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Vita Dana Fabini
Dana Simona Fabini, born 1963 in Cluj-Napoca, is a visual artist who lives in Germany and Romania. She studied at the Art Academy in Cluj-Napoca. She taught at the same Academy from 1990 to 2006, and obtained a doctoral degree in 2005 on artistic creativity and the relationship between art and art therapy. Since 1990 she constantly exhibits in art galleries and museums as well as outdoors in public spaces. She publishes art studies and teaches art at an academic level. She coordinates art projects and makes contributions to social creativity.
She works with text and image in expressing subjects from ancient and contemporary cultures. Focusing on concepts, she applies and develops classical techniques, performance and multimedia in creating a personal library of text images in continual transformation.
2010 she established the concept of Bibliotheca Diotima to design the entirety of her work.
2016 she established Dialog in Agora, a platform of intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogue.
Dana Fabini is member, among others, of the Romanian Union of Artists UAP, member of GEDOK and Literatur Forum Südwest in Germany, and founding member of Ceramart (organizer of the International Ceramics Biennial Romania).

Exhibitions and performances - selection
2016 Blaue Stunde VII, international video festival, Alte Feuerwache Köln / Langer Abend der Freiburger Literatur, Alter Wiehrebahnhof / 2015 Der Faden der Ariadne, solo exhibition Atelier-Galerie 21 Köln  / poesis.hier, exhibition with Beate Gördes/ performance with Petra Deus, Quartier am Hafen Köln / Logos, performance with Nicolas Simion, 2. International Ceramics Biennial Cluj Napoca / New Sounds & Old Codes, performance with Nicolas Simion & Band, Ensemblia Festival, Mönchengladbach / 2014 Natur und Mensch, solo exhibition Universitätsklinikum Freiburg / 2013 offene Ateliers with Angelika Wittek Kunstraum 57 Köln / 2011 Kunstakademie der Weltkulturen, 25 Jahre Interkulturelle Woche in Köln, Galerie am Ursulakloster / 2009 Einblicke und Sichtweisen. Positionen zwischen Tradition und Aufbruch, Romanian-German exhibition Lichthof Köln / 2008  Dreisprung Triplu Salt Troskok, international exhibition Germany, Romania and Slowenia, Künstlerforum Bonn / 2006 Offenbarung, solo exhibition HkD Hannover / 2005 Grădini abandonate, solo exhibition Casa Matei Corvin Cluj Napoca / Zwischen Himmel und Erde, solo exhibition RPI Loccum / 2003 empFinden. Verlassene Gärten, solo exhibition Galerie Heinz Bossert Köln / 2002 Briefe mit Träumen, solo exhibition I.Q. Institut, Hannover / 2000 Liber studiorum, Art Museum Cluj Napoca / Dialog cu noi și fără noimă, Galeria Apollo București / 1999 Verlassene Gärten, solo exhibition DAA Galerie Hannover / 1998 Ausstellung rumänischer Graphik, Innsbruck / Na Folimance, solo exhibition private room Prague / 1997 Romanian Artists, Kaposvar / Libertatea de mișcare, international exhibition, Art Museum Bistrița / 1997 Copaci indieni, solo exhibition, Galeria Luminii Timișoara / 1996 Academia 70, Art Museum Cluj Napoca / Paradisul național, Centrul Cultural Maghiar București / Dornröschen, solo exhibition Kloster Bersinghausen / 1995 Cluj-București, București-Cluj, Galeria Orizont București / 1994 Medium AnnArt 5, Art Museum Sfântu Gheorghe / Picasso privește Picasso, Centrul Cultural Maghiar București / Abmocatac, group performance, Cluj Napoca / 1993 solo exhibition, Galeria Mare Cluj Napoca / 1992 Ecce Homo, Galeria Orizont București / 1991 Stare fără titlu, Art Museum Timișoara / Lumină, apă, culoare  Galeria Nouă Oradea, and Budapest / Exhibition Romanian Painting, Windesheim Zwolle / 1990 Tineri artiști, Galeria Mare Cluj Napoca / International Miniature Exhibition, Del Bello Gallery, Toronto / 1989 Quadrienala de Artă Decorativă, Sala Dalles, București / 1988 Bienala Atelier 35, Art Museum Baia Mare, Art Museum Galați / Artiști clujeni, Sala Dalles București

Projects and workshops - selection
2016-2017 Dialog in Agora. Zeitgenössische Archäologie, interculturel project Cluj Napoca _ Köln/ 2015 Die eigene Identität wahrnehmen und systemisch erleben, workshop Universitätsklinikum Freiburg / 2013 Oase – mein Wohlfühlort, workshop Berufskolleg Lindenthal Köln / 2011 Anleitung zur kunstpädagogisch und heilpädagogisch fundierten Arbeit für Multiplikatoren, Europäischer Workshop mit Dr. Rabea Müller, Kölner Institut für Kulturarbeit und Weiterbildung / Nationale Identität und Interkulturalität. Arbeitsmethoden im Kunstunterricht, 2. Kunstpädagogentag, Kölner Institut für Kulturarbeit und Weiterbildung / Kunst und Wissenschaft. Auf der Spuren von Leonardo da Vinci, Kunstprojekt Dietrich Bonhoeffer Gymnasium, Bergisch Gladbach / Ich, Du und die Welt, Kunstprojekt mit Letitia Gaba, Magistrale der Schulverwaltungsamtes Köln / 2010 Die kulturelle Vermittlung der Rezeption in den bildenden Künsten. Folgen für die Kunstbildung und die Kunsttherapie, workshop Universität zu Köln / 2009 Selbstporträts, Kunstprojekt mit Letitia Gaba, Hauptschule Büllowstr., Köln / Das unterdrückte Talent. Aspekte der Kunstpädagogik im europäischen Vergleich, 1. Kunstpädagogentag, Kölner Institut für Kulturarbeit und Weiterbildung / 2007 Interferenzen, international project, Stiftung Keramion Frechen, Institut für Künstlerische Keramik und Glas Höhr-Grenzhausen, Universitatea de Artă și Design Cluj Napoca / Creativitate și Identitate, workshop Conferința Națională de Terapie prin Artă, București / 2006 Synagoga und Ecclesia, workshop with Prof. Dr. Ursula Rudnick, HkD Murten / 2005 Symbole zwischen Didaktik und kreativer Aneignung, workshop with Prof. Dr. Ursula Rudnick, RWTH Aachen / 2004 Kunst und Kreativität, workshop with  Prof. Dr. Ursula Rudnick, RWTH Aachen / 2001 Cărămida culturală, Deutsches Kulturzentrum Cluj Napoca / 2001 Projet personnel, with Fabrice Azzolin and Dominique Tisserandet, Universitatea de Artă și Design Cluj Napoca / 2000  Art education, intercultural workshop, École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Nantes / Mural Global, internationales Wandmalprojekt der Agenda 21 UNESCO in Niedersachsen / Pax Danubiana, European art project coordinated by Regina Hellwig Schmid, Regensburg / 1998 Scroll Installation, international art project coordinated by Iren Jensen, Mo i Rana Norwegen and Los Angeles USA

Books, lectures and articles - selection
2016 Bibliotheka Engialdina 3. Teil, in Wortschau Literaturmagazin Nr. 27, ISBN: 978-3-944286-15-0 / Aspecte ale avangardei artistice la 1916 în România și Europa de Vest, Simpozion Biblioteca Română din Freiburg / 2015 In the beginning was the Word. Logos and Metamorphosis in the creation of art, 2. International Ceramics- Biennial, Art Museum Cluj Napoca / 2015 Logos, in Wortschau Literaturmagazin Nr. 25, ISBN: 978-3-944286-13-6 / 2014 Kunstpädagogisches Arbeiten, 13. Kölner Lernfest, Komed Media Park / 2011 Rauf und Runter, Ausstellung Museum Zündorfer Wehrturm, Köln / 2008 Kunst und Identität, Künstlerforum Bonn / 2007 Direcţii de abordare ale terapiei prin artă, Conferința Națională de Terapie prin Artă, București / 2006 Creativitate artistică. Relaţii între artele vizuale şi terapia prin artă, Editura Presa Universitară Clujeană, Cluj Napoca, ISBN: (10) 973-610-468-0, 169 pagini / Receptarea în artele vizuale. Implicaţii în terapia prin artă, Editura Casa Cărţii de Ştiinţă, Cluj Napoca, ISBN: (10) 973-686-949-0, 191 pagini / 2005 AC/DC Projects: Schlingensief and Perjovschi in Ludwig Museum Köln, revista IDEA – Artă şi societate Nr. 22, ed. Fundația IDEA Cluj Napoca, ISSN: 1583-8293 / 2005 I am from no country, catalogue Ugly Places by Bogdan Achimescu, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville / 2004 Terapia prin artă – istoric, procedee, posibilităţi şi limite, revista Creier, cogniţie, comportament, ed. Societatea de Științe Cognitive Cluj Napoca, ISSN: 1224-8398 / 2003 European Media Art Festival Osnabrück – Björn Schülke, revista IDEA – Artă şi societate Nr. 14, ed. Fundația IDEA Cluj Napoca, ISNN: 1583-8293 / Aurelia Mihai – Das ist die Stunde, revista Balkon Nr. 13, ed. Fundația IDEA Cluj Napoca, ISSN: 1454-7872 / 2002 Evoluţie şi receptare artistică din perspectiva psihologiei cognitive, Simpozion Imagine artistică şi creativitate plastică, coord. Gheorghe Buș, Editura Dacia, Cluj Napoca / 1998 Labirint – imagine şi trăire, Simpozion Ceramica între tradiţie şi contemporaneitate, Universitatea de Artă și Design Cluj Napoca / 1996 Perspectiva contemporană asupra teoriei cromatice, Simpozion Național de Ceramică Artistică, Universitatea de Artă și Design Cluj Napoca / 1987 Despre apercepţie, Simpozion Învăţământul de Artă în România, Universitatea de Artă și Design Cluj Napoca

Selected reviews and interviews about Dana Fabini
Bună dimineața Transilvania, by Vasile Hotea-Fernezan, Romanian Television Cluj 12.10.16 / Ce este arta? O amăgire cu care trăim și care ne supraviețuiește, by Lucian Ștefănescu, Radio Europa Liberă 30.07.2016 / Dezente Spuren des Lebens, by Thomas Dahl, Kölnische Rundschau 18.08.2015 / Dana Fabinis Geheimnis, by Dr. Donatella Chiancone Schneider www.donatella.chiancone.eu / Eingehüllt im Garn der Schöpfung, by Thomas Dahl, Kölnische Rundschau 19.02.2015 / Farbenfroh Frieden und Freundschaft umgesetzt, by Bernd Schöneck, Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger 03.03.2011 / Frieden malen. Schüler-Gemälde im Deutzer Schulamt, Kölner Wochenspiegel 15.03.2011 / Die Kunst hilft beim Wachsen, by Bernd Schöneck, Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger 14.05.2009 / Fantasieporträts, Kölner Wochenspiegel 13.05.2009 / Terapia prin artă, by Karen Sebesi, TVR 3 Romania, Nov. 2008 / Artă și terapie prin artă, by Adrian Dohotaru, Radio Cluj, Oct. 2008 / „Triplu salt“ și terapia prin artă, by Lucian Ștefănescu, Radio Europa Liberă, Prague 14 May 2008 / Kunst und Identität, by Dana Alexandra Sora, Deutsche Welle, April 2008 / Dreisprung –Triplu Salt –Troskok, Catalogue ed. Art Dialog Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Europäischen Integration durch Kunst, Bonn, April 2008 / Clujul trăit, by Prof. Dr. Ovidiu Pecican, NCN Television Cluj, July 2007 / Artă socială şi terapie, by Prof. Dr. Ovidiu Pecican, Tribuna, Cluj Napoca, 1-15.02.2007 / The School of Cluj Artists-Professors of the University of Art and Design, IDEA design & print, Cluj 2006 / Zwischen Himmel und Erde, by Prof. Dr. Ursula Rudnick, Loccumer Pelikan 4/2005 / Der Garten als Spiegel der Seele. Galerie schlägt Brücke nach Rumänien, by Alexandra Eul, Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger Nr. 229, 2-3 October 2003 / Cărămida culturală, in Tribuna 220, Cluj Napoca, 7/2001 / Wandbild verschönert die City, Deister Woche, Barsinghausen 11.10.2000 / Wandbild soll Agenda-Prozess beflügeln, Calenberger Zeitung, Barsinghausen 16.10.2000 / Pictori clujeni, Catalogue UAP (Romanian Artists’ Union), Cluj Napoca 2000 / empFinden - Verlassene Gärten. Fabini in der DAA, City-Zeitung, Hannover 05/99 / Contemporary Graphic Art from Transylvania, Catalogue UAP Cluj 1998 / Lexiconul artiștilor români contemporani, Catalogue UAP Cluj 1998 / Medium AnnArt 5, Catalogue Baasz Foundation 1994 (RO) / Expoziție Galeria Mare, by Carmen Cristian, Romanian Television Cluj, July 1993 / Recenzie Expoziție, by Vasile Igna, Tribuna nr. 80, Cluj Napoca, 10/1993 / Ecce Homo, Catalogue UAP Cluj 1992 / Lumină, apă, culoare, Catalogue UAP Romania and Hungarian Artists’ Union 1991 / Atelier 35, Catalogue UAP 1988