Maria Rus Bojan

Maria Rus Bojan is a Romanian art critic and curator living and working in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She has been a curator at the Art Museum of Transylvania, Cluj, and the general director of the Sindan Cultural Foundation Bucharest. She is known for debuting internationally an entire generation of artists: Victor Man, Adrian Ghenie, Ciprian Muresan and many others at the beginning of the years 2000 within the art program of Sindan Foundation and the series of exhibitions entitled generically Re:Location & Shake. Together with Martin Sturm, she curated the exhibition Re:Location 2 (2002, OK Centrum, Linz); with Enrico Lunghi Re:Location 4, (2003, Casino Luxembourg and Tranzit Foundation, Cluj); and Shake the Limits (2003, The Contemporary Art Museum, Bucharest). Since she moved to Amsterdam, she curated and produced several international exhibitions such as Ulay’s major retrospective, GEN.E.T.RATION ULTIMA RATIO (2005, Centro Parraga Murcia, Spain); the symposia and exhibitions program Art in the New Field of Visibility (2008, De Appel, NIMK, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam) and Ready Media (2008, NIMK Amsterdam, The Contemporary Art Museum, Belgrade); Locked-In (2008, Casino de Luxembourg), Strategies for Concealing (2008, C-Space Beijing), Tales of the Unexpected (2010, in the framework of Art Rotterdam) and ULAY - a Retrospective from the 70-80s, (2010, MB Art Agency, Amsterdam).
In 2008, Maria Rus Bojan founded Project Foundation, an organization aiming to offer a platform for new formats of exhibiting and design of contemporary art programs. Since February 2010, she is the director of the international and curatorial program of Art Rotterdam.
She is the initiator of the project Performing History, to be presented in the Romanian Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition- la Biennale di Venezia 2011.