Expose Practice: Matei Arnautu
Thursday 12 June 2014, 19.00
Artist Talk - @ PAVILION | proudly supported by UniCredit Tiriac Bank
C.A. Rosetti 36 (entrance from Jean Louis Calderon Street)
Expose Practice is a weekly series of talks in Pavilion – center for contemporary art & culture by the artists which are participants in Bucharest Biennale 6 and prezent in Bucharest. The talks invite the speakers to discuss their practice, research methodologies and thinking in an informal setting.
The series is generated by the curator of Bucharest Biennale 6, Gergő Horváth.
The talks will be held in Romanian.
Matei Arnautu (b. 1978, Bucharest) has graduated from the National University of Arts in Bucharest, Faculty of Fine Arts, major in Painting, class of prof. Florin Mitroi. In 2007 he presented his dissertation at the Faculty of Fine Arts, West University in Timisoara. At present he is a PhD. student at the National University of Arts in Bucharest, coordinator prof. dr. Cristian-Robert Velescu. In 2001 he participated in the international exhibition “Balkan Youth Festival” in Litohoro, Greece and in 2002 he received second place in painting for the exhibition “Accents and Fingerprints”, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest. In 2008 he exhibited at Mora Gallery under the title “Join” a series of common objects which are recontextualized in the space of the gallery. In 2011 he took part in the second edition of the exhibition Experimental Engraving organized at “Ion Manu” Cultural Center in Otopeni, which had as an attraction point the notion of Flash Code. In 2011 he participated with a series of lamps cnoverted from calculator plates, old postal boxes or willow baskets in the group exhibition “Lost&Found”. He started to exhibit at and be represented by Anaid Art Gallery since 2012 with a great exhibition entitled “Rembo’s Dream”, part of the 6th Edition of the Galleries’ White Night in Bucharest.
Image: Matei Arnautu, Fear, installation, wooden table, fan, glasses, phone, juice, metallic wires for suspension, 300 x 150 x 80cm, 2012.
Courtesy of the artist, Anaid Art Gallery and Bucharest Biennale.
Photo: Sorin Florea.