EXPANDED SPACE 2017
Curator: Cristian Nae
Cristian Nae – art critic, historian and theoretician who is active in Iasi, where he teaches at the National University of Arts “George Enescu”. Besides his research and editorial activity, mostly focused on the intersection between aesthetics and politics within arts, conceptual photography and the history of exhibitions under a comparative approach, and also on the critical art and the political imaginary during post-socialism, Cristian Nae is an active curator and permanent collaborator of Vector Association and The Contemporary Photography Center in Iasi, where he developed lots of artistic research projects about the practices and politics of memory.
Silvia Amancei and Bogdan Armanu
Silvia Amancei and Bogdan Armanu are visual artists based Iași. Their multimedia artistic practice addresses issues such as biopolitical instrumentalization, the precariousness of artistic labour, the history of social protests and of the working class and the imagination of alternative social, political and economic futures. Their works were exhibited in institutions such as Salonul de proiecte, București (2017), Galeria Electro-Putere, Craiova (2017), Domino, Cluj (2017), “Walk&talk” Art Festival, São Miguel, Portugal (2017), Goldsmiths College, London (2016), “A3 Gallery”, Moscow (2017), “Lemonade” Gallery, Windsor (2016), Off Gallery, Lodz (2015), Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center, Chicago (2016), Otte 1 Gallery, Eckernforde (2015), and biennials such as Odessa Biennale (2017), Biennial of Contemporary Photography, C_F_C, Iași (2016) or Timișoara Art Encounters (2015).
Radoš Antonijević is a visual artist who works as a professor at the Faculty of Arts in Belgrade and the Academy of Arts in Banja Luka. In his works, Antonijević examines the medium of sculpture and its borders, creating art that problematizes the relations between form, function, materiality and perception, combining the absurd, the tragic and the spiritual. His works touch critical points of history, culture, politics and society. He exhibited in institutions such as The Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, October Salon Belgrade, KUNSTHALLE am Hamburger Platz, Berlin, La Criée – Centre for Contemporary Art Rennes or MNAC Bucharest.
Mihai Balko is a visual artist, founding member and vice-president of Volum Art Association from Bucharest. He is the author and coordinator, together with Judit Balko, of Expanded Space project, and co-curator of Sculpturograma and Insertion exhibitions. He is interested in public space projects and theory. „The Thesaurus of Romania” (Spaţiu expandat, 2016), „A Monument” (Spaţiu expandat, 2015), „Inner land II” (Street Delivery, 2013), „My stomach” (Spaţiu expandat, 2012), „Grey Nomads” (Spaţiu expandat, 2011), „Red Sharks” (Proiect 1990, 2010) and „Inner land” (Sângiorz Băi, 2010). His last solo exhibition, „Prototype X”, was opened in October 2013 at Atelier 030202, Bucureşti.
Luchezar Boyadjiev is a multimedia artist based in Sofia, Bulgaria. His artistic practice deals with the interpretations of public space and visuality in global cities, the relation between public and private sphere in the art world and the transgression of the borders between artist and public, between active and passive audiences and between local and global. His works were exhibited in institutions such as ICA, Sofia (2016); SALT, Istanbul (2015); City Art Gallery, Sofia (2010, solo); PERA Museum, Istanbul; MCA, Belgrade; Moderna Galerija – Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana (2016); City Gallery, Ljubljana; GARAGE, Moscow; City Art Gallery, Sofia (2015); CCA, Plovdiv (2014); MOCAK, Cracow (2013);1-st edition of the Kiev Biennale; the 2-nd edition of Yekaterinburg Biennale (2012); ZKM, Karlsruhe (2011), the 7-th edition of Periferic Biennial Iași (2005).
Igor Grubić is a multimedia artist based in Zagreb. His artworks include site-specific interventions in public space, photography and film. He is known for his activism and his considerations concerning public space. His artworks were exhibited and screened in different international institutions, festivals and artistic events such as Manifesta 4 (Frankfurt); the 2-nd edition of Tirana Biennial; the 50-th edition of October Salon, Belgrade; the 11-th edition of Istanbul Biennale; the 4-th edition of the Mannheim Fotofestival; Manifesta 9 (Genk); the 20th Anniversay Edition of the Gwangju Biennial; ‘East Side Stories’, Palais de Tokyo (Paris); Thessaloniki Biennial; ‘Zero Tolerance’, MoMA PS1 (New York).
Ghenadie Popescu is a visual artist based in Chisinau. His works produced in media such as performance, animation and documentary film identify and analyze identitarian tensions and problematics such as the relation between local and global in the current geopolitical configuration. Often, his interventions attempt to destabilize the way various power structures operate. His works were exhibited or performed in institutional contexts such as Die/Grenoble (2006), Rencontre de la performance, Le Generateure, Franța (2009), [KSA :K] Chișinău (2010), J\\K\\M\\W Düsseldorf (2011), MUSAC, Leon (2012), Salonul de Proiecte, București (2012), Tranzit.ro/ Iași (2017).
Hans van Houwelingen
Hans van Houwelingen is a visual artist who lives and works in Amsterdam. He was educated at Minerva Art Academy Groningen and Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, in Amsterdam. His works are internationally manifested as interventions in public space, as well as exhibitions, lectures and publications in which he investigates the relationship between art, politics and ideology. He realized various exhibitions and permanent public space projects in cities such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Hague, Utrecht, Munich, Oslo, Riga, Hamburg, Antwerp, Leuven and Bucharest.
Organiser: Asociaţia Volum Art
Team: Judit Balko, project manager; Mihai Balko, coordinator; Cristian Nae, curator;
Project financed by Primăria Municipiului București, Centrul Cultural al Municipiului Bucuresti ARCUB in the framework of București Oraș participativ programme and by Administrația Fondului Cultural Național
Partners: Centrul de Excelență în Studiul Imaginii (CESI), Radio Guerrilla, MNAC
Media partners: Zeppelin, WebCultura, VeiozaArte, Modernism
The project doesn’t necessarily represent the position of Administrația Fondului Cultural Național. AFCN in not responsible of the content of the project or the manner in which the results of the project can be used. These are the full responsibility of the recipient of the funding.
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