sebastian moldovan

Bugs – video intervention, 4’ looping, sound.
Part of the Almost Censored exhibition – one day show in the Brukenthal National Museum Sibiu. 2005
A swarm of computer generated bugs, projected through a chimney, in a traditional museum.

 

Almost Censored

 

Bugs – video intervention, 4’ looping, sound.
Part of the Almost Censored exhibition – one day show in the Brukenthal National Museum Sibiu.
An installation questioning the museum, a space sometimes positive, sometimes negative, never opened 2005

 

The Paris Project – road sign, documented performance, video, 7’20’’. Bucharest. 2005 -2006

 

The Paris Project is a performance which the artist did in Bucharest carrying the signage Paris throughout the old part of the city.
Once known as Little Paris, Bucharest was partly destroyed by the misguided architectural ambitions of Ceausescu. 18 and 
19 century buildings were torn down in favor of unattractive and supposedly functional housing. As it stands now, if
you ask a passer-by to direct you to the historic centre of the city, they do not know what you’re talking about. By evoking a missing reality, Moldovan creates a situation for people to engage in and to explore notions of history, nostalgia and transience. If Little Paris is no longer in place, it could be at least a reviving state of mind.

 

The Paris Project – road sign, documented performance, video, 7’20’’. Bucharest. 2005 -2006

 

The Paris Project – road sign, documented performance, video, 7’20’’. Bucharest. 2005 -2006

 

Road sign in the DADA east? exhibition

 

Mold. video projection of negative image of moldy wall onto itself.

 

Time-lapse of lights in the studio going on and off, shown on a TV set inside a box, under drawing paper.

 

Luxury is…, Jan Dhaese gallery, Ghent, Belgium. 2008

 

Luxury is…, Jan Dhaese gallery, Ghent, Belgium. 2008

 

Luxury is…, Jan Dhaese gallery, Ghent, Belgium. 2008

 

Luxury is…, Jan Dhaese gallery, Ghent, Belgium. 2008

 

Luxury is…, Jan Dhaese gallery, Ghent, Belgium. 2008

 

Luxury is…, Jan Dhaese gallery, Ghent, Belgium. 2008

 

Walking Sticks – installation view. Exploring the Return of the Repressed – Pavilion Unicredit, Bucharest

 

Future Gardens – installation view.
Exploring the Return of the Repressed – Pavilion Unicredit, Bucharest. 2009

 

Future Gardens – installation views.
Exploring the Return of the Repressed – Pavilion Unicredit, Bucharest. 2009

 

Future Gardens – installation views.
Exploring the Return of the Repressed – Pavilion Unicredit, Bucharest. 2009

 

Exhibition view – Naming Things that Do Not Yet Exist – desacralized church of San 

 

Installation view – Naming Things that Do Not Yet Exist – desacralized church of San Miguel Cuenca, Spain / In grafica Festival. 2009

 

Cancer Sprouts – installation view, shipping container, cardboard boxes, snapshots, personal objects and documents, video.
Household Goods, Haifa Mediteranean Bienale of Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel. 2010

 

Cancer Sprouts – installation view, shipping container, cardboard boxes, snapshots, personal objects and documents, video.
Household Goods, Haifa Mediteranean Bienale of Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel. 2010

 

Cancer Sprouts – installation view

 

Cancer Sprouts – installation view

 

Blueprint and parts for a mist-light rainbow machine. Dreamcatcher, Contemporary Art Gallery of the Brukenthal Museum. 2011

 

Trash bags installation II – air pump, network of air tubing, garbage bags.
Global without Globalisation: From Mathematics to China, Salonul de Proiecte, 2012

 

Trash bags installation II – air pump, network of air tubing, garbage bags.
Global without Globalization: From Mathematics to China, Salonul de Proiecte, 2012

 

 Reflection Centre for Suspended Histories. An Attempt. New Gallery of I.R.C.C.U. in the frame of the 55th Edition of the Venice Biennial. 2013

 

Sebi is Back – installation views. Calina Gallery, Timisoara, curator Liviana Dan. 2015

 

Sebi is Back – installation views. Calina Gallery, Timisoara, curator Liviana Dan. 2015

 

Sebi is Back – installation views. Calina Gallery, Timisoara, curator Liviana Dan. 2015

 

Sebi is Back – installation views. Calina Gallery, Timisoara, curator Liviana Dan. 2015

 

Sebi is Back – installation views. Calina Gallery, Timisoara, curator Liviana Dan. 2015

 

I think Better on Good Paper South by South-East, Osage Art Foundation – Hong Kong, 2015

 

I think Better on Good Paper South by South-East, Osage Art Foundation – Hong Kong, 2015

 

In the Silent Moment that Followed the Crash – South by South-East, Times Museum Guangzhou, China. 2016

 

South by South-East, Times Museum Guangzhou, China. 2016

 

Videostill – Drip video series.

 

Dear Christine, I made the rainbow…

 

Twice. Uncanny within @ GAEP. Photo: Miluta Flueras

 

Uncanny Within – GAEP, Bucharest. 2017

 

Mirror condensation, detail –  installation. Various mirrors producing condensation on their surface by means of cooling devices mounted on the backsides.

Sideworks  – Luxury is…, Jan Dhaese gallery, Ghent, Belgium. 2008

Luxury is…, Jan Dhaese gallery, Ghent, Belgium. 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Galleries: GAEP Bucharest           Jan Dhaese Ghent

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sebastian_moldovan_/

 

 

sebastian moldovan

1982, Baia Mare, Romania

 

solo shows:

 

2017   Uncanny Within, curator: Edisabel Marrero Tejeda, Eastwards Prospectus, Bucharest, Ro.

2015    …and You Never Know what’s Off, curator:  Livian Dan, Eastwards Prospectus, Bucharest, Ro.

2015    Sebi is Back…, Calina Galery, Timisoara, Ro.

2014    Meltdown, Galerie Jan Dhaese, Ghent, Be.

2010    Artist’s Survival Kit, Galerie Jan Dhaese, Ghent, Be.

2008    Luxury is…, curator: Liviana Dan, Galerie Jan Dhaese, Ghent, Be.

2005    Almost Censored, curator: Liviana Dan, National Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, Ro.

 

exhibitions (selection):

 

2016   From the Shores of the Black Sea, curator: Charles Mereweather, Georgia National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia.

2016   South by South-East, curator: Patrick Flores, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China.

2015   South by South-East, curator: Anca Mihulet, Osage Gallery Foundation, Hong Kong.

2013   Reflection Centre for Suspended Histories. An Attempt. New Gallery of I.R.C.C.U. in the frame of the 55th Edition of the Venice Biennial.

2012   Global Without Globalization, curators: Alexandra Croitoru, Magda Radu, Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest.

2010   Household Goods, curator: Belu Fainaru, Haifa Biennale, Israel.

2009   Exploring the Return of Repression, curator Razvan Ion, Pavilion Unicredit, Bucharest. New History, curators: SOSka group, Kharkov Art Museum, Kharkov, Ucraine.

Dada East? Romanian Context of Dadaism, curators: Adrian Notz and Zofia Machnicka, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing, France.

2008   O.T., curators: Liviana Dan and Anca Mihulet, The Contemporary Art Gallery of the National Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu. FRECKeffect, a Parallel Event of Bucharest Biennale 3, curators: Liviana Dan and Anca Mihulet, *.artlabs, Sibiu.

Transfer Rumaenien 1, curator:  Stefan Graupner, Schafhof Kuenstlerhaus, Freising, Germany.

Dada East? Romanian Context of Dadaism, curators: Adrian Notz and Zofia Machnicka,  Zacheta National Gallery of  Art, Warsaw, Poland.

2007   Summit Meeting / The Slaughter of the Dolphins, curator: Liviana Dan, Donumenta, Leeren Beutel, Regensburg.

Dada East? The Romanians of Cabaret Voltaire, curator: Adrian Notz,  Fargfabriken – Centre for Contemporary Art and Culture, Stockholm; Gallery Smecky, Prague.

Catching Passages, curators: Paul di Felice, Liviana Dan and Anca Mihulet, KulturFabrik, Luxembourg & The Contemporary Art Gallery of the National Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu.

If You Think This World Is Bad You Should See Some of the Others, curator: Simona Nastac, Prague Biennale 3. London Festival of Europe, curator: Simona Nastac, Romanian Cultural Institute, London.

2006   Dada East? The Romanians of Cabaret Voltaire, curator: Adrian Notz, Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich. Urban Contact Zone. Sharing areas – Using Places, curator: projektgruppe, Westwerk, Hamburg. Chaos: The Age of Confusion, curator: Zsolt Petrányi, Bucharest Biennale 2.

2005  The Work of Art is Never Alone, curator: Liviana Dan, International Biennale of Contemporary Art, National Gallery, Prague.

2004    Assez Loin, Espace Cosmopolis, Nantes.