Participant Profile

Irina Cios


An art critic, curator and director of The International Center for Contemporary Arts (ICCA) in Bucharest, Cios oversaw ICCA’s transition in 1999 from the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts to its current form. She has managed many local and international collaborative projects, curated exhibitions and lectured and written about important trends in contemporary Romanian art. Cios was interested in learning more about audience development and observing the effects of artistic practices and public artwork on communities.