Cosmin Costinas

Cosmin Costinas


MoMA International Curatorial Institute 2020


Sydney Biennale


Artistic Director

Cosmin Costinas (b. 1982, Romania) is co- Artistic Director of the 24th Biennale of Sydney (2024) and co-curator of the Romanian Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale (2022). He was the Executive Director/Curator of Para Site, Hong Kong (2011-2022), Artistic Director of Kathmandu Triennale 2020 (2022), Curator of Dakar Biennale 2018 - La Biennale de l’Art africain contemporain- DAK’ART, Dakar (2018), Guest Curator at the Dhaka Art Summit ’18 (2018); Co-curator of the 10th Shanghai Biennale (2014), Curator of BAK-basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht (2008- 2011), Co-curator of the 1st Ural Industrial Biennial, Ekaterinburg (2010), and Editor of documenta 12 Magazines, documenta 12, Kassel (2005–2007).

At Para Site, Costinas oversaw the institution’s major expansion and relocation to a new home in 2015, and curated or co-curated the exhibitions: ‘Garden of Six Seasons’ (2020); ‘Koloa: Women, Art, and Technology’ (touring at Nuku’alofa, Tonga and Artspace Aotearoa, Auckland, 2019-2020); ‘An Opera of Animals’ (touring at Rockbund Art Museum, 2019); ‘A beast, a god, and a line’ (touring at Dhaka Art Summit ‘18, TS1/The Secretariat, Yangon, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, and Kunsthall Trondheim, MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, 2018-2020; ‘Movements at an Exhibition, Manuel Pelmus’ (2017- 2018), and more. He co-authored the novel Philip (2007) and has edited and contributed his writing to numerous books, magazines, and exhibition catalogs and has taught and lectured at different universities, art academies, and institutions across the world.