNA. The Artistic Education, curator Adrian Guţă, MNAC, Bucharest

2014 - Sculpture 2014, TIPOGRAFIA gallery, Bucharest

2014 - Arts in Bucharest, TIPOGRAFIA gallery, Bucharest

2013 - ”Black Trees”, drawing installation, Les Atelieres de la Rue Ordener, Paris

2013 - ”Trees by nails” - video-8’, (video camera Veronique Barbé), Cité des Arts Paris

2011 - Kovalenco Gallery, Geldrop, the Netherlands

2011 - ”ZOOmania”, curator Mihai Oroveanu, MNAC, Bucharest

2011 - ”The Other Body”, Victoria Art Center, Bucharest

2009 - ”The Bronze Age”, The Art Museum, Cluj, Romania

2008 - ”8art+”, curator Mihai Oroveanu, Dalles Gallery, Bucharest, ICR Madrid, ICR Paris, ICR Lisabona

2007 - ”Homage to Brancuşi”, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, Mumbai, India

2007 - ”The trace of my body in space”, with Reka Csapo Dup, UNA Gallery, Bucharest

2006 - Group exhibition, the  Art Museum, Cluj, Romania

2004 - Self-portrait, Mogoşoaia Palace, Bucharest

2000 - ”Ecce Homo”, Hazelaar Gallery, Soest, the Netherlands

1998 - Romanian Art Abroad, Mucsarnok, curator Laszlo Beke, Sorin Dumitrescu, .Budapest

1998 - Zeitgenössiche Rumänische Kunst, Leipzig Book Fair, curator Mihai Oroveanu, Leipzig, Germany

1995 - Edizione Centenario Biennale di Venezia, The Romanian Pavillion, curators Coriolan Babeti and Dan Haulica, Venice, Italy

1995 - Deventer Gallery, the Netherlands

1995 - Catacomba Gallery, Bucharest

1994 - Apeldoorn, the Netherlands

1994 - Artexpo, Bucharest

1994 - Simeza Gallery, Bucharest

1993 - Hazelaar Gallery, Soest, the Netherlands

1992 - World Exhibition - Sevilla – The Era of Discovery, The Romanian Pavillion, curators Mihai Oroveanu and Coriolan Babeti, Sevilla, Spain

1992 - Sculpture Symposium, Borchel En Schaft, the Netherlands

1991 - Auriga, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest

1990 - ”9+9”, Dalles Gallery, curator Mihai Oroveanu, Bucharest

1990 - Darie Dup and Maria Cocea -Sculptures and Drawings, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest

Artworks in collections:

Auriga - ”The Soldier Step”, Stephan Janssen Collection, State University Art Museum, Phoenix, U.S.A.

King Michael of Romania Collection, Bucharest

Artworks in collections of Art Museums from Bucharest, Bacau, Galati, National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest.

Artworks in private collections: Holland , Germany, Belgium, Italy, France, United States