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Mircea But
(b. 1991)

Mircea But (b. 1991 in Baia Mare, Romania), lives and works in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Graduated from the Painting department of the University of Art and Design from Cluj-Napoca, now owning both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree. As a student, he has been part of several exhibition projects, both on national and international level, thus making some of his work available for a wider public.

Mircea But received two Erasmus scholarships. Years 2014 and 2015 have brought the artist the benefits of participating in the Paintbrush Factory artist-in-residence project at Spatiu Intact. His art merges different environments and materials (acryl, spray, collages, photography) in order to obtain an experimental touch. The process is as important as the final product, each of the works representing a new discovery and, when put together, a complete puzzle.


2017 PhD degree, painting department, University of Art and Design from             Cluj-Napoca

2013-2015 Master degree, painting department,

                  University of Art and Design from Cluj-Napoca

2010-2013 Bachelor degree, painting department, University of Art

                  and Design from Cluj-Napoca


2017 Art Residence at Budapest Art Factory, HU

2014-2015 Art Residence at Intact Space,

                  Paintbrush Factory Cluj-Napoca

July - September 2015 – Erasmus Placement scholarship

                  at Plan B Gallery, Berlin
November 2015 – Custody member of the Romanian Pavilion

                  at Venice Biennale
November 2012 – March 2013 – Erasmus Study scholarship

                  at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano


2018   Territories, memories, zeniths, Borderline Art Space
           at Victoria Gallery, Iasi

2012   Solo exhibition at ,,Expo Maraton”, Casa Matei Gallery,

           Cluj-Napoca September


2022   Twice Told Tales, Biju Gallery, Cluj, RO

2022   Group Show, 104 Galerie, Tokyo, JPN

2021   Sleepwalkers Aroundline, Carausu&Singeorzean Gallery, Cluj, RO

2021   Central Station, Cluj-Napoca, RO 

2020   The disjunction of change, Art Safe, Bucharest, RO

2020   Future Perfect, Magma Contemporary Medium, Sfantul Gheorghe, RO

2020   Echoes beneath the waves, Muzeul de Arta, Cluj-Napoca, RO

2019   Mother Tongue, Sector 1 Gallery, Bucharest, RO

2018   Papanache/Camembert, Ecole superieure d’arts et medias, Caen, FR 

2018   Blind Date, Art Museum, Cluj-Napoca

2017   Cosmic Green Solitude, Art + Text Budapest, Budapest 

2017   The new locatar, Centrul de Interes, Cluj-Napoca

2017   Breaking rules, Art Museum, Cluj-Napoca

2016   White Night of the Art Galleries, Pop-Up Autumn Salon, Spatiu

           Intact, Paintbrush Factory, Cluj-Napoca

2015 ,,Latin love’’, Perugia, Italy
2015   UAD Graduate Exhibition – Expo Transilvania, Cluj-Napoca
2015   Group Exhibition ,,Latin love’’, Macerata, Italy
2015   Group Exhibition ,,Rumble in the jungle”, Casa Matei Gallery,

2015   Group Exhibition, „Wild Awake”, Lateral Art Space,

           Paintbrush Factory, Cluj-Napoca

October 2014 – Group Exhibition „ Latin love”, Bari, Italy
2014   Exhibited artist during the conference helded by Luc Tuymans

           at Intact Space, Paintbrush Factory, Cluj-Napoca
2014   Group Exhibition „Latin love“, Casa Matei Gallery
2014   Land Art Project IP “ Green and Brown “, Ille d’Ouessant,     


December 2013   Group Exhibition, Minerva Gallery, Cluj-Napoca
2013   Group Exhibition „Absorption”, Anaid Gallery, Bucharest September 2013 –  Art Camp exhibition „In varful campului”, Iasi
2013   Art Camp exhibition „Ars Campus”, Ulmeni
2013   UAD Graduate Exhibition - Expo Transilvania, Cluj-Napoca
2013   Group Exhibition ,, Genetic adjusted”, Humanitas Gallery,


May 2011  Group student exhibition, UAP Gallery, Baia Mare
2011   Art camp exhibition ,,Ars Campus’’, Ulmeni


2019 Viennacontemporary, Vienna, AU

2016 Art Market Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

2016 Saatchi START Art Fair, London, UK

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