About Livia Balu

Born in Romania, lives and works in Clarens/Montreux – Switzerland.


2015 The Society of Neuro-Linguistics Programming (USA) and Collège Romand de PNL (CH) – Certified Master Practitioner NLP

2006 Assenza Visual Art School Basel (CH) – Visual Artist and Art Teacher

1985 University of Craiova (RO) – Economist


Visarte Switzerland (Visual Arts Federal Association)

UAP Romania (National Union of Professional Artists)



2016 1st International Prize Leonardo da Vinci, Florence, Palazzo Borghese (IT)

2013 2nd Prize Courbet Contest, La Tour-de-Peilz (CH)

2012 Certificate of Excellence, Palm Art Award, Art Domain Leipzig (GE)

2011 Diploma di Partecipazione, Biennale Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea, Firenze (IT)

2010 Certificate of Excellence, Palm Art Award, Art Domain Leipzig (GE)

2008 Diploma of Excellence, Romanian Embassy in Bern (CH)

2004 1st Prize, Art’air Geneva (CH)

1998 1st Prize, Spring Salon, Art Museum Calafat (RO)

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2016 Gallery Picpus-Moser, Montreux (CH)

2014 Maison Visinand, Montreux; “Château de Chillon” – “Journée cantonale des enfants” at Morges, Ecole de Marcelin; “Villeneuve 800” at Villeneuve Library, Grand’Rue 76 (CH)

2013 Gallery Steiner, Vienna (AT)

2011 En Beauregard Gallery, Montreux (CH)

2010 St. Vincent Temple, Montreux (CH)

2009 Trotte Museum, Arlesheim/Basel (CH); «Zum Hüsli» Gallery, Zürich(CH)

2008 Gallery ARVA, Vevey (CH)

2007 Foisor Gallery, Art Museum Mogosoaia Palace, Bucharest (RO); Scala Theater, Basel (CH)

2006 Trotte Museum, Arlesheim/Basel (CH)

2005 MehrRaum Gallery Basel (CH)

2004 Zunfthaus zu Pfistern, Lucerne (CH)

1991 – 2001 numerous exhibitions in Romanian art museums and galleries.

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2016 Jadite Galleries, New York (USA) / Biennale Riviera del Brenta, Mira-Venice (IT) / Gallery Picpus-Moser, Montreux (CH) / La Capela Gallery, Paris (FR) / Amarica Gallery, Paris (FR)

2015 Crypt Gallery, London (UK) / Museo Diocesano, Gubbio (IT) / Anixis Gallery, Baden (CH)

2013 110th Salon d’Automne, Paris (FR); 15th ART INTERNATIONAL, Zurich (CH); La Casa delle Culture del Mondo, Milano (IT); Salon 2013 AEAF (Académie Européene des Arts – France), Paris (FR); Swiss Art Space, Lausanne (CH); Mu.MA Galata Museo del Mare (Musée de la Mer) Genova (IT)

2012 MAG Montreux Art Gallery, Montreux (CH); SARTFAIR Shanghai Art Fair International, Shanghai (China); Barcelona Showcase International Exhibition of Painting and Photography Casa Batllo, Barcelona (ES)

2011 International Florence Biennale of Contemporary Art, Florence (IT); Livres d’artistes Maison Visinand Cultural Center, Montreux (CH)

2010 Shakespeare International Festival, Craiova (RO)

2009 South Pole Gallery, Lausanne (CH)

2008 Kunstmesse Salzburg (AT); Art Fair IMMAGINA, Reggio Emilia (IT); Kunst in Reinach (CH)

2007 Kunst Forum International, Meisterschwanden (CH); Anixis Gallery, Baden (CH), EUROP’ART Geneva International Art Fair (CH)

2006 Contemporary Art Fair, Geneva (CH); Lengnau Museum, Lengnau (CH)

2005 BEA Bern Expo, Bern (CH)

2004 Künstlerhaus Bern (CH)

1995 – 2001 numerous participations in cultural events, for example: International Cartoon Festival, Vaslui (RO); International Festival of satirical Graphic Art, Galati (RO); The Festival of Vlahes, Rabrovo (BG); International Festival of Contemporary Graphic, Art Museum, Ploiesti (RO).

Book Illustrations

2016 Livia Balu – Brooklyn Baby, Montreux Jazz, Livre d’artiste; 2013 Livia Balu – WalzoJazz, Livre d’artiste

2008 Michel Masson – Le Grain de Sable, Enkidu-Presse Philippine, Amsterdam

1998 – 2001 William Shakespeare – Theater, Sarmis Publishing House, Craiova (RO); Stefan Sgandar – Povesti siderale, Universal Dalsi Publishing House, Bucharest (RO); Jean Audouze, Michel Cassé, Jean-Claude Carrière – Conversation sur l’invisible, Omniscop Publishing House, Craiova (RO)

Different Works in Museums and Institutions as well as in Private Collections (selected)

Kupferstichkabinett, Kunstmuseum Basel (CH)

Art Museum Mogosoaia Palace Bucharest (RO)

Art Museum Calafat (RO)

University of Craiova (RO)

French Library Omnia (RO)

Kunst Forum International, Meisterschwanden (CH)

Adelinda Allegretti, Roma (IT)

Sue Skitt, London (UK)

Nadine Gusew, Quebec (CA)