With probably the simplest and most economical of current art practices, Dan Perjovschi’s work manages to comment on the widest possible terrain of political, economic and artistic subjects. Living in Bucharest and Sibiu in Romania, his view of the world is both particular to those places and riddled with all the contradictions, wisdom and absurdity that global information systems offer. His work is humorous, sharp and sometimes cutting in its exposure of human behavior and fragility. In simple terms, he draws pictures and texts on walls. The architectural spaces that he inhabits determine certain outcomes of his installations, the sights and sounds that he experiences at the time influence some of the subjects in his drawings, while current affairs and local gossip shape others. Together they form a visual diary as much as a microcosm of what is going on in and around the exhibition, the city and the world at the moment.
Solo exhibitions: A4 Art Foundation Cape Town (2019), Kunsthalle Hamburg (2016), Magazin Grenoble (2015), Kiasma, Helsinki (2013), MACRO Rome (2011), MoMA New York and Kunsthalle Basel (2007), Vanabbemuseum Eindhoven and Tate Modern London (2006), Ludwig Museum, Cologne (2005).
He exhibited twice at Gallery Nova Zagreb in 2004 and 2020
Group exhibitions: Kunsthalle Wien (2020), Public Art Muenchen (2018), WKV Stuttgart (2017), MOT Tokyo (2016), Castello de Rivoli (2014), MUAC Mexico (2013), Moma SF (2011), Centre Pompidou (2010), Tate Liverpool (2008), Walker Art Center Minneapolis (2007), Sedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2006), Generali Foundation Wien (2005), Industrial Art Biennial, Labin (2018), the Jakarta Biennial (2015), the Aichi Triennial (2013), the Lyon Biennial (2009), the Sydney Biennial (2008) the Venice Biennale (2007) and The 9th Istanbul Biennial (2005).
Perjovschi received George Maciunas Prize 2004, The European Cultural Foundation Prize 2012 (with Lia Perjovschi) and Rosa Schapire Prize/Kunsthalle Hamburg 2016.
Each mentor will work closely with one program participant over several months, critically reflecting on their artistic practice, its relationship to this particular moment, and possible paths it might take in the future. Dan Perjovschi will collaborate with artist Raluca Țurcanașu.