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Dan Acostioaei

Born 1974, Iasi, Romania. Using video and photography, Acostioaei investigates the transition in Romanian identity from a traditionalist society to one that has been heavily impacted by consumerism and recently reintroduced in a global setting. Acostioaei’s work has been shown broadly throughout Eastern and Western Europe, as well as in Great Britain and the United States. He is co-organizer of the Periferic Biennale in Romania, and an active board member of the Vector Gallery.

Liliana Basarab

Liliana Basarab (born 1979) is a visual artist and lives and works in Iasi, Romania. She was part of Le Pavillon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.
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Adam&Eve, animation, colour and sound, 30 seconds loop, 2009

Matei Bejenaru

Matei Bejenaru lives and works in IaÅŸi, Romania. He is a founding member of the Vector Association in IaÅŸi and manager of the Periferic Contemporary Art Biennial. In his projects from recent years, by using photography, video and performances, he analyzes how the ways of economical production, technological knowledge, the mentalities and the people's ways of life have changed in the former communist countries during the last two decades. The Romanian workers' immigration to the West has been analyzed in the artistic projects "Travel Guide" and "Maersk Dubai", which have been presented in various international exhibitions such as the Tate Modern in London, 2007, or the Taipei Biennial, 2008.
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Anca Benera

Anca Benera (b. 1977, Constantia, Romania) lives in Bucharest. She graduated from the National University of Art Bucharest. Most of her works focus on the interrelation between painting, photography and the memory’s structure. Benera also works with video and mixed-media installations. Anca Benera is co-founder of Center for Visual Introspection Bucharest. Among her on-going projects we mention Matter & History (2010-) and Bucharest-Munich:Re-reading the city (2008-).
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Irina Botea

Irina Botea was born in Ploiesti (Romania) in 1970. After graduating from Bucharest University of Arts she received her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she is currently teaching. In her work Irina Botea attempts to reinterpret the images of History as they are presented to us by the media, our only source of information about various historical events and their more or less active protagonists.
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Michele Bressan

Michele Bressan was born in Trieste, Italy in 1980. From 1994 he lives and works in Bucharest, Romania. Currently he is doing his BA in Photography and Video at the Academy of Fine Arts Bucharest. Michele Bressan is one of the winners of the ESSL ART AWARD 2009, an award dedicated to the discovery and support of young creative talents in Eastern Europe. He works mainly with photography, but also with video and instalations. His work was exhibited in Romania, France, USA, UK, Turkey, Cratioa, Germany, Italy and other.
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Pavel Brăila

Mircea Cantor

Born in 1977 in Oradea, Romania. Lives and works in Paris, France and Cluj Napoca, Romania. The visual artist Mircea Cantor has received wide acclaim for his subtle commentary on issues of contemporary society. Cantor's work is included in The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris as well as in other collections worldwide.
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Mircea Cantor, Arch of Triumph, 2008. © Photo credit:Tony Metaxas

Åžtefan Constantinescu

Cristina David


Andrea Faciu

Andrea Faciu was born in Bucharest in 1977. She lives and works in Munich, Germany. She graduated Akademie der Bildenden Künste Munich, professor Olaf Metzel class. Her installations, conceived in various media and videos focuses on notions such as locality, private memory, time and/or history. The intense poetical atmosphere, which particularizes the representational system of her work, is provoked by a particular usage of sign, language and speech. In June 2009 she took part at the 53 Biennale di Venezia with the Romanien Pavillon.

Bogdan Gîrbovan

Bogdan Gîrbovan, born in 1981, lives and works in Bucharest, Romania. He is currently doing his MA in Photography and Video at the Academy of Fine Arts Bucharest. Gîrbovan works mainly with serial photography that he uses to investigate social relations and hierarchy.
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Adrian Ghenie

Adrian Ghenie (b. 1977 Baia-Mare, Romania) graduated in 2001 from the University of Art and Design, Cluj (Romania), and lives and works in Cluj and Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include "The Flight into Egypt", Nolan Judin, Berlin (2008), Plan B, Berlin (2008), Tim van Laere,Antwerp (2008) and "Shadow of a Daydream", Haunch of Venison Zurich (2007/08). Important recent group exhibitions include Liverpool Biennial (2008), "Expanded Painting", Prague Biennale (2007) and "Cluj Connection", Haunch of Venison, Zurich (2006). Ghenie has forthcoming solo exhibitions at Museum of Modern Art in Bucharest (2009) and SMAK, Ghent (2010).
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Irina Gheorghe and Alina Popa

Irina Gheorge & Alina Popa founded in 2009 an independent institution The Bureau of Melodramatic Research, in Bucharest, Romania. BMR is a non-profit organization with the general aim of cooperation with institutions from the cultural field in order to reveal the circuit of the sentimental capital which determines social, politic and ultimately economic relations. The Bureau conducts critical analysis by detecting melodramatized appropriations and reappropiations. Its melodramatic methodology is defined as melocritique.

Ion Grigorescu

Andrea Hajtajer

Daniel Knorr

Daniel Knorr was born in Bucharest, Romania and lives in Berlin. He represented Romania at the 51st Bienniale di Venezia in 2005. Recent solo shows include Kunsthalle Fridericanum, Kassel (2010), Kunsthalle Basel (2009). Knorr has been presented in numerous group shows, most recently: The Promises of the Past, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Early Years at Kunstwerke, Berlin; Liverpool Biennial (all 2010). He also participated in manifesta 7 in Rovereto and in Periferic 8 in Iasi in 2008. Knorr’s work is part of several private and public collections in Munich, Zurich, Antwerp and Vienna.

Cezar Lazarescu

Cezar Lăzărescu, born in 1969, works and lives in Iași, Romania. He studied at the Academy of Art în Iași. Lăzărescu describes his artistic practice as follows: "Using incredible easy means (sometimes exclusively conceptual) I try to overpass the intellectual prejudices and stereotypes, being aware of the place I hold in the world and as well as of the fact that I can use and I can be used." His work was exhibited, among others, at Royal College of Art Galleries Kensington Gore, London, Reiner Tisch Gallery, Berlin and Württembergischen Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart.
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Victor Man

Victor Man (b.1974) lives and works in Cluj , Romania . He has recently had solo exhibitions at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2009), ladstone Gallery , New York (2009) and Ikon Gallery, Birmingham . In 2007, he represented Romania in the 52nd Venice Biennale.

Olivia Mihălţianu

Olivia Mihălţianu was born in 1981 in Bucharest, Romania, where she lives and works. She completed her studies at the University of Fine Arts, Bucharest with a Bachelor in Photo-Video-Computer Processing Image (2000-2004) and a Master in Visual Art (2004-2007). Her works where exhibited in institutions such as Brukenthal Museum (Sibiu, Romania), Pavlion Unicredit (Bucharest), Romanian Cultural Institute (Prague), Schafhof-Europaisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern (Freising, Germany), Maison de l'Europe (Luxemburg), NGBK (Berlin), National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gallery 3/4 (Bucharest), Kunsthalle (Vienna).
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Sebastian Moldovan

Sebastian Moldovan, born in 1982 in Baia Mare, Romania, works and lives in Sibiu, Romania. Sebastian Moldovan works with video, photography and installation, his works being exhibited in shows such as Household Goods, curator: Belu Făinaru, Haifa Biennale, Israel (2010); the Return of Repression, curator Răzvan Ion, Pavilion Unicredit, Bucharest (2009); New History, curators: SOSka group, Kharkov Art Museum, Kharkov (2009); O.T., curators: Liviana Dan and Anca Mihulet, The Contemporary Art Gallery of the National Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu (2008); If You Think This World Is Bad You Should See Some of the Others, curator: Simona Nastac, Prague Biennale 3 (2007); Dada East? The Romanians of Cabaret Voltaire, curator: Adrian Notz, Fargfabriken – Centre for Contemporary Art and Culture, Stockholm; Gallery Smecky, Prague (2007). His two solo shows are Luxury is…, Galerie Jan Dhaese, Ghent (2008) and Almost Censored, National Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu (2005), both curated by Liviana Dan.
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Ciprian MureÅŸan

Ciprian Mureşan (born in 1977) – graduated from the University of Art and Design in Cluj. The creative activity of Cirprian Muresan includes drawing, painting, graphics, video and sculpture. With the use of the mentioned media the artist carries out deconstruction of the reality, both the one existing directly and the one created by media commentaries: films, press comments, TV broadcasts.
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Ciprian Mureșan, Romanian Blood

Ioana NemeÅŸ


Mircea Nicolae

Mircea Nicoale, born in 1980, works and lives in Bucharest, Romania. He started his artistic practice with interventions in public space, mainly in deserted spaces and urban ruins. He then became a home-gallery owner and a curator. Mircea Nicolae’s art is closely connected to his personal evolution; lately it developed into an instrument to criticize and fill in the gaps of the Romanian contemporary art scene.
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Lia Perjovschi

Lia Perjovschi lives and works in Bucharest, Romania and has exhibitied at Dorottya Gallery, Budapest, Wilkinson Gallery, London, England; Gallery Yujiro, London, England as well as the Sydney Biennial in 2008 and has had multiple residencies and fellowships. She graduated from the Bucharest Art Academy in 1993.
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Dan Perjovschi

Dan Perjovschi is an artist who mixes drawing, cartoon and graffiti in artistic pieces drawn directly on the walls of European and American museums and contemporary art spaces. These drawings – both witty and incisive – comment on current political, social or cultural issues or events. His stark style of line drawing allows him to condense the conflicts and dilemmas of the world into a rapid-response commentary that is both political and honest.

Cristi Pogăcean


Bogdan Teodorescu

Gabriela Vanga

Mona Vatamanu-Florin Tudor

Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor work together since 2000. Their artistic practice spans diverse media including film, photography, painting, performance, and site-specific projects. Vatamanu and Tudor's broad-reaching practice has positioned them among the most compelling and literate interpreters of our contemporary post-communist condition, which extends far beyond their native Romania. Widely shown in Europe, Vatamanu and Tudor's artistic practice involves bringing history into the present tense, whether in the form of performative re-enactment or symbolic recuperation. A deep interest in architecture as a repository of both personal and collective memory and as a mark of communist power underlies many of their projects.

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