artist statement

As a natural reaction, I was drawn towards video and installation as media carrying the least baggage – as opposed to painting or sculpture. Site-specific installations or interventions using fragments found around the given space were instruments that appealed to me because of the sentences that could be formed by adding leftover materials, lights, objects to a very particular space and context. I see video and installation as extensions to drawing and codes to understand and express drawing. The content of the works reveals concepts related to the passage and understanding of time, the sublime of the wild/natural, beauty, freedom, questions related to cohabitation and social immediacy.


Sebastian Moldovan­­

Born: 1982, Baia Mare, Romania. Lives in Bucharest, Romania­


2023: ‘Post World Undercover Fake Rock Manufacturing Facility’ curated by Adrian Notz/Cristina Stoenescu at ‘My Rhino Is Not a Myth. art science fictions’ – Art Encounters Biennial, Timișoara, Romania

2017: ‘Life a User’s Manual II: The Unavowable Community’ – Art Encounters, Timișoara, Romania

2015: ‘Reflection Centre for Suspended Histories. An Attempt’, curated by Apparatus22 and Anca Mihulet, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2010: ‘Household Goods’, Haifa Biennale, curated by Belu Simion Fainaru, Haifa, Israel

2008: ‘If You Think This World Is Bad You Should See Some of the Others’, curated by Simona Nastac, Prague Biennale 3, Prague, Czech Republic

2006: ‘Chaos: The age of Confusion’, Bucharest Biennale, curated by Zsolt Petranyi, Bucharest, Romania

2006: Prague Biennale, Prague, Czech Republic


Solo Shows

2021: ‘Spacetime’s a Wastin’ – Gaep, Bucharest, Romania

2017: ‘The Uncanny Within’ – curated by Edisabel Marrero Tejeda, Gaep Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2015: ‘/and/ You Never Know What’s Off’ – curated by Liviana Dan, Gaep (EASTWARDS PROSPECTUS), Bucharest, Romania

‘Sebi is Back’ – Calina Gallery Contemporary Art Space, Timișoara, Romania

2011: ‘Meltdown’ – Jan Dhaese Gallery, Ghent, Belgium

2010: ‘Artist’s Survival Kit’ – Jan Dhaese Gallery, Ghent, Belgium

2008: ‘Luxury is…’ – curated by Liviana Dan, Jan Dhaese Gallery, Ghent, Belgium

2005: ‘Almost Censored’ – curated by Liviana Dan, Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu, Romania

Selected Group Shows

2024: ‘The Signs for Somewhere and Elsewhere and Here and Now’, Gaep Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2023: ‘Different Degrees of Freedom’ – curated by Diana Marincu, Kunsthalle Bega, Timișoara, Romania

‘Puls 22’ – National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest, Romania

2016: ‘From the Shores of the Black Sea’, curated by Charles Mereweather, National Museum of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia

‘South by South-East. A Further Surface’, curated by Patrick Flores and Anca Mihulet, Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, China

2015: ‘South by South-East’ – curated by Patrick Flores and Anca Mihulet, Osage Gallery Foundation, Hong Kong, China

2012: ‘Global Without Globalization’ – Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest, Romania

2011: ‘Watching the Neighborhood’ – Make a Point, Bucharest, Romania

‘New History’ – curated by SOSka group, Kharkov Art Museum, Kharkov, Ukraine

‘DaDa East? Romanian Context of Dadaism’ – curated by Adrian Notz and Zofia Machnicka, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing, France

2008: ‘O.T.’ – curated by Liviana Dan and Anca Mihulet, Contemporary Art Gallery of Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, Romania

‘FRECKeffect’, a Parallel Event of Bucharest Biennale 3′ – curated by Liviana Dan and Anca Mihulet, Artlabs, Sibiu, Romania

‘Transfer Romania’ – curated by Stefan Graupner, Schafhof Kuenstlerhaus, Freising, Germany

‘DaDa East? Romanian Context of Dadaism’ – curated by Adrian Notz and Zofia Machnicka, Zacheta National Gallery of Art,

Warsaw, Poland

2007: ‘Summit Meeting/The Slaughter of the Dolphins’ – curated by Liviana Dan, Donumenta, Regensburg, Germany

‘DaDa East? The Romanians of Cabaret Voltaire’ – curated by Adrian Notz, Fargfabriken – Centre for Contemporary Art and Culture, Stockholm, Sweden; and Gallery Smecky, Prague, Czech Republic

‘Catching Passages’ – curated by Paul di Felice, Liviana Dan, and Anca Mihulet, KulturFabrik, Luxembourg & Contemporary Art

Gallery of Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu, Romania

‘London Festival of Europe’ – curated by Simona Nastac, Romanian Cultural Institute, London, United Kingdom

Residencies and Workshops

2024: Residency: MMCA Residency Changdong, Seoul, South Korea

2023: Residency: META Cultural Foundation, Slon, Prahova County, Romania

2008: Residency: Oberbayerische Bezirk, Freising, Germany

2007: Research Grant, Kultur Behoerde, Hamburg, Germany

Residency Kultur Fabrik – Casino de Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

2004: Scholarship: École Régionale des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France.


University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 2000-2004