Art Encounters Biennial: My Rhino is Not a Myth. art science fictions

The fifth edition of the Art Encounters Biennial - My Rhino Is Not a Myth. art science fictions - will take place between May 19 – July 16, 2023, and is dedicated to the intersection of art, science and fictions.

Adrian Notz, curator of the Biennale, makes connections between hyper-digital realities, the modernist avant-garde and the world of contemporary art.

Adrian Notz is joined by a young team of curators and writers – Cristina Bută, Monica Dănilă, Edith Lázár, Ann Mbuti, Cristina Stoenescu and Georgia Țidorescu – as members of the advisory curatorial collective. Between scientific explorations and imaginative speculations, guest artists delve into unknown stories, anticipating alternative histories. Situated between scientific research and imaginative speculation, the Biennial addresses stories of the unknown and the desire for change, adaptation or subversion.

The Biennial proposes 60 artists from 20 countries, 13 of them with newly commissioned works.

15 exhibition spaces become meeting points for people, ideas, cultures and communities. On the occasion of the 2023 Art Encounters Biennal, contemporary art will penetrate new spaces of the city, from Huniade Castle or STPT Multiplexity to ISHO Offices.

A total of 23 spaces in Timișoara, including exhibition spaces, complementary platform spaces, as well as spaces dedicated to events will be activated during 8 weeks through guided tours, the mediation program, art laboratories and conferences that the Art Encounters Foundation prepared together with partners.

Programme Biennial

19 May – 16 July, 2023 

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

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

National Museum of Art Timisoara:
Wednesday – Sunday, 13:00 – 21:00

More details about the programme here.

*Free entry, unless otherwise stated
**This program may undergo changes in the following period, please check the updates on the Art Encounters Biennial website at:

The Art Encounters Biennale is organized by the Art Encounters Foundation, being financed by the Municipality of Timișoara through the Timișoara Project Center and co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and AFCN, with Raiffeisen Bank as its main partner and ISHO, Tazz, MEWI and Dacoart as sponsors.