curriculum vitae


MARIA MANDEA
b. 1991, Bucharest, Romania

EDUCATION:
2018-present Doctoral student in Visual Arts
             National University of Arts, Bucharest
             Subject: Designing Playfulness
2019-2020    Erasmus at Kunstuniversität Linz, Austria
             research on the topic of cooperative aesthetics
2012-2017    BA+MA Product Design
             Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest 
             Diploma: Construction set for scenography in edu-theatre
2010-2012    BA Architecture - interrupted in second year
             Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest 
2006-2010    High-school - focus on computer programming
             Alexanru Ioan Cuza high-school, Bucharest 
OTHER EDU:
2015-2016    Aesthetics in Photography
             Fotopoetica school of Photography, Francisc Mraz
             9 months course, Bucharest
2013-2015    Training Department for Teaching Personnel
             National University of Theatre and Film "I.L. Caragiale”, Bucharest
             2 years course, Bucharest

FOUNDED:
2017 studio super:serios
             co-founder together with urbanist T. Ungureanu
             design studio
             www.superserios.ro
2012 Micul HAOS
             founder, toy designer and photographer
             www.miculhaos.com

WORKS:
2020         The System in the Room
             game installation 
2020         Far to Close / Aproape Departe
             immersive installation game 
2020         Divided game
             immersive installation game 
             Deep Space 8K, Ars Electronica Center, Linz
2019         Matera Narrative Puzzle
             urban game
2019         Victoria Narrative Puzzle
             augmented reality game installation about the post-industrial city of Victoria
             Victoria, România 
2018-2019    Visual design for the MA in Theatre Pedagogy projects
             graphic design, poster design
             various projects developed by the Master in Theatre Pedagogy, 
             National University of Theatre and Film "I.L. Caragiale”
2018-2019    Visual design for One World Romania at School
             One World Romania at School NGO
             visual concept development, creating graphic games for and with high-school students
2015-2018 Anina Mine of Ideas
             participant in the workshop
             graphic designer and photographer
             multidisciplinary project that studies Anina, an ex-mining
             town from Banat, south-west Romania, Alba Verde Association
2018         Visual design workshop for Architecture Students
             workshop coordinator
             Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest
             3 weeks workshop teaching students how to visually communicate

2017         mic maraton
             co-creator, participant, graphic designer
             4-days design marathon for NGOs in the Prahova district
2017         Eviction Notice
             360° VR stop-motion animation short film, director, puppet creator
             realised at CINETic Bucharest
2017         Fotopoetica generation 9
             collective photography exhibition at Cărturești Verona, București
2016         nunu collaborative game
             participant, graphic designer
             part of the workshop Digital Stories at the French Institute in Bucharest
2015         'ca să' collective exhibition
             artist and co-organiser
             self-organised together with other students from the design department, Bucharest
2014         Memories from the School Age
             stage designer
             theatre performance, director: Radu Apostol, playwright: Mihaela Michailov
             pproduction: ADO Asociation in collaboration with the Comedy Theatre, Bucharest
2014         Theatre of the Child’s Rights
             stage and costume designer in edu-theatre
             educational theatre performance, director: Radu Apostol, playwright: Mihaela Michailov
             production: Replika Asociation in collaboration with the Comedy Theatre, Bucharest
2013         Initiation in Photography workshop for children
             workshop coordinator
             2-days workshop for children ages 5-12
             urban exploring through photography
             part of the Victoria Film Festival
2012-2014    Familia Offline
             stage and costume design in edu-theatre
             educational theatre performance, director: Radu Apostol, playwright: Mihaela Michailov
             production: Replika Asociation in collaboration with the "Teatrul Foarte Mic" Theatre, Bucharest


FESTIVALS:
2020 Ars Electronica Festival 2020 - In Kepler’s Gardens, Linz, Austria
Divided, 2020
2020 Simultan Festival, Timișoara, Ro
The System in the Room, 2020
2020 BETA 2020 - Enough is enough (Bienala de arhitectură Timișoara)
Alfabet Anina, 2018
2019 Fusion Urban Games Festival, Matera, Italy
Matera Narrative Puzzle, 2019
2019 Torino Graphic Days, Torino, Italy
The Ping Pong Series, 2019
MEH zine, 2019
2019 Romanian Design Week, Bucharest, Ro
The Ping Pong Series, 2019
MEH zine, 2017-2019
2019 TAKAVOIR - laboratoire des nouvelles images, France
Eviction Notice, 2017
2018 Poitiers Film Festival, Poitiers, France
Eviction Notice, 2017
2015 Festivalul de teatru independent FNTI / National Independent Theatre Festival Bucharest, Ro
Amintiri din epoca de școală, 2014 - won grand prize
2015 Festivalul European al Spectacolului Timișoara – Festival al Dramaturgiei Romanesti (FEST-FDR)
Amintiri din epoca de școală, 2014
2014 Temps D’Images
Theatre for Child’s Rights / Teatrul Drepturilor Copilului, 2014
2013 Temps D’Images
Familia Offline, 2013
2013 Explore Dance Festival
Familia Offline, 2013



CONFERENCES AND PAPERS:
2020        The post aesthetic journey of an installation
             Journal of Drama Teaching Vol. 4 Iss. 2(7) 2020
2020         Play as a tool for exploring the concept of urban systematisation. System in the Room
             Co-authors: Teodora Ungureanu, Anca Băduț
Utopian Cities, Programmed Societies, Vol. II, 2020
2019         Narrative puzzle in a post-industrial city
             presented at the Zip-Scene Conference on Analogue and Digital Immersive Spaces, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary and the Augmenting Performance Conference at CINETic in Bucharest, Romania
             to be published in the ZIP-SCENE conference proceedings
2019         Bauhaus - a model for integrating play in arts education
             article - to be published in the “Architecturae et Artibus” scientific journal
             100 Bauhaus International Scientific Conference, Bialystok, Poland
2019         Victoria Summer School Journal
             Co-author: Teodora Ungureanu
             published by Loughrorough University and printed at Idea Press, 2019
2018         Post-processing on scale models - a tool in design education
             paper presentation - published in LUMEN Proceedings
             11th LUMEN International Scientific Conference Communicative Action & Transdisciplinarity in the Ethical Society, Targoviste, Romania
2018         Participatory design in educational theatre
             paper presentation
             11th LUMEN International Scientific Conference Communicative Action & Transdisciplinarity in the Ethical Society, Targoviste, Romania