IOLA is a project-archive that started in 2015 and resumed in 2018, after I moved to Cluj-Napoca. IOLA is a wordplay that means "me at" alluding to the expressions "me at seaside", "me at the mountain".

Assuming my status as a tourist towards the artistic community in Cluj-Napoca, I started taking selfies or asking people to take a photo of me during the openings. Posing especially for this moment, the pictures surprises me interacting with works in various ways depending on the context created by the respective exhibition.

In time, the project expanded beyond the artistic community in Cluj-Napoca.

Project in progress.

Time frame: 2015-2021

Page constantly updated.

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IOLA Maria Balea

Whimsical Adornments

9.10. 2015   Superliquidato  The Paintbrush Factory 

Cluj  RO

IOLA Maria Balea

Whimsical Adornments

9.10. 2015   Superliquidato  The Paintbrush Factory  Cluj  RO

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IOLA George Crîngașu

Artefactual Persistence

Superliquidato  The Paintbrush F.  Cluj  RO  2016  March

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IOLA Bandi Sasha Robert

A thought that never changes

23.05.2018  White Cuib  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Iulia Toma

Dura-Europos 

30.09.2016  Ivan Gallery  Bucharest  RO

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IOLA Side effects gr-1

23.05.2018   Spațiul Launloc Cluj  RO

IOLA Alina Andrei

I'd rather not think about it

24.05.2018   Co Pilot  The Paintbrush Factory  Cluj  RO

IOLA Ana Botezatu

#nosundaymorningwithoutcartoons

24.05.2018   Lateral Art Space  The Paintbrush Factory  Cluj  RO

IOLA Lucian Indrei

Worse is better

24.05.2018   Pilot  The Paintbrush Factory   Cluj  RO  

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IOLA Antik Sándor

Latent Diagrams

Curator: Székely Sebestyén György

28.05 2018   Quadro 21 Gallery  Cluj  RO

 

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IOLA Franziska Holstein

Paperworks

1.06.2018   Camera  Centrul de Interes  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Mircea Suciu

Usual Suspects

01.05.2018   Spațiu Intact  Centrul de Interes  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Dragoș Bădiță

A stoprm passed by

29.06.2018   White Cuib  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Show-OFF: summer show

Featuring works by: Bandi sasha robert / belenyi szabolcs / ioana iacob / camilia filipov / gabriel jeanjean / alina andrei / george roșu / alexandru muraru / cristian tușinean / matei toșa / ștefan radu crețu / norbert filep / cristina coza-damian / alexandru lupea / alexandra mocan / dako-graff norbert

28.07.2018   Matca Artspace  Cluj  RO

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Serban Savu 2018

IOLA Colonia Trans-Sublation

Artists: Sasha Robert, Dan Radu, Sebastian Big,

Erik Felfalusi, Adela Giurgiu, Lucian Indrei,

Matei Tigareanu, Tușinean Cristian

12.07.2018   Galeriile de Artă Steaua  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Serban Savu

Ziua tuturor sfintilor

7.09.2018   White Cuib  Cluj  RO

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IOLA MORA Emerging 2018

Artists: Adrian Gabor, Adela Muntean, Alexandra Dimache,

Alex Lupea, Alexandru Maxim, Simona Constantin

20.09.2018   Mora Art Center  Bucharest  RO

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IOLA Cu excepția riveranilor #3

Artists: Alina Andrei, Răzvan Anton, Dragoș Bădiță, Dan Beudean,

Maria Brudașcă,  Flaviu Cacoveanu, Radu Cioca, Oana Fărcaș,

Robert Fekete, Norbert Filep, Cristina Gagiu, Mihaela Hudrea,

Mihai Iepure-Górski, Lucian Indrei, Ciprian Mureșan, Musz,

George Roșu, Cristian Rusu. Șerban Savu

Project coordinators: Mihai Iepure-Gorski, Cristina Curcan, Helga Thies

5.10.2018   CoPilot  Paint Brush Factory  Cluj  RO

 

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IOLA Cristi Pogăcean  

Five Easy Pieces

9.11.2018   White Cuib  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Organic Substitutes

Artists: Simo Saarikoski, Michael Lyons,

Oana Năstăsache, Smuczer Alexandru Daniel

18.01.2019   Matca Artspace  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Jeff Koons

07.03.2019   Ashmolean Museum  Oxford  UK

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IOLA Suzana Dan

Odious paintings for odious times

28.03.2019   White Cuib  Cluj  RO 

IOLA Sottobosco

Freamătul pădurii și al vântului

Enzo Cucchi | Ioan Sbârciu

Curator: Antonello Tolve

15.11.2018   Art Museum  Cluj-Napoca  RO

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IOLA DING A DING DANG MY DANG A LONG LING LONG

Artists: Dan Beudean, George Crîngașu, Mihaela Buhaev

Curator: Székely Sebestyén György

15.03.2019   Quadro 21 Gallery  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Mihai Plătică

Pillars of Creation

03.04.2019   Baril  Centrul de Interes  Cluj  RO

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IOLA From the belly of a circle comes out a square

Artișts: Camilia Filipov, Marta Krzeslak, Norbert Filep, Tudor Oltean, Radu Abraham,

Vanessa Singenzia

05.04.2019   Matca Artspace  Cluj  RO

IOLA Aparatus 22

TO THE READING ROOM. 
WE APPLIED OURSELVES TO MID-AIR VISITS.

18.04.2019   Lateral ArtSpace  The Paintbrush Factory  Cluj  RO

 

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IOLA Tincuța Marin

Dinozaurii trăiesc în cele șapte ceruri suprapuse

3.05.2019   White Cuib  Cluj  RO  

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IOLA Ștefan Ungureanu

Bau!

Curator: Dan Popescu    8.05.2019   H'Art / Invitro  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Laurențiu Ruță

Fluidity of Bodies

Curator: Székely Sebestyén György

24.05.2019   Quadro 21 Gallery  Cluj  RO

 

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IOLA Marius Bercea

Sun Tan Mustang

21.06. 2019   White Cuib  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Glossasry of Distant Narratives

Ovidiu Anton, Andrea Bellu & Matei Bellu, Larisa Crunțeanu, Andrea Faciu, Istvan Laszlo, Raluca Popa

Exhibition coordinators: Răzvan Anton, Cristina Curcan, Mihai Iepure-Górski

30.05.2019   Pilot  FdP  Cluj RO

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IOLA Dmitry Kawarga

“Norilsk” Substance

11.07.2019   Bazis Contemporary  Centrul de Interes  Cluj  RO

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IOLA I Am, You Are, He Is

Contemporary Artists Interpret the Bauhaus Lamp
The Walter Schnepel Collection

11.07.2019   Spațiu Intact  Centrul de Interes  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Alex Mirutziu

Just missing "The unnerving inches of being"

11.07.2019   Sabot  Centrul de Interes  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Johannes Wald

Forming a self

A collaboration with Daniel Marzona Gallery Berlin

20.06.2019   Baril  Centrul de Interes  Cluj  RO

IOLA Camilia Filipov, Mihaela Hudrea

Wit split by a windshield

16.08.2019   White Cuib  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Erik Mátrai

Moving Wall    4.10.2019   Bazis  CdI  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Răzvan Botiș

The Ceramist

4.10.2019   Sabot  Centrul de interes  Cluj  RO 

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IOLA Cristi Puiu

Fozakakozvea

4.10.2019   Baril   Centrul de Interes  Cluj  RO

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IOLA  Blind date #3

Taus Makhacheva

Dear R., R., K., S., M., A., C., S., K., I., G., L., A., A., L., P., G., E., J., D., M., C., B., O., F., F., R., D., M., E., L., I., F., L., A., M., T., K., K., L., P., F., V., A., L., L..

11.10.2019   Lateral Art Space  The Paintbrush Factory  Cluj  RO 

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IOLA The Museum Affair

Work:  Duo van der Mixt

17.10.2019   National Museum of Transylvanian History

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IOLA Enric Fort Ballester

The End of Caresses. Taurus

Curator: Székely Sebestyén

14.10.2019   Quadro 21 Gallery  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Flaviu Cacoveanu

yin yang yoyo
15.11.2019   Matca Artspace   Cluj  RO

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IOLA Tudor Oltean

It started with a drawing  

15.11.2019   Quadro 21 Gallery  Cluj  RO

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IOLA The museum affair. Exerciții de grefare a spațiului muzeal clujean

Work by Mihai Iepure-Górski
16.11.2019   Zoologic Museum  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Tala Madani

Shit moms

5.01.2020   Secession  Wienn  AU

IOLA Lisa Holzer

Was trägt Sie?

5.01.2020   Secession  Wienn AU

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IOLA Ciprian Mureșan

Planuri de evacuare
Corneliu Baba, Victor Ciato, Sorin Dumitrescu,

Eugen Gâscă, Tibor Kádár
7.02.2020   Quadro 21 Gallery  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Nicolae Comănescu

Marea schemă generală a tuturor lucrurilor      

18.07.2020    Invitro/H'art  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Marius Bodea
Into that darkness
14.02.2020   White Cuib  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Prezentul ce a trecut

October 2020   Casa Tranzit-Tranzit House  Cluj  RO

IOLA Claudiu Cobilanshi

Fructe libere

30.07.2020   Marca Artspace  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Monotremu

Unde noaptea e plină de stele
5.10.2020   White Cuib   Cluj  RO

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IOLA Radu Pandele

Mi-am nehotărât destinul

Invitro/Centrul Artelor Vizuale Multimedia  10.10.2020   Cluj  RO

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IOLA 8 HOURS OF MOTIVATIONAL TUNES

Sasha BANDI | Dan BEUDEAN | Luis Alexandru DRĂJAN | Cristi GRECU | Alexandra POPESCU | Paul ROBAȘ | Matei TOȘA| Cristi TUȘINEAN | Matei ȚIGĂREANU

23.07/2020, Quadro 21  Cluj  RO

IOLA Yet means at this time, or up to now, or at a future time

Artists: Adriana Gheorghe / Andreea Anghel / Vlad Brăteanu / Sebastian Big / Giulia Crețulescu / Anna Khodorkovskaya / Bogdan Vlăduță / Raluca Popa / Cătălin Burcea / Simina Oprescu & Andreea Vlăduț / Csilla Bartus / Museum of intimacy / Angela Capotorto / Matei Toșa

22.10.2020   Matca Artspace  Cluj  RO

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IOLA PHB

Dan Beudean | Arhiva Adrian Pătruț

05.03-16.04.2021   Zina Gallery  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Florin Magda

WE FORGOTTEN WHO WE ARE

(Dec. 2020   White Cuib  Cluj  RO

IOLA Rubik _SPECIAL MAGICK

Avram Ana, Bandi Sasha, Bârjovanu Anca, Bocancios Maria, Chivite Nagore, Ciorea Emilia, Ciutu Mircea, Drăgan Victor, Giurgiu Adela, Oborocean Andriana, Rad Abel, Rața Adrian, Tania Netflix, Tănase Teodora, Vatavu Anca, Zbîrcea Laurențiu

18.03.2021   Grota @Rubik  Cluj  RO

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Venim de departe și ne aflăm foarte departe ANTICAMERA duo

12.04.2021   White Cuib  Cluj  RO

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IOLA George Roşu

The Chewing Gum Residency
14.04.2021   White Cuib Cluj  RO

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IOLA Forward Diving Into The Inhabited Core Of A Tiny Spotlight

Dan Beudean / Radu Oreian / Mihai Teodorescu

22.05.2021 Matca Artspace  Cluj  RO

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IOLA There Are Dreams That Walk With Us in Our Shadowy Reality

Artists: Maria Băcilă, Lorena Cocioni, Nicoleta Mureș,

Mihaela Vasiliu (Chlorys)

May 2021   Aici Acolo @Rubik  Curators: Aici Acolo Colective  Cluj  RO

IOLA Throwback to leveling__zero

Shako Berekashvili, Vincent Gallais, Martine Heuser, Gabriel Jeanjean,

Tim Jungmann, Alexandre Kato, Jonas Mayer, Timo Poeppel, Anica Seidel

Curated by Automat Artspace & MATCA Artspace

April 2021, Matca Artspace   Cluj  RO

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IOLA Déluge

Artists: Hortensia Mi Kafchin, Flaviu Rogojan

May 2021  Zina Galllery  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Sebastian Big

First impression matters

08.06.2021   Memo 8, Cluj  RO 

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IOLA Expoziția Fusion:AIR 2021 – Structuri convertibile

Artists: Aura Bălănescu, Ciprian Ciuclea, Floriama Cândea și Peter Gate

Curator Olivia Nițiș

26.06.2021  SAC @Malmaison  Bucharest  RO

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IOLA Secret Language

Artists: Silvia Amancei & Bogdan Armanu, Sandor Bartha, Elijah Burgher, Cristina David, Irina Gheorghe, Iulia Toma, Jaro Varga, Mădălina Zaharia

26.06.2021 Ivan Gallery @Malmaison, Bucharest  RO

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IOLA Hinda Weiss

Deep Time   Curator: Jonah Goldman Kay

26.06.2021 Poterașu Gallery @Malmaison  Bucharest  RO

IOLA  Fotbal. Realismul jocului

Artists: Eliahu Adler, Liliana Basarab, Pied la Biche, Z. Blace & Co, Irina Botea & Jon Dean, Anetta Mona Chișa & Lucia Tkáčová, Eduard Constantin, Josef Dabernig, George Doroș, Enric Fort Ballester, Florin Flueras, Henry / Bragg, Adriana Ghiață & Eleodor Unguraș & Florin Beșliu, Vlatka Horvat, Tadija Janičić, Hortensia Mi Kafchin, V. Leac, Maria Marshall, Dan Perjovschi, Corneliu Porumboiu, Cristian Rusu, Cristian Răduță, Gabriele de Santis,

Sergiu Sas, Șerban Savu, Fin Simonetti, Dorian Szasz, Davide Tidoni,

Iulia Toma, Mona Vătămanu & Florin Tudor, Alexandru Vitzentzatos

Archives: Aurel Dula, Fotbal Feminin România, Arhiva Minerva, Gabriel M. Stoica

Project by CORNER fotbal + societate, organized by tranzit.ro /Bucharest

27.06.2021 Sala Lucian Grigorescu, Floreasca  Bucharest  RO 

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IOLA To be more site-specific

Artists: Ana Avram, Roberta Curcă, Alexandra Freye, Wei Kang Beh,

Sibi Bogdan Teodorescu

29.06.2021   Matca Artspace  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Gili Mocanu

Nu sunt robot*
*Din cliclul Jedem das seine / Fiecăruia după măsura sa

10.07.2021   Invitro/H'art  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Ana Kun

Metraj, performance cu un desen

17.09.2021   White Cuib  Cluj RO

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IOLA Matrioșka / Gara Mică, Etaj, Pastila ROZ and guests @Rubik

15.07.2021   Cluj  RO

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IOLA Adelina Cacio

Rustle & Wind

22.07.2021   White Cuib  Cluj  RO

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IOLA George Crîngașu

Fear of Sunsets

07.10.2021   Zina Gallery  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Adrian Ganea, Thea Lazăr,

Flaviu Rogojan

Millions of Ruins

27.05.2021   Quadro Gallery  Cluj  RO

 

IOLA Smaller Side Room
Artists: Dash Fox, Laurence Caron, Vincent Puren, VICARIO, Meraj, Bobb Attard, Laceoni, Edicleison Freitas, Gregory Olivenbaum, Big Butt Geek, Manel Ortega, NLMKART, George Kanis, Ric Stott, Mohamad, Mihai-Vladut Gicoveanu,

Alejandro Monroy Trejo, Ignacio Aramburu, Paul Mureşan, Răzvan Ion, Alan Ciba

Curator: Liviu Bulea  

11.06.2021   Reactor  Cluj  RO

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IOLA Triumf Amiria: Museum Workings

Artists: Artists: Jasmina Al-Quaisi, Apparatus22, Irina Bujor, Georgiana Dobre & Kjersti Vetterstad, Mihai Mihalcea, Veda Popovici

Curator: Kilobase Bucharest

12.07.2021   Zina Gallery  Cluj  RO

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Zsuzsánna Geréb

Ordinary but not necessary

15.12.2021  White Cuib  Cluj  RO

IOLA Cristian Avram

Take a look inside
29.08.2021   White Cuib  Cluj  RO

George Roşu | The Chewing Gum Residency

15.04.2021   White Cuib  Cluj  RO

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