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Dan Perjovschi


Biography

Born in 1961 in Sibiu (Romania). Lives and works in Bucharest (Romania).

Dan perjovschi is a visual artist mixing drawing, comics and graffiti, commenting on current political, social or cultural issues. With his long experience acquired in the 1990s in post-Ceausescu Romania as a press illustrator, Dan Perjovschi brings to this graphic genre a quick and incisive hand associated with black humour. He plays an active role in the development of civil society in Romania, through his editorial activity with Revista 22 (a cultural magazine from Bucharest) by stimulating exchanges between the Romanian and international contemporary art scene. In the last 10 years, he stopped working only on paper, to use chalk and marker on the walls of buildings and exhibition spaces, drawing with great freedom, even on floors, walls and windows.


His drawings are covered or erased at the end of the exhibitions but continue to circulate and renew themselves constantly, mirroring the daily flow of information from which they originate. Perjovschi has chosen to play with this process of erasure and re-creation, of appearance and disappearance, sometimes involving the public, who unknowingly step on works of art or are invited to draw, sometimes even over the artist's own drawings.

His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (New York); the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago); the Hamburger Kunsthalle (Hamburg); the MOT Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo); the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Helsinki); the 48th and 52nd Venice Biennale (Venice); the 9th Istanbul Biennale; Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin) and Manifesta 2 (Luxembourg).

The Michel Rein gallery will devote a solo exhibition to him in the first quarter of 2019. Perjovschi has won numerous awards such as the Princess Margriet Award of the European Cultural Foundation and the George Maciunas Prize. His work is in the collections of the Ludwig Museum (Budapest), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Centre Georges-Pompidou (Paris), the Moderna Museet (Stockholm), the Tate Modern (London), the Nomas Foundation (Rome), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), the Nasher Museum of Art Duke University (Durham), the Centre national des arts plastiques (Paris), and the Fonds Municipal d'art contemporain de Paris.


Selected works

WAteR, Dan Perjovschi
UK, Dan Perjovschi
Beaucoup d'Etat, Dan Perjovschi
EXIsT, Dan Perjovschi
LE MONDE, Dan Perjovschi
Utopia, Dan Perjovschi
#186, Dan Perjovschi
Le mur après le mur après le mur #J, Dan Perjovschi
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Museum exhibitions

Fridericianum Museum, Kassel, Germany

Fridericianum Museum, Kassel, Germany

Meta Art Space, Timisoara, Romania, 2021

Meta Art Space, Timisoara, Romania, 2021

Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Ravensburg, Germany, 2021

Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Ravensburg, Germany, 2021

Templehof Airport, Berlin, Germany, 2021

Templehof Airport, Berlin, Germany, 2021

Communist Party headquarters, Paris, France, 2019

Communist Party headquarters, Paris, France, 2019

Jeu de Paume bookstore, Paris, France, 2018

Jeu de Paume bookstore, Paris, France, 2018

Jeu de Paume bookstore, Paris, France, 2018

Jeu de Paume bookstore, Paris, France, 2018

HMKV - Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, Germany, 2016-2018

HMKV - Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, Germany, 2016-2018

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(d)OCUMENTA 15 with Jimmie Durham & Dan Perjovschi, Fridericianum Museum, Kassel, Germany

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The apocalypse of the white elephant, Meta Art Space, Timisoara, Romania, 2021

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Time Out. From Breaks and Moments to Leave, Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Ravensburg, Germany, 2021

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Diversity United. The Artistic Face of Europe, Templehof Airport, Berlin, Germany, 2021

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Ex-East. Histoires passées et récentes des avant-gardes roumaines, Communist Party headquarters, Paris, France, 2019

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Performance view Transparent Action, Jeu de Paume bookstore, Paris, France, 2018

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Performance view Transparent Action, Jeu de Paume bookstore, Paris, France, 2018

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The Hard Drawing, HMKV - Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, Germany, 2016-2018

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The Hard Drawing, HMKV - Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, Germany, 2016-2018

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The Hard Drawing, HMKV - Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, Germany, 2016-2018

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Dan Perjovschi, National Theater, Brussels, Belgique, 2015

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Pression, Liberté, Expression, Magasin - Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France, 2015

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Le Quartier - Centre d'Art Contemporain, Quimper, France, 2015

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Le Quartier - Centre d'Art Contemporain, Quimper, France, 2015

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Le Quartier - Centre d'Art Contemporain, Quimper, France, 2015

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Le Quartier - Centre d'Art Contemporain, Quimper, France, 2015

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Pression, Liberté, Expression, Magasin - Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France, 2015

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Pression, Liberté, Expression, Magasin - Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France, 2015

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Pression, Liberté, Expression, Magasin - Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France, 2015

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Pression, Liberté, Expression, Magasin - Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France, 2015

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Mental Diary, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany, 2015

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Mental Diary, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany, 2015

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Cité Nationale de l'Immigration, Paris, France, 2014

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Cité Nationale de l'Immigration, Paris, France, 2014

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Intense Proximity: Art as Network,Triennale, cur. Okwui Enwezor, Mélanie Bouteloup, Abdellah Karroum, Emilie Renard, Claire Staebler, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2012

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Intense Proximity: Art as Network,Triennale, cur. Okwui Enwezor, Mélanie Bouteloup, Abdellah Karroum, Emilie Renard, Claire Staebler, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2012

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Dan Perjovschi: A transparent retrospective, CCC, Tours, France, 2012

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Dan Perjovschi: A transparent retrospective, CCC, Tours, France, 2012

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Dan Perjovschi: A transparent retrospective, CCC, Tours, France, 2012

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Intense Proximity, La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2012, ph. Jean Picon

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Dan Perjovschi: Dessiner cioran, Bucarest, Romania, 2011

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Dan Perjovschi: The Crisis is (not) over, MACRO, Rome, Italy, 2011

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Invisible borders. Europe XXL, TriPostal, Lille, France, 2009, ph. Maxime Dufour

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The Spectacle of the Everyday, Lyon Biennal, Lyon, France, 2009

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Les Frontières invisibles, Lille 3000, Tri Postal, Lille, France, 2009

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Revolutions. Forms that turn,16th Biennial of Sydney, Australia, 2008

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Projects 85, MoMA, New York, USA, 2008

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Projects 85: Dan Perjovschi, MoMa, New York, USA, 2008

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Dada East? Romanian Contexts of Dadaism, Musée des Beaux Arts Tourcoing, France, 2008

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Dada East? Romanian Contexts of Dadaism, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tourcoing, France, 2008

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Dan Perjovschi: All over, Wiels, Brussels, Belgium, 2008

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Art Focus (cur. Ami Barak and Bernard Blistène), Jerusalem, Israel, 2008

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Moscow Biennal, Moscow, Russia, 2007

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52th Venice Biennal, Romanian Pavillion, Venice, Italy, 2007

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52th Venice Biennal, Romanian Pavillion, Venice, Italy, 2007

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Le nuage Magellan, Espace 315, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 2007

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L'Europe en devenir, Centre culturel Suisse, Paris, France, 2007

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Dan Perjovschi: On the other hand, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany, 2006

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Dan Perjovschi: The Room Drawing, Tate Modern, London, UK, 2006

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I still believe in Miracles. Dessins sans papier, ARC Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, Couvent de Cordeliers, Paris, France, 2005, ph. Marc Domage)

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Dan Perjovsci: Naked Drawings, Ludwig Museum, Köln, Germany, 2005

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48th Venice Biennal, Romanian Pavillion, Venice, Italy, 1999

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48th Venice Biennal, Romanian Pavillion, Venice, Italy, 1999


Videos

TV REPORT

Dan Perjovschi, l'art de la satire I Arte Journal

TED TALK

Non-stop drawing you | Dan Perjovschi | TEDxEroilor


Press

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Publications

NO GRAFFITI ON BARBWIRE WALLS

NO GRAFFITI ON BARBWIRE WALLS

Publisher: éditions autrechose

2018

Behind the line

Behind the line

Publisher:

2012

Temporary Yours, 1995-2012

Temporary Yours, 1995-2012

Publisher: Idea Design & Print

2012

Recession

Recession

Publisher: Ludwig Forum for Internationale Kunst

2008


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