Ciprian Muresan’s allegorical artwork reflects on post-Soviet life and questions artistic production. Best known for short, humorous videos, Muresan develops his artistic practice across various media to communicate a mocking point of view of the world shaped by coming of age during Romania’s revolution and the political disarray that followed.

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Ciprian Muresan
Dej, 1977
Romania

Past Exhibitions

Without Reality There Is No Utopia

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
15/02/2013 — 02/06/2013

Solo Shows

2015

Your survival is guaranteed by treaty, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art Budapest, Budapest, HU

Ciprian Mureșan, Wilkinson Gallery, London, GB

2014

The Suicide Series, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE

Ciprian Mureșan, Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, US

2013

All that work for nothing! That’s what I try to do all the time!, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE

Page by page, screenings on the façade of MUSEION Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bolzano, IT

Recycled Playground, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, CA

2012

Stage and Twist, Project space, Tate Modern, London, GB

Ciprian Mureșan, Wilkinson Gallery, London, GB

Recycled Playground, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, CH

Dead Weights, Museum of Art Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, RO

2011

Recycled Playground, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, FR

Ciprian Mureșan, David Nolan Gallery, New York, US

2010

Ciprian Mureșan, Wilkinson Galllery, London, GB

Ciprian Mureșan, Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, US

Ciprian Mureșan, n.b.k. – Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, DE

The Unbelonging, Prometeogallery, Milan, IT

Group Shows

2016

Track Changes, Mendes Wood DM, Sao Paulo, BR

Freundschaftsspiel Istanbul: Freiburg, Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg, DE

Shape of Time – Future of Nostalgia. Works from Art Collection Telekom, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest, RO

Cher(e)s Ami(e)s: Hommage aux Donateurs des Collections Contemporaines, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR

Few Were Happy with Their Condition, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, US

2015

Balagan, KühlhausBerlin, Berlin, DE

IMAGINED COMMUNITIES, PERSONAL IMAGINATIONS, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, HU

Apperance and Essence, ArtEncounters 1st edition, Timişoara, RO

Few Were Happy with their Condition, Motorenhalle. Projektzentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Dresden, DE

Mapping Bucharest: Art, Memory and Revolution 1916 – 2016, MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna, AT

Working from Language, Salonul de Proiecte, The National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest, RO

Chercher le garçon, Musée d´Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne MAC/Val, Vitry-sur-Seine, Paris, FR

Drawing Biennial 2015, Drawing Room, London, GB

Workers leaving the studio. Looking away from socialist realism., National Gallery of Arts, Tirana, AL Few Were Happy with their Condition, Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur, CH

Cluj Connection 3D, Galerie Judin, Berlin, DE Group exhibition, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, US

BERLIN SHOW #4: Inventory, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE

2014

Progress and Hygiene, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL

Ludwig 25. The Contemporary Collection, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art Budapest, Budapest, HU

Fragile Sense of Hope. Art Collection Telekom, me Collectors Room Berlin, Berlin, DE

Allegory of the Cave Painting, Extra City Kunsthal, Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, BE

A FEW GRAMS OF RED, YELLOW, BLUE. New Romanian Art, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL Nouvelle Géneration, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, FR

Private Nationalism, m21 Gallery, Pécs, HU

A Guest Without a Host is a Ghost, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, EG

A Guest Without a Host is a Ghost, Beirut, Cairo, EG

Arena, Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu – CoCA, Torun, PL Private Nationalism, Kunsthalle Kosice, Košice, PL

Inquieto Novecento, Lu.C.C.A – Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, Lucca, IT

Get Up, Mains dÓEuvres, Saint Ouen, FR

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

Through the Collector’s Eye. Works of the Generation 2000 from Cluj in Three Romanian Collections, The Office, Cluj, RO

Domino Dancing, Galeria Plan B, Cluj, RO

2013

Who Makes Europe, Städische Galerie Bremen im Butentor, Bremen, DE

Faire le vide, Neue Galerie, Innsbruck, AT

Sculpture after Artschwager, David Nolan Gallery, New York, US

HOTSPOT CLUJ – NEW ROMANIAN ART, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, DK

The Cassini Cruise III, The Ridder. A House for Contemporary Art, Maastricht, NL

Without Reality There Is No Utopia, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, US

Analogital, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, US

IMAGINE. ARHIVA / IMAGE. ARCHIVE, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest, RO

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Dej Country of birth: Romania Date of birth: 1977 Lives in: Cluj, Romania