Artists in Residence, February 2016: Iulia Toma & Claudiu Cobilanschi

Iulia Toma and Claudiu Cobilanschi from Romania are the Artists in Residence at the quartier21 / MuseumsQuartier in Vienna for the month of February 2016:

“The principal inspiration behind this residency research is the availability of two different collections – of natural science and of contemporary art respectively, that don’t have a real counterpart in Bucharest: MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts and the world-renowned meteorite collection at the Natural History Museum Vienna.”

Iulia Toma is teaching a course in UNARTE Bucharest, Dept. Textile ART with the title “From subject to object in contemporary textile art” and wants to continue her research with an extensive study of the MAK collections, as a necessary addition to a future publication based on her doctoral thesis.

Claudiu Cobilanschi was the artist in residence at the Kunsthalle Krems (Nov – Dec 2014). This enabled a first contact to the Natural History Museum in Vienna, enabling him the potential to develop a direct collaboration with researchers and scientists working for the NHM in Vienna, that would support a future documentary film based on meteorites found in Romania.

For their full bios, have a look here.