Horea Avram is an art historian, media theorist and independent curator. He researches and writes about art and visual culture in relationship with media technology. He is Associate Professor at the Department of Cinema and Media, Faculty of Theatre and Television, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania. PhD in Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University, Montreal.
He is the President of AICA-Romania (International Association of Art Critics). Member of International Society for Intermedial Studies – ISIS (since 2013), NECS - European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (since 2022) and UAP - Union of the Romanian Artists (since1997). Research fellow of the New Europe College - Institute for advanced study in the humanities and social sciences, 2017-2018.
Independent curator since 1996. He has curated most notably for Venice Biennale in 1999. Project Manager at ECCA (European Center for Contemporary Art), Cluj, Romania (2018-2019). President of the Council of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund (Ministry of Culture), Romania (2020-2022)
- Publications (selection)
- Negotiable perspective. Essays and Commentaries on Contemporary Artistic Practices (Bucharest: Eikon, 2021)
- Moving Images, Mobile Bodies. The Poetics and Practice of Corporeality in Visual and Performing Arts. Edited by Horea Avram. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018.
- "Visual Regime of Augmented Space", in Theorizing Visual Studies: Writing Through the Discipline, ed James Elkins, New York: Routledge, 2013, pp 88-91, HTML.
- "Augmented Reality" in Oxford Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, 2nd ed, Editor in chief: Michael Kelly, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2014, vol. 1, pp 232-236, HTML.
- Photography on the spot. Locative image as collective memory, Catalogue of the International Media Arts Festival RAM, Arad, 2014; edited by Călin Man aka reVoltaire, 2015, HTML.
- "Shared Privacy and Public Intimacy: The Hybrid Spaces of Augmented Reality Art", Cultura: International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology, vol. 13, issue 2, dec. 2016, HTML.