Dan Perjovschi

Biography


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Dan Perjovschi was born in Sibiu (Romania) in 1961 and lives and works in Bucharest (Romania).

Dan Perjovschi is a visual artist mixing drawing, cartoon and graffiti and commenting on current political, social or cultural issues. With his long experience gained in the early 1990s in post-Ceausescu Romania as a press artist, Dan Perjovschi brings a rapid and incisive trait coupled with his signature dark humour to the graphic genre. He has played an active role in the development of the civil society in Romania, through his editorial activity with Revista 22 cultural magazine in Bucharest, and has encouraged exchanges between Romania and other international contemporary artistic scenes. Over the last ten years, he has begun drawing with greater freedom, taking over gallery walls, floors and windows. His drawings are drawn over or erased at the end of his exhibitions, but continue to circulate and are constantly renewed, mirroring the daily flow of information from which they originate. Perjovschi chooses to play with this process of erasure and recreation, of appearance and disappearance, sometimes involving the gallery visitors, who, unbeknownst to them, walk across art works, or knowingly draw themselves, even drawing over the artist's creations.

Dan Perjovschi's works have been exhibited at 48th Venice tBiennale (Romania Pavilion), MoMA - Museum of Modern Art (New York), Tate Modern (London), The Hamburger Kunsthalle (Hamburg), WIELS (Brussels), Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea (Turin) Jeu de Paume (Paris), MACRO (Rome),  Palais de Tokyo (Paris), the Hayward Gallery (London), Centre Georges-Pompidou (Paris), Para/Site Art Space (Hong Kong), Centrale For Contemporary Art, (Brussels) The Art Institute of Chicago, Total Museum of Contemporary Art (Seoul), the MOT Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo), Raw Material Company (Dakar), Tate Liverpool, MuCEM (Marseille), Kunsthalle Ludwigsburg, Centre National d'Art Contemporain (Grenoble), Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven), Novi Sad Museum of Contemporary Art (Serbia), the Sao Paolo Biennial, the 10th Lyon Biennial, Jakara Biennial, the 5th Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art and more.

His work is part of prestigious collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York City), Tate Modern (London), the Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Centre Georges-Pompidou - Musée National d'Art Moderne (Paris), the Ludwig Museum (Budapest) LiMAC - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Lima and the Art Collection Telekom (Germany) etc.

Selected press



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The New Yorker

Dan Perjovschi

February 2018

Le Petit Bulletin

Dan Perjovschi :

April 2015

Electronic Beats

Dan Perjovschi

September 2014

Creative Time Reports

Of Crimea and Other Crises: Drawings by Dan Perjovschi

April 2014

Rupert, Vilnius (Press release)

Lia Perjovschi: Knowledge Museum Kit & Dan Perjovschi: Time Specific

April 2014

Istanbul Contemporary Etc

The Last Exhibition of Tanas

November 2013

Art Margins

Interview with Dan and Lia Perjovschi

July 2012

DOR

Borders

December 2011

IDEA

Erase and Forward

January 2011

Art Practical

Interview with Lia and Dan Perjovschi

July 2010

the Art Newspaper

Dan Perjovschi : a Romanian's postcard from the edge

March 2008

Kunstforum International

In einem land, das die intellektuellen liquidiert hat, kann man kein maoist sein

May 2007

Flash Art

Dan Perjovschi

March 2007

Publications



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Dan Perjovschi

NO GRAFFITI ON BARBWIRE WALLS

July 2018
Publisher: éditions autrechose
ISBN 979-10-95703-04-412 €

Behind the line

April 2012

Temporary Yours, 1995-2012

January 2012
Publisher: Idea Design & Print

English
165 x 240 mm
66 pages
hardcover
10 ?
ISBN 978-606-8265-14-8

Recession

May 2008
Publisher: Ludwig Forum for Internationale Kunst

English / German
165 x 240 mm
128 pages
hardcover

ISBN 978-8321-9118-4

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