Ștefan Sava

  • Ștefan Sava Works

    Boomerang

    2013, marble object, 30 x 40 x 2 cm

  • Ștefan Sava Works

    Horizons

    2013, backdrop made of nine old sacks cut and re-sewn, aprox. 300x230 cm

    exhibition view

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    8 variations in a circle

    2012, photography, 30 x 36 cm/each

  • Ștefan Sava Works

    He told himself that...

    "He told himself that he had yet to receive the hardest blows and that, whilst he rolled with the punches, he had to prepare himself for future blows, the blows which would come much later and which would be far more terrible than the ones he was enduring at present.", 2012, photo installation, alphabet – artist book, vitrine with documentation

  • Ștefan Sava Works

    He told himself that...

    "He told himself that he had yet to receive the hardest blows and that, whilst he rolled with the punches, he had to prepare himself for future blows, the blows which would come much later and which would be far more terrible than the ones he was enduring at present.", 2012, photo installation, alphabet – artist book, vitrine with documentation

  • Ștefan Sava Works

    55 Artist Breaths

    2013, wax tablets (wood, bee wax)

  • Ștefan Sava Works

    A Play of Incidents

    2013, photographic collage 43.5x33.5 cm, found photographic plates

  • Ștefan Sava Works

    Ruins of a Day

    2014, photographs, 48x58 cm; video 4:38, installation view

     

     

     

     

  • Ștefan Sava Works

    Ruins of a Day

    2014, photograph, 48x58 cm 

  • Ștefan Sava Works

    Can You Interpret this Picture?

    2015, installation of original press photos, vintage prints, prints of scanned negatives from the personal collection,

    print of images taken from the internet etc.

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    Untitled

    2015, installation, books (1820-1950) of the collection of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania and Jewish Community in Bucharest

  • Ștefan Sava Works

    Untitled

    2015, installation, books (1820-1950) of the collection of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania and Jewish Community in Bucharest

     

    installation view, Mapping Bucharest: Art, Memory, and Revolution 1916–2016, MAK Vienna, Vienna Biennale 2015

     

    ©AslanKudrnofsky

     

  • Ștefan Sava Works

    The Falling of the Arches

    2015, HDV 30 min, video-still

  • Born on September 1st, 1982, in Slobozia, Romania 

    Lives and works in Bucharest, Romania.

     

    2010-present - PhD, National University of Arts, Bucharest, Romania

    2008-2010 - MA, National University of Arts Bucharest, Photography and Video Department

    2008 - Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts (class of Nancy Davenport), with the project Nothing Is Revealed, Hallein (AU)

     

    Exhibitions

     

    2016The Falling of the Arches (solo show, Alma Gallery, Riga, Latvia, inside Riga Photography Biennial), The Falling of the Arches (screening, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest), Few Were Happy with their Condition (group show, Gallery 400, Chicago, curator Olga Ștefan); Ongoing h/Histories (group show, Studio Gallery, Budapest, curators: Anna Ádám, Flóra Gadó, Judit Flóra Schuller)

     

    2015Europe/South-East. Recorded Memories, (group show, Benaki Museum, Athens), Mapping Bucharest: Art, Memory, and Revolution 1916-2016, Vienna Biennale (MAK Vienna, curators: Peter Weibel and Bärbel Vischer), Inventing the Truth, Venice Biennale (The New Gallery of Romanian Institute of Culture and Humanities Research in Venice, curator Diana Marincu); Ruins of a Day (solo show, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest), Few Were Happy with their Condition (group show, Kunsthalle Winterthur, curator Olga Ștefan); The 1st edition of Timișoara ArtEncounters (contemporary art biennale, Timișoara, Romania, curators Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher); Laughter and Forgetting (group show part of Bucharest Art Week, Bucharest, curator Olga Ștefan); Art fairs: Viennacontemporary (Reflections section, Ivan Gallery)

     

    2014 - WHAT ABOUT Y[OUR] MEMORY (group show, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, curators: Iosif Kiraly, Irina Cios)

     

    2013 – Facts about Which There Can Be Questions (solo show, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest, Romania); Missing Originals (artist talk, Pavilion Unicredit, Bucharest / RO); Art fairs: Arco Madrid (opening section, Ivan Gallery); Viennafair (Ivan Gallery); Group exhibitions: Europe/South-East. Recorded Memories (Braunschweig Museum of Photography, Braunschweig University and Goethe Institut, Braunschweig / DE, curator Constanze Wicke); Common Nostalgia (Pavilion Unicredit, Bucharest, curator Eugen Radescu);

     

    2012 - The Inside-Out of the Wall (solo show, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest, Romania); video screening at Gallery Pfeister, Gudjhem (DK); Group exhibitions: Plug to Nature (National Library, Bucharest, curator Alina Șerban); From the Backstage (Salonul de proiecte, Bucharest, curators: Magda Radu, Alexandra Croitoru)

     

    2011 - Group exhibitions: Here and Then (Centre for Contemporary Culture Club Electro Putere, Craiova, Romania, curator Magda Radu); Fresh 2011 (Kovacs Gabor Art Foundation, Kogart House, Budapest, curators Zsolt Mészáros & Noémi Szabó)

     

    2010 - Atoms and Void (solo show, Galeria Posibila, Bucharest); Group exhibitions: Cities Methodologies Bucharest, with the project “InnerCITY”, in collaboration with Mihnea Simiras (Casa Scarlat-Ghica, Bucharest, curators: Aurora Kiraly, Simona Dumitriu); End of Academia (Anexa MNAC, Bucharest)

     

    Awards

     

    2013 - Winner of the Romanian Henkel Award, finalist of the Henkel Art Award, Vienna

  • 2015 - Daria Ghiu, `Ruins of a Day` exhibition review, in Artforum http://www.artforum.com/picks/id=51469

    2014 - Dear Money, published by Salonul de proiecte in collaboration with MNAC and AFCN, Alexandra Croitoru, Magda Radu, Dana Andrei (eds.), 2014, ISBN 978-973-0-17836-4

    2013 Europe/South-East. Recorded Memories - exhibition catalogue

    2012 - Daria Ghiu, `Cine se afla in spatele scenei / Who's in the backstage?`, in IDEA Arts + Society, no. #41 http://idea.ro/revista/?q=ro/node/40&articol=753; `Stefan Sava: Fata dinauntru a peretelui / Stefan Sava: The Inside-Out of the Wall`, in Arta #6-7, 2012, pp. 120-122

    2011 - Cities Methodologies Bucharest, Ger Duijzings, Simona Dumitriu, Aurora Király (eds.), UNARTE, Bucharest, 2011

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