Cosmin Costinas was born in Satu Mare, Romania in 1982. He is an author and freelance curator, based in Bucharest and Vienna. After his studies in art history and history at the Babes Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, he now is contributing editor of the magazines Idea Arts + Society (Cluj) and Version (Paris and Cluj), and visual arts consultant for Romanian National Television. His latest curatorial projects include Textground (Prague, 2004) and Laicitate dupa Complicitate (Secularity after Complicity, Bucharest, 2005). His upcoming writing projects include a comprehensive book on Romanian contemporary art after the year 2000 (together with Mihnea Mircan). Since January 2006, he has been a member of the editorial team of Documenta 12 Magazine Project. The writer, critic, and member of ERSTE Foundations PATTERNS advisory board is executive director/curator of the Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kongs leading non-profit organization dedicated to contemporary visual art exhibitions. Costinas is Asias first Outset Curator of Contemporary Art.