Iosif Kiraly is an artist and architect living in Bucharest. His work focuses on the relationship between perception, time, and memory. Since 1990 he has been involved in various art projects, independently and as part of the group subREAL. In 1995, Iosif was one of the founder-members of the department of Photography and Time-based Media Art at the National University of Arts in Bucharest, where he is currently teaching. Before 1989 he was active in the international mail-art network, an alternative art movement rooted in Fluxus. He has an extensive international exhibition record, has participated in numerous biennials, and his works are in many public and private collections.
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I first felt attracted to art criticism when, as a student in my final year (1978 79), I was asked to observe the evolution of the diploma projects of colleagues in the painting, sculpture, and graphic arts departmentsI eventually chose graphic artsand to write an essay with my conclusions.