Adrian Dică (b. 1984 Alexandria) is a Romanian painter and he currently lives and works in Bucharest. He studied Fine Arts at the National University of Arts in Bucharest (UNARTE). In 2014 he obtained a BA of Fine Arts degree and in 2016 a MA at the same department, both at Prof. Marcel Bunea. He was awarded UNARTE Excellence Diploma for Painting for his BA artworks.
The general technique principle concerns several cycles of construction-deconstruction, addition-extraction of pictorial matter, and of elements of a plastic discourse. These favors the “coexistence” of the experimental elements and of the accidental factor assumed with a “correct” technical, psychological and historical approach.
In the same year, he was awarded the 3rd Prize and also with Special Prize at Juventus Contemporary Awards by Triade Foundation in Timisoara. In the next year, The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Moldova awarded him the Excellence Prize for painting at The National Museum of Moldova during BIP Chisinau.
The 2012-2016 artistic work period includes national and international group exhibitions such as Via Pontika Youth Festival (Balchik, Bulgaria), Transform Art in Education 2014 (Brâncuși Hall, Palace of Parliament, Bucharest), and Transform 2016 at the National Museum of Contemporary Arts Zagreb, Croatia or Die Natur Des Kunstlers (Vienna, Austria). In 2017 he was awarded Prize for Painting by the National Union of Artists and was a finalist at Teodor Moraru National Award. In 2018 exhibited at Huntenkunst Focus on Romania – Central Pavilion, representing Romania, and in the same year, he exhibited at WIPO Geneva, CH. He was awarded Painting Prize at Balassi Hungarian Cultural Institut in Bucharest in 2018. In 2021 he was awarded with 1st Prize at International Painting Biennial in Chisinau.
His works have been exhibited in solo and group shows in Romania or Europe in private or public institutions such National Museum of Arts Bucharest, National Museum of Contemporary Arts Zagreb, or WIPO Geneva. He has two important retrospectives at the Palace of Parliament – Bucharest, 2017 and Arthalle Gallery, 2019 – Bucharest. The last personal exhibition was a duo show in collaboration with Laura Niculescu at Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, April 2021
His work is part of many prestigious private and public collections such as the BRD GS Art Collection, Deputy Chambers Art Collection Romania, National Museum of Art in Moldova or Jecza Museum Timisoara Art Collection.