Adrian Ghenie (b. 1977, Baia Mare) belongs to a generation that has demonstrated its ability to lucidly reflect upon the difficult and often traumatic underpinnings of local histories. The use of a nuanced examination of how the contemporary is shaped by memory and desire, convulsion and spectacle plays a central part in his work. Ghenie is, alongside other remarkable representatives of the same artistic community, one of the founders of the Paintbrush Factory in Cluj, which brings together some of the most dynamic artistic initiatives in Romania.
Previous solo museum exhibitions include: Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga (2015); Museum for Contemporary Art, Denver (2012); S.M.A.K. Museum, Ghent (2010); and The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest (2009). Past group exhibitions include: MAC Belfast (2015); SFMoMA (2012); Palazzo Strozzi, Florence (2012); Kunsthalle Mücsarnok, Budapest (2012); Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Bergamo (2010); and the Liverpool Biennial (2008). The artist currently lives and works in Cluj and Berlin.
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