Prior to working at Para/Site,Cosmin Costinas was the curator of BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, Netherlands (since January 2009) and an advisory board member of Patterns/Erste Foundation, Vienna, Austria. At BAK, Mr. Costinas curated the exhibitions In the middle of things by Olga Chernysheva; I, the Undersigned by Rabih Mroue (toured throughout 2011 at Iniva – Institute of International Visual Arts, London, Lunds konsthall, Lund; tranzit+display, Prague; Wurttembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart and Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw); Expo Zero by Boris Charmatz; 1st Former West Congress (with Maria Hlavajova) and Surplus Value by Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor. Mr. Costinas co-curated (with Ekaterina Degot and David Riff) the 1st Ural Industrial Biennial, entitled Shockworkers of the Mobile Image, Ekaterinburg, 2010, and was an editor of documenta 12 Magazines, Kassel/Vienna in 2005–2007.

He co-authored the novel Philip (2007) and has contributed his writing to prestigious magazines, books, and exhibition catalogs across the world. Mr. Costinas has taught and lectured at different universities and art academies in Europe and China. Other recent curatorial projects include: After the Final Simplification of Ruins. Forms of historiography in given places, Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea, Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2009; The Demon of Comparisons, Electric Palm Tree, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA) and University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 2009; Like an Attali Report, but different. On fiction and political imagination, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, 2008; and Textground, Display Gallery, Prague, 2004.


Cosmin Costinas
Cosmin Costinas
Satu Mare, 1982

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City of birth: Satu Mare Country of birth: Romania Date of birth: 1982 Lives in: Hong Kong