Stefan Constantinescu Biography
(b. 1968 Bucharest) lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden and Bucharest, Romania. He receives his BA from Art University Bucharest in 1996 and his MA in 1998 from Royal Academy of Arts, Stockholm. Exploring the multiple valencies of documentary film, the archive, and artist book, Stefan Constantinescu constructs his discourse around the symbolic and power relationship that exists between personal destiny and history, in order to analyse the processes of dislocation and translation which characterizes the contemporary social reality.
Solo and group exhibitions (selection): 2009 Bad Times/Good Times, FUTURA, Prague; The Artists as Young Artists, Andreiana Mihail Gallery, Bucharest; 2008 The Golden Age of Children, Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm (solo), PERIFERIC 8 – Art as a gift, Biennial for contemporary art, Iasi; Dada East? Romanian Context of Dadaism, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw; 2007 Thanks for A wonderful, Ordinary Day, MNAC, Bucharest (solo), 2006 indirect speech, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; 2005 On Difference #1. Local Contexts –Hybrid Spaces, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart; 2004 Blick 2004, Kunstverein Munchen, Munchen.
Romanian Pavilion at 53rd Venice Biennale
The Seductiveness of the Interval
Stefan Constantinescu, Andrea Faciu, Ciprian Muresan
7 June - 22 November 2009
At the 53rd International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia 2009, the Romanian Pavilion features works by artists Stefan Constantinescu, Andrea Faciu and Ciprian Muresan. The three artistic positions will be conceptually united within a site-specific installation conceived by the studioBASAR architectural group as a theatre set.
Artists possessing the experience of exile, of the shift in political regimes, social transitions, Stefan Constantinescu, Andrea Faciu and Ciprian Muresan relate in their work to the theatricalisation of social practices, the encrypted "dramaturgy" of the public realm, and the complex order of individual destiny.
Stefan Constantinescu was born in 1968 in Bucharest and now lives in Stockholm, Sweden, and Bucharest, Romania. His works "Troleibuzul 92" and "Passagen" are focused on events, situations and everyday occurrences – which confront personal destiny with historical dystopias, expressed either in the form of anthropological documentary or fictional film with neo- realist features. Putting onto the stage what is personal, intimate, subjective, Stefan Constantinescu confers upon his films the status of investigations into themes such as solitude, alienation and social violence.
curator: Alina Serban
exhibition design by studioBASAR
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