Anca Sinpalean, B.A., M.A., M.A.S.

Artist and curator with education in curating, 
visual arts and pedagogy

Conception and organisation of cultural projects and exhibitions 
Multicultural and interdisciplinary perspective
Passionate commitment to an open mediation of art and culture


I am a Romanian artist and curator living and working in Switzerland since 2006. For me, curating and making art are two complementary ways of researching life, as well as two great channels for creating connections between people.

I was trained as a painter in Romania in the 90s at the Cluj-Napoca Art School and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bucharest, where I obtained my Masters degree in Visual Arts in 2005. After arriving in Switzerland in 2006, I studied at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste and got my Master in Advanced Studies in Curating in 2010. This is when I started to curate exhibitions, manage an art space, and act as an artist-curator on the Zurich art scene.

My works as an artist take the shape of installations, using media like photography, painting, drawing or video, and often incorporate found objects or personal collections. A constant throughout my artistic experimenting is working with painted plaster life-size figures.

My curatorial projects are set up both inside the white space and in public space, and are dealing with contemporary social issues, as well as with the ever present challenges of being human in general. Over the past years both my curatorial and my artistic projects moved significantly towards the openness of the public space - a wonderful place to meet people and communicate ideas directly. Teaching art has also gained an increasing role in my career lately.

Work Highlights:

  • Until December 2016 I was Artistic Director at Wunderkammer Glattpark in Opfikon - an interdisciplinary project which brought together art, culture, architecture and sport in a public parc in Glattpark, Opfikon (
  • In 2014 I conceived and curated the first edition of Kunstlauf Meilen - an open air exhibition featuring 16 artists with 22 Installations along a 4 km long panoramic path in Toggwil, Meilen (
  • Between 2010 and 2014 I was founder, manager and curator of artfoyer Cavigelli - an independent art space in Zurich, with focus on contemporary art (