Ștefan Sava

b. 1982, Slobozia, Romania
Lives and works in Bucharest

Ștefan Sava holds a MA from the Photo-Video Department, The National University of Arts Bucharest and also a PhD from the same university, following a research about the Holocaust in Romania. His projects combine photography, video, performance and object and are based on a long process of theoretical reflection and research. He is particularly interested in the subject of recent history and in the way in which it can be visually reactivated through an analytical approach. Among the exhibitions he took part in: 2016 - “The Falling of the Arches”, Riga Photography Biennial, Alma Gallery, Riga (LV), 2015 - “Appearance & Essence”, Art Encounters Biennial, Timișoara (RO), “Mapping Bucharest: Art, Memory, and Revolution 1916-2016”, Vienna Biennale, MAK, Vienna (AT), “Inventing the Truth”, Venice Biennale, The New Gallery of Romanian Institute of Culture and Humanities Research in Venice (IT), “Few Were Happy with Their Condition”, Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur (CH), “Ruins of the Day”, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest (RO), 2013 - “Europe/South-East. Recorded Memories”, Braunschweig Museum of Photography, Braunschweig (DE), 2012 - “From the backstage”, Salonul de proiecte, MNAC Anexa, Bucharest (RO).

Works by Ștefan Sava at The Armory Show 2019, Ivan Gallery, Presents Section, photo credits: Silvia Ros
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2010-2017 – National University of Arts, Bucharest (PhD)
2008-2010 – National University of Arts, Bucharest, Photography and Video Department (MFA)
2008 – Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts (class of Nancy Davenport), with the project Nothing Is Revealed (Hallein, Austria)

Solo exhibitions

2019 – Arhiva fotografică și istoria în transformare / The Photographic Archive and History in Transformation (Salonul de proiecte, Bucharest, a curatorial selection of images from the photographic archive of Mihai Oroveanu, part of Salonul de proiecte’s extensive program The Photographic Archive: Transformation of History / Memory and Research)
2018 – Porți și vicleșuguri. Aruncarea Umbrei / Gates and Ploys. Casting a Shadow (with Ion Grigorescu, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest)
2016 – The Falling of the Arches (Alma Gallery, Riga, inside Riga Photography Biennial); The Falling of the Arches (screening, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest)
2015 – Ruins of a Day (Ivan Gallery, Bucharest)
2013 – Facts about Which There Can Be Questions (Ivan Gallery, Bucharest)
2012 – The Inside-Out of the Wall (Ivan Gallery, Bucharest)
2010 – Atoms and Void (Galeria Posibilă, Bucharest)

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