Mihnea Mircan


Mihnea Mircan is a curator and a writer currently based in Melbourne.

His most recent projects are the exhibition A Biography of Daphne, presented at ACCA Melbourne and part of a PhD degree in Curatorial Practice at MADA, Monash University, and Landscape in a Convex Mirror, an exhibition for the 2021 edition of the Art Encounters Biennial in Timisoara, Romania. Before moving to Australia, he was the artistic director of Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, between 2011-15, where he curated, among other projects, A Slowdown at the Museum, 1:1. Hans van Houwelingen and Jonas Staal, the series of exhibitions Cross-examinations, Jean-Luc Moulène: Endwards and Allegory of the Cave Painting. Mircan has also curated exhibitions at institutions including the National Museum of Contemporary Art and Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest; Museion, Bolzano; Stroom, Den Haag; Spinnerei, Leipzig; David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Fondation Ricard, Paris; Project Art Center, Dublin; and the Venice Biennial, as curator of the Romanian Pavilion in 2007. He was the editor of the books Miklos Onucsan, Hans van Houwelingen: Undone, Cross-examinations and Allegory of the Cave Painting, and has contributed essays to numerous exhibition catalogues, monographs of artists such as Pavel Büchler, Laure Prouvost, Jean-Luc Moulène and Tom Nicholson, and magazines such as Manifesta Journal, Stedelijk Studies, Mousse and Afterall.