Ovidiu Șandor

Founder and President

Art collector actively involved in the Romanian contemporary art scene, Ovidiu is a member of the Russia and Eastern Europe Acquisitions Committee from Tate Modern, London.

Cristina Olteanu

Executive Director

Cristina manages the Art Encounters biennale event and all the other activities of the Art Encounters Foundation.


Sorina Jecza

Institutional Relations

Sorina is an Art Encounters founding member, responsible for institutional relations and coordinator of the contemporary art guide.


Daniel Crainic

PR, Marketing & Communications

Daniel manages the PR, Marketing & Communications activity for the Art Encounters biennale, deals with the press, the media and with the advertising campaigns.


Georgia Bacinschi

Partnerships & Artworks Production

Georgia manages the partnerships of the Art Encounters Foundation, dealing with attracting new business partners, managing relationships with existing partners and coordinating the new artworks production unit of the Art Encounters biennale.

Natca Vaszilcsin


Natca is responsible for coordinating the artworks transportation and for managing the Art Encounters Foundation artworks storage.

Gaia Franzoso


Gaia coordinates the educational programs of the Art Encounters 2017 biennial: the children’s education program, the family program and the art tours for the adult audience.

Daria Ghiu

Art journalism

Daria is the coordinator of the art journalism course that will be held in the beginning of the Art Encounters biennale, for the first time in 2017.

Renata Mitroaica

PR, Hospitality & Communications

Renata is in charge of hospitality, communications and social media.


Nadina Jianu


Nadina is the event organizer for Art Encounters 2017: she’ll organize the VIP cocktail, the opening party and other events during the biennale.

Synopsis Media

Graphic Design

The graphic design studio Synopsis Media is behind the visual identity of the Art Encounters 2017 biennial, the printed and the outdoor materials, as well as of the biennale catalog.

Ana Vlaicu


Ana Vlaicu is a volunteer coordinator for Art Encounters: she organizes the volunteer meetings, training and the activity calendar.

Fabian Popuțe


Fabian is the Foundation’s support for day-to-day administrative and technical tasks, but also during the Art Encounters biennale.

Matei Ungureanu


Matei deals with the design set-up for  the exhibition spaces, with the exhibitions installation and with the technical support during the Art Encounters biennale.

Laurențiu Stănilă

Technical volunteers

Coordinator of the technical volunteers, Laurenţiu is also involved in the exhibitions installation and provides technical support during the Art Encounters biennale.

Ediţia 2015      
Ediţia 2015