Alexandru Chira

Born in 1947 at Tauseni, Roumanie.
Alexandru Chira was an artist and Professor at the Painting Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Bucharest National University of Arts.

When his home village Tauseni suffered a yearlong drought during the 1990s Chira started to elaborate sophisticated land-and-weather improving art equipments, a series of symbolic installations of painted metal, wire and concrete for the invocation of rain and rainbows.

The ensemble De-signs towards the sky for the rain and the rainbow (1994 - 2004) is located on a hill in the middle of the village, surrounded by other hills and divided into 18 sub-ensembles.

Chira’s works have been presented in the context of various exhibitions, including the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Palácio Sinel de Cordes, Lisbon; The Sao Paolo Biennial Art Exhibition, Sao Paolo; The Visual Arts Museum, Galati; Lafayette Anticipations, Paris; and The National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest, which presented a retrospective of the artist in 2015.