Tudor Zbarnea

Tudor Zbarnea

born Nisporeni, Republic of Moldova on 29 December, 1955

Since 2002 is the Director General of National Art Museum of Moldova.
Participates as chairperson and member of jury at many national and international visual-art competitions.
Tudor Zbârnea started and developed all time collaboration relations with many museums and cultural institutions from abroad, coordinating diverse exhibition visual-art projects, by this promoted Moldovan image abroad.

Is the author and curator of projects pertaining to visual arts:

During his artistic career:

Tudor Zbârnea represented Moldova abroad at international art symposiums and salons, where he is distinguished by a strong individual painting discourse (Belgium, Belarus, Czech Republic, Cyprus, China, Kazakhstan, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Holland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine).

The artist’s creation being appreciated in media and specialized literature by prestigious critics and art historians at home and abroad: Constantin Ciobanu, Tudor Stăvilă, Tudor Braga, Ludmila Toma (Moldova), Dan Grigorescu, Adrian Silvan Ionescu, Marin Gherasim, Tudor Octavian, Pavel Șușară, Valentin Ciucă, Gheorghe Macarie, Iolanta Malomen, Aurel Chiriac, Negoiță Lăptoiu, Petre Popescu-Gogan (Romania), Barys Krapak, Viktor Kovalev (Belarus), Alberto Bolzonella (Italy) etc. His name is in many dictionaries and art encyclopedias.

Research travel:

Belgium, Czech, China, Italy, France, Holland, Germany, Great Britain, Georgia, Korea, Netherlands, Russia, Poland, Switzerland, Slovakia, Turkey

Solo exhibitions:

  • 2018 - Bucharest, Romana Gallery Romania
  • 2018 - Bacau, the George Apostu Gallery, Romania
  • 2017 - Iasi, Museum of Arts, Romania
  • 2017 - Tallinn, the Gallery of Art of National Library, Estonia
  • 2016 - Chisinau, Constantin Brancusi Gallery, Moldova
  • 2015 - Oradea, Tara Crisului, Art Museum, Romania
  • 2014 - Cluj-Napoca, Art Museum, Romania
  • 2014 - Sibiu, Brukenthal National Museum, Romania
  • 2014 - Ploiesti, Art Museum, Romania
  • 2012 - Odesa, Museum od Fine Arts, Ucraine
  • 2012 - Odesa, Ukraine, Museum of Art
  • 2011 - Gomel, Palace & Park Ensemble, Rumyantsev-Paskevich Palace
  • 2011 - Minsk, National Museum of Arts, Belarus
  • 2010 - Chisinau, Constantin Brancusi Gallery, Moldova
  • 2009 - Bucharest, Dialog Gallery, Romania
  • 2009 - Como (Schignano), Italy
  • 2007 - Polish Embassy in Moldova
  • 2006 - Iasi, Museum of Arts, Romania
  • 2006 - Chisinau, Constantin Brancusi Gallery, Moldova
  • 2006 - Chisinau, World Bank Office, Moldova
  • 2001 - Moscow, Rusia, Exhibition centre Tsentral’nyi Dom Hudozhnica, Russia
  • 2001 - Paris, Cité Internationale des Arts, France
  • 1998 - Brussels, World Exhibition Eureka-98, Belgium,
  • 1997 - Chisinau, Constantin Brancusi Gallery, Moldova
  • 1997 - Bucharest, Latin’s America House, Romania
  • 1995 - Bucharest, Etaj – 3/4 Art Gallery, Romania
  • 1994 - Piatra Neamt, Museum of Art, Romania
  • 1994 - Iasi, Victoria Art Gallery, Romania
  • 1992 - Botosani, Stefan Luchian Gallery, Romania
  • 1992 - Bucharest, City Art Gallery, Romania
  • 1992 - Chisinau, National Centre of Culture and Art, Moldova
  • 1991 - Capo d’Orlando, de Florio Art Gallery, Italy
  • 1989 - Chisinau, Union of Writers of Moldova
  • 1988 - Chisinau, Art Salon of the Union of Artists, Moldova
  • 1987 - Chisinau, State University Gallery, Moldova
  • 1986 - Chisinau, City Gallery, Moldova

Honours and awards:

  • 2017 - Honorary title of Merited for Polish culture
  • 2016 - Award for Excellence in Art (TVR Awards, Gala of Moldova)
  • 2016 - Ministry of Culture Prize: For work "Memory" in the National Fine Arts Competition, organized by Union of Professional Artists from Moldova, Chisinau
  • 2016 - Diploma I-st Degree, the Government of Moldova
  • 2016 – The Medal of the Academy of Sciences from R. Moldova, (nr. 240) awarded by the President of ASM
  • 2016 - Second Prize for work "Ascension" in the exhibition Requiem, Union of Professional Artists of Moldova
  • 2016 - Gold Medal for Merit and French Devotion
  • 2015 – Dmitrii Cantemir’s Medal, awarded by the Academy of Sciences of Moldova
  • 2015 - Diploma I-st Degree, the Government of Moldova
  • 2015 - Award of Union Professional Artists of Romania for 2014
  • 2015 - Award of City Hall Bacau, Romania
  • 2014 - National Award of Government of R.Moldova
  • 2014 - Union Artist of Romania Award
  • 2013 - Union Artist of R/Moldova Award
  • 2010 - Winner of National Contest in Contemporary Arts
  • 2010 – Grande Medalle d’Or, Salon Grand Prix International de Prestige MCA de Cannes - 2010
  • 2009 – Grande Medalle d’Or, Salon Grand Prix International de Prestige MCA de Cannes - 2009
  • 2009 - Honorary Title Master of Arts of Moldova
  • 2009 - Diploma Ministry of Culture, National Contest in Arts
  • 2009 - Trophy Vicolo Poldo, Como, Italy
  • 2008 - Union of Artists of Moldova Award
  • 2007 - Diploma Ministry of Culture, National Contest in Arts
  • 2007 - Union of Artist of Romania Award
  • 2005 - Diploma Ministry of Culture, National Contest in Arts, 1st edition
  • 2002 - Prize of the Union of Artists for Painting
  • 2001 - Prize of the International Cultural Centre G. Apostu, Moldova Salons contests
  • 1998 - The Silver Medal at the World exhibition "Eureka" (Bruxelles)
  • 1998 - Honorary Degree of the Flemish Artists Guild, Brussels
  • 1997 - Honorary Degree of the European Art Academy, Bruxelles
  • 1992 - "Lucian Blaga" Symposium award, Chisinau
  • 1992 - "Moldova Salons" 2nd prize, Bacau, Romania

Relevant group exhibitions:

  • 2018 - Lisbon, International exhibition From Lisbon to Vladivostok, Portugal
  • 2018 - Castelfranko, Exhibition of Contemporary Art from Moldova, Italy
  • 2018 - Piatra Neamt, Exhibition of Contemporary Art from Moldova
  • 2018 - Bucharest, Exhibition of Contemporary Art Centenar
  • 2017 - Strasburg, France, Council of Europe Office
  • 2017 - Astana, Kyrgyzstan, International Exhibition of Contemporary Art
  • 2017 - Beijing, China, National Art Museum of China, Beijing International Art Biennale, edition 7
  • 2017 - Chisinau, Moldova, National Art Museum of Moldova, International Bienial of Painting, Chisinau-2017
  • 2016 - Minsc, Belarus, National Art Museum, International Exhibition of Contemporary Art
  • 2016 - Dreux, France, Art Gallery of the City Hall
  • 2015 - Beijing, China, National Art Museum of China, Beijing International Art Biennale, edition 5
  • 2015 - Chisinau, Moldova, International Bienial of Painting, Chisinau-2015
  • 2015 - Mons and Brussels, Belgium, Moldova.Contemporary art
  • 2014 - Timisoara, Diplomatic Art, Romania
  • 2014 - Bucharest, Romania, Galery of the Union of Professional Artists Caminul Artei
  • 2014 - Bacau, Romania, Galery of the Union of Professional Artists
  • 2014 - Focsani, Romania, Galery of the Union of Professional Artists
  • 2014 - Iasi, Romania, Galery of the Union of Professional Artists Cupola
  • 2013 - Czech, INTERSALON
  • 2013 - Germany, INTERSALON
  • 2013 - Chisinau, Moldova, International Bienial of Painting, Chisinau-2013
  • 2012 - Rome, Italy, Museum of the Roman Civilization (Museo della Civiltà Romana)
  • 2012 - Capo D’Orlando, Italy, Pinacoteca Tono Zancanaro
  • 2012 - Moscow, Rusia, All-Rusian Decorativ-Applied art Museum, Moldova. Contemporary art
  • 2010 - Bucharest, Romania, Dialog Gallery
  • 2010 - Cannes, France, International Art Salon
  • 2009 - Cannes, France, International Art Salon
  • 2009 - Chisinau, Moldova, International Bienial of Painting, Chisinau-2009
  • 2009 - Moscow, Russia, International Exhibition of Contemporary Art ARTSALON-2009
  • 2008 - Padua, Italy, La Renascence Gallery
  • 2006 - Moscow, Russia, International Exhibition of Contemporary Art ARTSALON-2006
  • 2006 - Utrecht, Holland, International Art Salon
  • 2006 - Brussels, Belgium, Contemporary Art of Moldova, European Neighbourhood
  • 2005 - Vilnius, Lithuania, Art Gallery of Parliament, Exhibition of Contemporary Art from Moldova
  • 2003 - Bucharest, Romania, Institute of Romanian Culture
  • 2002 - Moscow, Russia, Exhibition of Contemporary Art ARTSALON-2002
  • 2002 - Lyon, France, Exhibition of Contemporary Art from Moldova
  • 1999 - Rome, Italy, Romanian-Italian Exhibition of Contemporary Art
  • 1999 - Bucharest, Romania, Cotroceni Museum
  • 1998 - Moscow, Russia, International Exhibition of Contemporary Art ARTSALON-98
  • 1998 - Buzau, Romania, Exhibition of Contemporary Art
  • 1998, 1999 - Rasita, Romania, Exhibition of Contemporary Art
  • 1997 - Piatra Neamt, Romania, Exhibition of Contemporary Art
  • 1996 - Bucharest, Romania, National Graphics Salon
  • 1993 - Porto Sant’Elpideo, Italy, City Art Gallery
  • 1993 - Bucharest, Romania, Etaj – 3/4 Art Gallery, exhibition of the Group ZECE
  • 1993 - Moscow, Russia, ARTMIF International Exhibition, MANEJ Art Gallery
  • 1993 - Chisinau, Moldova, exhibition of the Group ZECE ,Constantin Brancusi Gallery
  • 1992 - Köln, Germany, City Art Gallery
  • 1992, 1994-1996, 1998, 2002, 2003 - Bucharest, Romania, Municipal Art Salon
  • 1991-2017 - Bacau, Romania, SALOANELE MOLDOVEI
  • 1990 - Ficarra, Italy, City Art Gallery
  • 1990 - Iasi, Romania, Gallery of the Union of Professional Artists Victoria
  • 1989 - Cyprus, Exhibition of Contemporary Art from Moldova
  • 1988 - Finland, Exhibition of Contemporary Art from Moldova
  • 1986 - Moscow, USSR, International Exhibition of Contemporary Art

Collections:

  • National Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • Art Museum Tara Crisului, Oradea, Romania
  • Brukenthal National Art Museum, Sibiu, Romania
  • Art Museum, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Art Museum, Prahova, Romania
  • Art Museum, Iasi, Romania
  • Art Museum, Sangeors Bai, Romania
  • National Museum of Art of Moldova
  • Museum of Art, Baia mare, Romania
  • Museum of History and Art, BACAU, Romania
  • Museum of A. Mateevici, Cainari, Moldova
  • National Museum of Arts, Minsk, Belarus
  • State Museum of Art, Ankara, Turkey
  • State Museum of Art, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Contemporary Art Collection of the Ministry of Culture of Romania
  • Collection of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova
  • Collection of the Romanian’s Embassy in Moldova
  • Collection of the Agroindbank of Moldova
  • Public Collection of Cannes City Hall, France
  • Public Collection of Capo d’Orlando City Hall, Italy
  • Public collection of Focsani, Romania
  • Collection of Union of Artists, Moldova
  • Collection of Foundation STURZA

Private collections:

Australia, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands, USA, Slovakia, Russia, Venezuela, Israel, Turkey, Finland, Cyprus, Lithuania

e-mail: tudorzbarnea@yahoo.com

web: www.zbarnea.arta.md

Organizers:

National Museum of Fine Arts of R. Moldova
Union of Artists of Republic of Moldova
Art Center AMPRENTE

Contacts

31 August, 1989 str., nr. 115 Chisinau, MD-2012 Republic of Moldova

bip.chisinau@gmail.com

Phone: (+373) 79 54 85 11 (Curator)

Fax: (+373) 22 24 53 32

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