Art historian and artist Călin Dan was appointed director of Romania’s National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), replacing the museum’s founding director, Mihai Oroveanu, who died of a heart attack in August 2013.
Călin Dan studied art history and theory in Bucharest, and has been active since 1976 as a journalist, art critic, art historian, cultural manager and as an artist in the artist duo subREAL. Recent positions include chief editor of Arta magazine; artistic director of the Soros Centre for Contemporary Arts, Bucharest; artistic director for media platforms at Lost Boys Interactive, Amsterdam, and consultant at the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture. A leading figure in the promotion of Romanian visual arts through the 1990s, he also co-authored the educational strategy of the new media department in the Art University of Bucharest, developing an extensive activity in art education and research.
16 February 2015.