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The Ovidiu Șandor Collection

What began with an interest in collecting antique maps has now progressed into a private collection of over 300 works of Romanian contemporary art.

Ovidiu Șandor started his collection by purchasing Romanian modern art, but quickly found a passion for younger artists and artists from the Cluj School such as Adrian Ghenie, Victor Man, Mircea Cantor and Ciprian Mureşan.

In addition to supporting emerging artists, Șandor is also dedicated to supporting historical Romanian artists who have been rediscovered in recent years, with Geta Brătescu and Ana Lupaș featuring within the collection, as well as artists from the Sigma Group – which was founded in Șandor’s hometown. In the space of less than a decade, Șandor has developed a collection focused on Romanian art, ranging from painting to sculpture to installation which includes movements from modern art of the 1920s and 1930s to the historical avant-garde to contemporary art.

In their first Online Exhibition on IC, we present works from the Ovidiu Șandor Collection as well as installation views from exhibitions featuring the collection.

ALEX MIRUTZIU, Architecture for page turn, 2014
ALEX MIRUTZIU, Architecture for page turn, 2014
ANDRA URSUȚA, Untitled, 2015
ANDRA URSUȚA, Untitled, 2015
ION GRIGORESCU, Our House, 1974
ION GRIGORESCU, Our House, 1974
ION GRIGORESCU, Our House, 1974
ION GRIGORESCU, Our House, 1974
ANA LUPAȘ, Identity Shirt (Second Generation), 1969
ANA LUPAȘ, Identity Shirt (Second Generation), 1969
PAUL NEAGU, The Cake Man, 1969. Photo: YAP Studio – Pavel Curagău
PAUL NEAGU, The Cake Man, 1969. Photo: YAP Studio – Pavel Curagău
GETA BRĂTESCU, Vestigiu XXIII, 1982
GETA BRĂTESCU, Vestigiu XXIII, 1982
CONSTANTIN FLONDOR, Concav-Convex. Photo: YAP Studio – Pavel Curagău
CONSTANTIN FLONDOR, Concav-Convex. Photo: YAP Studio – Pavel Curagău
PAVEL ILIE, Untitled, 1972
PAVEL ILIE, Untitled, 1972
DRAGOȘ ALEXANDRESCU, Exercising Failure, 2013
DRAGOȘ ALEXANDRESCU, Exercising Failure, 2013
APPARATUS 22, Buy Me a Mistery, 2014 (installation view at New Budapest Gallery, 2018). Courtesy the artist and New Budapest Gallery. Photo: Tamás G. Juhász
APPARATUS 22, Buy Me a Mistery, 2014 (installation view at New Budapest Gallery, 2018). Courtesy the artist and New Budapest Gallery. Photo: Tamás G. Juhász
DECEBAL SCRIBA, Situation M, 1973
DECEBAL SCRIBA, Situation M, 1973
IOANA NEMEȘ, Untitled (Friday 11.01.2008), 2008
IOANA NEMEȘ, Untitled (Friday 11.01.2008), 2008
MIKLOS ONUCSAN, Self-portrait along the way (detail), 1982-1992
MIKLOS ONUCSAN, Self-portrait along the way (detail), 1982-1992
DAN PERJOVSCHI, Colectiv, 2015
DAN PERJOVSCHI, Colectiv, 2015
CIPRIAN MUREȘAN, All images from a Book on André Cadere, 2017
CIPRIAN MUREȘAN, All images from a Book on André Cadere, 2017
ALEX MIRUTZIU, Life Mask of the Artist as Himself at 29, 2011 (installation view at New Budapest Gallery, 2018). Courtesy the artist and New Budapest Gallery. Photo: Tamás G. Juhász
ALEX MIRUTZIU, Life Mask of the Artist as Himself at 29, 2011 (installation view at New Budapest Gallery, 2018). Courtesy the artist and New Budapest Gallery. Photo: Tamás G. Juhász
ȘTEFAN BERTALAN, Untitled (Timis river with spatial nets), 1978
ȘTEFAN BERTALAN, Untitled (Timis river with spatial nets), 1978
GETA BRĂTESCU, An Atelier of One’s Own, Museum of Fine Arts Ghent (MSK), 2017-2018 (installation view). Works by GETA BRĂTESCU, Costume for Ephemeral Celebrations series of works, 1987. Courtesy MSK Ghent. Photo: Michel Burez
GETA BRĂTESCU, An Atelier of One’s Own, Museum of Fine Arts Ghent (MSK), 2017-2018 (installation view). Works by GETA BRĂTESCU, Costume for Ephemeral Celebrations series of works, 1987. Courtesy MSK Ghent. Photo: Michel Burez
(l–r) MICHELE BRESSAN, Fast Eco Building, 2012; Wellness 2011; Wellness 2011 (installation view at New Budapest Gallery, 2018). Courtesy the artist and New Budapest Gallery. Photo: Tamás G. Juhász
(l–r) MICHELE BRESSAN, Fast Eco Building, 2012; Wellness 2011; Wellness 2011 (installation view at New Budapest Gallery, 2018). Courtesy the artist and New Budapest Gallery. Photo: Tamás G. Juhász
VICTOR MAN, Problema XXX, 2012
VICTOR MAN, Problema XXX, 2012

The Ovidiu Șandor Collection is featured in the BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors.