Mihai Zgondoiu

Mihai Zgondoiu (b. 1982) is an artist, curator and independent gallerist with doctoral studies in the field of visual arts. Since 2014, he has been teaching at the National University of Arts in Bucharest, and since 2018 (in parallel) at the Faculty of Arts and Design in Timișoara. Mihai was also the initiator and coordinator of the Atelier 030202 gallery in Bucharest (2009 to the present), co-curator of the gemMAT gallery of the Timișoara Art Museum (2012 – 2014) and Co-Curator of the “Atelier in transition” project (2009-2013). He won the Award of the Union of Visual Artists from Romania for “Art in the public space” (2017), and the JCE Contemporary Art Bienalle Award – Romanian selection (2019). In 2018 he curated the exhibition “Urban Steps” at the National Museum of Contemporary Art – Bucharest, and in 2019 the exhibitions “Young Blood” from the Art Safari Supercontemporary Pavilion – Bucharest and “Electrecord – Romania in vinyl covers” from the Europalia Art Festival – Brussels .

In his artistic practice, he freely oscillates in a wide range of genres and visual techniques, from drawing, collage and experimental print, to video installations, performance-actions and urban interventions. His projects evoke a critical spirit (and self-criticism as the case may be) towards the clichés of thought in today’s society, parodying the false values ​​and icons created by the new media through different types of fake news propaganda.

The most recent exhibitions are:

“Re-Conception”, Triennials of Extended Media, Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade (2019), “The Uslan International Woodcut Biennale”, Uslan (2019), “JCE Contemporary Art Bienalle”, The Belfry – Montrouge (2019), “Fragments ”, BOZAR Center for Fine Arts, Brussels (2019), “HIT” – Kanal Center Pompidou, Brussels (2019), Bucharest Artworlds at The Wrong Biennale #4”, Rezidența Scena9, Bucharest (2020), Beyond other horizons, Palace of Culture / Art Museum, Iasi (2020), M.A.F.A.7 (Media Art Festival Arad), Kinema Ikon, Art Museum – Arad (2020), Bucharest School, Art Safari Contemporary Art Pavilion, Bucharest (2020), Museum of Recent Art, Bucharest (2021), Puls 20, Kunsthalle Bega, Timișoara (2021).

Artworks supported by Display Grup