Liliana Mercioiu-Popa is a visual artist who lives and works in Timișoara. She has distinguished herself in recent years by participating in the 2015 and 2019 Art Encounters International Biennial and numerous group exhibitions, national and international, with a notable solo exhibition at MNAC, Bucharest, in 2020, and this year (2023), with the one opened in the Pavilion-ISHO space, which showed that her art is diversely faceted and unexpected. The poetics and/or politics of space related to various historical contexts (collective or personal), with the analysis of their repercussions in the present, as expressions of becoming, or the orientation towards micro- and macro-universes, with the observation of the interactions between the different levels (multiple spatialities) of reality, as well as the observation of tense subject-object interactions constitute the major directions of interest for the artist in recent times.


Born on July 20, 1975 at Târgu-Jiu (Romania). Lives and works in Timişoara (Romania). Graduates in 1998 the Faculty of Arts and Design, Painting Dept. in Timişoara (Romania). In 2008 gets PhD degree in Visual Arts, with paper Poetic Arts in 20th-century Fine Art. Since 1999 teaches painting at the Faculty of Arts and Design in Timişoara (Romania).
Organizes exhibitions / interventions with students in dedicated spaces (Timco Market House, Studio 030202, Theresia Bastion), alternative spaces (ELBA Factory) or public spaces (Festival of Timişoara Arts).
Interferes with artistic groups of Timişoara: IN-FORMAT (a founding member in 2001), Noima (an exhibitor in 2013-2014) and Avantpost (a member since 2015).

Solo Exhibitions (Selection): 2023 The Trait (of character), the line (of conduct) and the point of view (view), Curator Ami Barak, Pavilion Space- ISHO, Timisoara; 2020 "Methods of Building",(curator: Sandra Demetrescu) MNAC Bucharest, (Romania); 2016 "Medial space", Galateca Gallery, Bucharest, (Romania); "Structures in Equilibrium", (curator: Marilena Preda-Sânc), Brancovan Palaces Cultural Center, Mogoşoaia (Romania) // 2014 - "Variable Geometry" (curator:Ileana Pintilie), Jecza Gallery, Timişoara (Romania) // 2013 - "On Fluidity",(curator:Ileana Pintilie), Bel Art Gallery, Novi Sad (Serbia) // 2011 - "Thin" (curator: Ileana Pintilie), UNArte, Bucharest (Romania); "What about you?", House of Arts - Pygmalion Gallery, Timişoara (Romania) // 2007 - "In-formare", Calina Gallery, (curator: Ileana Pintilie), Timişoara (Romania); Group Exhibitions (Selection) 2023 Expanded Nature Exhibition, Meta Spațiu, Timișoara;2023 Multimedia exhibition of the Avantpost group – HIPERESTESIA, Bastion, Timișoara;2022 Itinerant exhibition Community in Solitude, WASP Bucharest - ArtEncounters Timișoara – UPArte Gallery Iași;2022 AFFECTIVE SPACE. HYBRID ORGANS, curator Raluca Oancea Nestor, Kimaera # 1/ kinemaikon, Cultural Palace / Art Museum, Arad;2021 Invisible cities – Imaginary lands, curator Diana Marincu, Asociatia Contrasens, Comenduirea Garnizoanei, Timișoara;2021 Oasis.Green Identity, Exhibition of the AVANTPOST group and their guests, curator Maria Orosan, Timisoara Young Naturalist Resort;2021 Apocalypse of the White Elephant, curators Malina Ionescu Mirela Stoeac-Vladuti and Demise Parizek, Comenduirea Garnizoanei, Timisoara; 2016 Winning the project competition at the Art in Public Space section with "What about you?"Biennial Architecture BETA, Timisoara Art Museum (Romania).

1996 Assistant curator for ZONE Festival 2, curated by Ileana Pintilie;1999 Assistant curator for "Un certain art de vivre / A certain way of life", Art Museum from Timisoara, exhibition of works from the collection of the Languedoc-Roussilon Frac crated by Ami Barak. 

by Sandra Demetrescu/catalogue text for Solo Exhibition Metods of Building, MNAC, Bucharest, 2020

By Ileana Pintilie / catalog text for the "Structures in equilibrium" Solo Show / Palatele Brâncovenești Cultural Center

by Marilena Preda Sânc / catalog text for the "Structures in equilibrium" Solo Show / Palatele Brâncovenești Cultural Center

"Structures in Equilibrium", the exhibition visual artist Liliana Mercioiu Popa displays, ambients with drawings, collages, paintings and objects the mysterious and seducing, challenging and offering space the Cuhnia...

by Ileana Pintilie /catalogue text for Solo Exhibition, Jecza Galery, Timisoara, 2014

On Fluidity


by Svetlana Mladenov / catalogue text for the Solo Exhibition "On Fluidity", Bel Art Gallery/DANUBE DIALOGUES 2013