Art Encounters Biennial 2023 | Art Encounters Foundation

The fifth edition of the Art Encounters Biennial - My Rhino Is Not a Myth. art science fictions is dedicated to the intersection of art, science and fictions. The Biennial will take place over a period of eight weeks, between May 19th and July 16th, and will activate 15 exhibition spaces in multiple locations throughout the city.

A “nailhouse” in the middle of the new ISHO complex, the Art Encounters Foundation stands like a resistant real estate holdout – and its operations centre. The house presents possible starting points of the continuous flow of art and science. Sharing narrative spaces in the knowledge of the world’s creation alongside religion – or rather its spiritual ethos – reveals the invisible structures governing our world. Two historical anchor points are set here: the creation of modernity, and for that matter of art and science, by a pope; and the Icon of Modernity, humanity’s last horizon as an avant-garde response to the rapid development of technology and science, a century ago. From thereon, the space threads many routes into the contemporary era, where artists work with and question the latest digital technologies and the new economies they herald.

Artists, participants: Nora al Badri, Chiril Cucu, Albrecht Dürer, Arantxa Etcheverria, Constantin Flondor, Kata Geibl, Liat Grayver & Marcus Nebe, Veronika Hapchenko, Eugène Ionesco, IRWIN, knowbotiq, Kazimir Malevic, Ciprian Mureșan, Museum of Antiquity, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Pors & Rao, Anca Munteanu Rimnic, Karin Sander

Curatorial team: Cristina Bută, Monica Dănilă, Edith Lázár, Ann Mbuti, Adrian Notz, Cristina Stoenescu, Georgia Țidorescu

INFO POINT – Art Encounters Foundation, Bd. Take Ionescu 46C

The program of all exhibition spaces:
Wednesday – Sunday, 12:00 – 20:00

*This program may undergo changes in the following period, please check the updates on the Biennial website at:

The Art Encounters Biennial is an event organised by The Art Encounters Foundation and is financed by the Municipality of Timișoara through the Center for Projects and co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and the Administration of the National Cultural Fund, with Raiffeisen Bank as main partner and ISHO, TAZZ, MEWI and DacoArt as sponsors.

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Bienala Art Encounters 2023, My Rhino is not a Myth. Art-Science-Fictions

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