Born 1959 in Romania, Belu-Simion Făinaru lives and works in Haifa, Israel and Antwerp, Belgium.
Fainaru also works as a curator. Since 2010 Belu-Simion Făinaru has been the founder, director and curator of the Mediterranean Biennale of Contemporary Art, Israel (2010 Haifa, Israel; 2013 Sakhnin, Israel, 2017 Sakhnin Valley, Israel, 2021 Haifa, Israel). In 2015 he founded AMOCA the Museum Of Contemporary Art in Sakhnin the first type of its kind in Israel based on communities that live in conflict promoting co-existence between Arab and Jewish communities opening gates for art that is inclusive and collaborative. Art that creates bonds on a local level and in touch with people accessible as much as possible.
Făinaru‘s works were exhibited at the 1992 Documenta IX in Kassel, the 1993 Venice Biennale, Sonsbeek 9 Biennale in Holland and the 2006 Biennale in Havana, Cuba, ArtBasel at Unlimited exhibition and others. Fainaru represented Romania at the 58th Venice Biennale, 2019.