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Răzvan Ion
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Răzvan Ion

Răzvan Ion (b. 1970) is a theoretician, curator, cultural manager and political activist. He is the co-editor (with Eugen Rădescu), of PAVILION – journal for politics and culture, co-director of BUCHAREST BIENNALE and in 2008 he was appointed director of PAVILION – center for contemporary art & culture. He has lectured at venues including the University of California, Berkeley; Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Political Science Faculty, Cluj; Art Academy, Timisoara; La Casa Encedida, Madrid; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; University of Lisbon; and the University of London. Ion writes for different magazines and newspapers, and recently curated “Exploring the Return of Repression” at Pavilion, Bucharest and rum46, Aarhus. He is now working on the book projects “Exploring the Return of Repression” and “Rhizomic Structures Of Art Institutions. Neo-Politics Of Culture”. His latest curatorial project was “From Comtemplating to Constructing Situations”, dealing with anarchist and collective activism and social-political movements in art. He is a professor of curatorial studies and critical thinking at the University of Bucharest, Romania. Ion lives and works in Bucharest