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.
Le Quotidien de l'Art
À Athènes, le EMST à l'avant-poste
Le Quotidien de l' Art
Documenta: malgré la polémique, un partage d' expériences fécond
Art in America
DOCUMENTA 15 DIARY: AT THE FRIDERICIANUM AND DOCUMENTAHALLE
The New York Times
The Bumpy Road to a Group-Led Documenta
Le Quotidien de l'Art
The New Yorker
Le Petit Bulletin
Dan Perjovschi :
NO GRAFFITI ON BARBWIRE WALLS
Publisher: éditions autrechose
Behind the line
Temporary Yours, 1995-2012
Publisher: Idea Design & Print
Publisher: Ludwig Forum for Internationale Kunst