Director of the Department for Theoretical and Pedagogical Disciplines
University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca
Born in 1979, Bogdan Iacob is art historian and art critic and works as senior lecturer, Ph. D. at the University of Art and Design in Cluj – Napoca. He teaches Art History and Contemporary Art (since 2002) and is currently Director of the Department for Theoretical and Pedagogical Disciplines of the university. His institutional experience also includes work within the Department for Public and International Relations, as coordinator of the university’s gallery, among other tasks (2006 – 2009), and holding the position of Chancellor of the university (2008 - 2011).
He obtained his PhD in Visual Arts with the thesis From Pathos to Cynicism: The Image of History in Modern and Contemporary Art (2011) and has published art critical texts, including the Offline book (2010). His current main topic of research is Romanian art criticism under the communist regime. Bogdan Iacob has actively been involved in several activities and projects undertook by ELIA (such as Inter}artes Thematic Network, the Biennial conferences in 2006, 2008 and 2010, the Leadership Symposium in Zurich in 2009) and attended the ELIA Quality Enhancement Project EQ-Arts Experts Training Workshop in Birmingham (2012). He has been a member of the organisation’s Representative Board since 2010.