Iulian Bisericaru (b. 1987) lives and works in Sibiu, Romania. He graduated from the Painting Department of the University of Arts and Design Cluj-Napoca (RO) and developed his PhD thesis around the relationship between architecture and painting, with a critical overview of the ecological ideology. Iulian Bisericaru’s artworks offer a somehow neglected or hidden perspective on aspects of contemporary society, that the human eye willingly avoids.
Ironic and playful at the same time, Iulian Bisericaru invites the beholder to take a position towards environmental issues, be it by depicting the remains of industrial society or by approaching the controversial topic of city planning and resource exploitation. His artist book with texts by Liviana Dan, Marie Maertens and Cristina Stoenescu was launched in May 2022, with a solo show curated by Marie Maertens at Anca Poterasu Gallery in Bucharest. The artist was awarded a grant for an virtual artistic residency organized by the European Alliance of Art Academies through Akademie der Künste, Berlin in 2022. During February – May 2019 Iulian Bisericaru attended the residency Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris and two years earlier he took part in the International Summer Residency in Aschersleben. In 2012 he was nominated for Start Point Prize and he also received the Expomaraton Award. In 2017 his work "Diebenkorn Background" (2016) was featured in the Italian journal La Lettura - Corriere dela Sera (July, 2017).