Sebastian Moldovan

Works

Sebastian Moldovan

“I studied painting in Cluj, but started working with other media but painting since I felt painting was too claimed by cultures and histories. As a natural reaction, I was drawn towards video and installation as media carrying less weight. Site-specific installations or interventions using fragments found around the given space were instruments that appealed to me because of the sentences that could be formed by adding leftover materials, lights, objects to a very particular space and context. I see video and installation as extensions to drawing and codes to understand and express drawing. 

The content of the works reveals recurrences of concepts related to the passage and understanding of time, the sublime of the wild/natural, beauty, freedom, questions related to cohabitation and social immediacy.”

CV

Born in 1982, Baia Mare, lives and works in Bucharest (RO)

STUDIES

2004

University of Art and Design, Cluj (RO)

RESIDENCIES AND WORKSHOPS

2008

Oberbayerische Bezirk Residency, Freising (DE)

2007

Research scholarship, Kultur Behoerde, Hamburg (DE)

Kultur Fabrik – Casino de Luxembourg Residency, Esch-sur-Alzette (LU)

2004

École Regionale des Beaux-Arts, Nantes (FR)

SOLO SHOWS

2017

‘The Uncanny Within’, Gaep (formerly EASTWARDS PROSPECTUS), Bucharest (RO)

2015

‘/and/ You Never Know What’s Off’, Gaep (formerly EASTWARDS PROSPECTUS), Bucharest (RO)

‘Sebi is Back’, Calina/Contemporary Art Space, Timișoara (RO)

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2014

‘Meltdown’, Galerie Jan Dhaese, Ghent (BE)

2010

‘Artist’s Survival Kit’, Galerie Jan Dhaese, Ghent (BE)

2008

‘Luxury is…’, Galerie Jan Dhaese, Ghent (BE)

2005

‘Almost Censored’, Contemporary Art Gallery of the National Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu (RO)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

‘Artist Rooms’, Rezidența BRD Scena9, Bucharest (RO)

2017

‘Life a User’s Manual’, Art Encounters Biennale, Timișoara (RO)

2016

‘From the Shores of the Black Sea’, Georgian National Museum – Tbilisi National History Museum, Tbilisi (GE)

‘South by South-Easst. A Further Surface’, Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou (CN)

2015

‘South by South-East’, Osage Gallery Foundation, Hong Kong (HK)

2013

‘Reflection Centre for Suspended Histories. An Attempt’, New Gallery of I.R.C.C.U., 55th Venice Biennale, Venice (IT)

2012

‘Global Without Globalization’, Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest (RO)

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2010

‘Household Goods’, Haifa Biennale, Haifa (IL)

2009

‘New History’, Kharkov Art Museum, Kharkov (UA)

‘Dada East? Romanian Context of Dadaism’, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing (FR)

2008

‘O.T.’, Contemporary Art Gallery of the National Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu (RO)

‘Dada East? Romanian Context of Dadaism’, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (PL)

2007

‘Dada East? The Romanians of Cabaret Voltaire’, Fargfabriken – Centre for Contemporary Art and Culture, Stockholm (SE); Gallery Smecky, Prague (CZ)

‘Catching Passages’, Contemporary Art Gallery of the National Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu (RO)

2006

‘Dada East? The Romanians of Cabaret Voltaire’, Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich (CH)

Exhibitions