Cosmin Costinas (born 1982) is a writer, art critic, and curator who studied art history at the Babes Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He is contributing editor of the magazines Idea Arts + Society (Cluj) and Version (Paris/Cluj) as well as an advisory board member of PATTERNS/ERSTE Foundation (Vienna). Recently he co-authored the novel Philip (Project Press, Dublin, 2007) and has contributed to magazines, books, and exhibition catalogs across Europe and South-East Asia and has lectured in institutions and universities in Europe and China. Costinas was one of the editors of documenta 12 magazines (Vienna/Kassel). Recent curatorial projects (selection): After the Happy Nineties, Goethe Institute, Bucharest, 2005; Tales from the Other Side, DSBA, Bucharest, 2005; and Textground, Display Gallery, Prague, 2004. Costinas lives and works in Bucharest and Vienna.