Simona Vilau (born on May 18th 1983, Romania), contemporary art curator and artist.
Lives and works in Bucharest. She started with an internship for NIT project (Atelier 35 Bucharest, 2005-2007), then she became a member of UNAgaleria’s board (2006-2008), and worked independently until 2010. In 2011, she has been the curator of LC Foundation Contemporary Art Centre in Bucharest and started as a member of Platforma space’s team, in the framework of Anexa MNAC Bucharest (until 2012).
She developed projects with artists concerned with provocative, transgressive aesthetics, being interested, as a curator, both in old and new media. As a researcher, she is part of the project Eastern European Collectors, initiated by Hans Knoll (art historian and owner of Knollgalerie, in Vienna and Budapest). She is a permanent collaborator of Arta magazine and worked on her Ph.D. thesis on a subject related to the image of violence in Romanian contemporary art.