Lia Perjovschi

Lia Perjovschi

b. 1961, Sibiu, Romania
Lives and works in Sibiu and Bucharest

Lia Perjovschi is a founder and coordinator of CAA CAA (Contemporary Art Archive and Centre for Art Analysis) an organic work-in-progress project (under different names since 1985) and KM (Knowledge Museum, an interdisciplinary research project from 1999-today). Her activity can be summarised as a journey from her physical body to the universal body of knowledge and was shown in more then 500 exhibitions, lectures, workshops around the world, while her artistic practice comprises various media, from performance to assemblage, from drawing and text to site-specific installations of objects, facts, diagrams, mind maps and timelines. From her earliest days mounting performances and exhibitions in her apartment, in the university or throughout the city, to her recent plans for the Knowledge Museum, Lia Perjovschi has been concerned with producing opportunities for intellectual exchange. In the early 1990s, Lia turned her studio into the Contemporary Art Archive, an unofficial setting where visitors could survey magazines, books and reproductions of art works from around the world.

Lia Perjovschi solo show, Ivan Gallery at Arco Feria de Madrid 2019, photo credits: Renato Ghiazza
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1987-1991 – National Academy of Arts, Bucharest

Solo Exhibitions: 

2019 – Knowledge Museum – kit (ști, part of the project “Upon Us All Equally. tranzit statements for the future”, an event curated collectively by network and organised in Bucharest); Knowledge Museum – kit (World Problems) (Július Koller Society, Bratislava, Slovenia)
2018 – Spațiul telescopic al cunoașterii / The Telescopic Knowledge Space (Sala de lectură a Bibliotecii ASTRA, Sibiu, Romania); KM-kit 1999-today (Muzeul Național Cotroceni/ Cotroceni National Museum, Bucharest)
2017 – Sense. Survival Strategies in an Indiferent Context (White Cuib, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
2016 – Timeline cu martori / Timeline with Winesses (Ivan Gallery, Bucharest)
2015 – Knowledge Museum Kit (Total Museum, Seoul; MUSAC, León) I Have No Time for Colour (Christine König Gallery, Vienna – with Dan Perjovschi); L’Art et l’art (Michel Rein, Paris – with Dan Perjovschi) 
2014 – Knowledge Museum Kit (Gandy Gallery, Bratislava; Rupert Gallery, Vilnius)
2013 – Knowledge Museum Kit (Tranzit Display, Prague); Lia & Dan Perjovschi (Gro Gallery Art School, Jakobstad, Finland); From the Emptiness of our Universe to the Emptiness of Our Pockets (Stacion Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Kosovo – with Dan Perjovschi)
2012 – Solo for Lia and Dan Perjovschi (IFA Gallery, Berlin and Stuttgart)
2011 – PiNG (Nantes, France); Magma Gallery (Sf. Gheorghe, Romania – with Dan Perjovschi); Club Electroputere (Craiova, Romania – with Dan Perjovschi); Lia&Dan Perjovschi Performance” (Gallery 47 Parasite, Lublijana)
2010 – Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castello (Castello, Spain – with Dan Perjovschi); Dada Legacy/Anti Art (Cabaret  Voltaire, Zurich)
2009 – Museum of Knowledge (Műcsarnok-Dorottya Gallery, Budapest); B5 studio (Târgu Mures, Romania)
2008 – Lia Perjovschi: Performances 1987-2007 (Wilkinson Gallery, London)
2007 – States of Mind. Mid-career retrospective of the work of Lia and Dan Perjovschi (Nasher Museum at Duke University, U.S.); Lia PERJOVSCHI / PERJOVSCHI Dan (Christine Koenig Galerie, Wien)
2006 – Chronology (Yujiro Gallery, London); Timeline (Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria)
2004 – Detective (in Art History from Modernism till Today) (The Station, Zilina, Slovakia); Lia Perjovschi (Innsbruck, Austria)
2003 – Lia Perjovschi & Dan Perjovschi. Endless Collection (Kunsthalle Göppingen, Germany)
2002 – Working Title (Quartier 21, Museumsquartier, Wien – with Dan Perjovschi); Sense (hARTA, Timișoara; Protokoll, Cluj-napoca, Romania)
2001 – Esprit de finesse + and Esprit de finesse (Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, Romania)
2000 – Vid-Defragmentare / Void-Defragmentation (Atelier 35 Gallery, Bucharest); CAA in Tranzit (Tranzit Foundation, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
1999 – Sylvie Moreau Gallery (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
1998 – Zoom diaPOZITIV (Atelier 35 Gallery, Bucharest); CAA (Eforie Gallery, Bucharest)
1997 – Hidden Drawings and Objects (Duke University of Arts, Durham, U.S.)
1996 – Like Everything Else, It Is More Complex than Firts Meets the Eye (Dieu Donne Gallery New York)
1994 – Fünf Fenster (Kunsthalle Wien, Wien)
1992 – Perjovschi/Perjovschi (Simeza Gallery, Bucharest)

Group exhibitions – selection:

2019 – Art Encounters Biennial, 3rd edition (Ishoo House, Timișoara, Romania); Condo New York (Ivan Gallery hosted by Simone Subal Gallery, New York); Rethinking the image of the world (MILL, La Louvière, Belgium, part of the Europalia Arts Festival Romania); Perspectives (BOZAR, Brussels, part of the Europalia Arts Festival Romania); The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100 (Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow)
2018 – A l’heure du dessin, 6e temps – trace (Château de Servières, Marseille, France); People Get Ready (Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA); A Measure of Humanity (Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, USA)
2017 – Collection Collective. Template for a Future Model of Representation (, Bratislava) 

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