Mircea Cantor

 

Born in Oradea, Romania in 1977

Lives and works in Paris

 

 

Education

 

1992-1996 Fine Arts High School, Oradea

1997-1999 Academia de Arta ‘Ion Andreescu’, Cluj Napoca

1999-2000 Post Graduate, Ecole Régionale des Beaux Arts, Nantes

2000 Corso Superiore di Arte Visiva Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como

2001-2003 DNAP, Ecole Régionale des Beaux Arts, Nantes

 

 

Awards and Nominations

 

2011

Prix Marcel Duchamp Award, Paris*

Best Dance Short Film award, Tiburon International Film Festival, California

2010

Zece pentru Romania Award by Realiatea TV

2008

Nominated for Artes Mundi Prize 3rd edition, Wales*

2004

Prix Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard award, Paris

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2017

My Ruins are Your Flag, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome

2016

La partie invisible de l’infini , Centre Pompidou , Atelier Brancusi (France)

SOLO SHOW Part III, Fondation Francès, Senlis (France)

SOLO SHOW Part II, Fondation Francès, Senlis (France)

SOLO SHOW Part I, Fondation Francès, Senlis (France)

5775 (Part II), Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv (Israel)

2015

ART 45 | Unlimited, Art Basel (presented by Magazzino, Rome), Basel (Switzerland)

Anthropsynaptic - performance – Musée Picasso, Paris*

5775, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv

2014

Selected Works, Rennie Collection, Vancouver*

You Can’t Take It With You, Istitut Culturel Italien, Paris

Ti do la mia giovinezza, Magazzino, Rome*

2013

Q.E.D., MNAC National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest

2012

Sic Transit Gloria Mundi, Centre Pompidou, Paris*

Special screenings at TIFF- Transilvania Interntational Film Festival, Cluj Napoca*

Restless: film and other works, Museum of Moving Image, New York

Sic Transit Gloria Mundi - MACRO Museo di Arte Contemporanea, Roma*

2011

More cheeks than slaps, le Credac, Ivry sur Seine

Phishing, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg

2010

Heilige Blumen, Kunsthalle Nuremberg

Shooting, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Solo Screening of Vertical Attempt, Kunst Werke, Berlin

Deeparture, 6eme nuit des Musée, Musée Rodin, Paris

Klug wie die Schlangen und einfältig wie die Tauben / Wise as serpents

and innocents as doves, Museum Abteiberg, Moenchengladbach

2009

Which light kills you, The Commun Guild, Glasgow

Tracking Happiness, Kunsthaus Zurich*

Preventative kiss for suspicious war, Johnen Galerie, Berlin

White sugar for black days, Yvon Lambert, Paris

The need for uncertainty, Camden Arts Centre, London*

2008

Future Gifts, Mucsarnok/Kunsthalle, Budapest*

The need for uncertainty, Arnolfini, Bristol*

The need for uncertainty, Modern Art Oxford*

2007

Magazzino di Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy

Deeparture at Black Box, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.

A free smile, Galerie Yvon Lambert, New York

Ciel Variable, FRAC Champagne Ardennes, Reims*

Deeparture, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico

The Landscape is changing, Milton Keynes Gallery

2006

Jucãrii pentru copii (Toys for childrens)-with Ion Grigorescu, Protokoll Studio, Cluj Napoca*

Live/cinema – The title is the last thing, Philadelphia Museum of Art*

Burn to be Burnt, GAMeC, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo

Solo Screening of The landscape is changing, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

2005

Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv

Prix Ricard S.A., Centre Pompidou, Paris

Deeparture, Galerie Yvon Lambert, New York

Si tu marche plus vite, il pleut moins fort, Centro arte moderna,

Gulbenkian Fondation, Lisbon*

2004

Preview, Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome

2003

Corporate identity, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou

Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

In front of my eyes, Trans> Area, New York

2002

The Right Man at the Right Place, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

Nulle part ailleurs – Le Studio – Yvon Lambert, Paris

Ping Pang Pong, Entre-deux Association, Nantes*

1999

Headlines, Gad Photogallery, Bucharest

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2017

The Place to be, Fondazione Maxxi, Rome

Violenti Confini, Pinacoteca Comunale di Città di Castello, Italy

2016

CHOICES, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (France),

Features- special project with Plan B, Cluj, Art Basel 2016

DO DISTURB, Festival Non Stop, Palais de Tokio, Paris, France

A History: Contemporary Art from the Centre Pompidou, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

2015

ArtLine Milano, Palazzo Reale, Milan

The Nude in the XX & XXI Century, SOTHEBY’S S|2 Gallery, London

Appearance and Essence, Art Encounters, Timisoara

#Anthroposynaptic - ART UNLIMITED, Art Basel 2015

Now, at the latest - Kunsthalle Krems, Krems

Com’è vivà la città, Villa Olmo, Como

Shibboleth, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Là où commence le jour, LaM- Musée d’art contemporain et art brut, Lille

Rastros Y Vestigios: Indagaciones sobre el Presente - Museo Amparo, Puebla

Reflexiones. Colleccion CGAC – CGAC – Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela

Mapping Bucharest: Art, Memory and Revolution 1916 – 2016, MAK, Vienna

Vita Vitale, The Azerbaijan Pavillion, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice

Invitation au voyage – 15 years Marcel Duchamp Prize, La Centrale, Bruxelles

Cluj Connection 3D, Galerie Judin, Berlin

Fire and Forget. On Violence, Kunst Werke, Berlin

Zero Tolerance, MoMA PS1, New York (USA)

2014

Menagerie, ACCA – Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia

Zero Tolerance, MoMA PS1, New York

Damage Control, Art and Destruction since 1950, Kunsthaus Graz

Fantome, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv

Manifest Intention. Drawing in all its forms and languages, Castello di Rivoli, Turin

19th Biennale of Sydney – You Imagine What You Desire, Sydney, Australia

The Red Queen, Mona - Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, TAS, Sidney, Australia

Une histoire – Art, architecture et design, des années 80 à aujourd’hui -Centre Pompidou, Paris

Neuromast: Certain Uncertainty and Contemporary Art. - Franklin Street Works, Stamford

A Few Grams Of Red, Yellow, Blue. New Romanian Art, Centre for Contemporary Art,

Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

La Science À L’oeuvre, Centre d’art contemporain de Pontmain, Pontmain

Me and You in a Living Room: Artists from the Ricard Foundation Award, SongEun ArtSpace, Seoul

Le Mur, La collection Antoine de Galbert, La Maison Rouge, Paris

Ichihara Art MIX 2014, Japan

The Disappearance of the fireflies, Collection Lambert, Avignon

Will Happiness Find Me? - Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo

Il Piedistallo vuoto. Fantasmi dall’Est Europa, Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna, Bologna

Art Protects, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

2013

Oeuvres De La Collection Philippe Cohen Ans D’acquisations, Passage de Retz. Paris

Expo 1: New York, MoMA PS1, New York

Dinard, L’Amour atomique, Palais des Arts et du Festival, Dinard

0 Perfomance – The fragile beauty of crisis / Special projects 5th Moscow Biennale of

Contemporary Art, Moscow

Desire Lines, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia

Makhno’s Boys/Isaac Babel - Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv

Capitale(s), Galerie Gourvennec Ogor, Marseille

Dinard, l’Amour Atomique, Palais des Arts et du Festival, Dinard

Le Pont, MAC, Marseille

2012

Voices of Images, Palazzo Grassi-François Pinault Foundation, Venezia*

TRACK, S.M.A.K. Gent*

I decided not to save the world, Salt, Istanbul*

Räume der Erinnerung, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

European Travellers -Art from Cluj Today, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest*

One Sixth of the Earth. Ecologies of Image, MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León

2011

I decided not to save the world, Tate Modern, London

Our magic Hour - Yokohama Trienale”, Yokohama*

Nuit Blanche Paris, International Visual Theatre, Paris

Rebus, Simon Lee Gallery, London

Prix Marcel Duchamp, LaM Museum, Lille*

Characters in search of an exit, MOT International, London

Bold Tendencies 5, Peckham, London

Big Brother: Artists and tyrants, Palais des Arts et du Festival, Dinard*

Salonul de mai, Galeria Plan B, Cluj Napoca

Image to be projected until it vanishes, Museion, Bolzano

The workers, MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachussets

Curated by, Galerie Charim, Vienna*

How to disappear, The Luminary Arts Center for the Arts, Saint Louis, Missouri

2010

Les Promesses du passé - Centre Pompidou, Paris *

Art for the world, World Expo Shanghai 2010, China*

La Carillon de Big Ben - Centre d ́art contemporain d ́Ivry, le Credac, Ivry sure Seine*

I Believe in Miracles, Collection Lambert, Avignon

Les recherches d’un chien, La Maison Rouge, Paris

Höhepunkte der Kölner KunstFilmBiennale, Kunst-Werke, Berlin

Unsichtbare Schatten – Bilder der Verunsicherung, MARTa Herford, Herford*

A Shot in the Dark, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Romances sans paroles, La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Mulhouse

Over the Counter – Economy in Post-Socialist Art, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest*

Investigations of a dog, Ellipse Foundation, Alcoitão

Face your demons, Milliken Gallery, Stockholm

Linguaggi e Sperimentazioni. Giovani artisti in una collezione contemporanea,

Museo d’Arte Moderna e Cont. di Trento e Rovereto*

Ich kenne drei Farben auf Erden, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden

Natural History, Justina M Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto

Fische hinterlassen keine Spuren, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen

CUE: Artists’ Videos, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

You-WE + Ablo. 25 Video della Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Milan

Indefinite Destinations, Depo, Istanbul

Fall Out – Desire and Disengagement in Contemporary Art, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö

2009

Barock, Museo MADRE, Napoli*

Kunst Film Biennale, Cologne

The world is Yours, Lousiana Museum of Modern Art, Louisiana*

Universal code, The Power Plant, Toronto*

Les Archipels reinventes, Centre Pompidou, Paris*

Lichtzwang, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv

2nd Tessaloniki Biennale, Greece*

Transmission Interrupted, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford*

La force de l’art 2, Grand Palais, Paris*

Videos Europa, Le Frenoy, Lille*

Portraits of the Artists as Young Artists, Galeria Andreiana Mihail, Bucharest

D’ailleurs – I won’t Play Others to Your Same, Galerie Art & Essai, Rennes

Travail de la riviere, Centre d’art contemporain – le Credac, Ivry sur Seine*

2008

28th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil*

Here is Every: Four Decades of Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Can Art Do More? Art Focus 5, Jerusalem*

I am never at home, Johnen Galerie, Berlin

Eurasia, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto*

God and Goods – Spirituality and mass confusion, Villa Manin Centro d’Arte Contemporanea*

Shifting Identities – (Swiss) Art Now, Kunsthaus Zurich*

Locked In, Casino Luxembourg*

Artes Mundi 3, National Museum Cardiff, Wales*

Mimetisme, Extra City - Centrum voor hedendaagse kunst, Antwerp

2007

Taking Time, Museo de Arte Contemporanea,Vigo*

Stop. Look. Listen: An Exhibition of Video Works, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell Univ. Ithaca

Brave New Worlds, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis*

An Atlas of Events, Gulbenkian Fondation, Lisbon*

Numerica, Palazzo delle Papesse – Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena*

Noise, Poeziezomer 07, Watou*

Critical Foreground, New Langton Arts, San Francisco Power Play, Artpace, San Antonio, Texas

Logiques du rêve éveillé, Les instant chavirés, Montreuil

Airs de Paris, Centre Pompidou, Paris*

Hay algo de revolucionario en todo esto, Sala Parpalló, Valencia

Fairytale, Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art, Albania

I want to believe, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

Confined Innocence, Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario*

Paranoia, Freud Museum, London*

2006

Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla*

Contos Dixitais, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela

October Art Salon, Belgarde*

I Bienal de Arquitectura, Arte y Paisaje de Canarias*

Cluj Connection, Haunch of Venison, Zurich*

Busan Biennial, Busan, South Korea*

Dada east? The Romanians of Cabaret Voltaire, Cabaret Volaire, Zurich

Voices of Silence, Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya

Printemps de septembre, Toulouse, France*

Human Game – Winner and losers, Stazione Leopolda, Florence

Paranoia, Leeds City Art Gallery*

Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable

Periferic 7: Focusing Iasi / Why Children?, Iasi*

La Force de l’art, Grand Palais, Paris *

Czeslaw Milosz “To Allen Ginsberg”, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv

Marcher, Maison des Arts Georges Pompidou, Cajarc

LESS ? Strategie alternative dell’abitare, PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan*

Message Personnel, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris*

4th Berlin Biennial for contemporary art, Berlin*

Notre Histoire, Palais de Tokyo, Paris*

2005

Global Tour, Art Travel and Beyond, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands*

May you live in interesting times, Cardiff Fesitval of Creative Technology, UK

War is over, 1945 – 2005 The Freedom of Art from Picasso to Warhol and Cattelan,

GAMeC, Bergamo*

Modern Times, Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Italy

Nach Rokytník – The EVN Collection, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna*

Generations of art-10 years at F.A.R., Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como*

On Difference, Wuertenmbergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart

Cosmopolis, State Museum for Contemporary Art, Tessaloniki*

TEXT ground, Display, Space for contemporary art, Prague

e-flux video rental, Project room of KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin

Revolution is on hold, Isola Art Center, Milan

Theorema, une collection privée en Italie, Musée d’art contemporain, Collection Lambert, Avignon*

The need to document, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel*

Works from the collection, Magasin 3 Konstahall, Stockholm, Sweden

Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist’s Eye, Museum of contemporray art, Chicago*

Irreducible, contemporary short form video, 1995–2005, CCA Wattis, San Francisco

2004

The works I told you about, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris

Stock Zero (OPERA), MNAC, National Museum of Contemporary Bucharest *

Prosismic, Espace Paul Ricard, Paris *

I’ll be your Mirror, A special project for Frieze Art Fair 2004, City Inn Westminster Hotel, London

Publishing Without Limits: New Directions for Art Magazines, (with Version magazine) Art Forum Talks Berlin

Cetinje Biennale, Cetinje, Montenegro* Nine Points of the Law, NGBK, Berlin*

Mediterraneo, MACRO, Rome

Plug in, Futura, Prague*

Quick-sand, De Appel, Amsterdam*

Imagine Limerick, Limerick City Gallery of Art

The Happy worker, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Anandale-on-Hudson

New Video, New Europe: A Survey of Eastern European Video,

Renaissance Society, Chicago / Tate Modern, London

2003

Tirana Biennale 2, National Gallery of Arts, Tirana, Albania *

Phalanstère, Centre d’art contemporain de Brétigny

In the Gorges of the Balkans, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel*

Poesis. The Everyday Differently, Kunsthalle/Mucsarnok, Budapest,*

Displaced, Ucla Hammer Museum, Los Angeles*

50th La Biennale Di Venezia, « Clandestine » Venice*

Unoccupied territotries, K&S Gallery, Berlin*

International Film Festival, with Smen video, Rotterdam*

2002

Les enfants du paradis, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris ForwArt 2002, Brussels

A9 Forum Transeuropa, Museum Quartier, Vienna*

Urban Tension, Museum in progress, Brussels, Vienna, Frankfurt, Rome

Boundless Borders, Billboards project in the city, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Bucharest, Thessaloniki, Kassel*

Festival – Rendez vous Roumain, Espace En Cours, Paris*

2001

Documents 11 young photographers, New Gallery, Bucharest*

Traversées, ARC Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris*

Heimsuchung, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou

49th La Biennale Di Venezia, Context-network, Romanian pavillion, Venice*

Art Judgment Show, Moderna Galerija, Ljubliana

Jean Pierre Magazine, CNEAI -Centre National de l’Estampe et de l’Art Imprimé, Chatou*

Transferatu, Ifa Gallery, Bonn*

2000

Transitioland, Museul National de Arta, Bucharest*

Transferatu, Ifa Gallery, Berlin, Germany*

Say What?, Eforie Gallery, Bucharest*

Argos Project 2000, Vevey

Actif-Reactif, C.R.D.C., Nantes*

International Boutique, Public, Paris MK2 project café, Paris, France Periferic 4, Turkish bath, Iasi *

One Night Stand, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert Gallery, New York

Voyages d’affaires, (with Gabriela Vanga) ERBAN, Nantes

*catalogue

 

 

Selected Public Collections

 

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía,Madrid, Spain

Rennie Collection, Vancouver

Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy

Museum of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA

Hirschhorn Museum, Washington D.C., USA

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland

Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, Germany

Magazine 3, Stockholm